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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 ...

Super Easy 3 Ingredient Breaded Zucchini

Breaded Zucchini is one of my husband's favorite appetizers.  He orders it every time he finds it on the menu. I must admit we all like them too!  It's always such a treat when we find them on the menu.  I mean what's not to like? Breaded Zucchinis have just the right crunch on the outside and a nice soft center.  They are definitely yummy!  And they're a great way to get kids to eat their veggies. But why wait until you find Breaded Zucchini on a menu when you can make it at home ...

Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe!!!

Panutsa, or also called as “Peanut Brittle” in English Dialect, is a delicacy that is a favorite in the Batangas region of Philippines. It is usually sold in stalls around Batangas and in buses for inbound or outbound trips to the province. Panusta is very easy to prepare and to cook, even a 5 year old child can cook it. With its very simple ingredients and procedures, you will never imagine that this is a very mouth-watering treat for your family and friends. This is my version of ...

Ukoy (Filipino Shrimp Fritters) Recipe!

Ukoy is a Filipino version of shrimp fritters. Ukoy usually consists of baby or small shrimps with head and shell on and are mixed and fried until crisp perfection. The regular Ukoy is always peddled around in Philippines by street vendors as merienda or snacks but it can also be an appetizer or a main dish. There are several variations of this dish. There are also other Ukoy variations wherein shrimps replaced by small fishes such as dilis or dulong. The most common ingredients that are ...

Mac N’ Cheese Bites

Thinking about your next holiday party?  Not sure what to serve?  Here's a new twist on a favorite comfort food your family and friends will love, Mac N' Cheese Bites. I make these for my twin grandbabies, they love Mac N' Cheese and these are perfectly portioned for their small appetites! They look great on a tasting or buffet table.  Make them ahead of time and keep some in your freezer for unexpected get togethers this holiday season, I do! Makes 24 bites Ingredients: 2 cups ...

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 ...