Category: Craig’s Kitchen

Craig’s Kitchen: Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies

The smell of these alone will make your saliva glands start to flow! The rich, chocolate goodness melts in your mouth. The brown sugar batter dances around on the tip of your tongue. And as you bite into each cookie, the buttery flavor swirls… Continue Reading “Craig’s Kitchen: Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies”

Craig’s Kitchen: Fried WonTons

A New Year’s family favorite. Seems weird to have fried wontons be a New Year’s family favorite in a family of Japanese heritage, but it’s been a staple in our home since I was a little kid. You know how at family get-togethers you… Continue Reading “Craig’s Kitchen: Fried WonTons”

Craig’s Kitchen: Mom’s Tagliarini Casserole

At some point, it must have called for tagliarini pasta. Tagliarini is the name for “egg noodles cut in long, flat, slender pieces, narrower than tagliatelle.” That’s the definition I found online at Dictionary.com. I had to look it up because I wondered where… Continue Reading “Craig’s Kitchen: Mom’s Tagliarini Casserole”

Craig’s Kitchen: Mochiko Chicken (Japanese Chicken Nuggets)

Flavor comes in bite-sized nuggets. Chicken nuggets to be precise. Japanese chicken nuggets. I loved these savory bites of goodness for a long time but never knew how to make them until I started to serve at United Japanese Christian Church in Clovis, CA.… Continue Reading “Craig’s Kitchen: Mochiko Chicken (Japanese Chicken Nuggets)”

Craig’s Kitchen – Simple Kalua Pork

Craig’s Kitchen – Simple Kalua Pork

Craig’s Kitchen: Seven-Layer Dip

Seven layers of yummy goodness. I love a good dip.  Mom’s classic French Onion Dip made with sour cream and some old-fashioned Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix was always a staple.  Something about that combination of savory onion flavor with cool, smooth sour cream on… Continue Reading “Craig’s Kitchen: Seven-Layer Dip”

Craig’s Kitchen – Simple Fried Rice

No revelations here. What you’re about to read will not shock you.  It will not change your life.  But maybe it will offer a new or different way of making fried rice!  It’s a favorite of my family and I thought I would share… Continue Reading “Craig’s Kitchen – Simple Fried Rice”

Craig’s Kitchen – Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever!

Peanut butter cookies that TASTE like peanut butter cookies!

Craig’s Kitchen – Simple Ahi Poke

Poke is such a funny word for food.  If you’re not used to its pronunciation it looks like something you’d do to someone’s tummy.  But it’s actually pronounced like “okay” with a “p” in front of it.  Poke or “pokay.”  As for what it… Continue Reading “Craig’s Kitchen – Simple Ahi Poke”

Craig’s Kitchen – Spam Musubi

Spam musubi!