Val Cooking Again

All about the foods.

Copycat Noodles and Company Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Buttered Noodles in 30 Minutes

You guys... I have been jonesing for buttered noodles for days. And days and days. And I finally hit the end of the grocery week, where it's slim pickings and I need to fill my family with a delicious dish that doesn't compromise in quality, or ingredients. You are going to love this recipe. It works with all staples you have in your house, and...

How to Cook Ramen Egg (ajitsuke tamago)

One of the things that has stuck with me over my years, is comfort. What foods provide me comfort? Why do they provide me comfort? What senses are intrigued by the food I am eating? And the ajitsuke tamago or the japanese soy sauce eggs are no different. I didn't become truly fascinated with ramen until my adult years. Watching documentaries on...

Sun-dried tomatoes & Spinach Tortelloni

For a while I had been telling A, we should eat more vegetarian. We don't need to eat meat at every meal. Half the time the kids can't agree on a protein- one likes shrimp, one likes chicken, beef is not enjoyed by many, the toddler cannot stand meat unless it's in a nugget form, etc. So I've been making a conscious effort to cook meatless a...

Garlic Steak Bites

I've always loved steak. I haven't been like "order me a t-bone" or anything, but I LOVE a good steak. Savory, cooked to medium, medium rare (depending on the place) I just cannot help but enjoy a good steak. When I was a teenager my signature thing was "teppenyaki steak" and I would cook that for the family. I thought teppenyaki was so cool as a...