TikTok crinkle phyllo dessert

TikTok Phyllo Crinkle Dessert Recipe (Muakacha)

If you’ve ever experienced delicious Middle Eastern desserts like baklava, you know the allure of crispy phyllo dough paired with a tender flavorful filling. Like baklava, this viral TikTok crinkle dessert actually originates from Middle Eastern desserts but with a twist of an ultra-crispy phyllo shell and a custardy center. This is perfect to make at home for your next…

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how to wrap spring rolls

How to Wrap Spring Rolls (Fresh Viet Spring Rolls)

Learn how to quickly and easily wrap or roll spring rolls with tips from my mom who has decades of experience wrapping these! Whether you call it wrapping, or rolling, there are sooo many ways to roll a successful spring roll. The goal is always a uniform looking roll with uniform density or tightness of ingredients all the way through,…

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green goddess salad with chips

TikTok Green Goddess Salad

Crunchy, fresh, and tangy, this green goddess salad recently made waves on TikTok thanks to the creator Melissa Ben-Ishay of Baked by Melissa. This salad is full of fresh vegetables like chopped cabbage, cucumbers, and scallions; and it’s also mixed with a vegan green goddess dressing!  What is green goddess salad? What makes a green goddess salad is that it’s…

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TikTok Pasta: Easy Baked Feta Pasta

If you haven’t heard of the viral feta tomato pasta on TikTok (and all the other social media networks it has exploded onto), let me introduce you to your next favorite meal. This popular pasta dish was created by Finnish blogger, Jenni Häyrinen, and it’s full of juicy cherry tomatoes, tangy feta cheese, al dente pasta, and topped with fresh…

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Grated Egg Avocado Toast

This grated egg avocado toast has a crispy, buttery base of avocado, seasoned with a little salt, and topped with grated egg. Yeah GRATED egg, you heard that right. Once I saw this viral grated egg avocado toast from TikTok, I had to try it. All our favorite things wrapped into a new way of preparing egg so that it…

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How to Start a Charcoal Grill (Without Lighter Fluid!)

I love to grill and wanted to share with you the best way to light a charcoal grill. For many, many years prior to this I’d just spray a ton of lighter fluid on the coals and try to light it. It wouldn’t stay lit for more than a few seconds, and even if you managed to not spray any…

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The Ultimate Costco Party: Appetizers, Food, Props & Jokes

Let’s be clear, like most ideas with my family, this all started as a joke. We would daydream about all the elements we’d need to make the joke or dream happen. On this rare occasion, the planets aligned and we turned joke into reality. The Costco party seed was planted. This is NOT a sponsored post, unfortunately. This post is…

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salmon rice bowl w avocado

TikTok Salmon Rice Bowl

Rich and spicy flavors of salmon, Kewpie mayonnaise, and sriracha on a bed of plump short-grain rice–this salmon rice bowl didn’t go viral for nothing. If you’ve been curious about trying the new Tiktok trend for salmon and rice bowls, then learn how to make it just the way Emily Mariko intended, but also learn small tweaks to customize it…

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how to reheat rice

4 Easy Ways To Reheat Leftover Rice

If you’ve ended up with too much rice for leftovers after a party or a big dinner, and you don’t know how to reheat it the next morning, then you’ll be happy to learn there are many different ways to reheat rice.  Can you eat cold rice? As long as you’ve properly cooled and stored your rice after cooking, it’s…

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Aroma rice cookers with cooked rice bowls

Aroma Rice Cooker Instructions & Recipe

The two types of Aroma rice cookers we’ll cover in this post Sometimes cooking rice can be a bit of a hurdle, but we’re here to help. We tested two of the most popular rice cookers on the market, the Aroma Select Stainless® Rice & Grain Cooker and the Aroma Digital Rice & Grain Multicooker.  The Aroma Select Stainless® Rice…

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How To Cook Basmati Rice In a Rice Cooker (White & Brown)

If you want tender, light, and fluffy basmati rice in a hands-free, no-fuss method then try out making it with a rice cooker. This recipe will teach you how to make both white and brown basmati rice with perfect results using a rice cooker.  Can you cook basmati rice in a rice cooker? Cooking basmati rice in a rice cooker…

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best restaurants in Oahu, Hawaii

The 15 Best Restaurants in Oahu, Hawaii

Every time we go to Hawaii, it’s so exciting because it’s an opportunity to eat at new restaurants and try new foods, but also return to our favorites. After scouring new lists online, making reservations, and finally getting to try many restaurants, bars, and to-go stalls, we’ve accumulated a list of some of our must-try foods in Hawaii (or just…

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