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 … [Read More...]

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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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

I made this dish to use left-over baby potatoes I bought from Costco last week. My family loves salt and vinegar chips so I knew for sure that this dish would be a hit with them. The potatoes were soaked first for an hour in a bath of hot water flavored with salt and vinegar. It… 

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Chicken Gloria Casserole

Chicken Gloria Casserole

I found this recipe on Pinterest. It caught my attention because of the good looking picture and the large number of people who pinned it.  I have boneless chicken breasts in my freezer, some slices of Havarti in my fridge and some fresh parsley from my garden. So, I thought: I am definitely going to… 

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Honey Soy Chicken Wings

Honey Soy Chicken Wings

My son from Calgary recommended a version of this dish to me. He got the recipe from Jocooks, a good friend of his. He was raving how delicious they were and how easy it was to make them. Jo used drumsticks in her recipe; I used chicken wings instead because that’s my family’s favorite chicken… 

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