banh cuon plate with herbs, veggies, fish sauce

Bánh Cuốn / Bánh Ướt Recipe (Vietnamese Rice Rolls)

Bánh cuốn alwats gets me more EXCITED than anyone I know. Trust me there’s something really fun about polishing a plate of these. Perhaps its the little individual rolls and unlimited combination of sides you can do that make each bite fun to craft and slightly different from the last. But any way you combine them it’s delicious for sure.…

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TikTok Ramen

Instant ramen is always a treat but what if we upgraded it? If you like a combination of sweet, spicy, and salty flavors, then you need to try this TikTok ramen recipe. This ramen recipe uses ingredients that you can find at home and is a new twist of traditional prepackaged ramen.  What is TikTok ramen? TikTok ramen is a…

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13 Safest, Non-Toxic Cooking Utensils For Your Kitchen

It can be tempting to just go for the cheapest cooking utensils available at your local shop but more often than not, they are not the best choice for your health. We recently did a post on the best kitchen utensils covering our kitchen favorites but wanted to go more in-depth about the safety and toxicity of certain materials to…

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Vietnamese peanut dipping sauce

Vietnamese Peanut Sauce For Spring Rolls

It would be delicious and a traditional option to dip your Vietnamese fresh spring rolls / gỏi cuốn into the versatile fish sauce-based dipping sauce. But you may be accustomed to another traditional sauce that has now cemented its spot as the most popular dipping sauce for these rolls in America–Vietnamese peanut dipping sauce. This sauce tastes amazing and lucky…

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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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Costo party food, props, signs

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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