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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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Homemade Breadsticks

I have a confession to make: I’m a known “carbaholic.” I love all things bread, and homemade bread (or should I say, breadsticks), is definitely the way to my heart. These breadsticks are the perfect mate to your favorite pasta dish. And guess what?! They are soft, chewy, and are practically fool-proof. Not to mention…kids […]

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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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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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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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French Cut Green Beans

This so called “side dish” is sooo good…that I can probably eat it as a “main dish”, instead! Everything that is good in this world can be found in this recipe. First, I cook some shallots and garlic in some bacon grease, then…add the green beans in, along with some sliced mushrooms, and FINALLY, top […]

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Three Cheese and Spinach Phyllo Rolls

I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I get intense cravings for something crunchy AND buttery! And in those desperate, dark hours…I turn to phyllo dough! So simple and so easy…all you have to do is thaw it out overnight, and voila’! It’s ready to be used! I’m pretty sure it’s foolproof too, because […]

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