Saturday, December 20, 2014

Yummy Pear Pie


I am not much of a pie person I must confess. Not because I don't like it because I certainly do - it's one of my favorite desserts! I especially love it served a la mode - anything with ice cream is always better, isn't it? The truth is I don't make a lot of pies because I get scared I'll mess it up. It's just one of those desserts that I truly feel intimidated, I don't know why. That fear factor has certainly prevented me from trying to make pies.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Classic Glazed Ham




If you are a subscriber of our blog, then you probably already know that we are on holiday in Asia at the moment. I do try, when I get the chance, to spend the Christmas season with my family. There's just no place like home for the holidays. It doesn't hurt when you can spend Christmas season by the beach and enjoy the sun and the sea either! For me that's the ultimate holiday treat!!! :)
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


Whether the weather is cold or hot a good soup is always a delicious option! When I was in the Philippines, I practically and literally knew only one kind of soup and that is "sopas" - the Filipino version of Macaroni soup. I don't know why. Perhaps because sopas is my family's perennial favorite and so it's the only one that I can remember eating while I was growing up.
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Saturday, December 06, 2014

Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Casserole



Oh the weather outside is frightful....let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....so goes the song. Thankfully, this year I won't have to sing this song as I am in a warm and beautiful tropical island republic - The Philippines. This year I will have a wonderful warm Christmas, yay! Please don't get me wrong - I do like a white Christmas, too. After all, I have lived in the US for over a decade and am used to having a cold and wintry Christmas. However, this year I am home not only to be with my family, whom I haven't seen for 3 years, but to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding Anniversary! So, I do have the perfect excuse to have a warm Christmas this year! I am truly delighted to be with my family for such a special occasion.
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Monday, December 01, 2014

Ginisang Munggo (Mung Bean Soup / Stew)



Mung Beans or locally called Mango is considered a staple food in the Philippines especially in the provinces. Just a small amount of mung beans with added meat (like chicken, pork, or shrimp) or even meatless truly goes a long, long way and can easily feed an entire family. I think that's why it's quite popular. Not only can it feed a lot of people - it is also quite cheap and also very nutritious! If you're abroad, you can find mung beans either in the Asian section of your grocery or in any Asian store.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Apple-Pumpkin-Pecan Pie



So many desserts to make, too little time. Don't you often get the feeling that there are so many types of desserts or pies that you want to make for Thanksgiving but you simply don't have the time to make each and every one of them? Or perhaps, you are looking at the feast of pies in front of you during Thanksgiving and wish you can try each slice of pumpkin, pecan or apple pie - but feel like it's way too much to eat all three in one go!  I hear ya! I know the feeling!!! 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

National Geographic - Eat: The Story of Food


We've been featured! As part of EAT: The Story of Food premiering on Nov. 21-23 (9/8 Central), National Geographic Channel is showcasing a fantastic collection of Healthy Recipes from Hollywood and sports celebrities, renowned chefs, food bloggers, artists, etc. It's our honor to be included in such an esteemed list. We are recipe #68 (arranged alphabetically). The awesome part - this digital cookbook is free for you to download and enjoy!


The variety of recipes in this cookbook are amazing! Not only that, as the title connotes, it's full of delicious  and healthy dishes that are so good for you and your family. I can't wait to try some of them myself.

Don't miss out - get your free E-Cookbook here.
Check out the series here. Don't forget it's airing tomorrow night at National Geographic Channel.

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