Category Archives: Reviews

pastrami corned beef hand pies & product sponsorship by Kelly’s

I have always believed in the importance of home-cooked food because I know exactly what is (and isn’t) going into my food. This is especially true since the kids came along. …

gooey valrhona chocolate skillet cake with pecan chocolate glaze (using Le Creuset cast iron skillet)

Everyone knows that a cast iron pot is great for cooking because of its ability to retain heat. I have used my Le Creuset Cast Iron Enamel French ovens to…

easy one-pot beef and shallots stew & review of the corningware casserole pot

I am often very busy but I am a firm believer in serving home-cooked meals. My compromise is to cook simple meals that take little time, yet are packed with…

spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Today I am writing a post about my second favorite red pasta sauce of all times – Amatriciana sauce.  Sugo all’amatriciana is a traditional pasta sauce based on guanciale (cured…

{giveaway} pan-fried vietnamese pork chops

I have such a fabulous recipe to share today. This dish was so good, I went, “MMMMMmmmm!” as I took my first bite. And since I had to work late,…

layered vanilla sponge cake with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries

Do you like cake? Well, I am not the world’s biggest cake fan but if a tender slice of cake is sitting right in front of me, well, I am…

pan-fried brown butter honey garlic salmon | a review of corningware retroflam cookware

If you are thinking that it is pretty rare to find a salmon recipe in my blog, you will be right! That is not to say that we do not…

milk-braised dijon chicken

When I decided to cook this dish, I was sure about three things. 1. Chicken that has been braised in milk is delicious!  2. Dijon mustard and chicken is one…

pappardelle with porcini mushroom and white truffle cream

Foie Gras, lobster, caviar, truffle. When I think of special occasions, or decadent food, these are the four ingredients that immediately come to mind. And today, I am going to…

szechuan ‘saliva’ or mouth-watering chicken (四川口水鸡)

I apologize for the strange title of this dish. In my defense, I didn’t name the dish – it is a direct translation from its Chinese name. I wonder who’d…