Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

Feb 12

Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

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

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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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

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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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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Home cooked meal ideas: Shrimp Putanesca

Dec 09

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Share Chef Sandy Daza shared his home cooked meals at The Maya Kitchen recently. I already shared the Shepherd’s Pie. This time , let me share Shrimp Putanesca. I am always amused whenever I announce that I am going to cook Pasta Puttanesca. The pasta literally means “whore’s spaghetti” in Italian. It has a distinct spicy taste and...

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Baked Penne with Eggplant and Sausage

Nov 02

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Share The grilled eggplant in this recipe is a delightful and healthy addition to the usual or should I say, boring, baked pasta dishes that we’ve had in the past. Try using a variety of grilled vegetables such as zucchini, carrots and broccoli to add a bit of zing to some of your typical pasta concoctions. Ingredients: 1 box penne rigate, about 225...

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Three Cheese White Lasagna using Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus Cheese

Oct 29

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Share I like surprises that just makes me smile especially after a stressful day. Would you believe I got a visit from Graziano Prefetto? He invaded my kitchen a few days ago. Okay so Graziano didn’t actually come in person. He came in a basket of cheeses. Graziano’s specialty are dishes cooked with Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus Cheese. I have always...

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Filipino Style Spaghetti

Aug 16

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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...

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Grilled Prawns in Herbed Arugula Pasta

Jul 10

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Share Pasta is usually easy to prepare. Here’s the twist here. You will need to make your own pasta but of course you can skip that part and just buy pasta ribbons. I first learned to make homemade pasta when my mom bought a pasta maker. I have had it with me for many years until Ondoy damaged my small Kitchen appliances . You might want to experiment...

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