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Fourth Of July Foodies

Are you ready for some FUN IDEAS for July 4th celebration?? What are you doing for July 4th?? We usually hang out by the POOL and just eat!! Other years we did ...BBQ, Crawfish Boiled or just have a HUGE POTLUCK and just enjoy the day with FAMILIES and FRIENDS!!...

Copy Cat Mr B’s BBQ Shrimp

This is my version of Mr B’s BBQ shrimp recipe. Every time I go to a restaurant and they have BBQ SHRIMP on the menu...I always ORDER it. I love Mr B's BBQ SHRIMP and my other favorite place is High Hat Cafe. When my local grocery store have these JUMBO SHRIMP on...

Caramelized Pork Spare Rib

When the kids were younger...every week I would make a HUGE pot of Suon Ram Man ( Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Spare Rib) and we would have it for a quick meal for at least 2-3 days. I am so thankful for this dish because it heats up so well and my kids that were on...

Honey Lime Chicken

During the SUMMER its so hot and we are in the pool everyday that I don't like to stand in front of the HOT STOVE so I usually like to cook something FAST and quick...so I can join the kids out in the pool. If I turn on my stove ...I am usually gonna make 2-3 items in...

Chicago Steak

A few weeks ago I went to Sam's and they were sampling steak with this seasoning and I was HOOKED!! Its super flavorful!! I used to just season my steaks with salt and pepper...but I think my family is kinda tired of that. So, I am so happy that I found this...

Taco Cups

We have TACOS every SINGLE week. So, I always make EXTRA taco meat for the kids to snack on during the week. All they have to do is warm them up and put them in a taco shell, make a nacho or make a burrito. A few years ago....I would make these little cups with soft...

Charcuterie Board GALORE

Happy FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!! Even though our SUMMER started weeks ago!! Today, was just another day for us...swim swim swim...eat eat eat...and movies after movies. I love our LAZY days of summer. Here is what I have been doing a lot this summer...making LOTS of...

Char Siu Pork Belly

  When I have a busy week...I love making a HUGE batch of these so I can use them for different types of meal during the week.  Today, I am using them in these  banh bao (steam bun).  Tomorrow, I am making stir fry noodles with mix vegetable. We like them in our...

Animal Kingdom

DAY 4 Animal Kingdom used to be one of my least FAVORITE Disney Parks..but NOT ANYMORE!! Ever since they had Pandora ...I love going to Animal Kingdom now. This trip was super fun...we started off on the Kali River Rapids...and we ALL GOT WET!! So, if you are gonna go...

Bake Taco

My favorite MEAL to make for the kids has to be TACO or anything MEXICAN. When I make taco ...my KIDS have no complaint!! They sit down and EAT!! They would clean their plates and I RARELY have left overs.  Most of the time I would double my batch so I can make taco...

Typhoon Lagoon and Epcot

DAY 3 We woke up early on this day because we wanted to head to Typhoon Lagoon early to get a place that was under the shade and by an area that we were gonna be at most of the day. We left our hotel around 9:00am. We actually got there in 20 minutes and had to wait...

Blizzard Beach And Disney Springs

DAY 2  BLIZZARD BEACH        DAY 2 of our Disneyworld trip. Today, we headed to Blizzard Beach. We have been to Disneyworld so many times but we have never been to any water parks UNTIL this trip. I have to say...that I wish we would have went those...

And We Are BACK to DISNEY

I don't think I was EVER more  EXCITED for this TRIP to come. I guess with the ROUGH year that we had...we WERE all so ready to head back to OUR FAVORITE PLACE....DISNEY!!! It so weird how so many of my friends KEEPS asking me "your not BORED of DISNEY yet?" and I...

Blueberry Muffin

Every time we head to Texas or Florida and stop at Buc-ee's I always have to pick up some of their BLUEBERRY MUFFINS. They are HUGE and so good. They are super moist and flavorful. On Tuesday when I was grocery shopping...I picked up 2 container of blueberries so I...

Tuesday Tip

I love LIFE'S little hack...today I have one that I absolutely LOVE and thankful that KNOW of!! I use alot of brown sugar...to BAKE, cook, and use in most of my seasonings. Before, every time I open up my container of brown sugar...its as HARD AS A ROCK..then I ended...

M&M Cookies

My kids LOVE M&M and so we always have them in the HOUSE. I had this huge container that I leave on our console table. I wanted to get rid of them...so I decided to us them this week in my BAKING. The kids LOVE them in the cookies. I also wanted to use something...

Honey Walnut Shrimp

This is one of OUR FAVORITE item to ORDER...it is loved by all of us!! We discovered this little yumminess when we first ate at Bonefish Grill. Ever since then...if we see it on the menu...WE would ORDER it!! But you know..with a family of 6...it can get pretty...

Tuesday Tip

Tuesday Tip is make sure every ITEM in your HOUSE  has a HOME/PLACE. I tell my kids this every single day. I try to have a place for everything in my house so that when the kids or my husband asked where something is...I know exactly where it is located and tell them...

Summer FUN!!

OUTDOOR FUN SUMMER is FINALLY in FULL BLOWN at our HOUSE...and I wanted to share some of my outdoor items and things that we do!! We use these inflatable buffet cooler for most of our outdoor parties. We blow it up and FILL it with ICE then we just put everything on...

Triple Chocolate Cookies

The girls and I have a sweet tooth ...usually after DINNER ..we like to have something sweet. I try to bake something every week...and usually try to bake something different. Last week I made one with pecans and they aren't too crazy with cookies with nuts ..so...