It’s Chopstick Day!

Today is National Chopstick Day. In our house we have a strange tradition. Be it eating at home or dining out, when it comes to Asian dishes, the first bite is always taken with a chop stick.

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Take Out or Cook In?

Today is Chinese Take Out Day. Yep, it’s that day again when we talk about how we don’t do Chinese Take Out and why. You all know my stand – it’s not that I object to Chinese Talk Out, we just don’t do much in the way of take out period. The only exception, for the most part, is take and bake pizzas.

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Happy New Year Round Two

In case you were wondering, the Chinese New Year is determined by the lunar calendar. Chinese New Year falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice of December 21. Therefore, on the Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year can be as early as January 21st or as late as February 20th.

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All Out Chinese Take Out at Home

Here we are, poised on the eve of National Chinese Take Out Day. Yep, tomorrow is Chinese Take Out Day. Last year, I shared a recipe for Crab Rangoon with a Dipping Sauce and explained why we don’t do Chinese Take Out. It’s not that we have anything against Chinese Take Out per say, but generally speaking, we aren’t a Take Out kind of family.

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Slow-Cooker Mongolian Beef over Rice

I have been craving Chinese-Asian food. It is making me crazy. I don’t care what dish we have at this point – Lemon Chicken, Fried Rice, Beef and Broccoli. It all sounds delicious. Hubby and I were talking that I might need to whip up a giant batch of chicken and make different sauces – one Sweet and Sour, one Lemon and one Orange Chicken.

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Teriyaki Beef Skewers for the Pure Beef Eaters

Where’s the beef? Right here. Don’t mistake Beef Skewers for Beef Kabobs. The two are completely different creatures. Kabobs include vegetables. Skewers do not. Now that we have cleared up the confusion, let’s get down to grilling, shall we?

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Spicy Orange-Beef Stir-Fry with Ramen Noodles

In the food-blogging world, we tend to show off our best work – great pictures of dishes that never seem to fail. In the real world, there are some flops.  This recipe wasn’t exactly a flop – the recipe is fine, the mistakes were almost entirely mine.

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Mongolian Beef 01 – Honoring Family Traditions

Dad loves his Chinese Food – it has to be one of his favorites cuisines besides “Okie” fixings (as a native of Oklahoma he likes cornbread and Down Home Chicken-Fried Steak with Creamy Gravy). Dad traveled around a lot as a young man, first as a hitch-hiking drifter working odd-jobs, then as a barn-storming pilot of a small plane, and finally as a GI. I’m not sure how his love of Chinese food developed, but he sure does love the American take on Chinese foods.

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Spicy Chinese Beef and Broccoli

Be it delivery or carry-out; whenever we order Chinese it always seems to include the same favorites – Orange Chicken and Beef and Broccoli. While Lemon Chicken might be included (if available) – Orange Chicken and Beef and Broccoli are an unwritten must. Another favorite in our house is General Tsao’s Chicken – if for no other reason than the heat.

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A Delightfully Lazy Dish – Slow Cooker Beef And Broccoli

If your house is like mine, there are all sorts of favorite cuisines gracing your dinner table. Hubby loves his Mexican Food, I’m a big fan of all things Italian and Kiddo – he likes just about everything from simple to gourmet. One thing we all agree on is Asian. Yum!

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Pepper Steak Stir-Fry over Steamed Rice

I found this recipe on After reading the original recipe over carefully, I made a few adjustments. Nothing new there – it’s just a way to “claim” something as my own, putting a personal touch to it. I highly encourage all cooks to do the same.

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Crispy Orange-Beef Stir-Fry

My guys love Asian-Oriental foods. I remember many moons ago, when Kiddo was graduating from Elementary School, we decided to go out to lunch to celebrate. Pick a place – any place I told him. I had even suggested some of the popular pizza joints that his friends were talking about. Kiddo picked our favorite Chinese Restaurant.

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Asian Marinated Flat Iron Steak

In celebration of Asian-American Pacific Islander month, I have been on an Asian cooking kick.  This was inspired by a recipe for Asian Marinade Flank Steak that I picked up at way back in June 2013. The recipes are very similar, with only a few minor adjustments.

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