In starch-heavy Northern Chinese cuisine, the Lunar New Year wouldn't be complete without shui jiao, or boiled dumplings, which signify wealth and prosperity because of their resemblance to ancient Chinese currency. Savor them simply with a side of soy-vinegar dipping sauce and a drizzle of chili oil. Enjoy abundance in the coming year with this recipe.
Celebrating this fun and festive holiday couldn't be easier – or tastier! Asian cuisine is filled with noodles and dumplings that lend themselves to tot's finicky eating habits. Noodles, dumplings, and buns can be filled with lil one's favorite meats and are the perfect place to work in vegetables. Teaching lil eaters to try their hand at a pair of chopsticks will also entertain them for some time.
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This one uses jarred salsa, canned cannellini beans, and boxed corn bread. A heaping teaspoon of chili powder provides a smoky depth that makes this quick chili taste slow-cooked.
Serve with sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, or any of your other favorite traditional chili toppings. Get the recipe and read more
Hand me any soup with dumplings, and I'll devour it; I simply love them that much. Not quite bread, not quite noodle, dumplings are the perfect chewy bite of comfort — especially when served with a myriad of different vegetables.
Aside from the slow cooker doing all the work, and the delectable dumpling aspect, the beauty of this dish is its versatility: substitute zucchini for green beans, or fresh, in-season morels for cremini mushrooms. To make a variation that you love in your slow cooker, read more
If you're a fan of comforting chicken dishes, make this meal tonight. Chicken pot pie meets chicken and dumplings in this scrumptious recipe. With the help of packaged cornbread twists, the dish comes together simply and quickly. The recipe calls for two cups of frozen vegetables, but fresh asparagus, carrots, and onions would be equally delicious. To check out the recipe, read more