Rice Noodles with Fresh Herbs (Bun voi rau thom)

Makes for a fresh and healthy lunch or dinner meal! Bun (pronounced boon) also known as rice vermicelli, are used in many types of Vietnamese cooking like soups and noodle salads. They are sold as small, thin rice sticks and are quite fragile. In Vietnam bun is sold fresh, but they are available at manyContinue reading “Rice Noodles with Fresh Herbs (Bun voi rau thom)”

How to Make Fresh Pasta (without a machine)

Before pasta was made by pasta machines or mass manufactured it was luxury food created by hand. Nothing really beats the flavor of fresh pasta. I love purchasing fresh pasta from farmers markets, and I revel when there is fresh pasta at my local grocery store. Most people are hesitant to purchase their own pastaContinue reading “How to Make Fresh Pasta (without a machine)”

One Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Got an old banana in your kitchen? Use it to make cookies with this one bowl recipe! Bananas were believed to have originated around 10,000 years ago. Some scientists think that bananas were the first fruits. The first bananas were thought to be grown in the area that embodies Indonesia, Malaya Peninsula, the Philippines andContinue reading “One Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies”

White Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

No red sauce? No problem! A fun vegetarian pizza recipe! Our modern idea of pizza originates from Naples, Italy. Pizza was a flat bread that was covered with various toppings and eaten as an inexpensive meal. It was sold at informal restaurants and by street vendors. Pizza usually featured garnishes like garlic, anchovies, tomatoes, oil,Continue reading “White Pizza (Pizza Bianca)”

Korean Potato Salad (Gamja)

An easy recipe that’s a fresh twist on an old classic! Potato salad is a side dish created from boiled potatoes and other ingredients. Early potato salads came from Spain and were created by boiling potatoes in wine or vinegar. Spanish explorers in the 16th century introduced potato salad to other parts of Europe. TheContinue reading “Korean Potato Salad (Gamja)”

Small Special Occasion Cake

This small cake is great for anniversaries, a special date, a small celebration, or for a wedding couple celebrating with just each other! White wedding cakes used to be a sign of wealth, because white sugar was so expensive. It was Queen Victoria of England that set the trend for white wedding cakes, which eventuallyContinue reading “Small Special Occasion Cake”

Lucky #7 Chocolate Cupcakes

Adults and children alike will love these cupcakes! Frosting recipes included. Cupcakes were first described in 1796 in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. It was described as “a light cake to bake in small cups”. The first documented time the term “cupcake” was used was in 1828 in Receipts a cookbook by Eliza Leslie. TheyContinue reading “Lucky #7 Chocolate Cupcakes”