Friday, August 2, 2013

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I fell in love with this soup the first time I had it at Au Bon Pain in Macy's, NY. It was not so thick yet creamy enough the way I like it. Then there was the Panera Bread's version which was also just as good and hubby enjoyed it as much as I did. One bowl costs around $5 and was not even enough for me, hubby and the kids. Instead of being silly spending money on soup, I might as well learn how to make it. So the hunt for a a good

Thursday, June 24, 2010


This is an easy to prepare  pasta I learned from my sister-in-law, Myla. Let me be clear that this is just "our version" of the Carbonara. I am aware that with the "Real Carbonara", Italians do not use cream but use eggs instead and a lot of pecorino and parmesan cheese. I frankly do not know how that would taste (and I would love to try it someday) but I am confident our version is comparable to the classic Italian cuisine. This is even better than CPK's version (according to my kids!).

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Baked Pork Chops with a Piquant Sauce

I wanted a pork chop recipe that's totally new, different, yet very flavorful. I searched through Gordon Ramsay's endless list of recipes and found this. When I saw the can of tomatoes as one of the ingredients, I was a bit skeptical about how it will turn out. Although I assumed it tasted like tomato sauce, I was anticipating a taste particularly different from a spaghetti sauce.

The taste was certainly distinctive. The thyme, rosemary, garlic

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Homemade Burger Patty

Are you tired of eating the same old burgers from these food chains (McDo, Jollibee, Wendy's, Burger King, Five Guys, etc)? I don't think so ... lol. Why cook when you can buy, right? But just in case you are and you want to have something different and homemade, I highly recommend this.

I learned this recipe from my dear Nanay (mother-in-law). I don't know how she came up with this but she's a genius. When I helped her make this, we did not have the luxury of a food

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pork Ribs Maskipaps

"Maskipaps" is short for "maski papaano" which also means "however". When I cook something that I have no known name for, I just call it "maskipaps."

This recipe is actually my mom's. She uses pork belly so it is even tastier and juicier. Pork belly is not available in our local supermarkets so I use ribs instead.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Steak Diane With Sautéed Potatoes And Peas

This is the main course in Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong Live at Fox. Now don't be discouraged by the number of ingredients for this one. I know the list is lengthy but that includes ingredients for the sides too. I was overwhelmed myself when I saw what I was supposed to purchase on my next food shopping. But hey, if you want a creamy fancier way to present your steak, this is for you.

Note: I did not use the flambée method -- too chicken to do it ... lol.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Quick Tiramisu

I learned about this delectable classic Italian dessert through the Gordon Ramsay Cookalong Live at Fox. It was aired around December of last year. I did not cookalong (no TV in the kitchen) but hubby forced me (with a shotgun in to become versed with the directions. He wanted to have those meals for our Christmas dinner. PSH. Our table will look so bare with just three courses! That didn't sit well with me but the kids were on his side. Ungrateful. LOL.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Egg Pie (blogging as it bakes)

It's Pi Day. Naturally, Yna would badger me to make a pie today. And so I did. I'm a little anxious of the outcome because the crust is a bit thick. I used a silicon mat so I don't have much space to work on. I don't know if the thickness of the crust will affect the cooking time.

I checked 10 minutes before it's done. I turned the pie around to even out the browning of the top and the filling started to move in a wavy motion ... lol. Please don't tell me I messed up!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chicken Tinola

Bored to death with my old recipes, I was in need of a new one. I saw Chicken Tinola while I was browsing through Yes, I am a big fan! So far, all of the recipes I followed were all so good. He never disappoints.

It isn't a new recipe but I have chicken and spinach in the fridge. It's been very cold all week (a couple of weeks earlier) so I thought a steaming hot tinola would be a perfect meal.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sans Rival

I know, this is "diabetically" wrong for me. But come on, would you pass on the chance at having a bite (or two, or sixty, depending on your appetite) from this insanely delightful amalgamation of egg, butter and sugar? The crispy cashew wafer and smooth butter cream are just divine. It  is one of those few foods that can be classified as 'foodgasmic' – if made right.