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Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

Summer is fast approaching and for us, June is always a busy month of  graduations, weddings, Father’s day barbecues, and ice cream.  It’s when we dust off our ice cream maker to whip up home made concoctions such as...

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Cooking with Grandma: Cha Gio Vietnamese Egg Rolls

What recipe would  you like to learn if you get one afternoon to learn from a Vietnamese grandmother? For us, and some friends, it was crispy banh xeo and Vietnamese egg rolls, called chả giò in the south and...

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Vegas Uncorked 2012

Epicurean Garden of the Gods at Ceasars Palace Grand Tasting event We’ve been to our fair share of food festivals over the years and thought we’ve experienced it all until Vegas Uncorked 2012.   Hosted by Bon Appetit, Vegas...

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Spring Gardening

We’ve been busy bees. Not so much with cooking, but working on the yard and gardening.  We were fortunate to find our dream home with a nice chunk of land last year, and while most of our focus has...

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I Love Vietnamese Food

It’s been a tough month for us. A dear member of our family passed away suddenly from complications of multiple myeloma.  We shared many great meals with him and one of his favorite dishes we made for him was roasted...

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Macaron Class in Session

I’m Kim, and I’m a macaron addict. I’ve been obsessed with macarons for the past few months, researching and studying different techniques and recipes on how to make macarons. Macarons are French meringue confections that resemble a cookie sandwiches...

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Lamb Meatballs and The Meatball Shop Cookbook giveaway!

Still undecided what to make for Valentines? We all know the fastest way to someone’s heart is through the stomach (I made Hong a bowl of Mi Quang and now look at us). So if you’re still searching, try...

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Rubber Duck Baby Sprinkle

We had a fun opportunity and pleasure of hosting a ‘baby sprinkle’ for my dear sister and brother in law as they await the arrival of their second baby. Baby Sprinkles are smaller than Baby Showers and celebrate the...

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Pantry Nightmares: Oxo Pop Container Giveaway

Does your pantry look like this? Ours was a recurring nightmare. No matter how many times we tried to clean the pantry, it would rear its messy, disorganized face again like a bad garden weed. Our pantry troubles began...

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Bun Bo Hue Recipe

Spicy, fiery red, and murky, the appearance of bún bò Huế is almost the antithesis of it’s better known Vietnamese soup counterpart, phở bò, which is valued for it’s clarity and pure clean flavors. Although both have beef as it’s...