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Oyster Boulettes (Fried Oyster Balls)

Oyster Boulettes (Fried Oyster Balls)

Oyster Boulettes (Fried Oyster Balls) is most likely to be found in New Orleans or in Creole country. I cooked Oysters on the Prairies for this week’s theme of Supper Challenge this week “naughty,” since I was unable to locate Prairie Oysters. <Ha! Lucky for 

Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus

Grilled octopus is a challenge and fascination for me. I’ve had memorable eating experiences when its tender and delicious, and I’ve suffered through chewy challenges as well. Like all cooking adventures, the goal is to ensure this delicacy is cooked well! Octopus and particularly the 

Caramelized Maple Brussel Sprouts

Caramelized Maple Brussel Sprouts

Caramelized brussel sprouts with maple syrup and bacon will add a new dimension to brussel sprouts you grew up with. Magically browning these little cabbages removes the bitterness of the vegetable. Add steak spice, bacon and maple flavors and these little cabbages will be thoroughly 

Gnocchi (Potato Pasta)

Gnocchi (Potato Pasta)

Known as pasta pillows in our house, this potato pasta or gnocchi is a simple fresh pasta easily made at home. Because of the ridges and the slight curling of the pasta, it perfectly traps your favorite sauce! Gnocchi taste (by itself): seasoned potato, generally 

Chowder from Leftover Chicken/ Turkey/ Duck

Chowder from Leftover Chicken/ Turkey/ Duck

With American Thanksgiving, I can’t help but drool about the great ways to use leftovers, including simmering a chowder from leftover chicken, turkey or duck. Hearty soups are a great way to to literally clean out the fridge as well. The recipe itself is a 

Spaghetti Squash Rosé

Spaghetti Squash Rosé

Have you experienced the autumn symphony? Cool weather, fall leaves and migrating birds calls for spaghetti squash rosé in the repertoire of warm, hearty dishes. That’s a lot of words for WOW this dish is amazing! Its so amazing, that we have promptly bought a 

BBQ Peanut Sauce

BBQ Peanut Sauce

A new flavor on some old favorites, a barbeque peanut sauce can do the trick. Great for salad rolls, salads, noodles or seasoning for a stir fry, this tangy and nutty combination is a crowd pleaser. For more savory flavor, add more soy sauce, for 

BBQ Pulled Pork Rice Noodles

BBQ Pulled Pork Rice Noodles

With Asian rice noodles and succulent barbecue pulled pork, I think this dish qualifies as BBQ Asian fusion – like me! Ha! Sometimes barbecue should be enjoyed in a different format, so when there are pulled pork leftovers, this is my go-to. Blues Hog Original 

Ginger Gingerbread Cake

Ginger Gingerbread Cake

Cold weather and a countdown towards the festive seasons, this ginger gingerbread cake is the perfect weeknight dessert. Nothing says comfort food like the warm flavor of ginger. By adding two components of ginger, this cake has got a great flavor and textural punch.

Japanese Sweet Potato Cake

Japanese Sweet Potato Cake

My original intent was to recreate an Ube (purple potato) cake, typically found in Filipino bakeries. It wasen’t until I started prepping that I realized that I did not have purple potatoes (purple skin and purple flesh). I had Japanese Sweet Potatos (purple skin and