Steamed Pork Dumplings with a Scallion Dipping Sauce

Steamed Pork Dumplings with a Scallion Dipping Sauce

One of my fondest memories of living in China was visiting a little hole-in-the-wall dumpling restaurant down the street from where we lived. Since we could read very little Mandarin, each dish that we ordered was a complete surprise. We pointed to a few things on the menu and hoped for the best. This method usually worked well for…

Smoked Salmon Pâté

Smoked Salmon Pâté

I’m going to be honest. I’ve been eating spoonfuls of this Smoked Salmon Pâté all afternoon. I think that’s the dangerous part about making an appetizer or dip – they are so addicting. I found myself saying, “just one more bite” about a million times. This Smoked Salmon Pâté is a great recipe to make…

Cheesy Yuca Balls with a Chipotle Mayo

Cheesy Yuca Balls with a Chipotle Mayo

These creamy, cheesy yuca balls are stuffed with mozzarella, then fried until they reach a deep golden brown. They are perfect to serve as an appetizer or as a party snack. You can dip them in store-bought sauces or make your own. Today, I decided to serve them with a homemade chipotle mayo. It’s my favorite spicy sauce…

Barbecue Chicken Crescent Roll Ring

Barbecue Chicken Crescent Roll Ring

This recipe is great for a quick lunch or festive enough for a party. This crescent roll ring reminds me of a barbecue chicken pizza, my favorite type of pizza. It’s packed with delicious shredded chicken smothered in a spicy barbecue sauce, bacon, red onions, and ooey gooey melted cheese. And if that wasn’t enough, I added a light drizzle of extra barbecue sauce over the top with a bowl of blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Smoked Salmon Salad with a Lemon-Dill Dressing

Smoked Salmon Salad with a Lemon-Dill Dressing

Today’s recipe is a super-simple recipe that can be prepared in just a few minutes. I know that several of my recipes can be a little complicated or have many steps, so I wanted to share an easy recipe with simple and fresh ingredients. This smoked salmon salad is topped with a poached egg and…

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

I promise that this will be my last candied bacon recipe for a while. I think I went a little overboard. After making a huge batch of candied bacon, I started chopping it up and adding it to all sorts of dishes (starting with the waffle sliders). After adding pieces of bacon to several breakfast recipes,…

Waffle Sliders with Candied Bacon

Waffle Sliders with Candied Bacon

I constantly dream about food. Honestly, I think some of my favorite recipes were created in the middle of the night. For example, the idea for these waffle sliders came to me at about 3 o’clock in the morning. I woke up in the middle of the night and started thinking about what I could put in…

Maple-Candied Bacon

Maple-Candied Bacon

This recipe is just in time for Valentine’s Day. What’s more romantic than candied bacon? Okay, maybe I can think of a few things, but this is definitely somewhere on the list. This maple-candied bacon is sweet, savory, and will make you wonder why you didn’t try it sooner. This bacon is glazed with brown…

Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Waffle

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Waffles

My waffle iron gets a lot of use in my kitchen. However, it’s been years since I’ve put waffle batter in it. I’m constantly adding different ingredients to my waffle iron to see what happens. I started with some simple waffle iron hash browns, but have moved on to crazier things like waffle iron pizzas…

Korean Lettuce Wraps

Slow Cooker Korean Lettuce Wraps

Okay, here it is. Pork Butt Part II. If you’re a little confused, let me explain. Last week, I bought a large pork butt at the grocery store. I used half of it to make some pretty awesome Slow Cooker Carnitas and saved the other half for these Korean Lettuce Wraps. These lettuce wraps are…