Noodles & Rice

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,...

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...

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...

Rice Cooker Ginger Chicken and Coconut Rice

Rice Cooker Ginger Chicken and Coconut Rice

With my weekday schedule I rarely have the time or energy to cook when I get home. I prefer to get my cooking done on the weekend and reheat leftovers throughout the week. However, I have a few recipes that take almost no time to prepare and this rice cooker chicken...