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Upcycled Pantry Organizers

Upcycled Pantry Organizers

We all long for that beautiful and organized kitchen. The stuff that magazine pictures are made of! Sigh. Those beautiful containers add up, I know. I own 2-3 of them and I couldn’t bring myself to buy more than what I have now. Ingredients: Nesquik […]

Tomato and Egg Instant Ramen

Tomato and Egg Instant Ramen

The nor’easter Nemo is freezing New York City as I write this. I’ve blogged about my hurricane preparedness and while it may seem like suffering to eat ramen noodles for survival (oh the dramatics!), here’s a recipe for you to enjoy the day when you […]

Garlic and Butter Broiled Salmon Heads

Garlic and Butter Broiled Salmon Heads

As I have mentioned before, I have a penchant for buying whole fish. Since buying a whole salmon is out of the question, I prefer cooking its head. Salmon steaks are expensive, and not as fatty and succulent as the meat from the collar and […]

Turbo Duck (Crispy Skin Roast Duck in 90mins or less)

Turbo Duck (Crispy Skin Roast Duck in 90mins or less)

Say hello to my 90-minute or less Turbo Oven Roasted Roast Duck! This easy to prepare feast of a bird was our 2012 Christmas Eve Dinner. I can’t say it was inspired by anything except that I bought two separate things on a whim: a […]

Filipino Fruit Salad

Filipino Fruit Salad

The Philippines is a predominantly Roman Catholic country, so Christmas is the biggest holiday for Filipinos. In anticipation, Filipinos attend nine days of devotional Masses leading up to Christmas Eve, called Simbang Gabi. Filipinos celebrate Christmas Eve with a huge holiday spread, called Noche Buena, […]

No-Bake Honey Cheesecake

No-Bake Honey Cheesecake

Testing recipes for a cooking contest entry is quite a challenge. There’s the cooking, and there’s cooking with the required ingredients and a bunch of rules. This recipe “failed miserably” as a contest entry because one of the genius ideas I had in theory within […]

Five Ingredient Chicken Curry

Five Ingredient Chicken Curry

I had this “brilliant” idea of joining cooking contests for cash because why not? I cook anyway, plus why not hit two birds with one stone? (no pun intended) Here’s my official entry to the second cooking contest I joined: Sadly, this recipe was not […]

Dirty Dick’s Drumsticks

Dirty Dick’s Drumsticks

Meet Dick and his hot sauce. He’s a nice guy. He makes Dirty Dick’s Hot Sauce. Ingredients: Chicken Drumsticks, cleaned and rinsed. You can use chicken wings too. Fish Sauce (find it in an Asian store) Cooking Oil or DRIPPINGS. For this recipe, I used […]

Stuff In My Kitchen: Hurricane Preparedness

Stuff In My Kitchen: Hurricane Preparedness

I grew up in Manila where raging tropical thunderstorms are the norm right after the summer months of April and May. Dealing with weather disturbances is part of growing up. This is what I did, and what I will continue to do for the next […]

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Shrimps/Prawns cooked this way is the ultimate rich people food back in the Philippines. The bigger, the better. All I know is that it costs more than beef, chicken, fish and pork. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if house parties are judged by […]