Rou-bao (Steamed Stuffed Rolls)

This is almost a staple food in China. You can get steamed breads filled with something — usually pork sausage and vegitables — everywhere in Taiwan, and also in the Mainland. However, you hardly ever see these in American Chinese restaurants. You could probably substitute different bread doughs and fillings and make your own steamed delicacies.

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Home-Popped Kettle Corn

After trying several recipes, cleaning up a few disasters, and reading up on tips, tricks, and techniques, this method we’ve come up with produces the salty sweet goodness we love best! All the shaking and swishing and stirring (“dancing the popcorn dance”) are worth it, we promise. (more…)

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Ril’s Dip

I’ve seen similar recipes referred to as “Sunrise Dip,” but this one is my favorite. A friend asked me to make it for her daughter’s bridal shower – it has been a family tradition of theirs since her kids were little. Now it is a favorite in my house as well! (more…)

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Hard Boiled & Deviled Eggs

This hard boiled egg technique is a combination of advice from Alton Brown, Julia Childs, and – of course – from Mom. When it comes to deviled eggs, however, technique isn’t as important as personal preference! (more…)

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Potstickers

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Rou-Bao

These steamed stuffed rolls are a treat Russel brought back from his mission to Taiwan and served to his new Hoffman family! (more…)

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Chicken Strips

These chicken strips put all restaurant strips to shame! The leftovers of these strips also make a fantastic salad topping – just chop cold chicken strips & toss with your favorite green salad. (more…)

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Vegetable Pizza

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Carmel Popcorn Balls

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Egg Rolls

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Chicken or Ham Roll-Ups

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Spinach Dip

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Party Potatoes

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Easy Artichoke Dip

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Caramel Popcorn

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Almost Cafe Rio Pico de Gallo

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Multi-Task Fryer Batter

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Fried Shrimp

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Mozzarella Sticks

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Chunky Lime Salsa

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Hoffman Brothers’ Buffalo Wings

Making homemade buffalo wings – and, in the process, perfecting our wing sauce – has become a Hoffman tradition among the younger boys. This is Jason’s Wing(er’s) sauce, which is not the easiest version, but is arguably the tastiest of everything we’ve tried. (more…)

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Fancy Cheese Balls or Squeezable Cheese Spread

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Beef Jerky

This recipe is originally from Alton Brown’s Good Eats episode titled, “Urban Preservation II.” We’ve made some alterations, but it is still as spicy and smoky as ever! (more…)

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Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

This recipe is based on one by Alton Brown, from the Good Eats episode “Dip Madness.” Several alterations have been made, however, so Angie claims this version. (more…)

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