16th August 2016

Feistycook’s Version Of Better Homes & Garden’s Apple Chimichangas

I was scrolling Facebook a couple of weeks ago when I came upon a video of 20-minute Apple Pie Chimichangas from Better Homes & Garden. I did a quick mental inventory of what I have in my fridge and realized I have all the ingredients to make some. So I did. The family loved it!   Recipe: Apple Chimichangas Ingredients 3 apples, peeled and chopped powdered cinnamon granulated sugar flour tortillas(I used large) oil for frying 1 tbsp of milk 1/2 cup of powdered sugar Instructions In ...
10th September 2015

Lattice-Top Crust Blueberry Pie

I had about 2 cups of fresh blueberries left in the freezer so I figured I'd make a pie last Saturday. For the first time in my pie-baking ventures, I went to the lattice top crust route just because I thought it would be pretty and why the heck not? The family said it was good except my husband said it needed more filling which I agreed with. Almost 2 cups of blueberries weren't just ...
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 ...
18th February 2015

Pork Chops With Apples & Onions

Here's an easy yet savory pork chops dish with apples and onions. Like I've said before, I like pairing up pork with fresh fruits. Apples or peaches are my 2 go-to fruits somehow.   Recipe: Pork Chops With Apples & Onions Ingredients ½ stick of butter 3 tbsp of oil 2 fresh medium apples (cored and cut in wedges) 1 md onion (peeled, chopped) 1/2 cup of water 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp of black pepper 1 tsp of paprika 1 tsp of Italian seasoning 1 tsp ...
1st August 2014

Layered Peach-Blueberry Cobbler

I was thinking about making Peach-Blueberry Cobbler since last week but I had to wait until I have vanilla ice cream coz what's cobbler without the cold ice cream melting on top of the warm and freshly baked cobbler? This combo is seriously a must. And this Peach-Blueberry fruit combo is definitely without a question the best cobbler I've ever made. I thought the peach and apple cobbler was good but I was wrong. The ...
18th July 2014

Grilled Peaches With Vanilla Ice Cream & Honey

I have been looking forward to grilling peaches ever since the Summer season started. I told Scott on July 4th that I wanted grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream and honey. He wasn't really sure about the combination. I guess he's never heard of it before so I showed him the link from Add A Pinch. Unfortunately the peaches from the store weren't ripe enough so it took 3 days before I finally satisfied my ...
10th April 2014

Peach Crumble

Once I saw the beautiful fresh peaches from the grocery store I knew I had to make peach crumble. I have been craving for some kind of peachy dessert that's easy to make so peach crumble it is. With homemade vanilla ice cream that slightly melted over the warm fruit crumble and the world was just perfect at that moment.   Recipe: Peach Crumble Ingredients 6-8 peaches (peeled, cored, and cut in wedges) juice of quarter of fresh lemon 1/2 cup ...
19th January 2014

Emma Lyn’s Fruit & Cheese Kabobs

While cooking the hot chicken tenders(to be posted later) for dinner last Friday I was also thinking of a healthy side dish that would go along with it. The traditional route would be sliced celery, carrots, and/or sliced cucumbers. Been there done that and would probably do that the next time I make hot wings. Amidst all of that in my head I was also thinking about baking strawberry cupcakes with my daughter on ...
10th January 2014

Homemade Peach-Banana Ice Cream

After we were finished with the homemade strawberry ice cream I made peach-banana ice cream next. I was just going to make peach ice cream but I remember my husband saying I should've added banana in the strawberry ice cream. That just sounded so good so I figured the peach-banana combo would be too. And it was. I think the whole family loved this better than the strawberry kind. The peach-banana ice cream complemented the ...
12th October 2013

Delicious Peach-Apple Cobbler

What do you do when you have peaches and apples? Make peach-apple cobbler, of course. That's exactly what I did 2 nights ago. Peach Cobbler is a family's favorite but I figured I'd stretch my imagination by combining the peaches with apples. Peach-Apple combo is heaven, especially when you add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Ah, forgeddhaboutit. Warm fruit cobbler with melting vanilla ice cream on top. You'll be forgiven if you ...
23rd June 2013

How About A Refreshing Glass Of Strawberry Milkshake?

Around this time of year is the best time to enjoy fresh strawberries. With the kids out of school and on their summer break, take them out for strawberry picking then go home and enjoy the strawberries you've picked(and paid) yourselves. One of the most refreshing things to make using fresh strawberries to enjoy during the summer is of course, strawberry milkshake. Imagine a cold refreshing fruity drink with a sandwich or salad for lunch. It's ...
6th March 2013

Fruits & “Mini Salad Bar”

Fruits and Vegetables are part of our diet. We eat a lot of fruits and our dinner would be incomplete without the vegetable component. This year and so forth, we aim to eat more fruits and vegetables. My husband and I have also decided to eat more salad. So in this effort, I went gaga on buying fruits then created my makeshift mini-salad bar. We've got strawberries, avocados, tangerines, peaches, apples, grapes, and mangoes. And of course ...
21st January 2013

Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade Pop Tarts are officially off the bucket list of homemade goodies to make. I've already tackled homemade pasta and homemade bread, now behold, the homemade pop tarts. Thanks to my daughter who ate the last store-bought pop tart this morning. When I threw the box out I told her we could make our own which got her so excited so I made the crust, stored it in the fridge for 2 hours, and told ...
15th January 2013

Sauteed Apples, Green Peppers, & Onions W/ Baked Pork Chops

I'm quite fond of pairing up pork chops with fresh fruits sauteed in a little bit of butter. The natural sweetness from the fruits, like apples and peaches, gives that caramelized flavor enhanced with a bit of salt and pepper as seasonings. The traditional way of serving pork chops with apple is the pork chops & apple sauce combo. Well, I much prefer being able to actually bite into the fruit so I use sliced ...
5th October 2012

Cheese & Fresh Fruits Platter For Lunch Or Party Appetizers

I served this cheese and fresh fruits platter for lunch but this would also work nicely as party appetizers. Sometime this weekend, or the upcoming Halloween, or even Thanksgiving and Christmas. Super Bowl party? Sure, why not. The good thing about this is that you can use any fruits you want. Whatever are in season most preferably. I chose fresh apple, blueberries, and green grapes to go along with the mild sharp cheddar cheese. You ...
16th September 2012

Blueberry And Strawberry Waffles

The weekend plans of making blueberry and strawberry waffles happened earlier than planned. As soon as I got fresh blueberries and strawberries the husband said why not have that for dinner instead of waiting for the weekend. Yes, why not indeed. I prepared the batter, sliced the fruits, mixed them together, in 2 separate bowls, and even poured 5 oz of batter into the waffle maker to make 1 waffle but that's as far as ...
9th September 2012

Savory Pork Chops With Fresh Peaches & Onions

When there are fresh peaches in the fridge expect everyone in the family to ask if Mommy is making peach cobbler. Sometimes Mommy will answer, 'perhaps', and perhaps she'll actually make it. Sometimes she'd rather eat the juicy fresh peaches as is since peach is her favorite fruit. And sometimes when she's not being lazy, she'll actually make cheesecake with peach compote topping. She'd make peach ice cream too someday once she gets an ice ...
1st September 2012

Food Pictures: Rosettes & Filipino Fruit Salad

I'm always practicing my cupcake decorating skills. Sometimes the frosting looks like how I intended it to look, sometimes it's just total blob. But like they said, practice makes perfect. I'm quite satisfied with my rosette piping here. I have so much room, and I mean much much much much room for improvement but I'll take these for now. When Filipinos say 'fruit salad', especially around the Holidays, they're mostly referring to this fruit salad ...