Pesto Bacon-Wrapped Fish Fillets


Our dinner two Sundays ago: I got lots of "Likes" when I posted this photo at my personal Facebook account.  It's the bacon, I think, which caught everyone's attention hehe! If you have tried my recipe for Bacon Pesto Pasta and liked it, then you should definitely try this recipe.  I used the same ingredients for the 2 recipes:  Clara Ole's Cheesy Pesto Pasta Sauce ... READ MORE

Yummy Eats 2013: An Unforgettable Feast


Thanks again to Nuffnang Philippines, I got to know about Yummy Eats 2013, a one-day eating and cooking affair held at the NBC Tent last Saturday, and is sponsored by Yummy Magazine, my favorite food magazine. I went with AJ and my cousin, Mae Anne, and we were "virgins" to this kind of affair.  It's an eating fair but we didn't expect it to be such as a big eating ... READ MORE

Pasta in Olive Oil and Spanish Sardines


This recipe was inspired by the Angel Hair Pasta with Spanish Sardines and Broccoli that my sis-in-law, Juvvy, prepared during my short stay in Cebu.  She paired it with Hungarian Sausages.    It was so good I promised myself I will make one home for AJ. And so, armed with a bottle of Spanish-style Sardines that was given to me as Christmas gift, plump tomatoes and basil ... READ MORE

The Good Stuff


Just sharing with you some of my recent discoveries these past weeks... Baker's Twines from Paper Chic Studio.   I have been stalking Paper Chic Studio's facebook page for a time, hoping to buy some of their baker's twines and colorful loot bags but I could not make the order form work.    Then at the eve of the Chinese New Year, while waiting for the clock to strike 12, I ... READ MORE

Bargain Finds at the Robinson’s Warehouse Sale

I can't believe how far my P1,000.00 (about $24.00 at current exchange rate) went when I looked at the items I bought from last weekend's warehouse sale at World Trade Center, sponsored by Robinson's Mall and Metrobank Credit Card. Side story:  I went with AJ and my cousin, Mae Anne, and almost backed out when we were told that the sale is exclusive to Metrobank ... READ MORE

Roast Herbed Chicken

You'd be surprised at how simple it is to make this chicken dish and yet wow your family and friends with its superb flavors.    All you have to do is marinade a freshly-bought whole chicken with the herbs identified below, and then bake it.   Minimum effort, maximum impact. All you will need are: 1 whole chicken rock salt freshly ground black pepper fresh rosemary ... READ MORE

Hot Pot Sate Broth

We had some guests two (2) weeks ago, my Ninang (godmother) and cousin Ineng.   Since my mom has left-over frozen gyozas (Japanese dumplings), I decided to make a Hot Pot Sate Broth.   This is a shabu-shabu dish wherein you prepare the broth, set it in a really warm pot (much better if you have a camping burner so it'll simmer continuously) and the guests will add the uncooked ... READ MORE

Korean Chicken Wings

You will love the sweet and slightly spicy flavors of this barbeque dish that we baked using the Saladmaster Electric Skillet.    To lock in the flavors of the marinade, it's best to have it marinated overnight. For the marinade sauce, you will need: 1 one-inch piece fresh ginger, minced or grated 1 bulb garlic, minced 1 small onion, minced 2-3 tablespoons of chili ... READ MORE