This is one of my recipes I like to use for special occasions such as at my Christmas 'open house' and New Years Day buffet. It is a great addition to a buffet and is definitely a crowd pleaser at potlucks. I often prepare double batches of the meatballs, bake them in the oven, freeze on a cookie sheet and when frozen slip them into a plastic bag. This allows me to take out as many as I need for the meal I am preparing. Found this recipe hand written on a sheet of paper tucked in a cookbook picked up at a yard sale.
Quick, easy and makes for a great basting sauce when wanting something a touch different when grilling. Amazing how something so easily made makes for a crowd pleaser. I usually triple the recipe and when wanting a little spice I add some dried crushed chili peppers.
These spring rolls were a sell out at one of our annual school projects several years ago and have been a favorite at our house as well as at the Spring Mosaic. A Jean Pare recipe from "Company's Coming Asian Cooking" and one that never fails to please. Make for wonderful appetizers.
A very flavorful dipping sauce I use for my Vietnamese Spring Rolls. The flecks of carrot and crushed chilies look very appealing in the serving bowl. A crowd pleaser that makes for recipe requests. Recipe from Jean Pare's "Company's Coming Asian Cooking"
These crescent-shaped dumplings have evolved from won tons. Popular in central and northern China they are no longer thought of as a simple snack but are now considered a specialty dish associated with festivals. Cook time includes 20-minute resting time. From Ethnic Cuisine.
"The Chinese carefully select vegetables to achieve a harmonious balance of contrasting colors and textures. Once you have chopped the vegetables, this dish is quick and easy to put together, and makes an attractive and nutritious meal." Ethnic Cuisine.
Another from Ethnic Cuisine. KFC isn't the only thing that's finger-licking good. This Chinese dish is too and has a nice option - add halved hard-cooked eggs just before the dish has finished cooking.
The Crouching Tiger is a simple shooter to make, but unlike many others, it tastes really, really good. Maybe too good. It's simply a shaken tequila and lychee liqueur shooter that is so sweet, it can replace any candy any day. However, it is so tasty that you may find you've had one too many; they are addicting.
"Black bean sauce is a traditional Chinese blend of soybeans and special spices. Its unique aroma complements both meat and vegetables, making a rich and robust sauce that is great for steaming and stir-frying." Ethnic Cuisine.