28th January 2017
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Pork Sinigang With Tamarind Pods

This is a very late post. If you noticed around the bowl, the table has Christmas decorations. I've completely forgotten about this Pork Sinigang With Tamarind Pods that I made last year when I found them at Walmart back in December. I was really surprised to see them there so I grabbed a pack right away to use for Sinigang. It brought me back to when I was a little girl and how my grandmother, ...
19th January 2017
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Chorizo And Leftover Cheeseburger Quesadilla

The Quesadilla night idea we had last week came after I was writing our dinner's menu in my kitchen chalkboard. Unless we're eating either pizza, spaghetti, tacos, or burgers, I always have to make something different for Emma. If this is your first time in this foodblog, my daughter has Autism and she's a bit of a picky eater. It's a texture thing. I get to be creative when it comes to her dinner combos. ...
17th January 2017
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Venison Adobo With Green Beans

This is the 3rd dish I made from Scott's catch this hunting season. First one was the venison cutlets and second dish was Venison Stew which I will write about soon. I pretty much just jumped there but please bear with me. I will get to all my dishes eventually. Venison Adobo?? Sure, why not!! Recipe: Venison Adobo With Green Beans Ingredients 1-2 pounds of venison, in medium chunks 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup vinegar 1tbsp of oil 2 cups of ...
2nd January 2017
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New Year’s Eve/Birthday Feast

We usually order take out on New Year's Eve because it also falls on my birthday but since Hubby and I already went on a lunch date the day before I've decided to cook instead. Plus, I've actually already planned it weeks ahead so cooking on my birthday is definitely something I wanted to do.   Maine entree was Southern Pork Barbecue cooked in the crock-pot.   Steamed fresh green beans with garlic powder seasoning.   Rice, of course and Margaret ...
29th December 2016
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Prime Rib On Christmas Eve

Food Lion had a Manager's Special sale on meat a few days before Christmas. Scott found a really good deal on this prime rib and lamb roast. He made me pick which meat we were going to devour on Christmas Eve. It was basically a life and death decision because as much as I wanted prime rib I also wanted to eat lamb. To make it easier I suggested to stop eating meat and just ...
8th December 2016
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Sweet Chili Fried Pork Chops

I love sweet chili sauce. I use it as a dip for lumpias/egg rolls, sometimes as the sauce base for stir-fry, a marinade, and my favorite and easy way of enjoying it is a sauce to coat with either chicken wings, fish nuggets, or pork chops. Recipe: Sweet Chili Fried Pork Chops Ingredients 4-5 pieces medium pork chops 1 1/2 cup of flour 1½ tsp of salt 1 tsp of black pepper 1 tsp of paprika 1 tsp of chili powder oil for ...
28th November 2016
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Our 2016 Thanksgiving Feast

LATE POST: I finally have time to share our Thanksgiving feast this year which was spent with my brother-in-law's family same like last year. Pardon my lack of perfectly styled pictures because the reality is, when we're all together and we're all ready to eat there's just really no time to make everything pretty for pictures. Nevertheless, everything was delicious. Super easy turkey seasoning. I went with creole butter this year. I usually rub butter on ...
16th November 2016
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Pork Sotanghoon Noodles With Carrots And Snow Peas

This Pork Sotanghoon Noodles With Carrots And Snow Peas was my comfort food last week. I wanted to drink but it was still a weekday and as much as I love wine, believe it or not, I'm capable of waiting until Friday night. Or at least Thursday night since it was a 3-day weekend for everyone here. Anyway, I already have a few sotanghoon/pancit recipes here but here's one more if you need another with ...
20th October 2016
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Fried Pickles, Anyone?

Fried Pickles, Anyone?

My husband had been talking about fried pickles for quite some time now and after chatting about it one day on Face Time, he came home with 2 jars of pickles. So off I fried them pickles. They're actually better than I've anticipated and as you may have guessed by now, yes fried pickles are good accompaniment to either burgers, hotdogs, or fish fry. I adapted the recipe from Food Network. Recipe: Fried Pickles, Anyone? Ingredients 1 jar ...
21st September 2016
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Chorizo & Pinto Beans Enchiladas

A different approach with enchiladas using my favorite chorizo and for an added touch, pinto beans. This combination was such a delightful surprise that I can't wait to make it again soon. Seriously, this is really good! Recipe: Chorizo & Pinto Beans Enchiladas Ingredients 1 1/2 cup of salsa 1 1/2 cup of sour cream 2 packs of chorizo 1 can of pinto beans shredded cheddar cheese 6-8 large flour tortillas Instructions In a bowl, combine the salsa and sour cream. Stir them together and ...
16th September 2016
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Cooking With Kids: Homemade Mini-Pizzas

Whenever Emma and I are bonding together in the kitchen it's mostly for baking desserts. The girl loves to bake cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and pies. Basically anything that's sweet. Can't hardly blame her, no? A few weeks ago a blogger friend suggested making pizza with your kids which I thought would be our next cooking project. Pizza is after all in the top tier of Emma's food groups. I have made pizzas before of course ...
7th September 2016
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Garlic & Butter Seafood Pasta

This Garlic & Butter Seafood Pasta is a variation of the seafood spaghetti dish that's already in the archives. The latter used wine while this one has more garlic and buttery flavor plus the capers which I absolutely love in pasta dishes. Just like the other recipe, this one is also very easy to make.   Recipe: Garlic & Butter Seafood Pasta Ingredients 1 box of the angel hair noodles, cooked al dente 1 sm onion, chopped 4-5 cloves of garlic, ...
14th July 2016
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Quick & Easy Pork With Cauliflower, Green Beans, And Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry

I love green beans. My husband loves cauliflower. I love pork. I think he does too or he just learned to tolerate my love for pork. I like stir-fry. My family didn't have a choice but to like stir-fry, HAH! If there's napa cabbage in the vegetable crisper, well hey, add it to the stir-fry too. Simple, quick, crunchy, and with all the vegetables in it, I'd like to believe it's kinda healthy too.   Recipe: Pork ...
8th July 2016
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Zucchini Boats With Chorizo & Mozzarella Cheese

A few Zucchini Boats recipes have popped up in my Facebook timeline for a while now and I've always wanted to try making them but have never gotten around to it until this week. Instead of ground beef or sausage meat I've decided to add a spicy flair into my zucchini boats by using chorizo. We love this Spanish sausage which I always add into the dirty rice side dish so it has become a ...
5th July 2016
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Knorr Pork Sinigang With Sweet Peppers, Green Onions, & Green Beans

While reading the book, The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier, I thought about spending a whole week in my kitchen cooking Filipino dishes. Pinoy dishes like Adobo which is basically, sort of, the star in the story aside from 'The Butcher' of course were prominent in the story. There were also references to lumpias, champorado, and sinigang. The Butcher is a psychological drama with the Filipino flair thanks to the grandmother of one of the main ...
28th June 2016
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Creamy & Cheesy Beef Penne

I am in a cheese fix lately. I want to eat cheese all the time. I might have gone overzealous in the cheesiness of this Creamy & Cheesy Beef Penne but I didn't care. I just want all the cheesy goodness and I got it. The cheese sauce is basically the same sauce I make for my grown up Mac 'N' Cheese. Simple. Cheesy. Good. Recipe: Creamy & Cheesy Beef Penne Ingredients 1 box of penne, cooked al ...
25th May 2016
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Grilled Hoisin Pork Chops

Life is already a bit complicated so let's not make dinner complicated too. Well, at least in the case of this Grilled Hoisin Pork Chops. I mean seriously, it's a 2-ingredient kind of simple dish. This is basically the simple version of the Hoisin Marinated Grilled Pork Cutlets that I already have in the archives. Recipe: Grilled Hoisin Pork Chops Ingredients Hoisin Sauce(just eyeball how much you'll need to marinate the pork) Pork Chops(the more chops, the more hoisin ...
11th May 2016
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Creamy Bacon And Chicken Spaghetti

I saw a video of a bacon-chicken spaghetti recipe on Facebook the other day so I thought I'd make my own. The spaghetti, not the video. That recipe had spinach though and I think mushrooms too but mine doesn't. I didn't have spinach and I was saving my mushrooms for something else so this is just the basic version, I guess. Still yummy and would still satisfy the cravings for spaghetti with creamy white sauce, ...