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Easy Tiramisu

Easy Tiramisu

  This staying home is killing me 😉 I hope by the end of this quarantine I can walk out the front door. Everyday I been trying to make something or bake something. That is the only thing that is good about this quarantine....that I am stepping out my comfort...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies and these BAR are by far the BEST!! If you love chocolate cookies...you will LOVE these even more!! Its chewy and soft...yet...its pack with TONS of ooey gooey-ness!! You should definitely make these!! You will not regret it!! Its best...

Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been trying to bake something once a week for my husband staff at the hospital. I wanted to bake something Easter theme this week...but I didn't want to bake a cake because I wanted something that was easy so they can just grab and go. I didn't wanted him to...

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I have been craving some fried chicken lately but since we are to stay home as much as possible with this virus...I decided to make my own fried chicken. I only had chicken thigh in the refrigerator so I had to make do with what I had. I actually love chicken thigh...

Coconut Pandan Milk Bread

Coconut Pandan Milk Bread

This coconut pandan milk bread is so delicious!!! I love that the flavor isn't so over powering!! It a great blend of sweetness and pandan!! If you love anything pandan like I do...then you need to make this BREAD!! It is so yummy!!     Coconut Pandan Milk Bread...

French Bread

French Bread

I was making beef stew for dinner and realized that I didn't have any FRENCH BREAD to dip. We love dipping French bread into the beef stew sauce....I think my kids like that part more than the meat, carrots or potatoes. 😉  So I google a recipe and they all seem to...

Carrot Sheet Cake with Coconut & Walnut topping

Carrot Sheet Cake with Coconut & Walnut topping

Carrot cake had to be one of my FAVORITE cake!! I love eating it and BAKING it!! When I am baking this cake...my WHOLE HOUSE smell DEVINE!! The cinnamon aroma just goes all through the house. I love making it and adding shredded coconut and pecan or walnut to the...

Classic Waffle

I was running out of IDEAS to cook for dinner...and so when my lil girl asked for waffle...we decided to make it for DINNER that night!! I usually make the pandan waffle or the Belgium waffle recipe ...but this one is my favorite CLASSIC waffle one that I always go...

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee

Lately I haven't drank much coffee unless when I am subbing at the school. But since we been home for the past 2 weeks...I haven't been drinking much coffee.  BUT...lately on social media ...they have been making this whip coffee aka dalgona coffee and I have been...

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

My kids love Mexican food...but I was kinda tired of making soft or hard taco...plus I wanted to make something that used less plates and bowls and easy to prep. I saw on instagram one of the influencers was making chicken enchiladas but she made it in the crockpot....

Pretzels

Pretzels

Every chance we get...we always PICK up pretzels from Auntie Anne in our mall. I remember when we used to visit my parents and they had one in the Walmart store. I love the almond flavor ones...so I will attempt that one day 😉  I been seeing many of my instagram acct...

Ga Roti

Ga Roti

I remember always ordering this dish at one of the restaurant that I used to go to in NOLA ...but I haven't been back there lately because the restaurant had change management/owner and the food just doesn't taste the same any more. I would get this dish with the...

Easy Peasy Banana Bread

With this SOCIAL DISTANCING... I will gain 50lbs!!! All I do every day is think of what dessert to make or what to cook. Every evening we sit down after dinner and eat some sort of desserts. So, this week....I decided to make SWEET breakfast food. I LOVE BANANA BREAD....

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

  With this weeks CRAZY schedule...and since we are all practicing social distancing...I have only ate an entire months worth of food in 1 week LOL. I been testing out different recipes and tweaking it as I go along. This social distancing is making us all fat...

Crawfish Pie

Crawfish Pie

During lent I usually try to cook more seafood during the week. This is the time that I LOVE TO EXPERIMENT with new recipes or change some of my meat recipe to seafood. My son had to make a pie for school for PI day on March 14. Since my kids love my chicken pot pie...

Airfry KICK’N Chicken Wing

Airfry KICK’N Chicken Wing

2:30 pm today----Mardi Gras vacation starts now for the Nguyen's!!! This week my meal planning was super easy and contain lots of fast and easy meals....since we will be in and out. We plan on going to a couple of the parades so I needed to make something easy for...

Valentine 2020

Valentine 2020

This year we had a very LOW KEY  Valentine....my kids were so busy with after school activities that I just planned it around their schedule. My 3 little ones had tennis practice after school until 4:30 pm and Ethan had a birthday party that was schedule from...

Carolina BBQ Wings

Carolina BBQ Wings

For the Super Bowl this year I wanted to make all finger food but I was tired of making the same type of food over and over again. I always make my savory meatball, BBQ chicken wings, Alfredo pasta, and meatball sliders....so I went to my favorite instagram account in...

Curry Chicken Pot Pie

Curry Chicken Pot Pie

We love chicken pot pie in this house. Last year when I made my first chicken pot pie...the kids requested it for like the whole month 😉 It got to the point that I was even sick of making it MUCH less eating it  hahahaha. Last week when I was meal planning....I was...