Adventures in Deep Frying Chicken

I have this Taiwanese Fried Chicken recipe saved on my YouTube playlist, and I’ve never tried it before. Finally, I decided today would be the day. Having thawed out chicken thighs, I prepared the marinade and batter. In the end, my kitchen smelled delicious, but the fried chicken pieces looked more like jerky than fried…

Pork and Beef Sliders

Sorry for my long absence. Being in education keeps me very busy during the school year. School has finally ended, but I am still finishing up in my library. However, I still have time to make home-cooked meals. With the summer heat finally here, one of my favorite foods to make–for my husband–is sliders. Sure…

Cheater’s Cornbread

When one thinks of American food, we often think of hamburgers and hotdogs, and even greasy, hearty pizza. All three are definite foods that my husband can live off of, but not me. My taste buds need everything I grew up eating, such as Mom’s cooking, and–I admit–even school cafeteria food. One food I recall…

Pork and Shrimp Egg Rolls

When it comes to gift-giving over the holidays, many of us think of chocolates, gingerbread men, fruit cakes, and hard candy. But why not give a savory rather than a sweet? As a sign of love and appreciation, my mother always made egg rolls for friends and family. This year I’ve decided to do the…

Chinese Green Onion Pancakes

Green Onion Pancakes, or congyoubing in Chinese (蔥油餅), are a traditional snack that can still be found on the streets of China today. Made from flour, green onions (scallions) and water, these layered, crispy, thin pancakes are quick and easy to make–though greasy–and make a great breakfast or snack food. As someone who enjoys cooking…

Cake Pops

I love cake, and I especially love chocolate cake. Baking cakes from scratch is not my forte, but I do enjoy a box cake mix. And I especially enjoy turning the mix into cake pops. Cake pops sound like a recent creation, but they are actually 10 years old. They were invented by Angie Dudley, also known…

Husband’s Favorite Meatloaf

When it comes to grocery shopping, I like to make one big grocery run, loading the cart with meats, veg, liquids, etc.. This means I can make whatever I’m craving in the week. One dish I made using whatever ingredients I have in the house is meatloaf. I have never made–nor eaten–meatloaf before. However, I…

Easy Peasy Cookies

Cookies, along with their many names and variations, have a long history; however for for the U.S., the “cookie” is just as young as the country itself. The name and beginning of the cookie traveled with the Dutch to America in the early 18th century. The Dutch word “koekje” soon became “cookie”, and can be…

Supersizers

The Supersizers (Giles Coren and Sue Perkins), along with many other foodies, chefs, and food historians, are the reason I love to cook and watch food documentaries.