Chinese “gnocchi” and stew: 貓耳朵

I first had this dish when my grandma came one year from Taiwan to visit … The literal translation for 貓耳朵  (pinyin: mao1 er3 duo1) is “cat ear”.. but don’t worry no cats are harmed in the making of this dish.  The rolled flour dumplings look like cat ears, which is what the name of [...]

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Chicken and Dumplings

I swear in my last life I was probably from the South… I love all comfort foods! Chicken pie, meatloaf, fried chicken and… chicken and dumplings! We recently purchased a new cook book from America’s Test Kitchen and I must say that it has not yet disappointed us. To my delight, I saw a recipe [...]

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Butternut Squash Soup

In case you haven’t cooked with butternut squash before, it’s very similar to a pumpkin. It has a light yellow skin and orange flesh on the inside with seeds in the middle. Who doesn’t love butternut squash soup?! It’s a tasty and hearty soup that warms the soul. Plus, butternut squash is so versatile! It [...]

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Another happy reader…

Thanks to Jenn for submitting her pic of carrot macaroni and cheese!

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Leek and beef stew

Yet another chinese home cooked recipe. Warning- I’m really bad with the measurements, since I just eyeball it. Next time I make this I’ll try and measure things out and update this post. Until then, just bear with me. This is a dish my mom taught me and I have made multiple times. Its got [...]

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chinese cold noodle or 涼麵

In response of the request for more chinese food recipes, here is another addition. This is a simple and quick recipe for yummy cold noodles. You usually see these noodles everywhere in Taiwan from the local food carts. Now you can have your own at home. It’s great to eat on this on warm summer [...]

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healthy mac n cheese? no way!

I’ve been getting monthly subscriptions to Food&Wine for some time now, and every once in a while I’ll see a recipe that really intrigues me. In the April issue, I saw a recipe for Carrot Macaroni and Cheese. It uses no butter! I did not think that mac n cheese would taste good without the [...]

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