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September 5th, 2015

Thai Chicken Basil Stir-Fry

Thai Chicken Basil Stir-Fry



I’m BAAAACK!  Yes, I’ve been missing in action for a few months.  I had to take a break from Winner Dinners because I was having some health issues, and then after that, my son Craig came home from his two-year mission to Italy, and I got really busy.  But now he’s off to college, and I’m back to blogging.  This picture was taken the day after he returned from Italy.  Isn’t he cute!  I can’t claim to have contributed to his good looks because we adopted him.  He was the best Christmas present I ever got.

He came tucked inside of a Christmas stocking when we got him.  This picture was taken at the adoption agency on the day we picked him up in 1994, and you can sort of tell that I was crying. That’s our daughter Ashley next to me.  We adopted her three years earlier.

Anyway, even though I haven’t been blogging for a few months, I never stopped cooking. I’ve been whipping up recipes and making improvements to them just like I’ve always done.  I have a whole stack of recipes that are ready to be photographed, and I picked out this Thai Chicken Basil Stir-Fry to start with.  I love Asian dishes, and I have about 20 different stir-fry recipes.  Some with beef, some with pork, and some with chicken.  The best part about this one is the yummy sauce which is made from coconut milk, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and some crushed red pepper.  This is a spicy dish, but if you don’t like spicy foods, you can just eliminate the crushed red pepper.  Happy cooking!

Thai Chicken Basil Stir-Fry

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March 2nd, 2015

Chinese Beef with Cabbage

Chinese Beef with Cabbage



My husband and I both love Chinese dishes that use a lot of fresh vegetables.  In fact, I have about 25 different Chinese recipes that are all very good, but I haven’t shared many of them yet.  This particular one calls for beef, cabbage, red bell peppers, green onions, and several spices including fresh ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes.  If you don’t like your dishes too spicy, just cut back on the red pepper flakes or leave them out all together.

Chinese Beef with Cabbage

This is a really healthy meal.  Sometimes when I’m trying to lose a little bit of weight, I will eat it without the rice.  It’s good either way!  I hope you enjoy it!

Chinese Beef with Cabbage

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January 21st, 2015

PF Chang’s Hot and Sour Soup

PF Chang's Hot and Sour Soup



My family and I go to PF Chang’s quite often because they have fantastic Chinese food.  It’s my youngest daughter’s favorite restaurant, and she chooses to go there for her birthday every year.  My husband and I always order their Hot and Sour Soup before our main dish because we love spicy foods, and egg drop soup doesn’t have enough of a kick for us.


I can’t remember where I got this recipe, but I have been working on it and making changes to it for quite some time to get it as close to PF Chang’s recipe as I could.  I think it’s really close.  In fact I’m not sure if I would be able to tell the difference if I was doing a blind taste test.


Sometimes I serve this soup with egg rolls that I purchase from the freezer section of the grocery store.  It makes for a quick and easy Chinese dinner.  Enjoy the soup!

PF Chang's Hot and Sour Soup

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