Rotisserie Chicken Salad

This is actually my husband’s recipe. I kind of took it over after we were together, but he still is the one who mix all the seasoing and the dressing, I only do all the chopping. 🙂


2 pieces of rotisserie chicken breast, 3 ribs of celery, 2 medium onions.

seasoning: 6 tbsp sweet pickle relish, 2/3 cup mayonnaise, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp dried dill.


1. Peel the skin of the chicken breast, tear of chop into small pieces, chop celery and onion into small pieces, too.

2. Put all the seasoning ingredients together, mix well.

My husband loves to use the Santa Cruz Organic Real Lemon Juice, you can find it in most of the grocery store including Wal-Mart.

If you don’t like the chicken salad too dry, you can use 1 1/2 of the seaning ingredients .

3. Mix all the ingredients together.



我去年从城里搬到了乡下,过上了远离大大小小超市的日子,日常买菜可去的就那么有数的几个超市,Sam’s Club 渐渐成为我每周一去的店之一。我老公喜欢买他家的烤鸡,便宜还个儿大,回到家可以用鸡肉做各种菜,省掉了自己把鸡肉做熟的步骤,很是省事儿。


2 块 熟鸡胸肉,2 个中等大小的洋葱,3 根西芹。

6 大勺 sweet relish(我不知道中文叫啥),2/3 杯蛋黄酱,2 大勺柠檬汁,2 小勺干莳萝。


1. 鸡肉,洋葱和西芹切碎。


2. 把剩余的材料混在一起拌匀。

我老公比较喜欢那种有机的纯柠檬汁,而不是用浓缩粉调出来的那些。图片中间的那个玻璃瓶子就是柠檬汁。Publix 和沃尔玛都有卖。

3. 所有的材料放在一起拌匀即可。冰箱冷藏保存。



Cumin Flavored Ribs

This rib is one of our traditional way to cook. My husband loves it so much so I cook it about once a month.


rib, ground cumin, salt, pepper, ginger powder, garlic powder, ginger root slices.


1. Pour some cold water into a pot.

2. Chop ribs along the bone, then put into the cold water pot, add some vinegar and cooking oil, and a few slices of ginger root, medium high heat bring it to boil. Turn off heat, let it sit for about 5 minutes, take ribs, rinse off.

3. Pre-heat oven to 400°F/200°C.

4. Mix the powder seasoning together, slightly coat the ribs.


5. Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes, until the surface of the rib start grease bubbling.

Steamed Rib in (Kabocha) Squash

 The Squash I used is normally called ‘Japanese Squash’ at Asian Supermarket. It’s called Kabocha Squash offically. It tastes sweet, and is my favorite squash. 


ribs, squash, egg white, corn starch, seasoning.


1. Clean ribs with water, then put into a saucepan, add water to cover all the ribs, add some cooking wine, white vinegar, and a few slices of ginger root. Cook on medium high heat to boil. Turn off heat, then let it sit for about 5 minutes. 

When cooking meat and seafood, I love to use some ginger root. I think ginger works much better than lemon juice. 

2. Rinse ribs with warm water, then dry with paper towel. Add seasoning to ribs, set overnight in refrigerator or at least several hours. 

For seasoning, I normally use soybean sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, ginger root, green onion and black pepper.


3. Clean the squash, chop the top off, take all the seeds out.

4. Mix seasoned ribs with a little bit egg white, mix well with corn starch then. Fill ribs into squash.

5. Steam the squash for about 50 – 60 minutes.

6. You can top with chopped green onion. Serve warm. 

You can use other kind but similar squash, like acorn squash. Of course, you can use other kind of meat, too. I’m thinking of trying chicken one day. I think it would be good, too. 

To view this recipe in Chinese, please click here

Pan Fried Spam with Egg Filling

This dish is made with love, for who I know and I don’t know.


spam, medium eggs, seasoning


1. Slice spam into 4 slices.

I like the thickness of 4 slices, of course you can slice more or less.

2. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the sliced ham.

3. Crack egg, seperate egg yolk and egg white, slightly beat egg white. Add seasoning to it, then mix well.

I uesed large eggs, then realized the egg york is too big for the space, so I picked the smalleds eggs I can find. I think medium eggs should be better sized.


4. Heat up skillet on medium heat, or whatever heat level you use to fry eggs. Cook spam for a minute or two, then flip.

5. Add several drops of cooking oil, then fill eggs into the hole, cook until egg is firm.

Stir Fry Bell Pepper with Onion and Spam



My mon has problem biting regular meat, so I tried to cook processed meat instead of regular meat for her. Spam is one of the kind I use often.


bell pepper, onion, spam

seasoning: garlic, corn starch, vinegar, soybean sauce, sesame oil, salt, sugar.


1. Chop bell pepper, onion and spam into sticks.

2. Chop garlic into small pieces.

3. Mix one teaspoon corn starch with little bit cold water, add vinegar and soybean sauce into mixture.

4. Heat up skillet on medium high heat, add oil. Add bell pepper, onion and spam into skillet, stir constantly.

5. When bell pepper and onion get little tender, add garlic into skillet.

6. When you can smell garlic is cooking, pour corn starch mixture into skillet, stir quickly.

7. Add several drops of sesame oil, stir well.



Steamed Ribs

Steamed Rib

I was in meat mode yesterday, and ribs was the only meat I had, so I cooked some ribs. And it turned out really good, everybody likes it!


ribs, cellophane noodle (this wasn’t planned to begin with), seasoning.


1. Chop ribs into small pieces.

I normally ask the supermarket to slice ribs into inch-wide strips, and then chop them by bones before I cook.

2. Put ribs into a sauce pan, add cold water, then cover with lid, medium high heat, bring pan to boil. Turn off the heat, let it sit for about 5 minutes.

3. Pour ribs into a drainer, raise with warm water, drain well.

4. Put ribs into a container (I used a ziploc bag), add whatever seasoning into bag, massage some, let it sit for several hours.

For seasoning, I used cooking wine, vinegar, soy bean sauce, sugar, garlic powder, ginger powder, oyster sauce, and ground pepper. If you like salty food, you can add some salt into it.

5. Meantime, soak cellophane noodle into cold water.

6. Find a deep plate (like soup plate), lay cellophane noodle at the bottom, then set ribs on top of it.

7. Fill steamer with water, high heat to bring it to boil, then put ribs in, adjust heat to medium after several minutes. Total cooking time is about 30 minutes.

Most of the time when I steam something, the plate will come out with a circle of marks of food, but this time the plate actually came out with clean edge. I think it’s because the cellophane noodle at bottom.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean


This is one of my most favorite way to cook noodle. It tastes a lot better than regular stir fried noodle.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green BeanIngredients:

fresh noodle, green bean, ribs, ginger root, seasoning (salt, sugar, cooking wine, vinegar, soybean sauce).


Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green BeanSteamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean1. Slice ginger root, take 4 slices, put into cold water in wok, add some cooking wine into water.

2. Chop ribs into small pieces, then put into cold water, set wok on high heat, bring to boil, then simmer for several minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green BeanI had the butcher sliced ribs short when I bought it.

3. Add water into wok, just enough to cover ribs, add cooking wine, vinegar and a little bit sugar, then add ribs back into wok, high heat to boil, simmer for about 30 minutes or until ribs are done.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean4. Meantime, tear the edge off green bean, then tear into shorter pieces, wash with water, drain.

5. Add green bean into wok when ribs are done, add salt, soybean sauce, simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until green bean start getting soft.

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean6. Spread noodle over rib and green bean, cover with lid, simmer for about 20 minutes.

7. Turn heat off, mix noodle with rib and green bean, so noodle will be coated with leftover juice in wok.


Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean

Steamed Noodle with Rib and Green Bean


Baked Egg in Ham Cup


Baked Egg in Ham Cup

I fell in love with the look when I saw it online. I know it’s going to taste good so I tried it. And it was good.

Baked Egg in Ham CupIngredients:

thin sliced ham, egg, green onion leaves, seasoning.


Baked Egg in Ham Cup1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

2. Take 2-3 slices of ham, overlap on each other, then set in muffin cup or individual baking dish.

3. Crack eggs, pour one egg in each cup.

Baked Egg in Ham Cup4. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top, then chop some green onion leaves on top.

5. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until eggs are set to your taste.

With 20-minute-baking, egg yolk should not be running.


Baked Egg in Ham Cup


Braised Wings with Coke


Braised Wings with Coke

This is one of my favorites way to cook wings. I think most of people like it.

Braised Wings with CokeIngredients:

Chicken Wings, Coke, seasoning.


Braised Wings with Coke1. Clean all the wings, cut each wing into 3 pieces: drum, flat and tip.

2. Use paper towel to pat dry all the wings.

3. Heat up skillet, add cooking oil. Saute wings until wings change color and get dry.

Braised Wings with Coke4. Add pepper, sugar, salt and ginger powder into skillet, mix well. Then add some soybean sauce, keep stirring until wings are coated evenly.

5. Add coke to almost cover all the wings. Medium high heat with lid covered, cook until the juice get thicker. Flip every 5 minutes.

6. Transfer to plate to serve.


Braised Wings with Coke