Korean Beef Soup (AKA Bulgogi)

When I was little, I used to watch a bunch of cooking shows on PBS when I was at my grandmother’s. Do you remember any of those? I’m not even sure they still have them. One of the more fascinating ones was Yan Can Cook. Yan would fling knives around while chopping and dicing. His […]

Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Beef and Jasmine Rice

Years ago (seriously YEARS ago), I took horseback riding lessons in the evening. My mom was still at work so my grandmother would take me and I’d have dinner at her house afterwards. She would make these great meatballs with rice and tomato sauce called Porcupine Meatballs. That was her go-to dinner since she could […]

Asian Steak Bowl with Miso Lime Dressing

In cooking, not everything needs to start with a purpose in mind. Well, of course there’s the purpose of eating and ending the hunger. Duh! But you don’t have to walk in the kitchen with a recipe and knowing what you’re doing before you start. Sometimes the easiest and best tasting recipes are just accidental combinations […]

Faux Pho – Quick Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

As you know, I have a thing for international meals especially all things Asian. Now, I’m not great at geography so I’m not sure if Vietnam officially qualifies as Asian but it’s over there <insert wild hand gesture> somewhere. One of the Vietnamese staples of comfort food is an amazing soup called pho. It’s pronounced […]

Stove Top Fusilli with Meatballs

Does anyone remember that old Seinfeld episode where Kramer had Fusilli Jerry? Gah, I’m probably the only one who remembers it. I think of it every time I make fusilli pasta noodles. It’s funny the things that stick in your brain. I saw that all of the seasons of Seinfeld are on Netflix (I’m way behind […]