Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread

Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread

I was curious when I stumbled upon this recipe because it uses mayonnaise in the batter. Naturally, I decided to try this recipe because it had chocolate in it and I am a big fan of banana bread. The recipe was so easy and simple that I believe anyone can make it. The result was a beautiful banana … [Read More...]

Chicken Macaroni Salad

Chicken Macaroni Salad

Lately, I have been using rotisserie chicken meat in most of my cooking. I used it in recipes that require boiled chicken meat. I have even used it in arroz caldo (Filipino style congee) and it turned out well and very tasty. Last week, I used rotisserie chicken meat to make chicken macaroni salad, one of my… 

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Baked Chicken Spaghetti

Baked Chicken Spaghetti

I learned about this dish from my sister’s friend when he brought it to her place on a New Year’s Eve potluck dinner party. It was so good, I asked for the recipe. With some few changes, I was able to produce this creamy and delicious baked chicken spaghetti. In this recipe, I used store… 

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Tuscan Chicken Skillet

Tuscan Chicken Skillet

I love this new green pan that I bought recently and I have been using almost every day. The first dish that I cooked in it was this Tuscan chicken dish that I found online.  It uses herbs like oregano and thyme as well as sundried and diced tomatoes and cannellini beans. These ingredients are… 

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Avocado Shake

Avocado Shake

My 26 year old son who came home to visit for two weeks has left and is back in Calgary. While he was here, we went to Vancouver Island for couple of days. We spent some time together going for walks, playing board games, watching movies and TV shows and eating at restaurants. One place… 

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Curry Lamb Chops

Curry Lamb Chops

A few months ago, a dear family friend of ours gave us a package of frozen lamb chops. I had no idea what to do with them, so I kept them in the freezer. Recently, the same friend made curry lamb chops and let my husband try them. My husband loved it and let me… 

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White Chocolate Chip Cake with Strawberries

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cake

My family loves this butter cake. Sliced fresh strawberries and white chocolate chips were incorporated in the batter and then baked. The result was a cake that is firm outside and nice and moist inside. Sour cream was used instead of milk giving this cake its soft texture. This cake did not last long. It… 

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Bruschetta Style Baked Pork Chops

Bruschetta Style Baked Pork Chops

I saw this recipe from a flyer of a local meat shop. I love the idea of how the cooked pork chops were served bruschetta style. The chops were supposed to be grilled but I opted to bake them instead. I first seared the chops to give them a nice color. Then, the chops were… 

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Cinnamon Roll Cake

Cinnamon Roll Cake

I found this simple cinnamon roll cake on pinterest and I couldn’t resist not making it. It was soft, delicious and easy to make too! This recipe is a cake version of the popular cinnamon rolls. It does not require proofing, filling and rolling the dough. Instead, the dough (batter) and filling (topping) are incorporated… 

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Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with Bacon Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad

It was Canada day weekend and my family went to Vancouver Island to spend time together. Even my son from Calgary came home to take this trip with us. We went for hikes, visited some local attractions and enjoyed the island’s bounty of seafood. It was nice to relax and have fun times bonding with… 

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New Orleans Style Barbecued Shrimp

New Orleans Style Barbecued Shrimp

I was searching online for a shrimp recipe when I stumbled upon this delicious looking barbecued shrimp. Despite the name, the shrimp in this recipe are in fact sauteed and not grilled. They are sauteed with a sauce of Worcestershire sauce,white wine, spices and lots of butter, making this dish very flavorful. I used less… 

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