What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year)

In Vietnamese culture, Tet or Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year) is the most important holiday. Families and friends get together to honor their ancestors. Sumptuous dishes are prepared and left on the worship altar. The altar has photos of ancestors and is adorned with candles, flowers, and incense. People pray to the spirits toContinue reading “What to Eat for Vietnamese Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year)”

Thit Kho Trung (Vietnamese Braised Pork with Eggs)

This is real Vietnamese comfort food! Most Vietnamese households will have a recipe for Thit Kho Trung. This succulent pork dish beloved by adults and children alike! Thit Kho Trung is a Vietnamese dish made of braised pork and boiled eggs. The pork is cut into cubes that are braised in fish sauce, sugar, garlic,Continue reading “Thit Kho Trung (Vietnamese Braised Pork with Eggs)”

Simple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

If you have some very ripe bananas then put them in banana bread! Chocolate chip banana bread is a delicious treat that can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert! A one bowl creation! Banana Bread is a style of quick bread that includes mashed bananas, a leavening agent, and is cake-like in texture.Continue reading “Simple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread”

Easy Chocolate Brownies

Who doesn’t love chocolate? These chocolate brownies are so easy to create, include your children in the baking process! Everyone will love them! A brownie is a square or rectangular chocolate baked good. They can be cakey or fudge-like in texture. Sometimes they may include things like chocolate chips, nuts, or other ingredients. The brownieContinue reading “Easy Chocolate Brownies”

Best Homemade Food Gifts to Give during the Holidays

The best gifts come from the heart! Homemade food gifts are very thoughtful and can be inexpensive if done properly. People will love how much thought and time you spend on making their presents this holiday. Cookies Cookies are a classic gift to give during the holidays. They do not take very long to bakeContinue reading “Best Homemade Food Gifts to Give during the Holidays”

Wonderful Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin waffles are amazing for breakfast or brunch! The whole family will love them! Pumpkins are a versatile gourd that are native to North America. They were brought to Europe during an event called the “Columbian Exchange”. Pumpkins grown in the New England were known to be larger, tastier, and more plentiful than the onesContinue reading “Wonderful Pumpkin Waffles”