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Crab Rangoons

Crab Rangoons

I LOVE American-Chinese food. Even when I was living in China for years I would still get a craving for some orange chicken or crab rangoons. These little stuffed and fried wontons are crazy addicting and so tasty. Not to mention much more cost effective 

Homemade Chili Crisp

Homemade Chili Crisp

If you are a fan of Chinese food then you have surely come across this famous tableside condiment. Chili crisp is all the rage these days, and for good reason. This homemade chili crisp recipe is a delicious and penny pinching way to add all 

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles

If you’re looking for some delicious Asian comfort food then look no further. This easy recipe for spicy peanut sauce noodles has been one of my go to quick comfort recipes for years, even back when I lived in China. Of course, my recipe takes 

Cherry Varenyky

Cherry Varenyky

Varenyky are considered a national dish of Ukraine, and while they are often filled with potato, there are plenty of other traditional fillings. In fact, cherry varenyky are one of the more popular varieties of ‘dessert varenyky’ and are a popular Ukrainian summer dish. A 

Penne Alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka is an extremely simple dish that became popular in the 1980’s. It can be made in less than 15 minutes with near no prep time. This dish is like a less spicy version of Carbone’s famous version. You can customize this dish 

Carbone’s Spicy Rigatoni

Carbone’s Spicy Rigatoni

If you’ve been paying any sort of attention to hot restaurants in New York City, then you’ve surely heard of Carbone. This Italian-American restaurant first opened in 2013 and quickly became a hotspot for its celebrity clientele. Ask anyone who has eaten at Carbone to 

Avocado Tomato Salad

Avocado Tomato Salad

There’s nothing better in summer than a simple salad made with uber fresh ingredients. This salad is one of my favorites because it only has three main ingredients. From the title alone you know that this avocado tomato salad has…well, avocados and tomatoes. And from 

Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn

When you think of creamed corn you think of a tasty, rich, and maybe a little bit cheesy side dish to go with your steak. In fact, creamed corn is truly one of the most popular steak side dishes in America. My recipe kicks it 

Chanterelle Toast

Chanterelle Toast

Whenever it is chanterelle season I inevitably buy far too much. Well, can you really have too many chanterelles? These are some of my favorite mushrooms, and one of my favorite ways to serve them is chanterelle toast. This recipe is so easy and simple 

Ukrainian Meatballs (Котлети) Recipe

Ukrainian Meatballs (Котлети) Recipe

See the big pot in that picture? That was the amount of Ukrainian meatballs, or Котлети that Alona‘s babusya made for a holiday party. No, wait, that’s just one pot, there’s another of equal size just outside the frame. These are some of my favorite