The first challenge of the New Year for our virtual cooking group was dumplings — those doughy filled purses that are found in most cultures. Our Creative Cooking Crew did an outstanding job. Come see … Continue Reading
My first thought when I hear the word “dumplings” is dim sum. Delicious little and filled pockets of dough that are either steamed or pan fried. I guess it depends on where you come from and what your cultural heritage is as to what dumplings mean to you. Not that I’m Asian, but that’s where my mind went. Perhaps because, interestingly, while most cultures have dumplings, they’re called by different names like pierogi or tortellini, etc.
The Creative Cooking Crew is kicking the new year off with a dumpling challenge. Continue Reading
I know. This is so un-FOODalogue-like.
But, remember Our Family Food Fight (see sidebar photo)? It had a brief revival Saturday night when my niece suggested a ‘mac n’ cheese’ throw down. Continue Reading
A melange of cultures and ingredients went into these jars – and it worked so beautifully I served it twice! Continue Reading
I’ve been to Chile twice. I loved the country and I loved the food! So, I was delighted to be invited by Kitchen Play to participate in a blogging event with Foods from Chile. The #CookChilean challenge went like this … they sent me a mystery box of food … I offered readers the opportunity to suggest what I should make with the ingredients … and now I’m happy to reveal that the winner is Erica of My Colombian Recipes who suggested ‘seafood tapas’.
Those 2 words gave me the idea (and excuse) to make a tapas party so I invited a couple of wine-toting friends over for a fiesta. “Tapas” are universal these days and the food ingredients I received lent themselves perfectly to the “little dish” theme.