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Oh So Spicy Homemade Salsa Recipe

I concluded years ago that if you want great salsa you only have two choices.  One, find a family owned Mexican restaurant preferably one south of the border or in  border zones in states like Arizona, California, and Texas.  Or two, make it at home.  Since I live in Hawaii I generally opt for option two as I can't jet off to Mexico or the border states each time I've a yen for salsa.  So I came up with my Spicy Homemade Salsa Recipe. At our house we like our salsa chunky, tasty, and very ...

Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Recipes for Your Event

Hear we go again!  Another Star Wars movies was recently released.  Yes Disney's Han Solo movie is a Star Wars story, meaning it's not part of any of the Star Wars trilogies.  Instead it's a stand alone movie designed to enhance or explain the major characters or story lines.  In this case Han Solo's beginings.  We all wondered about his early years before he joined up with the Rebel Alliance, didn't we? Regardless if you had the burning desire to learn more about Han or not one thing is ...

Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Here's a new hummus flavor I whipped up for the family.  It goes great with the Beef Shawarma wraps I make.  It's very easy to make.  You can use a food processor, but I was too lazy to take out my processor so I made it in my Ninja blender, it worked just as well. I use sun dried tomatoes I buy in the open markets of Venice.  I store them in the freezer and soak them in water for a few hours before using them.  You can use the sun dried tomatoes they sell in jars at the produce ...

Spinach Puffs & Other Appetizer Recipes for Your New Year’s Eve Party

New Year's Eve is just days away!  Whether you're throwing a big bash or just ringing in the New Year with your significant other finger foods are a must have.  After all you shouldn't start the New Year on an empty stomach! This year I'm making these yummy Spinach Puffs as well as a few other tidbits to go with our bubbly!  Here are some of my favorite appetizer recipes, maybe you'll find one or two that tickles your fancy! These Spinach Puffs are light and delish, your friends and family ...

14 Round-Up of Filipino Christmas Dishes

Christmas is yearly Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth. In Philippines, the majority of the population is Roman Catholic Christians that why Christmas is so important and needs to celebrate at least once a year. This is the time where people of all ages sing a Christmas song in every house they drop-in, we call in “CAROLING” after the song, the resident in the house will give them treats or money, that’s our way of expressing Christmas cause Christmas here in Philippines is ...

Torta – Cake, Pie, Pastry, Sandwich, Tapas, or Omelette?

What exactly is a "Torta"?  It is a cake, pie, pastry, sandwich, Tapas, or omelette?  I know it can get confusing.  The quick answer is all of the above!  What?  How can that be? Well it really depends on where you are and what language you're speaking. "Torta" is a word derived from latin and means different things is different languages.  In Mexico "Torta" refers to a sandwich; in Italy and Portugal it refers to a cake, pie, or pastry;  in Spain it can be a cake or pie, or even a ...

Round-Up Homemade Beef Dishes – Filipino, Italian, American World Class Fusion Cousins!!!

Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle and is a source of high quality protein and essential nutrients. Beef is one of the best and delicious, well, for me it’s the best meat in the entire world! WE ALL LOVE BEEF! Unless you have a pet cattle? We all know that Beef is one of the most expensive meats in the market but we still choose to buy it because eating beef dishes is HEAVEN. From the cheapest to the most expensive kind of beef is all classic. Today I’m going to give you the ...

Halloween Treats for ADULTS

  Who says Halloween is just for kids?  After the kids have returned from Trick-or-Treating and they've wound down for the night put them to bed it's time for some adult fun. Whip up some adult treats ahead of time, hide them from the kids, and take them out for a bit of spooky fun with your friends, or snuggle up with your significant other for drinks and nibbles as you watch a scary movie. Here are a few recipes for Halloween treats and drinks for adults. ...

Easy & Delicious Cheese Straws

The other day I was looking for something easy to whip up to add to our Sunday night barbecue. I usually make garlic knots but didn't have any frozen bread dough.  I didn't want to make a grocery run so I hunted around the kitchen to see what I could come up with. Well, I found a box of frozen puff pastry in the freezer and some shredded cheeses. That's when I decided I'd make Cheese Straws! These Cheese Straws are super simple to make and require just a few ingredients.  Best of all they ...

Delicious Shredded Beef Flautas

 Mexican cuisine is one of my family's favorites.  We love tacos, burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, and specially flautas! What you may ask are flautas.  Well, they're crispy filled tortillas garnished with shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and any other favorite toppings. Flautas, sometimes called taquitos, are very similar to chimichangas which are deep fried burritos.  They can be filled with ground or shredded meat, cheese, beans, or a combination of any of ...