Hey guys!

Today I am sharing with you another amazing deep fried food! YAY.

Who does not like deep fried, meaty goodness with a side of crunch. Speaking of deep fried, have you been to the state fair where everything is on a stick? Well this is my idea of deep fried deliciousness on a stick! just put this Pork Lumpia on a stick and you got a piece of heaven in your tummy right there!

Last time I shared a Crab and Cream Cheese Lumpia, that was kind of a play on a crab and cream cheese wonton that I had. this version is the authentic version made with pork, cabbage and carrots. It is equally tasty and delicious.

This lumpia is different from an eggroll in that the meat is raw and it cooks as it Frys. In an egg roll the meat is usually precooked as an egg roll wrapper will fry fast than a lumpia wrapper does. Lumpia wrappers are really thin so be sure to NOT use egg roll wrappers for this recipe.

If you can find the lumpia wrappers that are individually wrapped, it will save you time and swear words. As the other ones that are all stuck together is hard to separate without breaking it.

Just imagine sharing this Pork Lumpia with a side of beef fried rice and chicken wings! Yum.

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I recently went to an Asian Eatery here in Minneapolis. Its pretty new so obviously I had to go give my blessings on its menu. Actually my tummy had to give its blessings.

I am a fan of anything deep fried and fried rice, so obviously I sampled about 4 different appetizers and the fried rice. There was a snow crab wonton that was just to die for! One of my top new favorite appetizers. But they also had this really strange spring roll on their menu.

I say strange because it was thin and long, filled with pork. It is a Lumpia, that is actually a spring roll that originated from China and is commonly found in Indonesia and the Philippines. It is a savory snack made of a thin crepe pastry skin called lumpia wrappers enveloping a mixture of savory fillings, that range from chopped vegetables to minced meat and like my version cream cheese and crab meat.

The texture is really similar to phyllo wrapper. So it is really thin and delicate. If you plan on making this be sure it says individually wrapped. Otherwise its hecking hard to separate each wrapper. Each package comes with about 50 wrappers.

Another difference in these spring rolls, the pork or whatever meat you are filling it with is cooked in the wrapper as it fry’s.

I made this version with cream cheese and crab meat so everything was fully cooked before filling, however I also did a pork version which I will post soon. But in the mean time if you can get your hands on sweet crab meat this is so delicious. The crispy exterior with the soft sweet filling is just perfect.

It can be made ahead of time as well. I actually made mine the day before and placed it in the fridge and then fried it the next day. Its a great party food.

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Hello lovely people!

How was your Easter? I trust that you made delicious a spread for your dinner or lunch. Went to church, maybe did an easter hunt and all that good stuff. The monster is no longer into easter hunts, thank god! Thats one less holiday I need to care about. So we now have eliminated Easter and Halloween…excitedly waiting for her to not want Christmas gifts anymore. Ha!

I am continuing with dessert. It seems the only time I want to eat dessert is when I am fasting. I rarely eat sweet stuff, but lately I feel like I must have something sweet in the night. These Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins are just what I need. When I tell you these taste better the next day I am not kidding you. I made these on a whim, just trying to test out the ratios.

When it first came out of the oven, of course I immediately ate one, I mean I needed to test it an all that. It was so soft, I thought for sure it failed. But the next day after allowing it to cool in the fridge…oh boy was it perfect. It was soft, moist and the strawberry jam just put it over the top.

Kind of like a sweet and tart balance. If you are using fresh strawberries, please chop it before, otherwise it takes a lot longer to become jam-like. I used frozen and it was perfectly fine whole.

I thought about adding a sprig of mint to the jam, but did not in the end. If you happen to make it and do add mint, let me know how that comes out. I imagine it would give it a bit of freshness…

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Do you have a Girl Scout Cookie dealer living in your neighborhood? I have a few of them. One is at work and you just cannot resist buying from them when the come around. I think I spend like $100 on just cookies during cookie season. Yes I call it cookie season.

True story, last year I was in my kitchen when a girl scout rang my door bell, I was doing one of my juice fasts at that time so I was trying to resist any temptation. I swear I hid when the little scout rang the door bell.

Of course lo and behold the monster sees her through her bedroom window and goes to open the door not realizing I was trying to hide from her! Needless to say, that diet failed after that as I ended up buying a few boxes of cookies. And yes it all went in my belly!

This year I had a game plan, I ordered my usual million boxes and decided to re-purpose it so I don’t end up eating all of it myself.

And what better way than to make a cheese cake! And let me tell you, this was one super delicious cheese cake. Those cookies with bits of chocolate was the perfect crust for this cheese cake.

In the video you will see me pounding the cookies to form the crust, please use a food processor if you have one. Cause that shit is time consuming and I think I build some muscles.

Be patient when it its baking. I was not and I kept opening and checking the oven, letting the hot air out. Be even more patient and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours. This was my first attempt at a cheese cake and it came out really well. So stay tuned for more cheese cake recipes.

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Have you ever been to New Orleans? Have you had their famous beignets? Well I have and it is light, airy and fluffy. Sounds like a poodle right?

Have you ever had crab cakes? I don’t mean those crab cakes that is chuck full of bread crumbs. I mean a good, study crab cake full of sweet jumbo lump crab meat, crab meat that costs a small fortune to buy.

Well this Spicy Crab Beignet is what would happen if a beignet and a crab cake had a baby. And let me tell you, it is incredibly delicious, like you will want to lick your screen delicious. You are going to take 1 look…not 2 but 1 look at this video and run right out and spend your entire pay check on some sweet jumbo lump crab meat. Because you are going to want to make these Spicy Crab Beignets yourself!

You will want to eat it all and not share with anyone else too. This is like the perfect snack for the coming winter storm that MN is about to get! Or better yet…for the Final season of Game of Thrones!

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