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Spicy Peanut Noodles with Atsuage

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Atsuage

I have been looking for a spicy peanut noodle recipe for awhile. I went through several iterations, adding and removing ingredients to find the right balance. I think I finally succeeded in finding a dish that hits all the right notes - a spicy, silky peanut sauce...

Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

When we were young, a cheap and easy snack was a package of dried ramen noodles, crushed into little bite-sized pieces, tossed with a little of the seasoning packet. Later when we got to college, packaged ramen was the go-to cheap meal that could be zhushed up...

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....

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...