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Sichuan wontons with crispy pork and scallions in a bowl
Chinese + Chinese-Inspired, Dairy-Free, Fall Recipes, Recipes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Winter Recipes

Vivian’s Spicy Sichuan Chili Oil Wontons w/Crispy Pork (Hóng Yoú Chāo Shǒu 红油抄手)

This is the very best (and only) Sichuan wonton recipe you will ever need. Vivian’s wontons were one of the first dishes I fell in love with while living in Chengdu. Tender ginger-infused pork-filled meat parcels wrapped in homemade silky egg wonton wrappers swimming in a deliciously viscous sweet, spicy, […]

Chinese baozi pork and chicken bun after breaking it open (green and grey tie dyed bun dough wrapped around a pork and chicken filling)
Breads, Chinese + Chinese-Inspired, Fall Recipes, Recipes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Winter Recipes

BBQ Chicken and Pork Bao Buns (Chinese Steamed Pork Buns) Bāozi 包子

This steamed chicken and pork buns recipe uses a featherlight tangzhong bao bun dough filled with a slightly sweet and savory Chinese BBQ pork and chicken thigh filling. Homemade Chinese pork buns are truly like the ones you’ll find being sold steaming hot from street trolleys in Chengdu, Chinatown, NYC, […]

homemade Sichuan Chili oil with the last of the oil added.
Chinese + Chinese-Inspired, Condiments + Sauces + Dips, Dairy-Free, Recipes, Spring Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

Sichuan Chili Oil (Xiangla Hongyou 香辣红油) (taught to me by Sichuanese Chef Liu)

This is one of the best toasty Sichuan chili oil recipes you will ever make. I learned how to make this Xiangla Hongyou (香辣红油)f rom Sichuanese Chef Liu while living in Chengdu and it’s still one of my all-time favorite condiments (ever). This highly addictive sesame-flecked red chili oil is […]

pizza fritte with burrata, black olives, sun dried tomatoes, and prosciutto di Parma on top
Breads, Fall Recipes, Italian, Nibbles + Bits, Pizza, Recipes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

How to Make Italian Pizza Fritte (Pizzonte Frittelle Abruzzese aka Fried Pizza)

Abruzzo Frittella (or pizz’onta as it’s called in dialect) is the best fried pizza you’ve likely never had. This sneaky good crispy-on-the-outside, super soft, and puffy-on-the-inside fried pizza is delicious. In fact, I can say it’s one of the best breads I’ve probably ever eaten. Golden brown shallow-fried dough sprinkled with […]

beautifully golden brown toasted coconut cream pie with large pieces of hand shaved coconut on meringue topping
Desserts, Fall Recipes, Pies + Cobblers + Crostate, Recipes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

Best Ever Triple Coconut Cream Pie with Mile-High Meringue Topping

This homemade diner-style coconut cream pie recipe with mile-high meringue is 100% made from scratch with triple the coconut flavor! A super flaky homemade pie crust filled with perfectly thickened coconut cream custard made with milk and coconut milk, topped with pillowy meringue and freshly shaved coconut that toasts up […]

a pitcher half full milky-looking bright yellow homemade Italian limoncello next to a bottle of homemade limoncello and a fresh lemon on a red and white striped pot holder
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How to Make Homemade Limoncello (The Italian Way)

This homemade limoncello recipe is the best of Italian summer in a bottle — it’s smooth and sweet with an intense lemon flavor without a hint of sour or bitter notes. And with just 3 simple ingredients (and a little time and patience), it couldn’t be easier to make at […]

closeup Pecan tassie cheesecake after cooling (with large pecans and crackly brown sugar tassie filling baked right on top.
Cakes + Tortes, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Recipes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Vegetarian, Winter Recipes

Pecan Tassie Cheesecake with Biscoff Cookie Crust (w/Mini Cheesecake Option)

Creamy vanilla bean cheesecake and pecan tassies come together to create a one-of-a-kind pecan pie cheesecake that any pecan-lover will appreciate. Inspired by my Great Aunt Betty’s pecan tassies I recently posted, this fluffy cheesecake with sweet crunchy crackly pecan topping is baked into a 2-Ingredient Biscoff Cookie Crust. And, […]