Barbecued baby back ribs: “The only rib recipe you will ever use again”

Jan 18

Barbecued baby back ribs: “The only rib recipe you will ever use again”

“The only rib recipe you will ever use again” caught my attention. I saw that caption on my friend’s Facebook wall and clicked the photo. Since my family loves eating grilled baby back ribs, I decided to check out the recipe. Just looking at the ingredients , I knew it will turn out yummy. The recipe calls for Coca Cola soda but I guess you can...

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Beef Mechado Recipe

Jan 17

Beef Mechado Recipe

I already posted a Beef Mechado recipe but that version used vinegar. The one featured here will use calamansi. It was supposed to have no tomato too. There are other versions of mechado that doesn’t use tomato but I prefer my mechado to have tomato. I just like my beef to have that tomato goodness in it. However, you can choose to remove the tomato. So here...

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Crispy Pork Dinuguan or Crispy Pork Blood Stew

Jan 14

Crispy  Pork Dinuguan or Crispy Pork Blood Stew

Crispy Dinuguan? I first tasted Crispy Dinuguan in Kanin Club at the Paseo de Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa Laguna. It’s located near our country home, just after the Laguna Technopark, along the Santa Rosa road that leads up to Tagaytay. This is dinuguan with a twist and thought I’d recreate this dish for the family. Crispy Dinuguan tastes like your...

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Inihaw na Manok

Jan 09

Inihaw na Manok

My family cooks grilled dishes every Sunday, maybe because my husband is home and is eager to cook for us. Sundays is spent trying all sorts of grill dishes. The favorite is pork barbecue of course. Next in must-have grilled dishes is Inihaw na manok. Here is how we cook it. Ingredients: 1 kilo chicken (chicken thigh or breast) Bamboo skewers, 6 inches 1 head of...

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Hainanese Chicken Rice (Singapore variation)

Jan 06

Hainanese Chicken Rice (Singapore variation)

A Singaporean describes it this way: Part of the whole ritual in eating this dish is smothering your cream-coloured chicken fat laced rice with ribbons of sweet dark soy sauce, chilli sauce and pounded ginger and to mix it all together, matching flavour for flavour....

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Buko Fruit Salad

Dec 30

Buko Fruit Salad

New Year’s Eve media noche must have a fruit salad on the dinner table. The most popular fruit salad is the Buko salad. The popularity of fruits during New Year’s Eve celebration is part of the tradition to bring in good luck, fortune and prosperity. Even before the New Year arrives, my children already wants to eat it. Ingredients 5 large cans of Del...

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Russian Salad, Variation of Potato Salad

Dec 27

Russian Salad, Variation of Potato Salad

My first taste of Russian salad was from my aunt. I never knew one could make red beets into a salad. Russian salad prepared the Pinoy way is probably named as such because of the natural red coloring of the ingredients, red beet. The salad taste sweet with a slight tangy flavor due to the tart apples and the vinegar marinade. It is basically a potato salad...

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Crepe Covered Embutido

Dec 23

Crepe Covered Embutido

I like how this Crepe Covered Embutido recipe is both traditional and modern. This Christmas, some Pinoy families will either cook the traditional Embutido or Chicken Relleno. If you are feeling adventurous, you can try this well-loved Embutido recipe with modern twist. I never knew you could make crepes out of a hotcake mix. Crepe Batter: 4 pieces ...

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How to cook Rellenong Manok

Dec 22

How to cook Rellenong Manok

I already shared a Chicken Relleno recipe but there are many ways to prepare this all time favorite for Noche Buena. If Americans have their Stuffed Turkey for Thanksgiving, we, Filipinos have our traditional Chicken Relleno for ou Noche Buena. Our Stuffed, baked Chicken tastes so much better than Turkey. I have tried cooking both but I still prefer the Chicken...

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Embutido Recipe (Filipino Style Meatloaf)

Dec 04

Embutido Recipe (Filipino Style Meatloaf)

I prepare Embutido (otherwise known as Filipino style meatloaf) in large quantities. It’s the perfect Holiday dish to prepare for unexpected guests. One can easily freeze the embutido, slice it , heat it in the oven and serve. The embutido that I know is wrapped in sinsal (an internal pork entrail) which is ideal for steaming. Mom only prepared embutido on...

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