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DIY Dan Dan Noodles at Mala Sichuan

DIY Dan Dan Noodles at Mala Sichuan Bistro

Posted: September 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm   /   Asian, Cooking, Fast & Easy, Food Finds, Ingredients, Pasta, Product Testing

Last week, Mala Sichuan Bistro launched an easy meal kit for to-go customers and invited us to give it a try. This is a great way for fans to make its beloved Dan Dan Noodles fresh at home. The kit for this classic Sichuan street food is complete with all portioned ingredients, including the quintessential […]

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Budget Meals Under $3 Per Person Using Aldi Grocery Store Ingredients

Posted: July 16, 2020 at 11:16 am   /   Cooking, Food Finds

As I write this, the current national unemployment rate is hovering around 11%, and many families have already depleted the funds they received from the CARES Act, which was passed by both houses of Congress in late March. To say that budgets are stretched is an understatement. It also feels woefully inadequate to say I’m […]

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Cuchara's cooks

Houston-Area Chefs, Restaurants & Culinary Instructors Offering Online Classes — Updated

Posted: April 24, 2020 at 9:16 am   /   Cooking, News

Novelist Laurie Cowlin wrote, “No one who cooks, cooks alone… a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present.” This is comforting wisdom as many of us find ourselves spending more time in front of the stove, some of us cooking for ourselves, others cooking […]

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These Unique Cookbooks Are Perfect Houston Holiday Gifts

Posted: November 15, 2019 at 9:52 am   /   Cookbooks, Cooking

The Houston area sprawls across 10,062 square miles of coastal plains (an area slightly smaller than Massachusetts), a sprawling territory of seemingly endless streets, glass towers, parking lots, strip centers, cul-de-sac-laced developments and rows of garden apartments. It is home to almost 7 million people of diverse backgrounds, all with stories to tell. Sometimes, those […]

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chilaquiles from Ford Fry's Tex-Mex cookbook

If You Can’t Get to a Tex-Mex Restaurant, Ford Fry’s Cookbook is the Next Best Thing

Posted: June 27, 2019 at 7:00 am   /   Cookbooks, Cooking, Editor's Choice, Featured

Anyone who has to be away from Texas longer than two weeks knows the sadness of not having a source of good ol’ Tex-Mex comfort food. Those who spend enough time in the Lone Star State find that certain cravings become part of them forever. It was no different for chef and restaurateur Ford Fry. […]

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