Dobby’s First Birthday

Today is very special to me…it’s Dobby’s first birthday. Dobby by the way is my dog. Last year, my bf and I were talking about how we needed a new addition to the family. We were thinking about fur babies instead of just babies. In came Dobby. He made our life complete.

Today we celebrate Dobby’s birthday with a homemade ‘pupcake’. I’ve made treats for him before in the past, in which I will share in future posts, but I wanted his birthday cake to be extra special. It’s really easy to make and yummy…according to Dobby’s clean plate. People might think I’m crazy to go all out for my dog, but he is a member of our family and I know he loves us dearly. What’s the craziest thing you have ever done for your dog?

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Vietnamese Style Pork Chop

I love Vietnamese food. I eat it almost every weekend, especially pho (c’mon I live in freezing cold MN). BUT…My favorite Vietnamese dish has to be Com Tom (broken rice) with grilled pork chop topped off with a crispy egg. Though I love the dish I have never attempt to make it at home. Turned out to be easier than I thought. The pork chop is marinated for 1-2 days in a special sauce made of lemongrass, stinky fish sauce, and other Asian flavors. Since I’m the one cooking it, I’m careful to keep my eyes on the pork so it don’t dry out and I make the perfect egg to go on top. Cause if you overcook your pork or egg…might as well throw the whole thing away! Ammmmirittee…

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Shrimp BALLS (Dim sum Style)

Who doesn’t like themselves some shrimp balls? I love shrimp/crab balls. I hate having to fight the crowds during Dim Sum for them though! Amirite??? So why not make your own at home. So easy to cook up and you don’t have to hunt down the shrimp ball cart or harass the waiter for them . Please say you’re crazy like me and hunted down that cart before during Dim Sum. It will totally make me feel better.

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