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Thanks for visiting Nguyen is Dinner. You’ll find a collection of my favorite recipes, travel tips, and ways to help keep your household running like a well-oiled machine!

Beef Enchilada

INGREDIENTS: 1.5 pounds lean ground beef (I used left over taco meat that I had made the night before) 8 large flour tortillas 3 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese 1 jar store-bought enchilada sauce ( I used Trader Joe's) DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease a...

SABA Restaurant

Last night we went to one of Alon Shaya restaurants. It took us almost 3 months to get this reservation. The restaurant inside is very cozy. They serve FRESHLY baked pita. My favorite is the BLUE CRAB hummus!!! Their drinks are very unique!! I had the Marasa which had...

Texas Toast Pizza

Ever since we been home from Disneyworld..I have been so busy trying to pick up Christmas decor and DECLUTTERING!!! I realize that I need to start unpacking all the BOXES that I packed away during my HOUSE renovation during June 2016-January 2017...that is 2 years ago...

Meatloaf

I love meatloaf!! I find that its such a comforting food for me. Meatloaf is one of those food that is the easiest to make. INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs of GROUND chuck roast 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large chopped yellow onion 4 cloves minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!! I wanted to jump on here really quick and WISH ALL OF YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Thank you for following me!! One of my new year resolutions is to BLOG MORE!! Lots more....I have been taking a little vacation from blogging lately to spend some time with...

Char Siu Pork

I don't know about you but I am so ready for the CHRISTMAS holiday/vacation  to start NOW!!!  I think its just the last home stretch that is so tiring. My oldest daughter is having her EXAM this week but her schedule is only 10:30-12:30 pm everyday this week...

Snowman Cheese

My little gal had to bring snack to school the other day and I wanted to her to bring something that was Christmas theme or related but was kinda healthy. She loves string cheese and strawberries so I google some ideas and came up with SNOWMAN CHEESESTICK and SANTA...

Shrimp Scampi Linguine

SHRIMP SCAMPI LINGUINE  The store by my house had medium peeled shrimp on sale for $3.99 lb..so I grabbed 5 lbs and wanted to make something with them for the kids lunch. I haven't made shrimp scampi pasta for them in such a long time...so I decided to make some for...

Three B’s Burger and Wine Bar

THREE B'S BURGER AND WINE BAR Whenever its one of my kids BIRTHDAY we usually let them pick a restaurant that they want to go. For my son's birthday he wanted to go eat a BURGER place and since they just opened up a new burger place by our house ....we decided to give...

Easy Baked Chicken

EASY BAKED CHICKEN  This week I knew that I was gonna have a super busy week..because I will be subbing the 5 days... plus with all the kids after school activities. I am also trying to finish decorating the house for Christmas and getting our Christmas cards mailed...

Epcot

Epcot    Epcot has to be MY 2nd FAVORITE PARK out of all the parks. They have so much to do there...its so interesting and LOTS to see and very educational. Its also very easy to get to and from...especially if you are coming from Magic Kingdom...its just a...

Cake Mix Cornbread

CAKE MIX CORNBREAD   INGREDIENTS: 1 box yellow cake mix 1 (9 oz) box JIFFY corn bread mix 1/3 cup milk 4 eggs 5 tablespoons butter melted 1 cup water     INSTRUCTIONS: Spray 9x13 glass pan with cooking spray or a regular-sized muffin tin. Mix cake mix...

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

White Chocolate Bread Pudding  I love making this dessert when I have to bring something to a party or even making it for one of my HOLIDAY parties. It is very easy to make and can serve a HUGE CROWD.  You can add sprinkle to the top to make it even more festive. Or...

Spicy Bo Kho (Spicy Beef Stew)

SPICY BO KHO (SPICY BEEF STEW)  During the WINTER months....I LOVE LOVE everything soup!!! I usually make my BO KHO (Beef Stew) with a prepackage seasoning but, this time I wanted to try to make it from scratch with NO package and I have to TELL YOU that I LOVE IT!!!...

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Olive Oil  (canola oil) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 whole fryer chicken 2 Hillshire Farm Hot Smoke sausage sliced 2 cups onion chopped 2 cups green bell pepper chopped (you can use other colors too) 2 cups celery...

BBQ Chicken In A Crockpot

BBQ CHICKEN IN A CROCK POT  We had a BIG football game today but I had so many other things going on before the game so...I pop these babies into the crockpot early this morning and it was DONE by game time!!! You can do so much with this RECIPE. You can put these...

Crispy Bake Chicken and Potato

Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe Whenever I have a rough week schedule...I usually do a one pot/tray meal. I love doing these because I just throw everything in a baking  tray and season them and within an hour...I have a FULL DINNER. Usually when the chicken is...

Pumpkin Haul at Trader Joe’s

PUMPKIN HAUL AT TRADER JOE'S   During this season...I am OBSESS with ANYTHING PUMPKIN!!! I like decorating with them BUT I LOVE eating anything made of PUMPKIN MORE!!! I love going to Trader Joe's because they always have the BEST things for the season. Here are...

Google Eye Chocolate Cake

GOOGLE EYE CHOCOLATE CAKE   For the kids Fall Festival....I had to make some cake for the Cake Walk and I had to make SOME cake. Of course I had to make 3 cake because ..each one of my kids wanted an "out of uniform" pass. So, I had to think of a fun cake to make...