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  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
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  • Baked Salmon with Honey and Thyme

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

This week recipe is all about classic Italian spaghetti and meatballs. I don’t recall seeing many spaghetti and meatballs dishes in Hong Kong when growing up. The most common Italian pasta dishes in HK are creamy seafood pasta and spaghetti with meat sauce. Spaghetti and meatballs was a brand new thing to [...]

August 14, 2014 Lokness Beef, Cook, Pasta/Noodle, Pork 5

Coca-Cola Chicken Wings

Coca-Cola Chicken Wings

Coca-Cola chicken wings is a simple Chinese dish that everyone in Hong Kong have eaten before. It is a very common and popular homemade dish. How did someone think of cooking chicken wings with coca-cola? I don’t have a clue. One thing I do know for sure is that coca-cola is something special in [...]

August 6, 2014 Lokness Cook, Poultry 4

Baked Salmon with Honey and Thyme

Baked Salmon with Honey and Thyme

Another salmon recipe? Yes! If you have been following my blog, you know that Bryan and I love salmon (my salmon recipes)! Rich and fatty salmon are flavorful and irresistible. Our favorite is king salmon, which is high in fat content and has a buttery texture. Sockeye has the best flavors, but [...]

July 17, 2014 Lokness Cook, Seafood 26

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

This past week has been really interesting. A few things happened. On 4th of July, while we were heading to my in-laws’ house, our car ran over a huge piece of sharp metal on the freeway. Loud pop! Immediately, we knew we had a flat tire. Ahhhh…. Why on July [...]

July 10, 2014 Lokness Cook, Poultry 11

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites

These days… everything is about the World Cup. Have you been watching? I grew up playing sports (volleyball), so I enjoy watching sports (basketball, soccer, volleyball etc). With US team still in the game, Bryan and I have been watching and rooting for our country. Exciting and nerve racking at the [...]

July 1, 2014 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 20

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

4th of July is coming up next week. When it comes to Independence Day, BBQ is the only way to go for Americans. Americans LOVE BBQ! Whenever there is a public holiday during the warm months (probably all year-long in California), people grill. Burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken, steak, and [...]

June 24, 2014 Lokness Cook, Pork 9

Peach-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Peach-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

  To fulfill Bryan’s dreams of summer grilling, we bought a small Weber grill last year. However, we only got around using the grill for a few times. The official first day of Summer (6/21) is still not here, but we can’t wait any longer and wanted to start grilling. After [...]

June 12, 2014 Lokness Cook, Sauce/Syrup 11

Ketchup Spaghetti

Ketchup Spaghetti

This spaghetti is not your regular Italian spaghetti. Instead of using tomato, tomato sauce or paste, this dish is made with ketchup. You may think why on earth would you use ketchup in pasta. In fact, it is very common to see ketchup in Asian’s cooking, like baked pork chop with fried [...]

June 4, 2014 Lokness Cook, Pasta/Noodle 20

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Parfait

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Parfait

Summer is almost here. I enjoy having longer day time. Most importantly, we will be able to eat a lot of more cold treats! When it comes to ice cream treat, there are always two things that come to my mind. One is a classic banana split. I am sure you all [...]

May 22, 2014 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 14

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Another hot week! 98˚F (37˚C) today. I know I really shouldn’t be complaining about California weather while the rest of the country is suffering from tornado, snow, and rain storm. But this year weather has been really weird and not normal. Two weeks ago, we had record-breaking heat. Last week, our [...]

May 14, 2014 Lokness Cook, Dessert/Sweet 28

Taiwanese Minced Pork Rice

Taiwanese Minced Pork Rice

Taiwanese minced pork rice is a classic Taiwan dish. Depends on personal tastes and regions, there are a few varieties. Some use pork belly instead of minced pork; some add shiitake mushroom; some use eggs; some serve with noodles. But the main ingredients are always pork, shallot, and soy sauce. When I [...]

May 7, 2014 Lokness Cook, Pork, Rice 22

The California Woods (Honey and Mint Gin Cocktail)

The California Woods f

Hot! Hot! Hot! We are having a heat wave (95˚F) in Los Angeles these few days. An iced cold and refreshing cocktail is absolutely needed. I promise this minty, earthy, and slightly sweet drink will cool you down immediately. A few months ago, Bryan got a bottle of gin from a [...]

April 30, 2014 Lokness Cook, Drink 10