Ann Mah's novel, 'Kitchen Chinese: A Novel About Food, Family and Finding Yourself' celebrates life changes, Chinese culture, and most importantly, regional Chinese dishes. This special blog post contains an interview with the author, and one of her favorite recipes.
It's the time of the year to start thinking less about casseroles and cookies, and more about vegetables and salads. Roast up some seasoned carrots for a side dish and use the leftovers in a crunchy salad for lunch the next day.
Do something different for dinner with tofu curry. Get adventurous with authentic Indian spices like garam masala and Asafetida, and learn to swap the curry powder for a homemade curry paste.
A delicious mug of hot chocolate with a little spice of gingerbread will warm up cold winter nights.
Baked chicken with a light lemon marinade brings a welcome relief from the indulgence of holiday treats and dishes.
Ground pork and pork liver are cooked with mushrooms, shallots, garlic, fennel, and thyme, then finished with cream in this traditional Italian pasta sauce.
Black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is a Southern tradition loved by many. Here is a variation that bakes black-eyed peas beneath a cornbread topping.
A versatile gluten-free appetizer that will please your guests no matter their taste preferences.
A familiar comfort dish in a new place to call home.
Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce bring smoke and a little heat to this quick, sweet/savory side dish. Sliced scallions add brightness.
Make the batter a day or two ahead, then simply scoop them out in the morning and bake. The deep ginger and molasses flavor sings of Christmas and the tart, sweet cranberries add to the festive flavor.
Prime rib roast is a classic Christmas dinner. Pair it with your favorite side dishes, rolls, and fresh salad.
Here are some last-minute gift ideas that help others in need with every gift you give.
A lovely bag of flavored nuts makes a wonderful gift, and they are handy to have around during the busy holidays. This nibble combines the best of the South, abundant pecans and sweet tea.
Egg nog can easily be incorporated into a quick custard pie using ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Mayan end-time talk got you down? Forget superstition and learn something about today's Mayan culture with these recipes from the 'Flavors of Belize' cookbook.
Stuffed mushrooms can be prepared ahead of time, up to the baking step, which makes this appetizer a great option for entertaining or potluck parties. Simply prepare the stuffed mushrooms, refrigerate, and bake before serving
Baby spinach tossed with grated beets, toasted pecans, tangerine, carrots, and couscous combines sweet, crunchy, and juicy into a "sunburst" salad with vibrant colors.
The only ingredients are Epsom salt and soy milk. The only equipment you'll need is a stainless steel pot, a couple of wooden spoons, and a piece of cheesecloth.