Mint Leaf OC

A few months ago, Mint Leaf OC released a dim sum naming contest on Instagram, inviting foodies to submit entries to name their cute little menu characters.  This was such a fun contest, and all [...]

Mini Orange Pulpsicles

I was making fresh squeezed orange juice yesterday and had a lot of extra pulp.  Normally, I would just eat it, but I was too full from lunch, so I decided to bust out these mini popsicle molds I [...]

Easy Spinach Dip

This is the easiest and fastest way you can make an awesome spinach dip.  It really only requires three must-have ingredients: sour cream, onion soup mix, and frozen spinach.  If you’re in [...]

Mango Salsa

Mango salsa is so refreshing, especially on a summer day.   Its sweet and zesty flavor combination is so good. My husband makes a very simple mango salsa, and it’s delicious!  He only uses [...]

Banana Madeleines

My husband loves banana nut bread.  He also loves Madeleines.  He used to buy all the Madeleine packets at Starbucks until they changed the recipe/shape.  They now sell the shorter shell-shaped [...]

Pico De Gallo Made Simple

I love me some Pico de Gallo, especially during the summer.  It tastes so fresh, and it’s really easy to make.  One of my favorite things to eat it with is grilled oysters.  Mmm, grilled [...]

Lazy Back Ribs

Singing: I want my lazy back, lazy back, lazy back. I want my lazy back, lazy back, lazy back. Lazy, lazy back ribs.  Duo’s lazy back ribs. If you’re reading this, I hope you tried to [...]

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 [...]

Healthy Banana Nut Bread

My husband loves when I make banana nut bread, and I love that he loves it!  My Dad loves it too.  And the great thing about this recipe is that IT’S SO HEALTHY!  NO TABLE SUGAR.  I use [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Taste of Can Tho: Sesame Soy Chicken

My Mom didn’t make baked chicken (gà nướng) often, but when she did, boy, was it good!  Her favorite cut of chicken was always the wing, and I can’t argue with that!  The smallest cut [...]

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 [...]

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