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Taco Time
2022-05-21 11:42
Do you run out of breakfast ideas? You can prepare tacos ahead of time. This was my entry for #tacotuesday. Posted on my Instagram last October. You need a few ingredients to do this… Read More
Farm Fresh Milk Products
2022-05-21 09:18
Late post: I’ve been looking for kesong puti and locally-produced mozzarella for a while now until I discovered UPLB’s Fresh Milk Distributor – Commonwealth QC on Facebook… Read More
Beef Tapa With Bell Peppers And Carrots
2022-03-31 10:52
This is my version of beef tapa with bell pepper and carrots. The kids included this recipe in their list of favorites. So easy to prepare. But I don’t have the exact measurement of th… Read More
Cheese Tikoy
2022-02-04 19:15
Naki-Chinese New Year din kami by enjoying this CNY cake from our thoughtful friend from the PJI office. She always remembers kahit anong okasyon ang dumating. We appreciate it, ma’am… Read More
Big Tummies Pizza And Chicken Wings
2022-01-22 17:25
Pizza or chicken wings cravings are no longer a problem for us. Big Tummies got our cravings covered. Their outlet is just a few blocks away from our house. Kaya naman ang dali na lang umord… Read More
Sauteed Kangkong And Spinach
2022-01-20 15:01
This simple and budget-friendly meal is one of the easiest dish na naluto ko for the family. When you run out of ulam ideas to cook, eto na ang isa sa pwedeng go-to recipe mo. Ingredi… Read More
New Fave Snack
2022-01-20 14:18
N introduced us to this new snack (or dessert for us) called Kumori. This was her second order from their online store. We have tried their carrot cake and hanjuku ube on New Year’s Ev… Read More
Empanada Delight
2022-01-20 14:16
Of all the empanadas that we have tried, the ones from madampanada takes the cake!! Each serving is packed with flavorful fillings such as: Chicken Cheesy Bacon and Mushroom Cheese… Read More
Grateful For 2021
2022-01-01 14:18
We should always be thankful for all the blessings we received and will come our way this year. Most of these gifts we got from the workplace of hubby. Different coffee mix. I only tri… Read More
Sweet And Sour Tofu
2021-10-28 16:35
It’s the second time I cooked this dish for the family. It’s budget-friendly and easy to prepare than the other sweet and sour dishes I’ve made. Ingredients: 8 &n&hell…Read More
Friday Monggo Day
2021-09-17 12:34
Ginisang monggo is a staple food in Filipino homes. The ingredients are readily available and inexpensive. While you can prepare it any time of the week, it is conventional to cook monggo on… Read More
Sweet Tooth Cravings Satisfied
2021-09-01 08:58
Sweet surprises come in a small package or a bag. Hubby got these sweet treats from his officemate, who was also my editor when I was with PJI. Thank you for this! Like I said in a pr… Read More
Sweet Tooth Craving Satisfied
2021-09-01 08:58
Sweet surprises come in a small package or a bag. Hubby got these sweet treats from his officemate, who was also my editor when I was with PJI. Thank you for this! Like I said in a pr… Read More
2021-08-19 18:26
It’s that time of the year again to celebrate hubby and I’s wedding anniversary. Following our modest tradition of not spending lavishly on occasions like this, we only ordered o… Read More
Buttered Seafood Dampa Style
2021-08-18 18:20
I cooked this dish a few months back. It is easy to cook but a bit longer to prepare because of shrimp deveining and cleaning mussels. The ingredients are few. We need shrimps, musse… Read More
Kinulob Na Bangus
2021-07-17 11:30
My grown-up children prefer boneless milkfish over other fish. I have cooked a few dishes with milkfish or bangus as the main ingredient. So far, they love sinigang, bistek na bangus, dinain… Read More
Simpol Cookbook By Chef Tatung
2021-05-03 09:28
I finally got this cookbook by Chef Tatung courtesy of my daughter. This was her advanced birthday gift to me. Thinking about what would be our meal for the day is a tedious task. Ca… Read More
2021-04-29 14:49
Hello friends! I haven’t been posting as much on this blog. I was a little busy with some online opportunities that I can not simply pass up. Anyway, I cooked this dish last Januar… Read More
Simple Kimchi Fried Rice
2021-01-15 11:13
Looks very appetizing right? Kimchi fried rice. No fancy ingredients there. Just a mixture of leftovers from our first Samgyupsal experience at home. This is so easy to prepare… Read More
Samgyupsal At Home
2020-12-29 21:43
We were excited to try the Samgyupsal set my DD purchased last month so she ordered a few ingredients from Romantic Baboy. The set includes woosamgyupsal, samgyupsal raw meat, extra sides od… Read More
Crispy Dulong Okoy (Dulong Fritters)
2020-10-13 05:19
My family loves fried food. You name it, fried chicken, tapa, pork chops. When they were young I would incorporate veggies in our meal through cooking or frying okoy (fritters)… Read More
Naomi’s Simple Breakfast Combo
2020-10-13 05:18
My daughter is quite busy these days. She’s awake in the evening because of work so she doesn’t eat on time the way she used to. This combo meal is her idea and she’s t… Read More
How To Make Attractive Meals
2020-09-30 19:32
Food preparation and presentation takes a lot of time and creativity. But if you really enjoy cooking, making attractive meals is easy for you to do. Image courtesy of KEKO64 at FreeDigit… Read More
Simple Palabok Recipe
2020-08-13 03:34
This is my first attempt to prepare Palabok. I’ve got my inspiration from Chef Tatung’s Simpol palabok recipe on Youtube. Although I made some modifications like cooking… Read More
Mixed Veggies And Shrimp With Coconut Milk
2020-07-27 22:37
Looks yummy right? This is my fams current favorite veggie and seafood meal. This is so easy to prepare except for the part when you have to peel the squash. Good thing hubby is here to… Read More
Simple Graham Mango Float
2020-05-23 16:50
When quarantine brings out the “cook” in my daughter, see her latest masterpiece. I think someone will replace this momma in the kitchen. My daughter is beginning to take an… Read More
Craving For Sinaing Na Tulingan
2020-02-12 19:29
It’s been ages since I last cooked sinaing na tulingan for the family. And now that I thought about it, I’m planning to cook this before the week ends. Pray that I will find fres… Read More
Tikoy For Chinese New Year
2020-02-06 20:57
I know this post is way too late for publishing but will post it anyway. We don’t celebrate Chinese New Year like most people (non-Chinese) do. But we see to it we have Tikoy or… Read More
2019-10-21 18:47
After a few attempts, I was able to make a creamy Kare-Kare (Philippine stew). Yes, I did it. It was creamy alright, but still saucy. I’ll try to lessen the amount of beef stock ne… Read More
What’s In A Box
2019-10-01 11:33
This is a thank you post. Our niece who got back from a vacation in Taiwan gave us this delicious pineapple cake in a box. On the other hand, hubby received a boxful of non-fat fresh milk fr… Read More
Mango Graham Shake
2019-08-10 14:04
This might not be the best drink on a rainy day but judging by the looks of this sweet treat, who would refuse enjoying one? Made by my sweet daughter for herself. This is just a co… Read More
Sweet Treats For Father’s Day
2019-06-15 19:28
I’ve got a box of brownies for our Daddy here. We are celebrating his 22nd year as the cool and ever responsible Daddy to our two grown up children. It’s our daughter’s ide… Read More
How To Help Mango Farmers In Luzon
2019-06-01 14:19
A Filipino chef and food advocate recently urged the public to help mango farmers from Luzon. Through his Facebook post, Chef Jam Melchor, who is also the founder of the Philippine Culin… Read More
A Boxful Of JCO Donuts
2019-04-09 01:28
This is a late post. My daughter purchased a box of JCO donuts last month in time for the popular donut brand sale. She and her friend share the cost and took home a dozen of donut for only… Read More
2019-03-06 03:36
As far as treats and desserts go, you can never count out the popularity of a great cookie. An array of cookies already exists, and creative bakers find new ways to tweak existing recipes to… Read More
All About Tex-Mex Food
2019-01-22 09:45
Although slightly extraordinary, you shouldn’t feel embarrassed at all if you find yourself having dreams of dining with Zorro in a Dallas banquet restaurant with “La Bamba&rdquo&hell…Read More
Green Beans With Oyster Sauce
2019-01-12 10:40
This year I promised to prepare more vegetable-based meal for the family. It’s not that we don’t eat vegetables at home but I don’t cook them on a regular basis as it shoul… Read More
The Perfect Gift For Your Office
2018-12-11 16:04
It can be difficult to shop for those who are in your office. Whether you are shopping for administrative assistants or CEOs, you need to consider an appropriate gift. Various executive gift… Read More
The Flavors Of Turkey Burgers
2018-12-11 02:55
Although turkey is a healthy food to eat, burgers that are made with the meat might not taste as good as those that are made with beef. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can make fr… Read More
Essential Cookware Pieces In Your Kitchen
2018-11-28 13:55
Dining out is common nowadays but cooking at home is still important and common. When it comes to cooking, cookware are the most important thing. It affects the taste of food and cooking tim… Read More
Bibingka: My Fave Rice Cake
2018-10-20 20:02
From a previous post. Check it Magpapasko na naman. Naaamoy niyo na ba ang mga pagkaing mabili tuwing sasapit ang Pasko? Dito sa amin wala pa akong… Read More
Application For A Federal Tax Id Number
2018-09-23 05:32
Sometimes we can get confused with the different references when it comes to the process of filing our taxes with the Internal Revenue Service or the IRS. These references such as “fed… Read More
An Established Pub Environment
2018-09-10 00:28
A pub or bar should be a location where guests can feel welcome when they walk through the door. They should be able to get a drink in a short time, listen to music, watch a sporting event o… Read More
Shrimp Balls
2018-09-04 20:16
Planning on cooking shrimp balls today. Basic ingredients: Shrimp, flour, egg, kinchay (cilantro), chopped onion, salt and pepper to taste, oil for frying. You can add in veggies like carr… Read More
Paksiw Na Ayungin (Silver Perch)
2018-08-27 10:34
With husband and I’s decision to slowly cut on meat products (which is a difficult decision to make, really), we decided to regularly include in our menu — paksiw na isda. Paksiw… Read More
How To Make Camping Fun
2018-08-09 05:53
There are a lot of people who feel that their lives will not be complete if they do not go camping. They always set up schedules either alone or with family members and friends. On the other… Read More
Things To Know Before Opening A Bakery
2018-08-08 16:08
For many Americans, it is their ultimate dream to one day open a bakery. It should be realized, however, that opening up any type of business needs to be done with lots of planning and foret… Read More
A Snack That’s Actually Healthy
2018-08-02 08:28
A Bite Between Meals Too often when you seek out a snack, it’s usually one that isn’t necessarily considered healthy. It may seem that it is so, but in reality, the snack itself… Read More
Heavenly Balbacua
2018-07-24 16:52
One of the vloggers I’m following featured this Cebu-authentic ox-tail stew in one of her recent vlogs. I remember my bro-in-law’s famous (among the relatives) Balbacua. He had… Read More
Motorcycle Jacket Buying Tips
2018-07-18 10:02
Do you know that you can buy safety by purchasing the right motorcycle riding jackets that are available? There are so many jackets that are available that picking just one is hard. You will… Read More
How To Keep Your Child Safe At Home
2018-07-10 21:28
As a parent, you have a goal. You would like to keep your child safe at all times. If in case you sense any danger, you will do your best to remove your child from that situation. What if t… Read More
Chocolate Is Love!
2018-06-22 13:05
My love for chocolate never fades with age. So happy to receive this bagful of chocolates from our nephew-in-law. And a pair of lip balm for me and Naomi Read More
Food On A Rainy Day
2018-06-10 22:33
My Tinolang Manok sa Luyang Dilaw (Chicken Ginger Stew), a comfort food on a rainy day. Rainy season allows us to cozily stay indoors and relax for a bit. You can also satisfy your cravings… Read More
Pansit Miki Guisado
2018-05-12 17:59
What did you get your Mom for Mother’s Day? A cake, a bouquet of flowers, or the latest brand of cell phones? Or did you treat your mom to a sumptuous meal in her favorite restaurant… Read More
Spicy Chicken Feet
2018-03-02 00:29
This is the first time that I tried to cook this recipe. I didn’t achieve the dark brown color like the ones being sold from my fave dim sum outlet. But the taste, according to hubby… Read More
Baked Potato
2017-12-26 17:20
This is my first attempt to bake potatoes since we purchased our convection oven in September. The ingredients are potato, margarine, cheezee spread cheddar, and bacon bits Read More
2017-10-05 13:46
Your bank account may not be large but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun, whimsical, and romantic evening with your love to celebrate your life together. Anniversaries let y… Read More
A Trip To The Grocers
2017-09-04 04:53
Image courtesy of KEKO64 at Do you simply want to do away with buying another kilo of onions only to find out that you have another pack stashed in your pantry? Or are… Read More
2017-07-21 00:23
Everyone who owns or oversees a restaurant should prioritize sanitation above all else. Eateries that fail to offer patrons a sanitary dining experience typically don’t last long and o… Read More
Hire Someone To Cook For You
2017-07-02 20:02
Image courtesy of iosphere at You love every bit of recipe you see on your cookbook or those prepared in your favorite cooking show. In fact, if you can, you would have… Read More
Fried Galunggong And Adobong Kangkong
2017-06-22 10:20
You may notice our love for galunggong (round scad) especially when fried. We usually paired it with radish salad, fried eggplant, ensaladang mangga. This time we paired fried galunggong wi… Read More
2017-06-06 02:18
Image courtesy of iosphere at Preparing meal for you kids takes a lot of your time if you do it on a day-to-day basis. But if you have some kind of plan or a preconceiv… Read More
Freshly Picked Papaya!
2017-05-05 08:14
Sliced papaya. Yum! We’ve been harvesting some papayas from the backyard this year. They are seedless and sweet. Thanks to my SIL for planting the tree. Besides papaya, we also have… Read More
My Dream Grill Pan
2017-04-03 16:45
I used to dream of having this grill pan in my kitchen. I couldn’t afford it because it’s expensive. So I decided to save up for it through my meager online earnings. Finally I… Read More
Summer Treat
2017-03-25 15:59
Image lifted from my other blog. With the piercing summer heat, restaurants are coming up with numerous gimmicks or promotions to invite customers to try their products and services this sum… Read More
2017-03-18 11:01
Many moons ago, kids my age spend summer vacation by playing anything from dolls, learning how to ride a bike, swimming with friends or learn to play guitar. We basically do most activities… Read More
Birthday Lunch For N
2017-03-01 12:50
Shakey’s Hawaiian Delight thin crust What’s left of our lunch to celebrate N’s birthday today. We ordered bunch of lunch, spiced mojos n dip, and we get to receive a free P… Read More
Token Of Appreciation
2017-02-03 03:44
Photo courtesy of Fedhz I couldn’t think of an appropriate gift to the OB-GYNE who performed the surgery last December. Since I do not have the physical capacity to shop for Chris… Read More
Soft Diet
2017-01-06 13:49
This was the hospital-recommended diet that I followed for two to three days before and after my operation last December 13 Read More
Checking Some Items Online
2016-12-11 01:35
Image courtesy of zirconicusso at We haven’t had the time to go to the mall to check on some items for the home. The best thing that we can do is to check online… Read More
Nilasing Na Hipon
2016-12-08 02:29
I’ve got this recipe from and made my own variation. Since I’ve cooked this in August I forgot the exact measurement of the ingredients I used. Anyway, here&r&helli…Read More
6 Tips For Keeping A Clean Kitchen
2016-11-23 07:01
Nobody likes cleaning. Let’s just get that out of the way. However, depending on the room, this dislike can vary, with the kitchen being the most disliked room in the house to clean. A… Read More
5 Ways To Save Money On Your Food Bill
2016-11-23 06:53
While we love sharing and experimenting with new recipes, food expenses can add up quickly if you’re not careful. When you’re trying to feed your family a healthy diet with quali… Read More
Tips For Planning A Holiday Party
2016-10-25 01:14
Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at I don’t think there’s anyone in the world who doesn’t think parties are fun. Well, hermits maybe (no… Read More
Embutido Recipe
2016-10-07 23:59
Photo taken on July 6, 2016 This is my version of Embutido (photo above) from the original recipe below: Ingredients: 500 grams ground pork 1 stalk celery, minced 1/2 cup green peas 2 tsp io… Read More
Sous Vide Cooking Technique
2016-09-22 12:43
I‘ve learned another cooking technique online called sous vide (pronounced as sue-veed). I’ve been cooking for my family for years now but it’s the first time that I stumb… Read More
Available On Demand
2016-09-22 12:30
Image courtesy of stockimages at One of the best things Internet has given us is the availability of information about anything under the sun. You can research about fo… Read More
2016-09-09 16:33
Hubby and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in a simple way. We just ordered food from a pizza delivery online. We rarely eat out these days because we find it practical to just order online… Read More
2016-08-28 22:09
The demise of my mother in law in 2010 has taught me a practical tip on how to save on food (expenses) served during memorial services. I know this post will give you the creeps, but I… Read More

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