Potato Goat Cheese Pockets

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Potato Goat Cheese Pockets Makes 14 pockets Recipe Notes: The jalapeno in this recipe is for added flavor, texture, and color, but not for heat, which is why the recipe calls for removing the membranes and seeds.  The heat would overwhelm the subtle flavors in the pockets. 2 tablespoons vegetable […]

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Steamed Peanut Butter and Jelly Buns—aka, PB&J Man

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So now that I’ve opened up the steamed bun floodgate, I can’t help myself!  Today I’m sharing a recipe for Steamed Peanut Butter and Jelly Buns (aka, PB&J Man) over on The Family Kitchen.  These steamed buns are a fun new twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and would make a fantastic […]

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Nikuman—Japanese Steamed Pork Buns

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Nikuman Makes 8 buns For the dough: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup warm milk For the filling: 4 ounces ground pork 1/3 onion, finely chopped 1.5 ounces boiled bamboo shoots, finely chopped 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce 2 teaspoons […]

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Steamy Shrimp Pork Dumplings (Ebi to Butaniku no Gyoza) + A Giveaway!

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Shrimp Pork Dumplings (Ebi to Butaniku no Gyoza) Makes 20 dumplings Recipe Notes: The assembled dumplings can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for several hours, then cooked straight from the refrigerator.  If you want to freeze them—place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, freeze them […]

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Sweet Potato & Jarlsberg Cheese Croquettes

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Sweet Potato & Jarlsberg Cheese Croquettes Makes 4 servings (8 croquettes) 1 large (about 14 ounces) yellow-flesh sweet potato 5 ounces Jarlsberg cheese, shredded 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup all-purpose flour […]

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Today I’m over on Steamy Kitchen sharing my SUPER TOP SECRET recipe for gyoza. Click on over to get my recipe!

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Spaetzle und Linsen—Homemade Spaetzle Noodles with Lentil Sauce

Oma’s Spaetzle und Linsen (Spaetzle and Lentils) Makes 4 generous servings Lentil Sauce: 1 pound dried brown lentils (about 2 cups) 2 quarts of water 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 2 beef bouillon cubes 1 cup cold water 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) pepper to taste 1. Rinse and […]

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Time to wrap things up! Homemade Gyoza Wrappers

“Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth.” — Japanese Proverb I’m a huge lover of all types of dumplings, especially Japanese gyoza. Living in Japan meant I was able to feed my inner gyoza monster on a regular basis. In our apartment complex in Tokyo we had a little mini supermarket […]

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Pumpkin Dumplings

“I am the Emperor and I want [pumpkin] dumplings.” – Emperor Ferdinand I (I’m sure that he said it just like that.) Whenever I go to an Italian restaurant I inevitably end up ordering gnocchi. Maybe it’s because I kid myself into thinking that I’m ordering something healthy, or maybe it’s just because I love […]

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