Sesame Chicken and Mushroom Lo Mein #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Sesame Chicken and Mushroom Lo Mein #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce |

As much as I advise others that homemade is better than takeout, I invariably succumb to the temptation every now and then. My will power is at its weakest at around 4 p.m. on a Thursday. What am I saying? 4 p.m. on any given weekday. The inevitable guilt washes over me and the empty promises that I repeat to myself of never ordering takeout again. Sometimes I say it out loud. Some nights the food is okay; most nights, it falls short. Another pang of guilt. I am such a masochist. Thank goodness for McCormick to help alleviate some of that guilt. McCormick has come out with some great skillet sauces – 7 flavors in total - to make the week night repertoire in the kitchen a little easier! I was first drawn to the Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Sauce confident that I could create one of the kids’ favorite dishes – chicken lo mein. I recently learned the difference between lo mein and chow mein. Lo mein are noodles that are fully cooked beforehand and then quickly tossed with a ...

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Some Korean Flavor…


Bibim Bap!

Bibim bap, literally translated is “mixed rice” or as I like to call it, mix-leftovers-with-rice-because-I’m-too-lazy-to-cook bowl. This is a dish that I usually associate with summer since we ate a lot of it as a kid during the hot months. And with the abundance from my dad’s vegetable garden, there was an abundance of banchan….

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My 7 Links – Ever Evolving

Marie Asselin of Food Nouveau nominated me to take part in Tripbase’s 7 Links Project.  The goal of the project is to “unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.”…

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Changes with a side of radish salad

I’m trying to make changes in our household. Small changes. My goal is to cook and eat more healthily, and waste less food. Ever since I read Kat Flinn’s Kitchen Counter Cooking School, I’ve been “thinking” more about food. Not just fantasizing about restaurants and the hottest trends, but just being more thoughtful in what…

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Galbi Gui |

Galbi Gui (Korean Beef Ribs) and Grilling Tips

You know it’s a special occasion when my mom fires up the grill. Rain or snow, she will grill up pounds of meat for platters of glistening galbi gui. Galbi gui, or more commonly referred to as galbi, uses rib meat. Galbi literally means “rib” in Korean. The meat is marinated in a soy-based marinade with…

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