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Nom Pao/Banh Bao (Steamed Bun with Meat Filling)

    INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH: 1 cup of lukewarm WHOLE milk 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast 1/3 cup of sugar (add a Tablespoon more if you like your buns a tad sweeter) 4 cups of cake flour (may sub for all purpose flour) 2 teaspoons of Alsa baking powder or Rumford baking powder […]

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Spam and Egg Kimbap

My kids LOVE this stuff! You can can call these spam and egg kimbap, or simply, a deconstructed spam and egg musubi. These are super easy to put together and make great school lunches, not to mention, they aren’t messy when your kids start to eat them! It’s a win-win! Feel free to switch up […]

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Linda’s Chipotle Salsa

If you are a lover of salsa, then this recipe is for you! My best friend Linda has been dubbed the “salsa queen” by all of her friends. For a long time, every time she was set to show up for a party, everyone would ask her to make her famous salsa. Well, guess what?? […]

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Spam Musubi

I made a vow, not too long ago, claiming that I will never touch, cook, or eat spam, for as long as I shall liveā€¦ that was until 2 months ago, when I walked into a little bakery in Kihei, Hawaii, and tried their spam musubi and since then, my life has taken an unexpected […]

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Deep Fried Mac n’ Cheese Balls

You guys are in luck, because these deep fried mac n’ cheese balls are fat free AND low in cholesterol! JUST KIDDING. Sorry to burst your bubble, but these are definitely something that I would only recommend making once every couple of months, haha. They are crunchy, gooey, creamy, and oh-so cheesy! INGREDIENTS: refrigerated (preferably […]

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Bean Dip

It’s football season, which means: FOOTBALL FOOD! I’m not a die-hard football or anything, but I am a die-hard fan of good appetizers. And this one definitely hits the spot! INGREDIENTS: 1 (30 ounce) can of refried beans 1/3 cup of finely chopped white onion 8 ounces of ground beef 2 Tbsp of taco seasoning […]

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Mini Caramelized Onion Tarts

I kid you not…these mini onion tarts are REALLY addicting! ESPECIALLY hot out the oven! I can probably eat about a dozen of these in one sitting, but I wont… Because I’m lactose intolerant. But these are so good, that despite my intolerance, I often make these and like to shove a few in my […]

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Eggplant Wrapped Tofu

Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving? We all know that you should be thankful no matter what time of the year it is, but during this special holiday, you suddenly feel extra THANKFUL and just a little bit more BLESSED. You also get that ONE day to stuff your face without anyone really judging you. Which reminds […]

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Fresh Spring Rolls

Ingredients: rice paper very warm water For the filling: rice vermicelli noodles(cooked accordingly to the package) 1 pound of shrimp(deveined with the shell on) fried tofu Vietnamese ham(click here for my homemade recipe) bean sprouts green leaf lettuce mint cilantro saw tooth coriander(optional) chives(optional) For the peanut sauce: 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp of hoisen […]

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Lemongrass and Chili Oil Infused Edamame Beans

These edamame beans are the perfect game day snack. They are also the perfect thing to snack on while watching Korean dramas…just sayin’. So easy to make but even more, they are DELICIOUS! My husband and I can eat a whole 1 pound bag of it, in one sitting. These beans will also have you […]

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