Chinese New Year: Crispy Orange Beef

Crispy Orange Beef

Crispy orange-flavored beef (or chicken) is another staple dish from the world of picture-based Chinese takeout menus. Like General Tso’s, if the dish actually exists in China, it probably bears little resemblance to the aluminum tray filled with syrupy-sweet fried beef bits that we have grown accustomed to here in the States. It can be… 

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese (Homemade)

Broccoli Cheese Soup Grilled Cheese

Today’s sandwich combines sauteed broccoli, onion, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon on freshly-baked bread. Notes: Is there anything more comforting on all of planet Earth than a steaming hot mug of broccoli cheddar soup? And is there any better excuse for eating an entire bowl of of what amounts to little more than hot,… 

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Chinese New Year: Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and Broccoli

Here’s what I love about chicken and broccoli: everything. I love that it’s glossy and viscous. I love eating it on the couch, straight from the takeout container, while watching movies on TV that you own on DVD. I love eating it at the mall off a plastic tray in the middle of an acoustically… 

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