Mongolian chicken flavored with 15 spices–a pick-me-up recipe!

This redolent chicken dish was called ‘special chicken’ in a Mongolian restaurant. We had to order it as it was the last dish available for the evening. Impressed by the flavors, I asked our waitperson, “What did you put in the chicken to make it so flavorful?” She replied that she could not disclose the…

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Vietnamese Spring Roll Gỏi cuốn

I love making these Vietnamese Spring Rolls. It is easy to prepare with ingredients that are accessible to most grocery stores. Inviting guests to wrap their rolls always creates a fun time for socializing when served as an appetizer–have all the ingredients prepped and ready with a warm bowl of water at the center of…

Potatoes Fondant–buttery, creaminess that melts in your mouth!

A recipe to keep in your memory that’s easy to prepare, this delicious potato dish is sure to add a little bit more pizzazz to your meal. It takes the crispy french fries and buttery mashed potatoes and meld it into one–Potato Fondant. The word “fondant” means melting in French. Perhaps it may be the…

Chicken Piccata– Cooking by Pictures!

Piccata in Italian means larded–the namesake for this easy to follow recipe. The conventional approach is to fry the chicken cutlets in butter, lemon, and parsley to create a delicious puckering sauce! Add the capers to this recipe to add texture and compliment to the tart flavor of the sauce. Cooking notes: Tenderize the chicken…