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Garlic, Rosemary, Parmesan Fries

Ah crispy, salty, yummy French Fries! Who doesn't love them?  Fried potatoes are probably the most popular item on fast food menus around the world.  They're served with everything from burgers to kebobs! But in the past 10 years or so the humble French Fry has gone gourmet.  They're now tossed, topped, and smothered with everything from garlic powder to chili, and truffles.  Gourmet French Fries have gotten so popular that even McDonald's ventured into its territory with their Shake ...

Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

Polvoron came for the Spanish word “Polvo” which means powder, or dust. This was introduced by the Spaniards when they dominated the Philippines long time ago. Polvoron is a type of soft and heavy, very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of milk , flour, sugar and nuts specially almonds. This is considered as a dessert or snack in the Philippines wherein roasted rice puffs referred to locally as “pinipig” is added. There are several versions and flavours for this Filipino treat that are ...

Yema Filipino Recipe!!!

Yema is a very gooey and soft custard candy that was created by Filipino’s during the time of Spanish colonization. It comes from the word yolk in Spanish. Originating from the province of many sweets, Bulacan. It comes in different forms and shapes then covered in sugar. It is usually wrapped in colorful cellophane or skewered in toothpicks. This chewy treat is served bite-sized and is a finger food. We Filipinos love to eat it after our meals, as a snack or anytime you have a craving for ...

Homemade Fruit Cocktail!!!

Fruit Cocktail is a mixture of preserved or fresh fruits cut into pieces and served as an appetizer or dessert, its is also called “Fruit Cup”. Seasonal fruit and a simple syrup form the basis of this fresh-tasting treat. It is a terrific topping for ice cream or a perfect finish to a light meal. We often serve fruit cocktail at  birthday’s, wedding parties, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Festivals. This is my version of Homemade Fruit Cocktail. Have fun!   Ingredients:...

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. ...

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, ...

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 ...

Sweet Sesame Seed Chicken Wings

The other week my daughter Jaime and I were discussing dishes she could take to a pot luck at the Hawaiian Club. Now Jaime and her family do not eat beef or pork so we were limited to seafood or poultry.  I suggested she make Shoyu Chicken, that's an easy dish and definitely local Hawaii food.  Then I remembered these chicken wings my mother used to make for pot lucks, we called it Sweet Sesame Seed Chicken Wings.  They were yummy! Sweet Sesame Seed Chicken Wings are deep fried sweet ...

Homemade Taho (Soy Pudding) Filipino Recipe!!!

Taho is made from extra soft tofu with the texture of silky custard, sweetened with brown sugar simple syrup and topped with tapioca pearls. Taho is a Philippine street food sold by magtataho “peddlers”. They sell it early in the morning, till afternoon, it’s a very yummy snack and a good source of energy to start your day. This treat is a breakfast staple and also a very satisfying comfort food and very easy to prepare and to cook. Since this sweet treat is of Chinese origin, try ...