Galbijjim

So after discovering the deliciousness of galbijjim at Seongbukdong, I had Korean savory fall-off-the-bone tender meat on my mind.  It was never anything I thought I could recreate at home.  The Pouter and I discussed that a pressure cooker was probably involved in making such a culinary treasure.  But I actually came across a pretty manageable…

Mom’s Steak Salad

You won’t usually hear me say things like, “Oh my mom makes the best…” or when I’m at a restaurant you won’t hear me say “Oh my mom’s version is better.”  My mom isn’t that kind of mom.  The type of mom who loves to be in the kitchen, perfecting recipes that have been handed down generation after generation. …

Roman Style Chicken

So after a couple days of eating rice, I got a little tired.  I wanted to mix things up and try out an Italian recipe from Giada De Laurentiis, who is turning out to be my favorite and most reliable Food Network chefs.  I’ve found her recipes to be pretty simple and tasty to boot. …

Tori Soboro

This is definitely one of my go-to recipes for a quick easy dinner and it is easily one of Dumpling Man’s favorite foods.  I like it, but he LOVES it.  You can substitute the chicken for turkey and it tastes just the same or even better.  I would avoid using ground chicken breast since it…

Clay Pot Miso Chicken

So after a most disastrous attempt to make my own Japanese curry, I felt pretty down and discouraged.  But along came David Chang to make things right in my world.  I’ve had good luck with some other David Chang recipes from his Momofuku cookbook, which I have decided to purchase instead of continuing to leach his recipes from…

4th of July

Obviously this is a month delayed, but I took the pictures so I might as well blog about them =) I think it is now an established H.o.P. tradition to celebrate the 4th of July at Smooth Obturator and Triple T’s pad by the beach since you can see multiple fireworks shows from the neighboring…

Christmas Dinner 2010

The H.o.P. usually celebrates the holidays pretty casually.  Some meat, potatoes, greens, and of course, a fruit tart.  Things are changing as the years go by.  Not only is our family growing, but we are all growing up and somehow meat, potatoes, and a salad just doesn’t satisfy our palates these days.  In addition, we…

Harry Potter-Luck #3

I started a tradition some years ago with a potluck before watching the newest Harry Potter movie. This year marks the 3rd Harry Potter-Luck (get it, potluck, potter-luck? totally original and totally MY IDEA so if you ever hear anyone else say those words they had to have stolen it from me!). Anyways, I’ve tried…