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Pork Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork) Homemade Recipe!

Tocino is a cured process meat product famous and native in Philippines. We got this dish from the Spanish who dominated Philippines for long time ago. Tocino is a Spanish word which is used to describe cured meats. It is made from beef, chicken or “Pork Tocino”. The preparation is quite similar to bacon and ham. It is often reddish in color and has a sweet and savory taste. Today, I will give you my version of Pork Tocino (Sweet Cured Pork) Homemade Recipe! Enjoy!   Ingredien...

Shrimp Sarciado – Filipino Recipe

Every so often I get a yen for some home cooked Filipino food like Shrimp Sarciado.  This favorite Filipino dish is usually done with fish, but  it's also made with chicken, pork, and eggs. I like it best with shrimp. Sarciado literally means "cooked with a thick sauce" in Tagalog, the main language spoken in the Philippines.  The word is derived from the Tagalog word "sarsa" that refers to a thick sauce which in turn comes from the Spanish word "salsa" which means sauce. The ...

Chicken Milanese – Italian Fried Chicken

Chicken Milanese is the poultry version of Cotoletta alla Milanese, a signature Italian dish that is said to have originated in Milan. Cotoletta alla Milanese is more popularly known as Veal Mianese,  veal cutlet that's breaded and fried. Chicken Milanese uses thinly sliced chicken breast that's breaded and fried.  So basically it's Italian fried chicken. Chicken Milanese is one of my favorite dishes.  It's very versatile.  If you add tomato sauce and a slice of mozzarella cheese you've ...

The Best Crock Pot Beef Stew

I babysit my twin grandbabies 3-4 days a week, and they are adorable handfuls!  They keep me so busy that it's hard to find the time to make dinner, that's about when they get a wee bit fussy.  Many days my husband and son pick-up dinner on their way home, but there's really nothing like a home cooked meal. To keep us fed and the twins happy I've turned to my crock pot.  It makes my life so much easier, it's a great way to multi-task.  I toss ingredients in it in the morning before ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Margarita Chicken Tacos

  If you haven't guessed by now I love Mexican Food!  I can eat it everyday!  One of my favorite Mexican dishes are chicken tacos.  I love them wrapped in fresh warm flour tortillas.  The chicken filling is real easy to make, if you're pinched for time you can even use taco seasoning packets to give it that Mexican flavor.  But I like to make it from scratch and sometimes I experiment a bit with the ingredients.  Recently I came up with these Margarita Chicken Tacos, they are ...

Mochiko Chicken Fingers

Mochiko Chicken has become an Island favorite. You'll find it at many of the local plate lunch restaurants.  It's one of our family's favorites, we order it whenever we go to one of those diners.  So I thought I'd try my hand at making it at home, but I'd do it my way.  I came up with this recipe for Mochiko Chicken Fingers, it's easier for the 2 year old twins to eat. What exactly are Mochiko Chicken Fingers and what makes it different from regular chicken fingers?  The batter of course! ...