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Home Town: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Living In: Burke, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Healthy, Dessert
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About this Cook
I'm Vietnamese but born and raised in the US. I grew up with a large family where everything revolved around food and keeping the Vietnamese cuisine going. My extended family gets together every weekend to have dinner. I have always helped in the kitchen, but now that I'm married, I get to be the head cook and I'm loving it! It's been fun trying new things and trying to recreate all the yummy meals my mom and aunts make.
My favorite things to cook
Vietnamese food definitely. I also like cooking healthy food that doesn't taste boring. I'm also big on baking. Cheesecakes are my ultimate weakness!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since we cook large meals every week (to feed about 20-25 people), I love that everybody has a specialty. Sometimes we'll cook a meal from start to finish together and sometimes we'll bring dishes already prepared. I love at the end of the meal when we're all stuffed and we're already planning what to have next week!
My cooking triumphs
I made a very traditional Vietnamese dish one time, shrimp paste on sugar cane, and my grandfather who is very particular and doesn't really compliment anything or anyone said that it was really good and asked who made it. That was definitely a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
One Thanksgiving I was in charge on the mashed potatoes. I was given this great idea to add chicken broth to the potatoes to give it extra oomph. I of course added too much and the potatoes tasted utterly too salty. Nobody could finish their potatoes and I felt so bad about it! Now I never add chicken broth to my mashed potatoes.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Peach Cobbler VI
I made this for my husband and he absolutely loved it. It was such an easy dessert to make any night. I just put it in the oven before we ate dinner and when we were finished, the cobbler was also done. It tasted great right out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream :)

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2005
Smoky Mountain Chicken
I made this for a dinner party and everyone loved it. It was easy and very tasty.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 25, 2005
Cindy's Pumpkin Pie
I've made this pie for Thanksgiving the past 2 years and have always gotten compliments. The ice cream really makes the pie so delicious. I wasn't a big pumpkin pie fan either but this pie is just awesome. I like making them as tartlettes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 25, 2005

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