Meatballs Sandwich

Like most sandwiches, this is a cinch to prepare if you already have the following: hoagie or sub rolls, marinara sauce and meatballs, all home made in advance or store-bought, but.. It’s just as easy if you do it all from scratch in less than an hour (except for the bread, just buy good quality […]

Pulled Pork (Slow-Cooked)

This is the recipe that I always use for making pulled pork, it’s hassle-free, I just put everything in the crockpot and it takes care of itself, which means free or extra time for me to do other things ü.  Set your alarm if your slow-cooker doesn’t have a timer (like mine’s) so you won’t […]

Pork Milanese (Italian Breaded Pork)

Another breaded pork recipe, this time it’s Italian..Ole!! 😀 It’s basically the same with the tonkatsu and schnitzel (German breaded pork ), the addition of oregano and nutmeg makes it Italian (I guess..)   A squeeze of lemon is just what it needs but you can serve it with any sauce/gravy that you like by […]

Tonkatsu (Japanese Breaded Pork)

Tonkatsu (Japanese Breaded Pork)

Make it fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It will be what it will be – I’m loving this quote that I picked up from Gwyneth Patrow’s cook book.   It’s exactly how I feel about cooking, I just could not articulate it…it applies to my life as well. 🙂 Here’s an easy and […]

Swedish Meatballs with Yogurt-Cheese Sauce

What I love about this dish is that you can make the meatballs in bulk and store them in the freezer and just take out some when you need it. The sauce or gravy is super simple and easy to make, no prep needed except for the cheese, but you can just directly grate that […]

Sisig for KCC (February Theme: Aphrodisiac)

Sisig for KCC (February Theme: Aphrodisiac)

The February theme for KCC is aphrodisiac, very appropriate for this month of love ;). Food that are considered aphrodisiacs are either visually stimulating or contains nutrients that gives you stamina or so they say. Some foods that are known as aphrodisiacs are oysters, banana, strawberries, chocolates and chillies to name a few.. Whether aphrodisiacs […]

Creamy Wonton Soup

This is my favorite way, the only way I make use of condensed cream of chicken. It’s so delicious, a cross between macaroni soup and wonton soup.  Don’t be discouraged by the list of ingredients, most of them or maybe all of them are in your pantry. This is easy to make -boil the soup, […]

Breaded Pork Steak with Red Wine Gravy

This is favorite way of cooking pork steak, I used to like to grill it but coating the steak with seasoned flour and pan-frying it, is so much more delicious for me especially when served with red wine gravy…yum! Some salad greens or sauteed bok choy or cabbage is what I usually serve on the […]

Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew)

Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew)

Dinuguan is a classic Filipino dish made of pig’s intestines stewed in vinegar and pork  blood with  green chillies.  I remember my mom used to cook it to give to her boss; I haven’t actually eaten that kind of dinuguan (because I refused to), I prefer the less exotic version made with pork belly. In the spirit of Halloween, I dared […]

Sauteed Grilled Pork with Green Chillies and Tomatoes

If I have one dish that I can really call my own, it’s this one.   I did not pick it up from any cookbook (I didn’t have before) or from any cooking shows..I just made it up back when it was just still me and my husband.   We used to do a lot of grilling ( mostly pork chops and […]

KCC: Filipino-Spanish Dishes: Pork Estofada

KCC‘s theme for the month of September 2010 is: Filipino-Spanish Dishes!!  Filipino cuisine is heavily influenced by Spanish, not surprising since they stayed in our country for over 300 years. Most of these dishes are rich and satisfying and mouthwatering! I’ve made several in the past, most are everyday dishes and always, always eaten with rice..which is […]

Homemade Skinless Longganisa ( Filipino Breakfast Sausage)

Longganisa is Filipino breakfast sausage- a garlic-ky, somewhat sweet and peppery sausage- it’s usually paired with sunny-side up egg and garlic fried rice with slices of tomatoes – we call this breakfast “combo meal” longsilog ( longganisa, sinangag ( fried rice), itlog ( egg) ); a typical Filipino breakfast.  I love it when the sugar in the […]