Kimchi Shrimp Bao Buns

Sautéed shrimp, cucumber-carrot kimchi, teriyaki glaze, and fluffy steamed bao buns. Bao or baozi is a type of Chinese yeast-leavened bun. The dough for these buns can be baked or steamed, wrapped around a filling, or rolled and folded over like this recipe. Filling for bao buns varies greatly. In China, char sui pork, sweet […]

Olive Stuffed Sausage Balls

Chorizo spiced sausage mixed with manchego cheese and wrapped around manchego stuffed Castelvetrano olives. These are a dressed-up version of classic sausage balls. With the briny olives, salty cheese, and spicy sausage, these balls are the perfect appetizer to serve with martinis or red wine. Making these olive stuffed sausage balls isn’t much different than […]

Cranberry Goat Cheese and Almond Crackers

Creamy goat cheese with spiced cranberry jam and homemade almond poppy seed crackers. A few years ago, I stumbled upon a seasonal cranberry goat cheese log at Costco. I was curious, so I bought one to try. I thought it was quite good, especially for holiday snacking. The following year I looked for the cheese […]