Tag Archives: video

Fiery Corn and Black Bean Salsa

3 Sep
by Deanne

Yesterday in our garden tour  post, we showed pictures of our abundant tomatoes.  Here’s a delicious way to use them up and practice your knife skills at the same time! In his most recent GamerKitchen episode, Luke makes a great tasting salsa that can double as a snack or dinner-sized salad.

Luke used one Serrano pepper – the heat was just right, but I’m sure one jalapeno would be good too.

What heat level do you think you’ll choose?


Vietnamese BBQ Pork with A Rice Noodle Salad

5 Jul
by Deanne

Francine and I are thankful that the cooking chores in our family are shared among the men in our clan.  Both of our husbands are creative and talented in the kitchen. We also have Luke, our talented blog photographer and son/brother.  He is an amazing chef at the family restaurant and  always coming up with super flavorful dishes.  After we eat what he cooks, we crave that dish the entire next day.

We are excited to share the latest episode from his online cooking show.  Luke explains how easy it is to create great, restaurant-quality  Vietnamese BBQ Pork with A Rice Noodle Salad. (This dish is SO good you guys!!) 

Here’s how he explains the dish…

“In this episode of GamerKitchen, we are making Bun thit nuong, which is rice vermicelli mixed with fresh vegetables and topped with barbecued pork served with a lime dipping sauce (nuoc cham). It fits in well because grilling season is upon us and this dish makes a perfect recipe to share with friends for an afternoon barbecue or get together.”

Is your mouth watering yet?

Italian Sausage Carbonara with Springtime Asparagus

24 Apr
by Francine

Here’s another recipe to celebrate asparagus season

I only wish I was back in Minnesota so I could have had a taste when my brother finished making this. 

I’ve seen some fresh looking asparagus for sale here in England so perhaps I’ll give this recipe a try. 

I can smell it already…yum!

Real Men Can Cook

12 Apr
by Deanne

Our son/brother, Luke, has an online cooking show, which is aimed at helping busy young professionals learn some cooking techniques.  It’s fast paced, spoken in the language of (video) gamers and delivers knock out recipes.

His show is now being featured on Primer, an online magazine for young men in their twenties.  Check out the magazine and his premier post

It’s exciting that there’s an interest among young men to learn more about home cooking.  We can’t wait to see what’s next for him and for all the men out there who are finding their way around their home kitchens.

How to make restaurant quality Chinese food at home

3 Mar
by Deanne

Years before we learned to cook, we had a desire to make Chinese style stir fry in our own kitchen because we enjoyed the flavors when we went out to eat. (Our family’s favorite restaurant was a small Chinese restaurant called Yanzte in Lansdale, PA.) After several home- kitchen-stir-fry failures (soggy veggies and boring sauces) we proclaimed, “You can’t make restaurant quality Chinese food at home.”

Now, thanks to learning a few basics that both Luke and Francine picked up in China, we have been able to enjoy great dishes like this Sweetened Sichuan Chicken that Luke presents in his most recent GamerKitchen episode.

Here’s some more Chinese inspired dishes to make at home… Ambercup Squash with Sweetened Beef and Watermelon Radish Salad.

Also in case you forget how to make a pot of steamed rice, here’s a helpful video. (Francine often forgets the correct proportions for making rice, but shhh…don’t tell her I told you.)

How about you, have you been able to make restaurant quality Chinese food at home?

Tonight’s Dinner?

15 Dec
Southwest Chicken Soup

Here’s the latest episode of GamerKitchen courtesy of Luke.


(You can see more cooking videos here.)

Giggles on a Sunday Afternoon

20 Nov

In the quest for all things local, one can run the risk of sounding like this couple.

But it’s always good to laugh, even if it’s at yourself. :)