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Category: holiday

Toshikoshi Soba

Toshikoshi Soba

I’ve never met a noodle dish I didn’t like, but these are some of my favorites. Toshikoshi Soba are a traditional Japanese dish for New Years. The long noodles symbolize longevity, and the fact that buckwheat noodles (which are gluten free and therefore fragile) are read more

Pearl Balls

Pearl Balls

Pearl Balls are a Chinese party tradition. Traditionally served during the Lunar New Year, these jeweled little meatballs are almost as fun to make as they are to eat!  This is a great recipe to involve little hands in; they love rolling the meatballs in read more

Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs

Tis the season to treat yourself and loved ones to a special occasion meal. These Braised Short Ribs look so impressive and are so full of rich, wintry flavors-like oranges and a sweet hoisin sauce- that your guests will have no idea they took only read more

Turkey Croquettes

Turkey Croquettes

Looking for new ways to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers? I got you! These Turkey Croquettes are an easy and tasty way to upcycle not just leftover turkey, but mashed potatoes and gravy too. These are so tasty you might like them even better the read more

Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans

There’s nothing better than having an arsenal of quick and delicious veggie sides. Something you can throw together while your main is cooking, but doesn’t taste thrown together. I’ve been making these Sesame Green Beans for years and we never grow tired of them. They read more

Pumpkin Dumplings

Pumpkin Dumplings

Thanksgiving is like the Super Bowl for passionate cooks. We save recipes all year, and begin creating our menu months in advance. And of course the classics and family favorites have to be there, but it’s a good opportunity to experiment with something new and read more