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…

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,…

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…

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…

Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts

With inspiration from a fellow blogger at http://cookingiscaring.blogspot.com/, I modified her recipe for Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp and Crispy Brussels Sprout Stir-Fry, as I happened not to have all of the ingredients.  Her recipe was just solid enough to let me alter the list, and still come up with a taste sensation. Not everyone likes Brussels…