Entrees

Kung Hee Fat Choy

Kung Hee Fat Choy

Wishing you great happiness and prosperity This year, Chinese New Year is celebrated on Sunday, January 22nd, and kung hee fat choy is a traditional greeting you will hear amongst family and friends. There are differences in dialects but the meaning is the same,...

Slow Cooker Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Stew

The nice thing about being back home and living with family is the shared cooking duties. My sister is very much like me, always looking at cookbooks and recipes, and she often tries things that I might not have tried myself. The original version of this recipe is a...

Michael Symon’s Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Michael Symon’s Souvlaki with Tzatziki

During the pandemic, Michael Symon started a new show called Symon's Dinners Cooking Out. Joined by his wife Lizzie and their friend Liv, he prepared meals outside exclusively on the grill. While this recipe for souvlaki is perfectly suited to the grill, he also...

Carne Adovada

Carne Adovada

New Mexico-Style Pork With Red Chiles One of the things I dearly miss since moving back to Hawaii is our Moveable Feast group. Never have I laughed so much or eaten so much as the times I spent with my amazing friends. I loved (and hated) the challenge of finding a...

Shoyu Chicken

Shoyu Chicken

Shoyu Chicken is a popular dish in Hawaii and an easy one-pot dish. In addition to a satisfying home meal, you will find it on the menus of local restaurants, plate lunch spots, and lunch wagons. As with many comfort foods, each family, each cook has their own recipe...

Sticky Pork Ribs

Sticky Pork Ribs

Given the choice, I will almost always choose beef ribs over pork ribs. But my sister introduced me to these pork ribs and there are times when I crave them. These ribs are juicy, tender, and glazed with a delicious Asian barbecue sauce. They are easy to make, messy...

Furikake Salmon Tacos

Furikake Salmon Tacos

Happy National Taco Day! To celebrate I decided to take a local Hawaii dish and make it a taco. (Note, local Hawaii food is not the same as Hawaiian food - people often get the terms mixed up. Check out this post from Onolicious Hawaii for an...

Spicy Minced Pork Noodles

Spicy Minced Pork Noodles

I am not good at deconstructing a dish. I have tried before and the results may be edible but not terribly successful. I don’t always have the desire to recreate a dish but when it comes from a restaurant in a city I’m visiting, my only choice is to make it myself....

John Hinterberger’s Clam Spaghetti

John Hinterberger’s Clam Spaghetti

This recipe from John Hinterberger, a beloved food writer for The Seattle Times, is a family favorite and is made from ingredients commonly found in our pantry. With the addition of a salad and nice crusty bread, we have a delicious and satisfying family meal on the...

Martha Stewart’s Macaroni & Cheese

Martha Stewart’s Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & cheese is an iconic comfort food for many. Full of carbs and cheesy goodness, it's the kind of dish that people want when they need something warm and substantial in their bellies. There are thousands of recipes available from the simplest stovetop...

Tossed Zucchini Ribbons with Pasta

Tossed Zucchini Ribbons with Pasta

Years ago a friend gave me a cookbook and this was the one recipe I took away. The cookbook is long gone (I tried to find it but I must have given it away) but this recipe is a part of my repertoire. It's great in the summer when zucchini is abundant. It's fresh, it's...

Grilled Shoyu Lime Chicken

Grilled Shoyu Lime Chicken

a.k.a Julie's Chicken This recipe is so embarrassingly easy it's almost a non-recipe. I got it years ago from a co-worker as a base for chicken fajitas. The funny thing is I never made fajitas, we always just grill the chicken and eat it with rice and other...

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce and Tuna

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce and Tuna

Years ago I watched an episode of David Rocco's La Dolce Vita which featured this recipe. I admit that I was skeptical at the thought of canned tuna in pasta sauce but watching the episode convinced me to try the recipe. It has become one of my go-to dishes. With the...

Turkey & Zucchini Burgers

Turkey & Zucchini Burgers

I'm always looking for recipes for weekday meals that are easy, flavorful, and healthy. I saw a post recently about someone adding zucchini to ground turkey meatballs as a way to keep them moist and to add more vegetables. I thought it was a great idea and...

Sticky Hoisin Chicken Thighs

Sticky Hoisin Chicken Thighs

I like recipes that are easy and flavorful. My go-to recipes are ones that I've made many times with consistently delicious results. This recipe for chicken thighs comes from Cooking Light. The great thing is the marinade becomes the glaze so you only have to...

Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken

I recently took a class at the Boston Center for Adult Education taught by Tony Maws, chef/owner of my favorite restaurant, Craigie on Main. Known for his nose-to-tail cooking and making use of every part of an animal, this class allowed us to work with foods that...