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Archive for April, 2012

April 25, 2012

Super Frico Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Usually, the kitchen is loud….or should I say “lively” – the boys are running through with their Nerf guns, old-school Madonna playing on Pandora, me singing, “borderline….feels like I’m going to lose my mind…you just keep on pushing my love….” and Coco at my feet, waiting for me to drop a morsel of food as […]

April 25, 2012

Giveaway: Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser

Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser Giveaway
Included in this giveaway:

one (1) Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser
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April 23, 2012

Garlic Noodles with Miso Butter

This is a variation of one of the most popular recipes from my cookbook (Todd & Diane posted the recipe for Garlic Butter Noodles) and SteamyKitchen.com (Garlic Scallion Noodles). I’ve one-upped the recipe by adding in a spoonful of miso paste and throwing in fresh mushrooms, which is like upgrading from (okay, I just deleted […]

April 20, 2012

Chick Update: 15 Days Old

It’s been so quiet the past couple of days (taxes done, manuscript submitted, Scott out of town, kids at school) — unnaturally quiet until last night when I think Buddha just decided that our house needed an interjection of chaos to bring things back to normal. I’ve been keeping the baby chicks in the covered patio, in […]

April 18, 2012

Lamb Burgers with Brie and Quick Pickled Red Onions

Lamb is crazy-expensive at our markets, it’s actually cheaper to go to a fancy restaurants to order lamb chops than it is for me to cook at home.  Ground lamb prices are a little better, but still a splurge when compared to beef. Splurge I must (yum….lamb….) and decided that I need to fancy the […]

April 11, 2012

Brussels Sprouts Chinese Sausage Recipe

The Chinese equivalent to bacon is Chinese Sausage, or “lap cheong” in Cantonese. If there’s one ingredient that will make brussels sprouts your most favorite vegetable, it’s Chinese Sausage (yes, even more so than bacon). Chinese Sausage is the secret ingredient to my fried rice – and hey, it’s sold on Amazon.com (actually, that’s a pretty […]

April 11, 2012

Giveaway: Food Blogging For Dummies

Food Blogging For Dummies Giveaway
one (1) Food Blogging For Dummies by Kelly Senyei

From Amazon:
Food Blogging for Dummies
The only thing better than cooking and eating is talking about it! Combine your two loves—food and blogging—with this ultimate guide for food bloggers everywhere. Food Blogging For Dummies shows you how to join the blogosphere with your own . . .

April 10, 2012

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Usually sometime during the holiday, we’ll bake an entire bone-in ham. Split pea and ham soup is so surprisingly easy, especially in a pressure cooker. It takes about 3 minutes of chopping, 4 minutes of pressure cooking time and then 20 minutes to just let it sit. My friend, Wendy taught me her version, which […]

April 9, 2012

Giveaway: Masterbuilt Electric Smoker


Okay, all you smoking fans! Here’s your chance to win an ammmaaaazing package – a 30″ Masterbuilt Electric Smoker worth $349.00 and two smoking books, Simple Smoking and The Joy of Smoking and Salt Curing from Skyhorse Publishing. Good luck! ~Jaden
Masterbuilt Electric Smoker Giveaway
You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy slow-smoked barbecue at . . .

April 6, 2012

New Baby Chicks Arrive in Mail!

When we first decided to get chickens, my intention came from an omnivore’s point of view….FRESH EGGS! Little did I know that these little darlings would become our lovable pets first and foremost….and fresh eggs as a really cool bonus feature. Sidenote: Wouldn’t it be cool if every pet came with an unrelated bonus feature….like […]

April 5, 2012

Miso Mashed Potatoes

You know the beginning stages of falling in love? That exhilarating, “I’ll stop the world and melt with you….” feeling (that’s for my Modern English fans). Well, back on 8/8/08, my birthday a few years ago, I fell in love all over again with my husband. The morning of my birthday, he told me, “pack your […]

April 5, 2012

Giveaway: 360 Cookware 1-Quart Saucepan

360 Cookware 1-Quart Giveaway
Included in this giveaway:

one (1) Stainless Steel 1 Quart Saucepan with Cover

From 360Cookware:

Stainless Steel 1 Quart Saucepan with Cover
The 1-quart stainless steel saucepan unit is the perfect Vapor Cooking starter piece. Cook several different kinds of vegetables together with no worry of mushiness or mixing flavors. Cook without added water, oil, lard . . .

April 4, 2012

Giveaway: iPad

Hi again!

I’m listening to some of my 80’s high school favorite songs on Pandora (eh, I’m old) and feeling incredibly grateful for the success of Steamy Kitchen. We’ve hit 5 million page views last month and words cannot tell you how thankful I am for you coming to visit the site.

Our entire family is involved . . .

April 2, 2012

Easter Ham with Grilled Peaches

[Those potatoes are Miso Mashed Potatoes Recipe] Don’t be intimidated by a big ol’ Easter ham. First of all, it’s fully cooked already (unless you’re buying country ham, which is an entirely different thing altogether) and all you’re doing is warming it back up, slowly. Seriously! You can do it! The recipes I create for […]

April 2, 2012

Chickens Take Baths!?

I’ve come home early from speaking at IACP in New York City….ehh….to be clear, that’s International Assoc of Culinary Professionals…..NOT Intl Assoc of Chief of Police. The week prior was Food Blog Forum Orlando (come see Diane’s post!), so I’ve been a little busy. PLUS the book manuscript is due in a week. So far, […]

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