Now that the weather is officially awful, I need good congee (also called jook, depending on which Asian country you're hailing from) to help me face the day. Specifically in the Baltimore City/County area. Thanks!
Cantonese comfort food, chicken jook (also known as congee) is a creamy, warm, savory rice porridge fragrant with ginger and chicken broth, that lends itself to endless customization. Add scallions, fried shallots, roasted peanuts, soy sauce, fish sauce, cilantro, pickled mustard greens, or whatever other toppings strike your fancy.
Easy Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are so often disappointing -- mushy or gummy, full of starchy filler. But these easy cakes are full of beautiful lump crabmeat, and a light panko coating ensures they fry up crispy and golden brown. Bright, lemony aioli makes a piquant counterpart to the sweet, sweet crab.
This classic should be in every Southern woman's repertoire. A moist, delicious Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake pleases crowds of all ages, and is the perfect dessert to bring to a neighbor, to a potluck, or to a summer party.