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Find recipes for my favorite dishes here.  From Appetizers to Desserts I feature recipes from all over the world.  I’m sure there’s one to fit your needs!

Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Recipe

Cacio e Pepe is a pasta dish from Roman cuisine. Cacio e Pepe means (cheese and pepper) in some central Italian dialects. As the name suggests, the ingredients of the dish are so simple. You'll need only pasta, black pepper and Pecorino Romano cheese. The feeling when you get home late from work, tired and just very hungry?  You can whip up Cacio e Pepe in less than 30 minutes with simple ingredients you have in the pantry. Just relax, have a glass of wine, and start cooking this simply ...

Barquillos – Filipino Rolled Cookies

Barquillos or  “Rolled Cookies”, sometimes called "Crispy Biscuit Roll” is one of the many Spanish influenced foods that Filipino’s embraced and adapted. This delicacy is made by pouring a liquid batter in hot iron plates similar to cooking pancakes or lumpia wrapper. But a skillful hand is required in rolling it around a wooden pin before it hardens into hollow biscuit tubes. Barquillos are crunchy rolled sticks which can simply be eaten as snacks or desserts. It can be found ...

Stuffed Peppers

I love the colors of bell peppers.  They come in green, yellow, orange, and red.  So festive!  But usually colorful peppers are quite pricey.  Imagine my surprise when I recently found them on sale!  Of course I scooped up a bunch, I couldn't resist, they were so pretty.  But what does one do with a bunch of peppers?  Stuffed peppers! Stuffed peppers are so simple, it's sort of like making meatloaf.  Stuffing the meat into the peppers gives it extra flavor.  You can also add rice to ...

Chicken Pastel Filipino Recipe!!!

Chicken Pastel is a creamy and tasty Filipino dish and is serve during special occasions like birthday parties and fiestas. The dish usually consists of diced chicken meat, mushrooms, peas, sausages and carrots in a rich, creamy sauce. As influenced by Spain’s pastel de pollo, the chicken filling is encased in a flaky pie crust and baked until golden. It’s common practice by Filipinos to serve this pot pie sans the crust but paired with rice instead. Either way, it’s a satisfying meal ...

Colorful Layered Jello

  Nothing is more festive than layered jello, it’s always great at any party.  You can tailor the colors to match the occasion or the party theme.  It’s very versatile and tastes great too. Layered Jello is a great idea for kids' parties.  They're firm enough to be be finger food.  For younger children cut them into smaller cubes so the little hands can pick them up easily.  When we serve this at parties we cut them into squares and place each square in a paper cupcake ...

Tupig Filipino Recipe!!!

Tupig is a popular Filipino recipe/delicacy that is composed of glutinous rice “Malagkit”, coconut mik and shredded young coconut meat wrapped in fresh banana leaves and gill in hot charcoal.  It is an all-time favourite present “Pasalubong” among tourists and travellers. Tupig filipino recipe is one of the best native Filipino delicacies for merienda or giveaways to relatives and friends. There are different Filipino versions depending where it is being made. But for now, this is ...

Mother’s Day Tea Party – FREE Recipes

I think my most favorite meal is afternoon tea even though it's a meal I rarely get a chance to indulge in these days. On childhood visits to my grandparents house in the Philippines my grandmother always made sure everyone was home for "merienda", the Filipino version of afternoon tea.   The light meal was always served on her wrought iron kitchen table at 4:00 p.m.  I don't recall actually having tea, I think my grandfather did, but kids were served juice or hot ...

Fruit Filled Ice Pops – Dairy & Nut Free

My 2 year old grandson,  Jett,  has a whole list of allergies.  He's allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, peas, and the list goes on.  His allergies keep him from enjoying many treats and we feel bad when we're having dessert, specially ice cream which he can't have.  That's why we are constantly looking for allergy free treats and snacks to make for him. When allergies are involved we find that homemade meals and snacks are the safest way to go, we know exactly what the ingredients are and ...

Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay Recipe!!!

Sari Sari Gulay literarily means different kinds of vegetables combined and cook at once. This is a simple sauteed vegetable dish, very easy to prepare and to cook and is good for the health. We Filipinos cook this dish almost every day because we have vegetable gardens at home and no need to spend much money for this dish, very affordable and very healthy. Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay have different versions, you can use any vegetables you want according to your taste buds, you can add the ...

Triple Chocolate Brownies aka Scout’s Brownies

Everyone loves brownies, it’s the ultimate comfort food, rich, chewy, and chocolaty, it triggers all your happy spots. I have made brownies from box mixes and from scratch, my favorite ones are those that I make using the recipe I found in a mystery novel I read.  I call them Triple Chocolate Brownies, but in the book they're called Scout's Brownies. I’d like to share the recipe I found in  Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”.  I read this book years ago and have ...