Filipino Style Spaghetti

May 15

Filipino Style Spaghetti

Follow Share Before Jollibee or even Tropical Hut came out with the Filipino version of the Italian Spaghetti, there was Makati Supermarket’s spaghetti sold in their coffee shop in the early sixties. This is probably how the sweetish Filipino spaghetti evolved. A popular American blogger once commented that our Jollibee spaghetti tasted horrible. It must...

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Tuna Royale Carbonara using Clara Ole ‘s Carbonara pasta sauce #ClaraOlePotluck

May 01

Tuna Royale Carbonara using Clara Ole ‘s Carbonara pasta sauce #ClaraOlePotluck

Follow Share Who has time to cook? Well, I have time to cook but there are times when I receive surprise visitors and I find that having prepared sauces are useful. One of my favorite dish is Carbonara and I usually prepare it from scratch like my Spaghetti Carbonara and Carbonara in an instant. Good thing I discovered Clara Ole wide array of convenient food...

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Laing Pasta, the Pinoy Pasta Version

Mar 29

Laing Pasta, the Pinoy Pasta Version

Follow Share I never tasted Laing Pasta until I had it at Goldilocks. I thought it was such a novel idea, similar to the pesto pasta that we often prepare at home. It is our own version of pinoy pasta. When I tasted it though, it wasn’t that delicious as I imagined it to be. I think the laing was too dry, lacked some meat and “keso”. I...

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Pinoy Chicken Macaroni salad

Jan 09

Pinoy Chicken Macaroni salad

Follow Share When I think of Chicken Macaroni salad, I remember myself as a teenager, assigned by mom as the salad maker. This is such a childhood memory. I stopped preparing Chicken Macaroni salad when I became a mother , simply because I thought my kids and my husband would not like it. It is so old-school. A few years ago, I decided to bring it back to the...

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Shellfish Open Lasagne

Jul 13

Shellfish Open Lasagne

Follow Share Chef Ariel Manuel of Lolo Dad’s shared this simple recipe as one of the dishes he prepared for “Simplicity of Flavors” at the Maya Kitchen. The usual lasagne preparation with layers and layers of pasta is usually more complicated than this recipe. I am sure you will enjoy the simplicity of this preparation and yet enjoy the rich , satisfying...

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Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

Feb 12

Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

Follow Share Something to cook for Valentine’s day. My husband’s favorite pasta dish has got to be lasagna. Whenever we have guests, he makes this special request and I tell him that it gets to be boring. Well, I think lasagna is an all-time favorite for most pinoys. Lasagna involves three steps: The tomato meat sauce, boiling the pasta and the...

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Pasta Al Adobo

Jan 21

Pasta Al Adobo

Follow Share I once attended a cooking demonstration of Chef Patron Gen Capati, from the famous Cookbook Kitchen (CBK). He cooked some of his restaurant’s most popular dishes like CBK Stuffed Spring Chicken brimming with cheese, ham and basil; Boston Poached Fish is fish fillet poached in white wine and grapes along with crowd favorites Meaty Herbed Eggplant,...

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Easy Lasagna Rolls with homemade pasta

May 16

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Follow Share I have shared my favorite recipe, the Lasagna (with Bechamel sauce) but that one did made use of pasta brought from the grocery. Here is one where you can make your very own pasta. If you have children, let them join in the fun of cooking. Knead the dough, whisk the sauce, laugh and reminisce. Homemade Pasta: 2 cups MAYA All Purpose Flour 1...

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Tuna Spaghetti

Mar 29

Tuna Spaghetti

Follow Share During our dorm days at Sampaguita Residence Hall at UP Diliman, my aunt shared with me her fabulous Tuna Spaghetti. I remember preparing this dish one year for our annual Open House at “Sampa.” Check it out! For every pack of Italian spaghetti (regular-sized box of 500 grams), use the following: 2 cans of tuna or tuna flakes or...

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Macaroni and Cheese Overload

Mar 11

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Follow Share If there is ever a favorite dish for kids, it has got to be Macaroni and cheese which is also called “mac and cheese”. So why not prepare this for your graduation celebration party at home? The usual macaroni and cheese is a casserole baked in the oven but it can also be prepared in a sauce pan on the top of the stove from scratch or...

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