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Best Homemade Salad Dressing/ Nuoc Mam Container

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We finally found a container (OXO Salad Dressing Shaker) that is absolutely perfect for our Champagne Vinaigrette homemade salad dressing AND our Nuoc Mam (Spicy Fish Sauce).  We’ve tried so many different containers but this one is our favorite thus far because of the following features: PROs: Seals Well (allows for shaking... more

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SUPER Easy Turkey Chili – Wick Fowler’s 2 Alarm

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I’m a huge fan of Turkey Chili but I’ve never really made it at home before.  Recently we had a Chili Cook-Off at my client site to raise money for charity and I was introduced to Wick Fowler’s Famous 2 Alarm Chili Kit!  We won the chili contest and the... more

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Brown Rice Porridge with Spam and Eggs!

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It’s getting cold outside and you want something warm and filling in the morning for breakfast. This dish is absolutely perfect and easy to make during the winter time. I’m bringing back what your mom and grandma used to make when you were younger and adding some memorable sides with... more

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Seafood Extravaganza – Mom’s Birthday

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  This year we had the honor of hosting my Mom’s birthday at our house.  Since fresh seafood is a scarcity in Kansas compared to Texas, so we went for a Seafood Extravaganza menu with an Asian twist.  Planning the menu is always the hardest because I am always wanting... more

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Thai Style Steamed Mussels

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  I made these mussels as an appetizer for my Mom’s Seafood Extravaganza dinner.  I served each bowl with a slice to toasted french baguette to soak up the flavorful broth.  My mom actually loved the broth so much she sipped it all up!  I purchased the mussels from Central... more

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Pan Seared Scallops over Butter Lettuce & Mixed Tomato Salad

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  This colorful salad was part of my Mom’s Seafood Extravaganza dinner.  We put an Asian flair but wanted to keep it simple so we used the Nuoc Mam Ot Recipe as a light dressing. Be sure to not over-dress the salad as the scallops will provide a lot of flavor and... more

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Ca Hap – Steamed Striped Bass with Glass Noodles

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This was the main entree we cooked for my Mom’s Birthday Seafood Extravaganza.   This Steamed Fish with Pork, Mushroom and Noodles is a very classic Vietnamese Dish (Ca Hap) and I was inspired by a recipe I found from Andrea Nguyen’s “Into the Vietnamese Kitchen” cookbook that my friend gave... more

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Cua Hap Bia (Vietnamese Steamed Blue Crabs in Beer)

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    Sunday night we passed the seafood section at H-Mart they wheeled out the container of live blue crabs! They were too fresh to pass up, so Toan and I made a last minute decision to make it for dinner.  Blue crabs always brings back fond memories from my... more

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Happy Bday lil Chef!

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Happy birthday to our little chef! We bought our niece an apron to start her love for cooking early. She is already a big help in the kitchen at age 4! Hope she has as many wonderful memories cooking with family as we did growing up. more

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