Pork or Beef Menudo

I bought a big family pack of boneless pork ribs this week so I had been cooking Filipino food like crazy! Adobo, menudo, Asian Bar-B-Q…

Ultimate Pork Adobo (Chinese Style)

Of all the versions of Adobo I have tried this Chinese-style version (no vinegar) is my favorite!! Sweet, savory and delicious!! Serve with rice! If…

Blueberry Muffins

Oh summer…why are you saying goodbye? I miss you already! I feel the fall chill each morning when I wake up but I am still holding out for…

Penne with Peppers, Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

This pasta dish is full of deliciously fresh flavors and  so perfect for using your summer produce!! So seriously yummy you won’t miss the meat!

Frikkadel – Delicious South African Braised Meatballs

Spiced with cinnamon and coriander and then slowly simmered in a creamy tomato curry sauce make this dish so flavorful and delicious! Giant Meatballs –…

How to get the perfect Dome on …

I love muffins! Blueberry muffins were the first muffins I have ever attempted to bake. The taste was great and some of the people I have shared…

In Memoriam

On September 6, 2011, we laid down to rest, our third child Brooklyn Alexie Raines. She was only 37 1/2 weeks old and was delivered stillborn. Today,…

Slow Cooker Melt-in-Your-Mouth-Meat-Loaf

Gluten-Free Version One of the earliest cookware that I have purchased when we first came to the USA was a slow cooker. I’ve had mine for…

Chai Tea

I love Chai Tea! I was first introduced to Chai Tea in December 2003 during our honeymoon in New Zealand. A friend of Mark is married to…

Guest Post: Ginger Sesame Seed Noodles

There are certain recipes where the adage “less is more” truly applies. This is one of those. Sometimes the best flavors come out when you don’t complicate…

Indian Butter Chicken

A deliciously satisfying and perfectly spiced curry dish – Butter Chicken – made from scratch. Easy, simple tried and tested recipe for any curry lover.…