month : 06/2013 23 results

Sesame Noodles Recipe

This Sesame Noodles Recipe is perfect for potlucks, picnics, camping (make in advance), and lunches to go. It can be served hot or cold and can be left out without worry of spoiling like mayonnaise based salads. This is a favorite of children big and small. Whenever I bring this to a party, I am bombarded with requests for the recipe. Well, here it is, finally, in writing with the ingredients measured for optimum flavor. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can put a little more of this, a little less of that, and it will still turn out good. The two ingredients to be sure to stay light on is the white pepper and the rice wine vinegar as they will alter the flavors too much. ...

Cherri’s Quick Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

The only polish family in an Italian town, my mother was given this recipe by one of the neighbor Italian families in a little town in Pennsylvania where she was raised.  Growing up, this was one of my favorite dinners, and also one of my friend's favorites when they were invited to dinner (which was often).  I've named it "Cherri's Quick Spaghetti Sauce Recipe" as she took their recipe and modified it so she could make it quickly for our large family of 8. My mom always served this sauce with thin spaghetti. My son prefers angel hair, but it works great with any type of pasta. Cherri's Quick Spaghetti Sauce can be made for 10 servings, as shown below, or do what I do.  Tripple the recipe and freeze the sauce into family size containers. ...

Recipes from Cherri

I need to say thank you to my mom, Cherri. She is the inspiration for many of my recipes and the one who taught me how to cook fast and for a crowd. Well, she had no choice. With six kids to feed, the "Recipes from Cherri" was my mom's way of keeping her family fed on a budget. It's been over three years since she has moved on, but you will see her recipes that I grew up on and love still to this day. So, anytime you see "Cherri" in the title, that's one of my mom's recipes. Try them out for ...

Make your weeknight easy

If you're like me, when you get home from work the last thing you want to do is prepare a complicated meal.  Quick, easy, fresh.  That's always the goal.  How do you make your weeknight easy? I find that buying a value pack of meat and preparing it earlier in the week makes it easier for me on those rushed nights.  For example, a value pack of chicken could be broken up into three meals:  diced chicken for Fettuccini Alfredo,  sliced chicken for chicken with snow peas, and marinated chicken for BBQ chicken. ...

Vivi’s Fried Rice Noodle Recipe

Wow your family with this delicious and fun Rice Noodle Recipe. It is a beautiful show stopper and is also easy to make. Serve with some roasted chicken and some stir fried chinese greens for an easy weeknight dinner. Or, do what we do, and have this as your main (and only) course. ...

Rice Cake Noodles with Chinese Greens & Pork Recipe

This Rice Cake Noodles with Chinese Greens & Pork Recipe is a traditional Chinese noodle dish that is usually served during the Chinese New Year.  The noodles are called "Rice Ovalettes" and are one of the most unique noodles I've seen.  Made of rice, they are hard when cold and soft and chewy when warm.  This is one of my favorite dishes and I hope you will try it and enjoy it too. ...

Tofu with 5-spice Pork Recipe

This is a family style Chinese dish.  There are a few restaurants who will serve something similar.  It maybe named Shredded Pork with Dry Bean Curd or Pressed Pork with Tofu.  Either way, the dish is made with ground or shredded pork and dry baked or marinated tofu.  You can find the tofu at some supermarkets and it will be labeled "Baked Tofu".  Sometimes it will be seasoned with Five Spice or other flavors.  Do not use Teriyaki flavored tofu. ...

A trip to the Chinese Supermarket

I love going to the Chinese supermarkets. The food is fresh and so inexpensive. I always forget how fun it is to walk through the vegetable aisle trying to figure out what all the different vegetables are and how can I use them.  I went the other day and filled my cart with vegetables, fruit, sauces and more, all for under $70.  The best part is, I come home with lots of fresh vegetables, tofus, meat, and noodles to make a weeks worth of healthy delicious dinners. ...

Family Style Asian Lo Mein Recipe

A delicious Chinese noodle dish that is similar to Chow Mein, this is a nice quick easy dish that can be used as a side dish or a main dish. ...