Hi, there! I’m Quynh (pronounced Quinn). I’m the voice, content creator, and recipe developer behind Savory Sweet Spoon. I’m a busy single mom and I live with my daughter in Maryland.
When I was 8 years old, I started helping my mom cook in the kitchen. I was given simple tasks at first like washing the vegetables or chopping up garlic. The tasks grew more and more elaborate as I got older. I remember one year, when I was in high school, I cooked almost an entire Thanksgiving dinner on my own! Many of my childhood memories revolve around food, whether it be cooking in the kitchen with my mom, eating family dinners together, or celebrating something with a table full of food. Once I got into college, my culinary repertoire grew exponentially. I was exposed to so many more different cuisines and flavors besides Vietnamese and American food. To this today, I still love learning about food and different cooking techniques. I love recreating recipes I find in cookbooks and making them my own by adding some twists here and there.
After becoming a single mom, I found it was harder to get dinner on the table with our hectic schedules. I was working full time and my daughter had just started kindergarten. I had to shuttle her around to different activities after school and on the weekends. Thinking about what to make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day of the week would make my head hurt! However, after some trial and error, I was finally able to manage my time better. I was able to set a plan, shop and get delicious (and healthy) dinners to the table in no time. The secret was to cook smarter by choosing and preparing fresh ingredients efficiently, utilizing downtime during cooking to prep ahead, and using kitchen gadgets and tools effectively. I want to share my strategies with you so that you can regain your time with your family and not have to be tied down in the kitchen all day long.
On Savory Sweet Spoon, you can expect to find recipes that are simple to make, globally inspired and bursting with flavor! I love using shortcuts to recipes whenever possible to save time and sanity. Here, you will learn how to wake up your weekly meal routine using cost-effective yet wholesome ingredients in a fun creative way.
I really take the time to ensure that the recipes I share are tried and true. They are our family’s favorites and I hope they will be yours too!