sesame orange pork ribs

Are you ready for another great tasting meal for the slow cooker? Here is an easy recipe that has great flavor and is made with boneless country-style pork ribs. And, it is not made with barbecue sauce.  These ribs have an Asian flavor. I purchased two packages, but the recipe may be increased based on…

Shrimp and noodles

Here is a fun recipe for the family that is easy to make and fun to eat.  No need for stopping at your favorite noodle restaurant, this one is great tasting and made at home. I adapted this recipe from one that I found in Cooking Light magazine last summer. I used 8 ounces of…

Noodle bowl

Noodle bowls are very easy to make at home. And, they are often one pot meals, making them very easy for a weeknight dinner when schedules are hectic. I modified a recipe that I found last year in Real Simple magazine, and came up with a great dish. Here are the ingredients needed for this…

Healthy chicken “fried” rice

If leftover brown rice is available in the refrigerator, try this great recipe to use it for the next dinner entree. I make this dish in an electric skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil total. Here is how I prepare this entree rice dish.  Gather these ingredients:  1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 white chopped onion,…

Just like takeout chicken

Here is another really easy and delicious recipe for chicken that is so similar to takeout from your favorite Asian restaurant.  I was inspired by a recipe I found last year in Good Housekeeping magazine. I gave it a try, and the flavors were excellent and very tasty. I used chicken drumsticks, but chicken thighs,…

Won-Ton soup

One of our favorite Winter meals is soup.  Soup and salad or soup and crusty bread or even soup and sandwich come together in a matter of minutes and can be super delicious on a cold night.  This is one of my all-time favorite soups.  No need to get take-out as this soup recipe is…

Shrimp and Pineapple fried rice

Are you looking for an easy easy easy fried rice recipe?  I have posted several on my blog in the past, but this one has a different flavor profile.  I thought I would try shrimp and pineapple this time in a recipe, and the results were outstanding.  Make sure to use cold white rice.  I…

Cashew lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps are often a staple menu item,  expanding to a variety of family restaurants recently.  Beginning in Asian only restaurants, the wraps have moved mainstream with great popularity.  Understandably, since most lettuce wrap recipes are very tasty and can be made with only vegetables or with added chicken, beef or fish proteins. This inspired…

lemon chicken

I consider lemon a Spring flavor, and I have been cooking with lemon juice and lemon zest the past couple of weeks.  One of the easiest and most delicious chicken recipes has an Asian inspiration, made with lemon.  And, this recipe even has a shortcut, which uses lemon curd for the sauce. I can’t remember…

Easy slow cooker chicken wings

  March madness is here and everyone needs an easy recipe for entertaining all those men who get hungry while watching the games. This recipe cooks in the slow cooker for 3 1/2 hours and then just needs to be broiled for 6 minutes in the oven prior to serving.  SO EASY and SO DELICIOUS….

yummy lo mein noodles

During another blog surfing session, I found inspiration for home-made lo mein noodles.  I happen to love my new recipe, as I have changed up the one I found to tweak it to perfection.  It is very satisfying to be able to re-create some of my favorite foods at home.  No more wondering what these…

Orange Chicken sauce

We love Asian inspired dishes.  Made at home, with the ability to control the ingredients has been a goal of mine for the last fifteen years. Often, I feel that my recipes are even better than those made in our favorite restaurants sampled over the years. I enjoy experimenting with some of the traditional offerings…