Taiwanese Black Bean Noodles

If you go into 5 different Taiwanese restaurants and ordered their Black Bean Noodle (called zha jiang mian in Mandarin), chances are you will receive 5 different variations of this one dish! The Black Bean Noodle recipe, like most other Chinese recipes, really depends on the restaurant or family and what their preferences are! Some places [...]

Bacon & Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies

The marriage of bacon and maple. I've always seen bacon and maple donuts as well as bacon and maple cupcakes, but haven't seen very much of them on a cookie. For work this week, we are hosting an event in which two chefs will be teaching a cooking demonstration as the audience learns and eats. The theme [...]

Beef Noodle Soup

While I was in Taiwan, my aunt taught me how to make beef noodle soup. There are so many different versions and variations out there, but to determine if the dish is good or not, there are two things you want to look at: the beef, and the broth. Is the flavor there? The color [...]

Pesto Prosciutto Arugula Pizza

For today's lunch, I wanted to make a...healthy kind of pizza. I've seen a whole bunch of places where they have the pizza crust and then what looks like a whole salad on top of it, making it a pretty smart way to get your veggies in for the day. I mean, there may be [...]