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True Tres Leche

“Three-Milk Cake” has grown from a Hispanic restuarant phenomena to almost a commodity over the past twenty years.  You can now find it in mainstream restaurants that have never seen the far end of an enchilada.  Like most recipes of this sort, the roots are ill defined because with the popularity comes localized variations that have [...]

Homemade Limoncello

I had not planned on posting this so soon. But after numerous requests, I’ve decided to go ahead and make this recipe available today.
Make homemade limoncello because it is fun but also know that it is generally much better than what you can buy at the store; certainly better than the contract brand Danny DeVito recently [...]

Limoncello Lush

Our first big summer weekend is upon us in just a few short days.  Okay, so it is not technically summer, but who will not be thinking big summer thoughts while standing around the BBQ this Memorial Day? 
If you’ve not had limoncello, consider keeping a bottle in your freezer just because.  In a later post, [...]

Thai Fried Chicken

I seem to be addicted to fried chicken of all sorts and eventually you’ll see a variety of fried chicken recipes posted here.  One of my favorites is extra crispy chicken nuggets from Asia.  I have this all over Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.  Country variations exist but all follow a similar approach.  [...]

Chicken Picatta

Similar to the Austrian Schnitzel (and you thought was German), Piccata is a lightly breaded and fried cutlet. Different from our fried chicken in that there is no chicken skin involved - and therefore none of the chicken fat.  This dish is easy to prepare and a serious crowd pleaser for both children and adults [...]