Jul 31, 2013

Mixed Berry and Pecan Cobbler

Mixed Berry and Pecan Cobbler - so deliciously good!

Nothing speaks more of summer than a fruit cobbler. Love this dessert’s versatility because you can pretty much use your favorite summer berry or fruit with it. While it does require some baking, when you top it with pouring cream or ice cream, it certainly becomes a deliciously refreshing summer dessert.

Jul 27, 2013

Pollo al Ajillo (Chicken with Garlic)

This Chicken dish needs no elaboration. Chicken with Garlic, you can already imagine how flavorful it would be....add to the mix, extra-virgin olive oil and some dry sherry...how can you go wrong?

Jul 25, 2013

Chocolate Cherry Banana Muffins (or Loaf)

It's the last few days of Cherry season here in Michigan. I'd feel quite sad ordinarily 'cause we are huge Cherry fans but, thankfully, in this lovely state of ours - one fruit season may end but others continue. Thankfully, we can still satisfy our summer fruit cravings with blueberries and blackberries which are currently in full swing and will continue on until August.

Jul 23, 2013

Cherry Clafoutis

When my friend Bernadette asked me to guest-post for her lovely blog Rants from my Crazy Kitchen, I was very excited although at that time I didn't quite know what to share yet. I thought I ought to share something that I really love and something extra special, too. Thankfully, this year we went to France as part of our European holiday.

Jul 20, 2013

NO BAKE White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake with fresh Raspberry Coulis

This luscious NO BAKE White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is the ultimate summer dessert. Fresh and sweet-tangy raspberry coulis perfectly complements the rich and creamy cheesecake.Tried and tested, super easy recipe, too!

As some of you dear readers would know I am married to a British guy, my lovable and cute husband Mark...obviously I am very much in-love with him! :-) Anyway, he loves Cheesecake and I do too - I guess, most people do.... :-)

Jul 18, 2013

Silver Fish (Dulong) Patties

We went to Chicago to get my visa about two months ago. When we get the chance to visit Chicago I try to drop by the Filipino store there so I can get some Filipino ingredients which I would otherwise not find in Michigan. Fortunately, we had a little time to spare so my husband kindly brought me to the store so  I was able to get a little shopping done.

Jul 16, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Zucchini Stir-Fry

In Asian cooking, we like our food to have layers of flavors. It's not enough for it to be just plain salty or savory or even sweet. It's got to be more than that. It has to be a little sweet, a little spicy, quite tangy....a combination of flavors that will excite one's palate - delicious complexity in other words.

Jul 13, 2013

Extra Special Mango Float

Ohhh summer. I've had a few requests for this special Filipino dessert called Mango Float. For some reason I never got to make it and then finally summer came so I decided this is the perfect time to make it! I am glad I did!

Jul 11, 2013

Cherry-Almond and Chocolate Oatmeal

It's still Cherry season here in Michigan and that means I have a few recipes coming up on the blog featuring  Cherries. We love Cherries and though Michigan produces roughly 70 of the tart Cherries in the US and has over 3.8 million Cherry trees, it's a shame we haven't ventured on Cherry picking yet.

Jul 9, 2013

The Classic Pork or Chicken Adobo

If there is a dish that the Philippines is known for it's got to be Adobo. While the word "Adobo"  certainly has Spanish origins (the Philippines has been colonized by Spain for nearly 400 years), this particular cooking method and dish is indigenous to the Philippines.

Jul 6, 2013

Italian Fruit Salad

It's that time of year when so many summer fruits are in season. Summer time is my favorite season in Michigan because beautiful berries and other fruits abound. My favorite local fruits are Blueberries and Cherries! I think the Michigan variety are the best. Juicy, plump and just oozing with fruity goodness! Blueberry season has officially began and soon we'll be going blueberry picking. Me and the tots can't wait to do so! If only this season will never end. :-)

Jul 3, 2013

Five-Spice Braised Pork Belly

Oftentimes, the simplest and easiest recipes turn out best! That is the case with this Chinese Braised Pork Belly. There is  nothing complicated at all in this recipe and yet it comes out so flavorful and delightful. It reminds me a little bit of the Filipino adobo, very simple, too and yet so wonderfully tasty.  
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