Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

Hiya! It's been awhile. Been two weeks since you've last heard from me. Don't fret. I am here now and I have something for you. A baked ziti so utterly delicious you'll easily forgive me for being away so long. Baked pasta casseroles are incredibly easy to prepare and make the ultimate comfort food. Gimme layers of al dente pasta, flavorful meat sauce and melted … [Read more...]

Asian Meals for Sunday Dinners

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My mother is not one you’ll find busily fiddling with pots and pans, concocting everyday meals. Growing up, her cooking was more like a special occasion than a daily occurrence. But although the househelp did the weekday cooking, my mother personally took the kitchen helm on weekends.  She does have her own repertoire of recipes and one of my fondest memories as a child … [Read more...]

Tuscan Chicken

Tuscan Chicken

I know I haven't been here as often as I should. Only 6 whopping recipes in March! Not good. Not good at all. The thing is, I do cook a lot. My ever-expanding girth can attest to how I cook more often than I should. So why are my posts sporadic and meager? My excuse--->my photography sucks. A lot of times, I have to repeat many of the dishes I cooked over and over, not … [Read more...]

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

Halabos na hipon is a type of Filipino dish where shell-on shrimps are cooked in butter, garlic and 7-up. It was what I planned to cook for dinner today and  I was rabidly anticipating from early morning how I'd enjoy the succulent morsels of my favorite crustacean with humongous helpings of steamed rice. But come prep time, I opened our pantry only to discover we were out … [Read more...]

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes

  Yay, spring!  I just love this season of rebirth, everything around is crisp, bright and refreshing. If you ask me, spring is the best time of the year. Its clement climate is a pleasant respite from the the chilly grasp of winter or the fiery scorn of summer.  So, yay! Welcome, spring, welcome. Before we bid adieu to wool mittens and thick coats, let me … [Read more...]

Sopa Seca de Fideo

Sopa Seca de Fideo

When G asked what I was preparing for lunch today,  I answered "soup" but failed to elaborate that the "soup" was sopa seca de fideo. The poor guy sat down on the table fully expecting oodles of broth and didn't quite know what to make of the dry pasta dish that greeted him instead. My bad. Sopa seca is a traditional Mexican dish made with fideo noodles … [Read more...]

Green Bean Fries

Green Bean Fries

That below? My. Current. Addiction. I don't like veggies and I've said that here like, uhm, 999x. But although you can't teach an old dog new tricks, sometimes you can trick an old dog. With these green bean fries, I get to enjoy good-for-you veggies under the disguise of comfort food. Vibrant green beans blanketed with crisp, garlicky, cheesy breading? Winner.  … [Read more...]