Japanese Souffle Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of my family’s favorite desserts.  We love the creamy richness of cheesecake with its three pound of cream cheese and half a dozen eggs, but more often than not it is just too much after a big meal so big slices are sent home with everyone to enjoy the next day. There [Read More]

Egg Foo Yong

When I was a child the only fast food we knew was Chinese take-out. There were no drive through windows or pizza delivery services back then and ordering dinner from the neighborhood Chinese restaurant was a special treat. We got the usual items: pork chow mein, fried rice, sweet and sour pork, fried shrimp and [Read More]

Stir Fry Ginger Beef and Broccoli

If I ask my children what they would like for a special occasion dinner like their birthday they often choose this wonderful stir fry.  I found the recipe over 30 years ago in Gourmet Magazine and its been at the top of our list of favorite recipes ever since.  Today is my birthday and this [Read More]

Ginger Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I’m not even tempted to make a list of resolutions for the New Year because I know the odds of my keeping most of them are pretty slim.  I try to maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet year around and do pretty well with that most of the time.  December is always the exception because of [Read More]

Chicken and Napa Cabbage Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of those wonderful dishes that is quick and easy to prepare and has universal appeal.  It’s a great way to use bits of this and that in the fridge and will stretch a single chicken breast to serve 6.  I’ve tweaked this recipe over time and think this version is just [Read More]

Pad Thai

My favorite prepared food booth at my farmers market is Moh’s Mobile Kitchen.  My friend, Moh, makes the most delicious Thai food, and that’s where I usually stop for lunch each Saturday.  The aroma of grilled beef and chicken sticks, Pad Thai, fried rice and spring rolls fills the air and by lunch time my [Read More]