I took home some extra pork and shrimp filling from class last week. I happened to have some won ton wrappers in the fridge, so we made some steamed dumplings and stuffed bell peppers. Michael concocted some sort of an Asian sauce, and dinner was born! See the recipe for the filling after the jump.
Happy 100th post! You may have noticed a new look around here….and a new name! Thanks to my awesome sister, she’s working on developing an “identity” for me. We’re still playing around with it, but while we make the finishing touches to it, I thought I’d start moving things over to my new site, http://www.everythinggal.com/. [...]
Photos from Freddie Bennett. One year ago today, my sister gave birth to Ava Mary Bennett. A couple weeks ago, when the little bitty California girl was in town for a family vacation, we threw her a surprise birthday party (it was a surprise to her, anyway!). Ava’s favorite dolls/stuffed animals are her bla bla [...]
Those are ducks. And I ate one of them. And I liked it. Sorry if the photo grosses you out, but that’s what a duck looks like before the head gets cut off. As my chef instructor for Regional Cuisines of China points out, Americans are much more sensitive to seeing proteins in their more natural [...]
When we go back home for some vacation time, we rarely do much other than eat Mom’s awesome food and hang out on the boat. Occasionally we’ll make it into town to meet up with friends at the local watering hole, or listen to some live music at the restaurant with the huge deck. But [...]
It’s hot here in Chicago. From what I’ve been hearing on the news, it’s hot everywhere right now. Which is why a nice, light, cooling treat is what we all need. Leave it to my mom to come up with the perfect dessert for every occasion. She slapped this dessert together when we were home last [...]
This past weekend in heaven, we served up some potato and pasta salads (courtesy of Lisl, Loni, Casey and Carlee) out on the boat. Pretty classy! Check out after the jump for a few other boating photos.
I had a wonderful breakfast at the Palmer House Hilton this morning. Lucky me! The only issue? I ate too much. So for lunch, I just ate some Michigan blueberries. Read: I ate a pint of Michigan blueberries. Oops. I have a hard time keeping those suckers around for very long, let alone getting them into some [...]
Dad’s Frogmore Stew Yes, that is a 20 gallon bucket half full of sweet corn, shrimp, sausage and potatoes. It was full almost to the brim before my family came through. And the batch was just enough food for the family. Dad’s Frogmore Stew is delicious, feeds and crowd, and it’s easy as 1-2-3. Ingredients: Old Bay’s or Zataran’s [...]