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Recently I scored a few set of chicken bones at the local Asian market. I’ve been making broth for different dishes using these chicken bones.  I love using the IP to make chicken stock.  It’s so easy, effortless and efficient.  I can… Read More

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This has to be the most excited Budget Friendly Family Dinner that I want to share with you.  Similar to the last 3 ideas this one is also quick and not so expensive to prepare.  It can be done easily on a… Read More

Introducing another quick Budget Friendly Family Dinner.  This Menu #3 has a very authentic Vietnamese flavor.  Stuffed bitter melon soup is somewhat an acquired taste due to the fact that well… it’s bitter.  But once you are used to it this dish… Read More

I’ve cooked using the IP for about 2 years now but I have not yet attempted one pot pasta until recently. This has to be the easiest and tastiest thing you could make using the Instant Pot.  My kids love Spaghetti Meatballs… Read More

The other night I was able to whip up dinner in less than 30 minutes (with some minor prep).  The featured dish was Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp which can be very addictive.  It was a little salty, a little sweet that had my… Read More

I think 1 of the daily struggles we all have is what to make for dinner!  With a crazy job and/or multiple children to care for sometime that is something we don’t think of until much later in the day.  And if… Read More

Our local Asian market had Thai Bananas on sale for $0.79/lb last week.  What a deal!  I couldn’t resist so we got some.  Thai Bananas (aka chuối sứ ) are widely used in Vietnam for different desserts such as fried bananas and… Read More

We recently went to a nice/trendy downtown eatery.  We noticed that there were selling chicken broth for about $5 for a 4-cup container (large Chinese soup carryout container) and people were buying them left and right.  I told my husband for $5… Read More

I’m finally putting a sticky rice IP recipe to this blog! Xôi Mặn (Savory Sticky Rice) is so easy to make!  It’s always a hit at Vietnamese parties.  You have a variety of topping choices, can add all or just a few. … Read More

I finally had time today to add a new recipe to the blog.  Sorry this one took me so long to put together. As I’ve shared previously that vegetarians run in my family, my grandma was and now my Mom.  Many of… Read More

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