Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Gon Lo Mein (Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles)

Gon Lo Mein (Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles)
In Hawaii we call this dish Gon Lo Mein, which is different - yet, similar enough to be close cousins with Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles.

You say Soy, I say Shoyu...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Old fashioned Split Pea Soup with Ham

Split pea soup seems to have vanished from the landscape of the home kitchen, as well as, restaurant menus.  Could it be because of its lack luster look?  Will this deliciously comforting soup become extinct due to its murky green swamp like appearance, or is it simply the oink factor?  Questions, questions?

I found it quite interesting when I discovered that split pea soup has been around for centuries dating back to around 500 BC. Vendors in the streets of Athens sold it as "hot pea soup".  My question is who brought it to Hawaii because that's where I learned to love it.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Susan's Caesar Salad Dressing

Susan's Classic Caesar 
There are so many wonderful salads out there but the one salad that never gets old is the Classic Caesar - crispy romaine lettuce tossed with Parmesan cheese and buttery garlic croutons is all it takes. The dressing needs a few more ingredients but once you have the dressing made, everything else is a snap.

Make your own Caesar dressing, it’s too easy not to and I promise, you will be thankful that you did.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chicken Paprikash or Paprika Chicken

Chicken Paprikash or Paprika Chicken
When I Googled, How many chicken paprikash recipes are on the internet? I was shocked to discover that there are over 4 million and only a little over 1 million for beef stew recipes. Really? This fact goaded me to do more research on this simple one pot Hungarian comfort dish. No, I didn’t read all 4 million recipes, but I did read quite a few.

Which got me thinking, if over 4 million people felt the need to share their recipes, I was certain that I needed to add it to my recipe collection. It doesn’t matter what you call it - Chicken Paprikash or Paprika Chicken, it’s delicious and easy.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Boiled Meatballs ???

I have been on a mission to cook creatively without my oven.

I was baking cookies when I heard a zap-buzzzzzzt coming from my oven and when I looked over I saw a bright red flame. The bottoms of my cookies were charred black and my kitchen filled with smoke. I guess you could say that my oven was announcing its retirement in a very dramatic way. It wasn’t a complete surprise. I have been putting off replacing my oven for years, but didn’t because it’s complicated.