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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
12th September 2016
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Chorizo & Green Peppers Fried Rice

Didn't I tell you I'm obsessed with chorizo before? I remember mentioning that in the ZUCCHINI BOATS WITH CHORIZO & MOZZARELLA CHEESE dish back in July. I've made dirty rice with it and oh yeah, it's really good as the meat in tacos. Wait 'till I finally get around writing about the chorizo enchiladas that I made last week. In the meantime, here's an easy chorizo fried rice with chopped green peppers which went well ...
8th August 2016
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Creamy Pesto & Bacon Spaghetti

Once you've made your homemade basil pesto you can pretty much go to town and add it in everything else your heart desires. My first one is of course a pasta dish with bacon. Pesto, bacon, spaghetti, oh my!   Recipe: Creamy Pesto & Bacon Spaghetti Ingredients 3/4 cup of basil pesto bacon, chopped and cooked spaghetti noodles, cooked al dente 3/4 cup of cream 1 cup + more reserved pasta water 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese Instructions Cook the spaghetti. In a pan, brown the ...
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 ...
14th June 2016
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A Simple Cookout Party Menu

For my son's high school graduation party with family and friends, we had a simple cookout with the usual burgers, hotdogs, pork ribs, cold side dishes, and chips. The side dishes were prepared pretty much the day before the party so all we had to do was grill the meat.   It's the season for fresh fruits so here's a huge bowl of grapes, watermelon, honey dew, cantaloupe, and strawberries.   Pasta salad with broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, sweet ...
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, ...
23rd March 2016
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Spicy Pork & Green Peppers Stir-Fry

When I made this Spicy Pork & Green Peppers Stir-Fry, I was actually trying to recreate the peppery beef and green peppers stir-fry that Scott likes to order whenever we have the occasional Chinese food take-out. With the obvious changes of course. I used pork instead of beef and I made it spicier because I was in a everything-must-be-spicy-kick around the time I made this. Well it turns out, I forgot one thing. The ground ...
26th February 2016
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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 ...
4th February 2016
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Pork Sausage & 3-Cheese Lasagna

I should have taken a picture of my kitchen when I made this Pork Sausage & 3-Cheese Lasagna last Tuesday. Not only did I make this oh-so-delicious lasagna, my daughter and I made Valentine's Day sugar cookies too. The counter was messy with sauce and cheese while the baking station on the other side of the kitchen was busting with flour, food coloring, and cookie frosting. Fun Times! Nevertheless, my kitchen and I survived. We ...
30th December 2015
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Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinners

Before the year ends, let me share our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts. Christmas Eve was spent with my brother-in-law's family. Unlike on Thanksgiving Day where there were an abundance of food, we made the Christmas Eve feast simple. Roast Turkey, dinner rolls, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots veggie mix, and chocolate cake for dessert. There was also an apple pie but we didn't get the chance to slice into it. For our Christmas ...
15th September 2015
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Broiled Lemon-Pepper Pork Chops

This Broiled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops dish is so easy to make. You only need 3 ingredients for this dish and you can choose whether to broil or grill the pork chops. Serve 'em with whatever side dishes and vegetables you want.   Recipe: Broiled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops Ingredients pork chops or thick cuts of pork 1 lemon 3 tbsp of of lemon-pepper seasoning *sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional) Instructions Marinade the pork chops ...