Basically, I took a recipe from one of our foster Vietnamese daughters and amended it to my preference. I hope she doesn't mind but, just in case, I'm not going to tell her!! I really liked the soup but, of course, I'm biased. However, my wife really liked it also and she doesn't think I'm anywhere near as great as I think I am.
A spiced and very beefy stew. It's an adaptation of a Vietnamese beef stew recipe. The oriental beef spices can be purchased at most Asian stores (we use the Gia Vi Nau Bo Kho brand). If you want it spicer, add more of the oriental beef spices or mix in some Sriracha chili sauce.
This is a traditional Bohemian pastry recipe handed down from my wife's much beloved Bohemian grandmother who took joy in watching her family eat. It seems like it isn't a real family get-together without kolaches and it also seems like there are never enough made. If you don't like prunes, any fruit filling will work very, very well.
A simple to prepare dessert that has an infinite variety of flavors. I personally HIGHLY recommend chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, and cherry pie filling as a great combination! Cook time does not include time for pudding to set.