Monthly Archives: December 2012

‘Tis Christmas…

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How to Gift Wrap: Top 19 Favorite Ideas

With the advice and help from my previous article, Difficult Gift Giving Made Easy hopefully all the Christmas presents are picked out, since the festive Holiday is literally right around the corner (just 3 more days, yay!!!). But still got … Continue reading

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Beef Tripe Sauce Chasseur with Angel Hair

Maybe it is the fact that I was born and raise in Vietnam, I am fond of eating animal internal organs. Beef tripe is one of them. Often I would order the Ginger Scallion Beef Tripe at Chinese dim sum … Continue reading

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24-Hour Buffet Challenge

I miss everyone. So much. It was hard to be away from you and posting. Now, I am back! Recovering from indulging way too hard in Vegas. Still. For the past consecutive five years, I came to Vegas for the … Continue reading

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Difficult Gift Giving Made Easy

Holiday shopping is never a breeze, but some people are especially hard to find gifts for. Everyone has a spouse who doesn’t know what he or she wants, a kid who wants a toy that’s way too expensive, or a … Continue reading

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Holiday Travel: What’s in My Bag?

Morning, Everyone! I am flying out to Vegas today to spend the pre-holiday with my in-laws. They flew in Vegas from Chicago and meeting W and I there. I am very excited to see them! No, seriously! I am! They … Continue reading

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Christmas Baking

Happy 12-12-12! It only happens once a lifetime”. What will you be doing to celebrate? I will be eating of these sweet treats I made the past weekend. Last Saturday was a “toasty” day over at my house. There was … Continue reading

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Running

Running. Running is free. Running is hard. Running is painful. Running is strong. Running is sweaty. Running is fun. Running is playful. Running feels good. Running is addictive. Running touches me, when a 75 year old man crosses a finish … Continue reading

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Oxtail Spicy Tofu Soup

Soup is a type of food that I can’t live without during the cold season. Spicy soup is even a better combination. This soup is inspired by a dish I ordered one time at a Japanese restaurant. It was SO … Continue reading

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Sunday Tea and Unwind

The weekend is packed with actions, from eating to baking (lots and lots of baking which I will post later). There’s nothing better to do on this Sunday late afternoon other than unwind and relax over a cup of Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Candies for the Eyes: VSFS 2012

This is not a usual post. I watched the TV broadcast of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night. It’s drop dead GOR-geous. fun. colorful. sexy. cute angels. hot. wings. justin bieber. And some candies for the eyes. Enjoy! Photos via … Continue reading

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Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad

I mentioned this salad briefly in my previous post, Tartlette au Citron. Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad was prepared for a Friendsgiving get together over Thanksgiving holiday. It was a great hit so thought I should share it with you. Maybe … Continue reading

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Blogging Community: Thank You

Holy macaroni! I would like to extend my warm thank you to Felicia at Cooking Up a Storm, Dish by Dish, Danny at gotasté, Cathie at The Cathie Barash Blog, A at Dressed in My Closet, Veena at Vina’s Delicious … Continue reading

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