Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

I made this soup because it reminds me of my favorite Greek soup, avgolemono. Avgolemono is one of the few soups that I crave when I am not feeling well. Like avgolemono, this soup uses lemon, an ingredient that I love so much and frequently use in my cooking and baking. It also makes use of a whole … [Read More...]

Mamon (Filipino Sponge Cake)

Mamon (Filipino Sponge Cake)

Mamon is a very popular Filipino-style sponge cake. They are soft and fluffy and are popular to have for breakfast or snacks. They are usually baked in a special molder which gives the mammon its special distinctive shape. I don’t own one so I used muffin tins instead.  The baked mamon came out soft and… 

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Korean Beef Bowl

Korean Beef Bowl

This dish is simple and yet so tasty. I was amazed how simple ingredients like ground beef, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and grated ginger can produce this fantastic and flavorful dish. Furthermore, it was prepared, cooked and ready for only 15 minutes. Serve this wonderful beef dish with your favorite… 

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Cottage Pie Topped with Scalloped Potato

Cottage Pie Topped with Scalloped Potato

My youngest son and I love this dish so much; we have been eating it for two days.  Last year, I made and shared a similar dish and named it “shepherd’s pie”. People kindly corrected me by telling me the difference between cottage and shepherd’s pie. According to them, shepherd’s pie is made from lamb… 

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Crock Pot Jambalaya

Crock Pot Jambalaya

Our family loves one pot rice dishes. Fried rice, paella, kiam pung (Chinese flavored rice) and jambalaya are among our favorites. Jambalaya is my oldest son’s favorite. In fact, he orders this dish whenever it is in the restaurant’s menu. This jambalaya recipe is different from the normal one that I make in the sense that… 

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these pumpkin cookies to use left-over pumpkin puree I used to make pumpkin bread. I used mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans and bake them for 14 minutes. The result was gorgeous looking and delicious pumpkin cookies. I shared some with my co-workers and some comments were, “It was very good”, “It’s not… 

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Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread

I made pumpkin and cream cheese muffins over the weekend. My family loved it so much that I decided to make this similar treat. While the muffins I made had basic and simple ingredients, this pumpkin bread is packed full of the natural goodness of fresh ginger, pumpkin seeds and dried cherries. I love the crunchy… 

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Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

Fall has definitely arrived. You can feel and see it everywhere. Trees are shedding leaves, produce section of supermarkets are full of vibrant fall colors and the temperature has changed considerably. Although some days are still warm and sunny, most days are cold, dark and gloomy. It‘s this kind of day when I long for… 

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Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins

Baked goods with cream cheese fillings are so popular nowadays especially if they are pumpkin-flavored. I have wanted to make these incredible pumpkin muffins ever since I tasted them at Tim Horton’s. It is especially good with a cup of hot coffee. I am not a big fan of pumpkins but these yummy treats are… 

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Caramelised Mackerel

Caramelized Mackerel

My family loves fish and some of our favorites are salmon, cod, and sea bass. My husband and I also love eating milkfish and mackerel because they are what we grew up eating. They are abundant and commonly eaten in the Philippines. I normally cook mackerel by frying it, so when I saw this dish featured on… 

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Kiam Pung (Chinese Flavored Rice)

Kiam Pung (Chinese Flavored Rice)

Kiam pung are Hokkien words for salty rice. It is very popular among Filipino Chinese and is commonly served during holidays and special occasions. Each family has its own way of making kiam pung and the recipe is usually passed on from grandmas, aunties or mother-in-laws. My late mother-in-law’s kiam pung was the best. She always… 

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