Our All-American Family

About Our Recipe Blog (cont.)

When my mother came up with the name of her first cookbook the term “All-American” only seemed fit. After all, she was 1st generation Chinese, married to an American, Irish, Norwegian man living in Nebraska where traditional Chinese ingredients were not made readily available. It isn’t until now that I truly understand the meaning of the All-American. I have a beautiful Chinese, Irish, Norwegian, Polish, Austrian, Russian little boy. It doesn’t get any more All-American than this. It is my wish in life that he learns to love, appreciate and respect his roots, culture and of course, Chinese food!

This is a recipe blog dedicated to my generous Chinese mother and all the wonderful dishes she has shared with family, friends and patrons over the years. The majority of these recipes have been created by Lucy Chee, a talented mother, grandmother, cookbook author, former restaurant owner and artist. Her recipes are healthy & tasty but most importantly, made simple.

And while I (her daughter), am typing away, you may get the occasional honest blurb about my life as a stay at home mom, struggling to get dinner on the table some of the time. In addition, I have invited my father to contribute his wit and my brother to share his rookie attempt at Chinese cooking. Enjoy! – Melisa

A Little More Of Our All-American Family….


A Lake Tahoe New Year, Happy 2011!

Dan & Lucy McHale

The Happy Grandparents with the newest All-American Chinese addition.

Chase Fluhr

Introducing Chase at 6 weeks old! No Chinese food for him just yet.

Austin Fluhr 3 years old

Meet Austin. This kid really likes food, especially dim sum so you know he’s a quarter Chinese.

Jason and Chase

Jason recently discovered that he can cook after all.

Melisa & Josh

Josh, aka “Juicy Bun” extordinaire. He’s just hoping he’s going to get more home cooked meals out of this blog.

Melisa just had a baby so she is too tired to cook. Too bad Josh.