Monthly Archives: May 2017

Velveeta Shells and Cheese

Apparently I have a recipe for this already on the blog, but it’d had been years since I made this and I used different ratios this time, so I’m updating. Served this with basic breaded chicken legs, peas, and kraut.


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Gyoza-Stuffed Wings

I was excited to attempt these since we had a similar dish at an izakaya in Tokyo. I definitely haven’t mastered deboning wings, but these still tasted good. I used leftover (frozen) filling from the gyoza I made a few weeks ago.


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Almond Rhubarb Bars

My execution of this recipe wasn’t perfect (or very pretty), but they were quite enjoyable anyway.


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Homemade pizza with pesto, chicken, and leeks

One of my favorite homemade pizza recipes to date. Omit the chicken, and this would still be a nice vegetarian pizza recipe.


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A successful Japanese recipe on the books! To be fair, I also made negamaki less successfully – since mine fell apart, I’m going to leave this one off the website, but note for Japanese Challenge tracking purposes.

These gyoza were a big hit with my friend Rachel and her two kids, who love dumplings. They aren’t terribly hard, either – just time consuming, especially to wrap. This is from my Japanese Soul Cooking book.


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Veal with Morels Sauce

I wish I would have immediately written this down because it was so good. This should be a relatively close approximation.


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Easter Menu (Including Zuni Chicken)

I made a pretty epic feast for Easter. I am being lazy about writing out these recipes (especially Zuni chicken), so I’m just going to link to what we had for dinner.

Zuni chicken and bread salad

Roast potatoes

Pressure cooker risotto (using the milanese variation)

Asparagus with green goddess dressing


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