Oven Baked Dry Rub BBQ Ribs

Summer is coming!  My least favorite of seasons.  Not for Trinh though.  She loves summer.  That lucky pig gets to roast in the sun all day because she’s off.  One of the major perks of [...]

Sweet Sesame Beef

My good friend Hope gave me this recipe. She always says she doesn’t think much of her culinary skills, but I think she did a great job with this one. For years, she’s shown me things [...]

How To Clean and Sanitize Cutting Boards

I use my cutting boards every time I prepare a meal. They go through a lot of abuse, but I make sure to take care of them so they stay in good shape and are sanitary for the next time I use them. [...]

Steel’s Maple Banana Human Treats

My Saturday night plan involved staying up late, mixing myself a drink, then settling in on the couch to clear out this week’s shows off my DVR. None of that happened. All day, I had been feeding [...]

Bacon Avocado Deviled Eggs

One week until St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re thinking about making something delicious and green to eat, you should make green eggs and ham! Well, these are boiled eggs and fried [...]

Baked Donuts

My favorite donuts are Boston creams. That’s the chocolate covered one that’s filled with vanilla custard. Eating a deep-fried donut isn’t unhealthy enough for me, my favorite [...]

Blueberry Biscotti

The How To Duo always says “Meats over sweets!” We prefer savory over sweet. Whenever I tell Trinh about a dessert I’m thinking of making, she always tries to convince me to [...]

Coconut Macaroon 5

Maroon 5’s song “Sugar” has been on the radio a lot lately and I’ve grown to love it. The music video is pretty cool too! It came on my Spotify playlist when I was making [...]

Apple Egg Salad

Today’s quick recipe is for Apple Egg Salad. I think it’s so good that people will be b-egging you for the recipe. And it’s over-easy to make! You think I’m yolking [...]

Heart Pockets

Happy Friday the 13th! You’ve got really bad luck if you’ve only just now remembered that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Trinh finished her funny E-card for her husband, and since [...]

The Duo’s Life Hacks: Toothpaste

Toothpaste isn’t just for your teeth anymore! While Trinh is at her house getting every last bit of toothpaste from her tube, I’m at mine spreading the stuff all over the place. [...]

Cake Mix Cookies

Did you know that you can make cookies from boxed cake mix? I didn’t! Why didn’t you tell me? It’s pretty neat because with all the different types of cake mix out there, you [...]

Mama Steel’s Pasta Salad

My mom is a great cook… and she’s the How To Duo’s biggest fan! Mama Steel always makes this pasta salad, so it’s definitely one of my favorite side dishes to eat. [...]

VooDuo Voodoo Doll

I don’t hate Trinh. Sure, I might do or say things sometimes that could possibly make you think I do, but I really don’t. Why would I? She’s the other half of the How To Duo! [...]

Apple Pie Apple

I love pie. Like, I really love it. And if you’re like me, you have no business buying an entire pie, topping it with vanilla ice cream, and eating it straight from the tin while you binge [...]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A lot can change in 13 years. When Trinh and I reunited, there were a handful of things that I noticed that were different: we can no longer party like we did when we were 22, Trinh’s voice [...]

Holiday Decoration Organization Tips

Nothing gives me the holiday blues more than having to take down my Christmas decorations. Sure, I’m going to miss the twinkling lights and smell from the Christmas tree, but what really [...]

Baked Hawaiian Sandwiches

The How To Duo loves nothing more than making tasty meals from random ingredients we’ve already got around the house. You probably already have most of these things in your refrigerator, so [...]

Spam Musubi Bites

Spam has always been a favorite of mine. It’s really easy to cook and can be eaten for any meal of the day. For breakfast, I fry it up and enjoy it with eggs. Or for lunch, I can simply add [...]

Monkey Advent Calendar

Happy Holidays! The days have been flying by! Did your online shopping just go from Standard shipping to Express shipping and finally to the dreaded Next-Day shipping? An advent calendar will [...]