Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Treat your family to these homemade Sweet and Sour Meatballs combined with bell peppers, snow peas, and pineapples. They are delicious for sure!

Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry

Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry

This robust and colorful Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry only needs to be accompanied by a bowl of steamed rice for a quick and delicious meal. Video included.

Beef and Bean Stew

Beef and Bean Stew and Awards

Warm, comforting, and hearty Beef and Bean Stew sweetened with apple juice. This tasty dish is the perfect antidote for cold evenings.

Gyudon with Kimchi and Onsen Tamago

Gyudon with Kimchi and Onsen Tamago

Donburi is a Japanese rice bowl dish. Hot steaming rice is place in the bowl topped with fish, meat, or vegetables. The flavorful meat and vegetable juices are absorbed into the rice making it all the more tasty. The toppings need not be fancy. In fact, a simple soft cooked egg drizzled with soy sauce…

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Beef Balls, Kale, and Soba Soup

Beef Balls, Kale, and Soba Soup

Chinese or East Asian meatballs are quite different from their Western counterpart. The key difference is in the texture. While Western meatballs are soft and more loosely formed, Chinese meatballs are often dense, smooth, and springy. The more springy and bouncy the texture, the better. These meatballs can be made with beef, pork, chicken, fish,…

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Chili Rice Bake

Chili Rice Bake

It is inconceivable to have lived in Minnesota for any amount of time and not experience the joy and comfort of a hot dish. A hot dish is a baked casserole consisting of a starch, meat, vegetables, gravy, and a crusty top. The starch is typically potatoes or noodles and the gravy is often canned…

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Meatloaf

Eggless Meatloaf

It has just been stressful these past few weeks as I battle with my computer(s). The much awaited recovery disks could not revive it no matter how many times I tried and so finally I had to lay it to rest. It seems like the motherboard was the culprit. As I did not purchase the…

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Sukiyaki

Hotpots are very popular in East Asian cuisine. It is a broth base fondue where food is dipped into the broth and cooked at the table by each dinner guest. The Chinese hotpots can be pretty lavish and the spread may include several different types of meats, seafood, fish cakes, dumplings, tofu, noodles, and vegetables….

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Colorado Cookbook Win and Memorial Day Hamburger Cookout

Thanks to Lea Ann of Mangoes, Chili and Z, I am the recipient of Denver Junior League’s Creme de Colorado Cookbook. This cookbook contains a selection of recipes that reflect Colorado’s lifestyle and rich history. It includes nearly 700 recipes which are enhanced with color images by the renowned Colorado naturalist photographer, John Fielder. Lea…

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Chili con Carne and Tomato Rice

Chili con Carne and Tomato Rice

Chili Con Carne is known simply as chili in the US. This version has a secret ingredient to give it a richer flavor. It is great served with Tomato Rice.

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Minced Beef Fried Noodles

Oodles of noodles…..I never get tired of noodles. Fried, soupy, rice, wheat, buckwheat, pasta, they are all good. I always have a good stock of dried noodles in my pantry, including the ubiquitous instant noodles. A quick meal can be prepared with just the ingredients in the pantry! I had defrosted a pack of minced…

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Meatballs and Rice Cake Bento

Meatballs and rice cakes are bento staples. These can be made in large quantities and kept frozen. When needed, they should be heated through and packed into the lunch boxes. I prefer to cut the fruits in the morning so that they remain fresh. It normally takes me around 10 to 15 minutes to pack…

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Chunky Beef Soup

There is nothing more comforting and satisfying on a cold, wet day than a bowl of thick, chunky beef soup and a warm buttered roll to accompany it …..mmm …..mmm. I have cooked this soup many times and I think barley or pasta (fine shapes or alphabets) goes well with it. I decided to go…

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Minced Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry Bento

This is my first bento of 2010 as it is time for kids and hubby to head back to school and work. What I call “regular” bentos are normally packed into glass containers in the evening and stored in the fridge. Fruit cups are prepared in the morning and everything is then put into insulated…

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