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Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Grab some extra napkins for this one! My sticky sweet and savory Honey Garlic Chicken will leave you licking your fingers and fighting your family for the coveted last piece. There are two types of people in this world – those who cut everything on their plates with a knife and fork and those who make a mess of their napkins, diving into all the sticky, messy finger foods the way they were intended to be! If you fall into that finger-lickin’ category, you’re going to love my Honey Garlic Chicken. This is my own take on a pretty...

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American Chop Suey Recipe

Winner, winner, it’s Chop Suey for dinner! This Americanized classic is a favorite coast-to-coast, with savory bits of ground beef in a hearty tomato sauce, mingling with tender macaroni and melty mozzarella. We’ve all been there – exhausted after a long day and surrounded by a chorus of, “What’s for dinner?” Unfortunately, some days we’re stuck making do with what we have, combining whatever’s looming in the fridge or pantry to cook a “unique” (i.e., unpopular) dish. Rumor has it “chop suey” is a provocative name some parents use to lure children to the dinner table on just such...

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Dragon Noodles Recipe

Fire up your wok for this dynamite Dragon Noodles recipe. Soft lo mein tossed with tender chicken and crisp veggies served up in a scorching sauce is just what you need to spice up your dinner table! Italy has its pasta, in every tasty shape and size imaginable, but the Chinese, who actually gifted spaghetti to the Italians, have them beat in the noodle department. Thanks to our Eastern neighbors, we get to enjoy crispy chow mein, soft bean thread and rice stick noodles, and thick, chewy udon. Whether they’re floating in rich, complex broths or nestled under tasty...

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Crab Rangoon Dip Recipe

Crab Rangoon gets a dunk-able makeover in this amazing dip. All the creamy, cheesy filling chock-full of crab exits the oven bubbling and ready for homemade wonton chips. Dig in!   I love to eat Chinese food – all the complex dishes with unique vegetables and sauces. If I’m completely honest, though, the thing I look forward to the most are all the crispy fried goodies and dipping sauces – egg rolls plump with barbecued pork and cabbage, fried dumplings full of shrimp and scallions, and . . . mmmm . . . Crab Rangoon. The marriage of sweet,...

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Horseradish Sauce Recipe

Sorry, ranch dressing. This Horseradish Sauce is about to become everyone’s new favorite condiment, complementing everything from beef and pork to veggies and fries with its signature face-tingling flavor. As you probably know, most of our ability to enjoy different flavors doesn’t rely on our capacity to taste food. Somewhere around 90% of what we “taste” is actually coming from our sense of smell. It’s definitely the smell of coffee brewing in the morning that triggers my salivation response (and pulls my reluctant body out of bed), and some foods are pretty assertive in reminding us just how related our sinuses are to the whole eating thing. I’m pretty sure horseradish is at the top of that list. Horseradish, or “sting nose” as it’s called in some parts of the world, is a pungent root that’s grated and mixed with vinegar to be used as a condiment. Although we’ve only been eating it since around the 17th century, horseradish has been around for about 3,000 years and was originally used medicinally for things like rheumatism, tuberculosis, and gout. Some people still swear it’s a great headache remedy if you slather it on your forehead, though I think I’ll stick with something more pharmaceutical. Horseradish is part of the mustard family, which includes cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts, and creates an intense but short-lived heat on your tongue while simultaneously...

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