From Cupcakes to Traditional Korean Food and Everything in Between


Rabokki Recipe Ramen + Tteokbokki 라볶이

Korean Rabokki Ramen

  What is it? A fiery ruby stew that combines buttery ramen noodles and chewy rice cakes, bubbling in a delicious Korean sauce. It is a quintessential comfort staple for bachelor/rettes in Korea and it really is like a hug and kick all at the same time.       5.0 from 4 reviews Rabokki […]

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Crab Soup {Easy 15 Minute Recipe}

Easy Crab Soup

As the title promises, this soup couldn’t be easier to whip up.  It feeds a cold, hungry family from stove top to table top in mere minutes and is as hearty as it is delicious. 5.0 from 4 reviews Crab Soup {Easy 15 Minute Recipe}   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 […]

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Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp baked not fried

If you’re looking for another easy game day app, these coconut shrimp will be sure to be a hit plus, it multiplies easily for a crowd. 5.0 from 2 reviews Coconut Shrimp   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: The Squishy Monster Serves: 2 Ingredients […]

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Asian Glazed Salmon


When temperatures reach in the 3 digit range, the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove.  This recipe is fast and easy with just 3 steps {whisk-brush-bake} and only runs your oven for 15 minutes tops.  Now regrettably, I don’t own a grill but this would be just as easy […]

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Squid Soup


Daddy grew up on the water so naturally, he ate a lot of seafood growing up.  There isn’t much that he won’t consume if it comes from the sea and I followed suit and am a huge fan of seafood myself.  One of his favorites has got to be squid.  Growing up, we had a […]

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Skate Fish Sashimi Salad


When we were itty bitty, Mama would put something on your plate and you knew not to gripe or pout and stomp.  You ate it or you didn’t eat.  An array of ruby colored salads would be paraded before us but really, as a kid, it all kind of bled together into one heap and […]

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Seafood Pancakes Haemul Pajeon 해물파전


When I was little, sometimes we’d have these savory Korean pancakes for breakfast and boy was it difficult to explain to my friends that these were thin and crispy, filled with vegetables or seafood, not the fluffy variety where golden stacks required sticky syrup.  I hope that despite being unconventional, you’ll give these glorious crispy […]

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Kimchi Stew/Jjigae {with Tuna} 김치 찌개


Things I found amusing today: at a business luncheon, the gentlemen stood up for me when I went to use the restroom.  Tickled pink, I was!  It’s so rare to find organic gentlemen anymore and my friend calls a replacing phenomenon as “overt chivalry,” where now, when men display manners, they also bring with them […]

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Shrimp Tacos with Gochujang & FAQ

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Q: What is Gochujang? A: Fermented red chili paste used for everything from Bibimbap to Meuntang or Pizza…(as well as dips, marinades, stocks…) It primarily consists of Gochugaru (red chili powder), glutinous rice/powder, a bit of cultured soybeans, salt, and sometimes sweetener. Q: Where can I purchase it? A: Everywhere from Asian markets to Amazon. […]

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Silken Tofu Seafood Soup Soondubu Jjigae 순두부 찌개


This soup delivers heat in two ways.  First, it’s hot and bubbly and then, it’s red and spicy (but not so much that you’ll double over).  As always, you can tailor fit this to your own personal taste.  Don’t like that kick?  Remove the jalapeños or deseed them and scale back the pepper flakes (though […]

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