28th January 2017

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, ...
28th November 2016

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

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

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 ...
5th July 2016

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 ...
15th March 2016

Grilled Mozzarella-Bacon Sandwich With Home Fries

I had extra fresh mozzarella cheese from the Baked Chicken Mozzarella so I've decided to make grilled mozzarella-bacon sandwich with home fries for dinner a couple of days after. Aaahhhh, I couldn't stand how good it was. Hello, mozzarella cheese and bacon, plus real butter and really good bread which happens to make all the difference in a perfect grilled cheese sandwich, IMO. I really like Nature's Own bread. I'm sure everyone knows how to make ...
26th February 2016

Spicy Sauteed Pork & Bittergourd

There are already 3 recipes in the archives for Sauteed Pork & Bittergourd in this blog. Here's one with tomatoes, and 2 for Sauteed Pork & Bitter Melon W/ Shrimp Paste(2). Why am I posting a fourth one? Because this one has no shrimp paste, it's spicier, AND the pictures are so much better than the previous posts. Yes, I'm THAT foodblogger.   Recipe: SPICY SAUTEED PORK & BITTER MELON Ingredients 1 large pork steak, sliced in cubes 1 sm ...
23rd September 2015

Spicy Crab & Green Beans Stir-Fry

I've mentioned before how much I love green beans. I love it so much I should just create its own category in this blog, HAH! My husband is getting tired of green beans but that's fine because that means I'll have more green beans for myself. Since he doesn't like green beans as much as I do I mostly make a stir-fry dish for lunch for me. Like this Spicy Crab & Green Beans Stir-Fry. ...
26th August 2015

Steak Escape Sandwiches & Fresh-Cut Fries

My husband and I had a lunch date at Steak Escape Sandwich Grille(Dunn) yesterday and it was really good. I had BBQ Steak sandwich with green peppers and onions with a side of fresh-cut fries. I wish they didn't cut the steak too fine while cooking but the flavors were on point. Scott had Steak Mignon sandwich which also had green peppers, onion, and mushrooms. The price was reasonable too. I had the small sandwich ...
9th June 2015

Chicken “Bistek” With Red Onions

I had a craving for the distinct 'Bistek' flavors a couple of weeks ago but I didn't necessarily want beef. If I didn't run out of pork then I could've made pork steak instead. I had chicken though so I figured chicken bistek would be nice. I've never made one before so why not? I didn't go through the marinating process. I just made the marinade then cooked the chicken with it. It's kinda like ...
20th April 2015

Ham & Potatoes Sopas

This Ham & Potatoes Sopas is perfect for rainy days and winter season. Not when the temperature is in the 70°s or higher. But see, I had to use the leftover ham bone from the Easter Sunday dinner. Even though I stored it in the freezer I didn't actually intend for it to stay in the freezer for a year. Plus, I have been craving for SOPAS for a while now so warm weather be ...
14th April 2015

Beef, Mushrooms, & Capers Spaghetti

You want spaghetti but you're not feeling the tomato-based sauce? Or let's just say you don't have any in stock. Conveniently though you have a can of cream of mushroom soup, a few button mushrooms, and while you're at it why not throw in a few capers too. Yes, that totally happened in my kitchen, Hah! Recipe: Beef, Mushrooms, & Capers Spaghetti Ingredients 1-2 pounds of ground beef 1 box of angel hair pasta 1 sm onion, chopped 2 cloves of ...
7th April 2015

Beer-Battered Onion Rings With Honey-Mustard Dip

Caine and I love onion rings. Scott doesn't. Emma doesn't count because she has her own list of 'food groups' and most of the stuff I serve is not part of that list, HAH! But that's another story for another blog some other time. Anyhoo, I don't make onions rings that often because as much as I love it the lingering smell of deep-frying is just not something I want my whole house to smell ...
17th March 2015

1st Grill Of The Season & 1st Party At Our New House

We're all moved in to our new house. Boxes have been unpacked, things have been placed where I want them to be, every space, corner, and walls have been styled just the way I like it. It was time to enjoy the great weather and company this weekend so what else is there to do than have a cookout, right? We were going to do our first grilling of the season and basically our first ...
7th February 2015

Beef & Egg-Drop Ramen Noodles Soup With Sweet Peppers

Ramen noodles, perfect when it's cold, no? I like to add fixings in my ramen and seriously, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to think of yummy fixings to make your ramen the best one you'll ever have. On that particular day anyway because once you get the hang of it the possibilities are endless.   Recipe: Beef & Egg-Drop Ramen Noodles Soup With Sweet Peppers Ingredients 3-4 packs of beef flavored ramen noodles enough water to cover the ramen(refer ...
10th December 2014

Spicy Coconut Chicken With Scallions

This is a spicy version of CHICKEN WITH COCONUT MILK AND GINGER dish I've already posted twice in this foodblog. They vary from each other but still the same chicken cooked in coconut milk idea. I must really love coconut and ginger with chicken, HAH! This one is a bit different though because there's no ginger and I made it really REALLY spicy. I also used fish sauce instead of soy sauce. So if you are ...
17th October 2014

Salmon Patties With Zucchini Relish

I literally didn't know what to make for dinner last night when Scott asked while he was still at work. He suggested salmon patties so I said sure why not? He brought home the 2 main ingredients that I needed which were the cans of wild salmon and eggs. Salmon patties are easy to make. I actually usually make these for breakfast but they're perfect for dinner too. Serve them on top of salad greens ...
16th September 2014

2 Quick Ways To Cook Ampalaya(Bittergourd)

The last time I went to the Oriental store a couple of weeks ago the lady hasn't assembled the ingredients for the Pinakbet pack which I always pick up because it has all the ingredients I need for my favorite Ilocano dish. It's a very convenient bag since I'm the only one who eats it in my family anyway. Considering each vegetable costs more that I'm willing to spend, the Pinakbet pack is just perfect ...