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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!

Atchara (Pickled Green Papaya) Filipino Recipe!!!

Atchara or Achara is a popular Filipino side dish made of grated green papaya. The grated papaya is squeezed out then combined with carrots, red and green pepper, garlic and onion. The vegetables stored and refrigerate in a sealed bottle with vinegar, salt and sugar for at least a week to maintain its sweet and sour taste. This tangy relish is a perfect complement to barbeque, fried chicken and fish, beef and etc.  Atchara is usually served as side dish together with fried or grilled food. ...

Italian Herb Pot Roast

If you've a yen for some comfort food nothing is more comforting than this Italian Herb Pot Roast.  It's delicious, filling, and oh so easy to make! I make this Italian Herb Pot Roast in the crockpot.  All you have to do is toss in all the ingredients, including the veggies, set the pot to slow cook, and when you come home your dinner's ready! What makes my Italian Herb Pot Roast different from all the other pot roast recipes out there?  I add lots of garlic and a bit of Balsamic ...

Beef Tapa Filipino Recipe

The word "Tapa" in the Philippines refers to dried or cured beef, venison, pork, mutton,  fish. Filipinos prepare thin slices of meat and cure it with salt and spices as a method of preserving it.  It is a popular breakfast meat. A popular Tapa breakfast combination is called Tapsilog.  It  is commonly served in eateries called gotohan and tapsihan. Tapsilog is an abbreviation for Tapa, Sinangag “garlic fried rice”, and Itlog “fried egg”. Tapa is best fried or grilled, often ...

Naked Cakes For All Occasions

I recently discovered Naked Cakes and it has become my new passion! It seems that my beloved fondant topped cakes have been replaced by Naked Cakes.  It's this year's trendy cake for weddings, birthdays, and just about any occasion when a cake is called for.  What exactly are Naked Cakes?  Just as the name suggests they're cakes with minimal or no frosting.  But that doesn't mean they're plain.  Far from it!  This recent trend has seen many gorgeous cakes pop up at wedding, bridal ...

Kilawin na Kambing (Goat in Vinegrette) Filipino Recipe!!!

Kilawin na Kambing is an appetizer in the Philippines, specially when Filipinos drink liquor. Ice cold beer is the best pal of Kilawin na Kambing. It is a very delicious dish that is made from goat's skin with vinegar or kalamansi juice and other seasonings and spices. Kilawin na Kambing is another Ilocano favorite. Kilawin na kambing has different kinds of cooking versions, usually it is made of goat’s skin, meat and some liver that are freshly grilled and chopped into thin slices. ...

Dion’s Steak Flautas – Very Delicious!

We just discovered that my 13 year old grandson loves to cook!  Not only does he loves to cook, he does it very well.  He recently tried out his culinary skills by making us these very delicious Steak Flautas! What are flautas?  They're also called taquitos, tacos dorados, or rolled tacos.  Basically they are a small tortilla rolled up with a filling.  Whatever you call them they are very tasty and are one of my favorite Mexican dishes. Flautas can be filled with shredded chicken, ...

Ground Beef Chimichanga

I love Chimichangas! It's my favorite Mexican food.  I order it every time we dine at a Mexican restaurant and I even make it at home.   I love it filled with ground beef, shredded beef, or shredded chicken. What you may ask is a chimichanga?  It's a deep friend burrito!  I'm not a burrito fan but fry it up and I can eat it everyday! I was never much on Mexican food until I discovered the Chimichanga.  I still remember the first time I had this deep fried burrito.  It was at the ...

Paksiw na Pata (Pork Stew in Vinegar and Soy Sauce) Recipe!!!

Paksiw na pata is another variation of soy-based Filipino stews but in this dish  banana blossoms and pork shanks are used as well as brown sugar to sweeten the sauce. This dish can easily be a one-step process with all the ingredients thrown together in one wok or pot and forgotten until done. Paksiw na Pata is cooked in vinegar and soy sauce. Although the term (PAKSIW) generally means cooking in vinegar and garlic; “soy sauce” is added to bring additional flavor and color. This ...

Callos (Ox Tripe Stew) Filipino Recipe!!!

Callos Recipe or (Ox Tripe Stew) was introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. It is a very traditional dish in Madrid, Spain. This savory stew of ox tripe and shank is cooked with spicy chorizo de bilbao and commonly served with olives.  Although this dish seems a little difficult to prepare because the ingredients are many, the cooking process consist only of sautéeing the garlic and onion then pouring every ingredients one by one then simmering it until it’s ...

Bean Sprout & Tofu Shrimp Fritters – Ukoy

Ukoy is a typical Filipino appetizer, snack, or even main course.  It's a mixture of bean sprouts, tofu, sweet potato, or other veggies usually topped with small unpeeled shrimp that's battered and fried.  In short it's the Filipino version of Shrimp Fritters. In the Philippines it's usually eaten as a crunchy snack and is made with the veggies and small unpeeled shrimp.  The shrimp is eaten peel and all making it very crunchy indeed.  In our family we serve Shrimp Fritters as a main ...