Category Archives: Home cookin

Sushi FAIL

I’ve always learned things the hard way, whether by choice or bad luck, it’s the way it is.  I suck at frying stuff, from tofu (scramble) to rock hard egg rolls to overcooked tempura, no bueno.  I’ve mentioned my bastardized

Sushi FAIL

I’ve always learned things the hard way, whether by choice or bad luck, it’s the way it is.  I suck at frying stuff, from tofu (scramble) to rock hard egg rolls to overcooked tempura, no bueno.  I’ve mentioned my bastardized

Bánh Ngon Nhất Vietnam – Tastiest Bread of Vietnam

I went for 8 years of my life before ever discovering bánh tiêu (pronounced bon tew), my husband went for 23 years before discovering Vietnamese food, this just boggles me.  If you’re reading this and have never heard of it

Bánh Ngon Nhất Vietnam – Tastiest Bread of Vietnam

I went for 8 years of my life before ever discovering bánh tiêu (pronounced bon tew), my husband went for 23 years before discovering Vietnamese food, this just boggles me.  If you’re reading this and have never heard of it

Strawberry Frozen Goodness

I love living in Ashburn because in an hour, I’m in DC or in the country.  I also love the four seasons, the freshness of spring, warmth of summer, colors of fall, and snow in the winter.  But during this

Strawberry Frozen Goodness

I love living in Ashburn because in an hour, I’m in DC or in the country.  I also love the four seasons, the freshness of spring, warmth of summer, colors of fall, and snow in the winter.  But during this

Chuc mung nam moi! – Happy Lunar New Year!

For the Chinese, it’s the year of the Rabbit, for the Vietnamese it’s the year of the Cat.  My dear friend Cat posted an interesting article on her facebook as to why the Vietnamese celebrate the cat versus the rabbit. 

Chuc mung nam moi! – Happy Lunar New Year!

For the Chinese, it’s the year of the Rabbit, for the Vietnamese it’s the year of the Cat.  My dear friend Cat posted an interesting article on her facebook as to why the Vietnamese celebrate the cat versus the rabbit. 

Vietnamese caramelized pork

Growing up I never appreciated Vietnamese cuisine for the deliciousness it is.  In my younger days I would have taken a happy meal over a bowl of rice and meat any day.  But having been away from my mom’s daily

Vietnamese caramelized pork

Growing up I never appreciated Vietnamese cuisine for the deliciousness it is.  In my younger days I would have taken a happy meal over a bowl of rice and meat any day.  But having been away from my mom’s daily

Biscuits and Gravy

I love when I have the right leftovers to make something delicious. Biscuits + sausage + butter + flour + milk = For the recipe click

Biscuits and Gravy

I love when I have the right leftovers to make something delicious. Biscuits + sausage + butter + flour + milk = For the recipe click

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I found Jaden Hair’s recipe for sweet and sour chicken on Elise Bauer’s blog, Simply Recipes.  I am a huge fan of both ladies, they do great things with food and I frequent their blogs regularly.  I highly recommend getting

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I found Jaden Hair’s recipe for sweet and sour chicken on Elise Bauer’s blog, Simply Recipes.  I am a huge fan of both ladies, they do great things with food and I frequent their blogs regularly.  I highly recommend getting