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A Food Blogger’s Blog Post

This is one of those posts that you can just skim by, no worries. I won't be offended. I just feel like writing a few of my thoughts on what I've learned, where I've been, and how I've changed over the last several months since I started this 'blog'.

"It's a Blog? Really?"

Let's start first with the term 'blog'.  When I started Dish Ditty in June, I was not thinking of myself as a food blogger.  I wasn't even thinking of myself as a blogger.  My main motivation was really to pick up from where I left off 10 years ago when I was working with my Mom and Dad to record our family recipes into Mastercook.  I also wanted to make sure my son had a place to go for the recipes he is growing up with.  I was thinking of it as a food journal, recording what I make on a regular basis. ...

Chinese Chicken with Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

One of my favorite dishes served at Chinese Restaurants is Chicken with Tofu.  It is a seemingly simple dish, but is so flavorful and is not as heavy or greasy as other tofu dishes.  I've modeled this recipe on the best of the chicken and tofu dishes I've had.  And yes, it looks like a lot of ingredients, but it's not that bad. Take a read through the recipe as I've tried to break it down to make it easy to follow. It also works great on weeknights, especially if you can have the chicken cut up and marinated and the vegetables cut up. ...

Weeknight Broccoli Chicken Noodle Dinner Recipe

This is a dish I've adapted from "Elisa Celli's Italian Light Cooking" cookbook.  The original recipe was a pasta side dish using broccoli rabe (or rapini).  Not having that on hand, I substituted broccoli, and a few modifications later ended up with a very easy and FAST complete dinner.  My kids LOVE it, and ask for it if I don't make it at least once a month. ...