Korean Sweet Pancakes (Hodduk: 호떡)

I was on a mission to storm through the streets of Korea in search of some Hodduk, or sweet Korean pancakes.  They’re fried until golden and crispy, and oozing with brown sugar syrup. It didn’t even matter to me that we were there in the midst of a scorching summer… I NEEDED to have some piping hot Hodduk!  I’m happy to report that the mission was accomplished, and I still remember every crispy, chewy, and gooey bite of it!

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Homemade Skillet Pizza

No pizza stone? No problem!  Making pizza from scratch at home is really rewarding and not as daunting as you might think.  Yeah I know that you can go out and buy pre-made crusts or even the raw pizza dough from most any grocery store these days, but it’s really easy to whip up your own FROM SCRATCH and make just the perfect amount of pizza for two! Read more

Pita Chips with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I used to cater small parties, and almost every single time, I would make homemade pita chips with roasted red pepper hummus.  It’s a great snack item to have on the table because the ingredients are fresh and wholesome, so you don’t have to feel guilty about stuffing your face.  In fact, I got used to watching guests chatting away while hovering around this bowl of chips and dip. Read more

Buttermilk Bacon Biscuits

It all started when I decided to try making biscuits from scratch in time for Mother’s Day.  I thought they came out fine, but I wasn’t completely satisfied with the flavor.  This recipe also required me to use a food processor.  I mean, I have no problem using one, but I know that there are tons of biscuit recipes out there that don’t require anything more than a bowl and your hands.  And personally, I think that’s the way it should be.  To me, making biscuits should be a relaxing, old-fashioned, puttering around in the kitchen on a lazy Saturday morning kind of activity.   Read more

Sausage and Kale Two Ways: Pizza and Pasta

This post is all about helping you save some time.  Don’t you just love cooking something once and using it in twice?  Like making a roast chicken for dinner and then using the leftover meat to make chicken quesadillas the next day.  If you can, why not?  Spending a little less time worrying about meal-planning is always a good thing, and it’s kind of like eating leftovers without feeling like you are.   Read more