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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Balsamic Farro Perlato

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Blessed Beef Vegetable Soup

This versatile recipe – my very favorite soup – was given to me by Bounthiang, the Laotian chef de cuisine at the Oakland Temple Cafeteria. She tells me that real secret to this soup’s deliciousness is that she always makes it on the day after they’ve served prime rib and she uses the leftovers in the soup. If you don’t use that delectable cut of beef, this dish won’t be quite as amazing as hers, but still very yummy. (more…)

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Deb and her family are very involved in Civil War re-enactments, and this recipe was discovered when she was asked to do a sweet potato dish that would be period accurate for a re-enactment holiday dinner. In an old cookbook of 19th-century recipes, she found this super simple casserole that turned out to be a hit at the party… and with our family! (more…)

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Italian Sausage Soup

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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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Krumpli Nudli (Potato Noodles)

As touchy and time-consuming as this recipe is, how could we do without it? These noodles are probably one of the best parts of our Mikulás feast. (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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Boston Baked Beans

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Creamy Potato Bake

Kathy created this recipe based on the best qualities of many attempted scalloped potato recipes. (more…)

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Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Puree

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Voros Kaposzta (Red Cabbage)

A creamy, deep purple side dish in our traditional Hoffman Mikulás feast. (more…)

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Broccoli

Though there are different ways to cook this popular veggie, this is the favorite at our house. (more…)

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Granny Hoffman’s Sweet Pickles

Other cucumbers can be used, but the Armenian ones give these pickles their distinctive fluted edges. Also, the brand of pickling spice that you use can make a big difference in how these come out. (more…)

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Homemade “Rice-a-Roni”

When she was first married and living in Lodi, Kathy made boxed Rice-a-Roni quite often because it was one of Roger’s favorites. When they moved to Arizona, however, she could no longer find it in stores and decided to work out her own version. We think it’s even better than the original! (more…)

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Bentley Rice-a-Phoni Mix

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Broccoli Salad

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Lime & Thyme Rice

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Artichokes

There are lots of opinions about the best way to cook and serve artichokes, but this is what we do at the Cali Hoffman Home… (more…)

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Herbed Quinona

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Apples & Yams

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Armenian Rice

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Broccoli & Rice

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Hoffman Hash Casserole

food 002After merely smelling this dish in the oven at a friend’s house, Angie asked for the recipe and was referred to Cooks.com. The version we’ve developed is slightly different and a little more complicated, but just as delicious and even healthier! (more…)

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Egg Rolls

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Mandarin Orange Salad

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Ham Fried Rice

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Party Potatoes

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Zucchini Casserole

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Almost Cafe Rio Black Beans

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Almost Cafe Rio Lime Rice

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Elder Furnell’s Potato Rolls

While Jim was Ward Mission Leader in the Springtown Ward, we had a tradition of letting each new Elder choose a recipe they really missed from home, and I called their family and got it so we could (attempt to) make it for them. Elder Justin Furnell gave me the info to contact his mom, Laurie, so we could make his favorite home-made dinner rolls. This recipe is a real find, because these rolls are absolutely wonderful! (more…)

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Sweet Corn Cake

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Sunday Dinner Rolls

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Homemade Applesauce

This easy crock pot recipe makes a large batch of delicious applesauce. Jim received the recipe from a good friend in college, Kenn North. (more…)

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Green Stuff

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