I grew up on Sapporo Ichiban ramen noodles (original flavor is the only way to go). My mother, having grown up in Japan, used to have packets of the stuff around the house and would make it for me when I got sick (or she just couldn’t deal with cooking). I called it “soupie.” Still do. While […]
Every time I think about making risotto I prep myself for what I imagine to be a long, drawn-out ordeal that ends with me sweating. Then, when I actually brace myself to do it, I realize that it’s not really that big of a deal. (I know, imagine… me! Blowing things out of proportion. UN-possible.) […]
Pork chops are my husband’s favorite food. Every time I ask him what he wants for dinner, he answers “pork chops” to which I usually say “no” and he pouts. I used to say no because it was one of those dinners the kids wouldn’t eat. Not anymore! I almost fell out of my chair […]
Most of the time when I make Mexican food, I pile it up with—or serve it on top of—stuff like shredded lettuce and radishes for two reasons: 1. It makes me feel like I’m being healthy (thereby giving me license to put more cheese on) and 2. I really like the extra texture and freshness […]
It happens every year like clockwork. My husband and I stuff ourselves over the holidays and after New Year’s we always end up feeling bloated, like our arteries are clogging by the minute and disgusted by our gluttony. We always agree we have to do something and so we come up with these elaborate plans […]
Of the couple recipes I’ve tested this week, I’m OK with putting this one up. My original plan was to make enchiladas but I inexplicably got an urge to do something different with the same ingredients. Instead, I turned them into oven-baked flautas. I’m still tweaking a bit (I totally overstuffed them—story of my life) […]
I’d been having one of those cravings lately that are all encompassing and border on obsessive. This time, all I could think about was French onion soup and its cheesy, rich goodness… so satisfying on a cold, dreary day.