Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

postheadericon Chinese New Year Egg Rolls

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!  Welcome to the Year of the Monkey!  I was so lucky to be asked by Cost Plus World Market to create a series of videos and design a fun and festive tablescape for the Lunar New Year.   Please take a look at my videos for Potstickers,  Long Life Noodles with Chicken [...]

postheadericon Holiday Fortune Cookies

Want to bring some Good Fortune to the holiday season?   Try whipping up a batch of these fun and festive chocolate dipped holiday fortune cookies for your friends and family (btw – Santa loves these too)! For convenience, I use store-bought fortune cookies for this holiday fortune cookie recipe and buy holiday cookie toppings at the [...]

postheadericon Honey Srircha Chicken Lollipops

Honey Srircha Chicken Lollipops Looking for a way to spice up your holiday party?  Well hop on board the Goodship Honey Srircha Chicken Lollipop!  I created this delicious honey srircha glaze for a chicken wing recipe and decided to toss some chicken meatballs seasoned with lime juice, ginger, cilantro and scallions.    The result is a [...]

postheadericon Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookie Recipe September 13th is National Fortune Cookie Day!  In honor of this fun holiday, here is a Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookie recipe.  All you do is take store bought fortune cookies, dip them in chocolate and then decorate them with colorful and yummy toppings.  The exact origin of fortune cookies is a [...]

postheadericon Sweet and Spicy Thai Cashews

Ring in the New Year with these Sweet & Spicy Thai Glazed Cashews from my Thai cookbook, “Everyday Thai Cooking.”    People just go NUTS for these cashews.  I love the sticky sweetness from the honey accented by a kick of cayenne pepper and exotic notes from the curry powder and fish sauce.  They’re so [...]

postheadericon Chocolate Dipped Holiday Fortune Cookies

Add a fun Asian twist to your holiday cookie exchange or shindig this year with these colorful and creative chocolate dipped fortune cookies topped with festive sprinkles and toppings!   I like to pick up my fortune cookies in the gourmet section of World Market because it’s so convenient and they’re super fresh!   I love to [...]

postheadericon Thai Crab Cakes

Looking to spice things up for your holiday party this year?  Why not Thai this recipe on for size?  These Thai Crab Cakes are loaded with lump crab meat and delicious Thai flavors including lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, cilantro and thai chilies.   They’re light yet filling and make the perfect finger food.  I [...]

postheadericon Edamame Hummus

“Inspired!” is what my friend David used to describe this hummus.  If you’re having a holiday party this weekend and are racking your brain for an out-of-the-ordinary appetizer, try this edamame hummus for a healthful, protein-packed recipe which also happens to be vegetarian/vegan friendly. All you need is some shelled edamame, tahini, garlic, lemon and lemon [...]

postheadericon Chocolate Dipped Holiday Fortune Cookies

Looking for some good fortune this holiday season?  These chocolate dipped holiday fortune cookies are a huge hit every year.  They really stand out amidst platters of Christmas cookies.  I like to fill holiday themed Chinese take-out containers (I like the selection at Cost Plus World Market) and bring them to parties because they make [...]

postheadericon Firecracker Shrimp

Now that it’s holiday season, my friend Adam asked me to re-post my Firecracker Shrimp recipe because it’s his favorite and it’s a fantastic appetizer to serve at holiday parties.  My friends call this appetizer “Crack Shrimp” because it’s so addicting!  This was the most popular item on our catering menu and (shhhh!) the secret [...]

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