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Ginataang Baboy (Pork Bicol Express) Recipe!

Ginataang Baboy (Bicol Express) is a very famous signature dish originated in Bicol, Philippines, it has the entire characteristic that I enjoy when it comes to a pork dish, i remember it’s tenderness, creaminess, and spiciness that forever will not be forgotten wherever I go. The secret to a best Pork Bicol Express dish has something to do with the balance of flavors. The spiciness is also a factor but this will depend on the amount of chili pepper that you can tolerate. Any kind of ...

Ginataang Manok (Chicken Stewed in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!

Ginataang Manok also known as chicken stewed in coconut milk has it’s different kinds of versions but this Filipino signature dish is commonly flavored with ginger and fresh coconut milk. Here in Philippines, a traditional approach requires a native hen that usually grown in the yards, in forests or in mountains because it’s much tastier compared to grocery store chickens and adds more flavor to the dish. Any kind of Filipino dish that has gata (coconut milk) as a main ingredient is ...

Ginataang Gulay (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!

Ginataang Gulay is a stew like dish usually prepared with different kinds of vegetables like green beans , okra, squash, ampalaya, eggplant and sitaw. A little slices of meat and seafood are also added to add more taste and flavor. This is very simple yet a mouth watering meal of the day. Any kind of Filipino dish that has gata (coconut milk) as a main ingredient is called “Ginataan”. In tropical Countries like my home town Philippines, coconuts are common and abundant so we don’t have a ...

Backyard Camping Party – FREE Printables

Camping out is not an outdoor activity for me.  I love the great outdoors, but I love basic comforts  such as indoor plumbing, hot showers, and comfortable beds much more.  My idea of a vacation is a luxury hotel with room and maid service, not a sleeping bag in the woods! My in-laws are avid campers, they take the family on week long camping trips all the time.  When my kids were younger my in-laws tried for years to drag us along on a camping trip but to my kids' ...

The Best Shrimp Kebobs

There's definitely something to be said about "shrimp on the barbie", it's one of our family favorites for our Sunday night barbecues.  I love shrimp, but whether raw or cooked I hate peeling them.  It's a messy stinky job!  That's why the easy peel shrimp that I've been finding in my grocer's freezer are terrific. Here's the recipe for the best, and easiest shrimp kebobs ever! Ingredients: 2 lbs. Jumbo shrimp 1+ cup Italian Dressing Directions: 1.  Clean, shell, and ...

The Perfect Roast Beef

Have you ever wondered why your Roast Beef has never come out perfect?  No matter if you followed every step of the recipe the Roast Beef still ends up just a bit overdone, a bit dry, or too bloody and not quite how you expected? I know there are tons of recipes out there using all sorts of method.  Some insist you cover the roast in foil during baking to keep the juices in; others insist you don't salt the meat until after it's cooked; then there are those that say slow roasting at lower ...

Boneless Beef Short Rib Kalbi Kabobs

One of our favorite food is Korean Kalbi, or barbecued beef short ribs.  We usually order this at one of the local fast food Korean restaurants, but it's pretty pricey; you get 3 thin short ribs, a couple of scoops of steamed white rice, and a choice of 4 side dishes (kim chee, bean sprouts, tofu, etc.) for a over $12 a plate.  My husband's main complaint about the local restaurants isn't the the price or the serving size, it's about the flimsy plastic utensils they provide which usually ...

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 ...

Easy Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite dishes; my family loves it too! Chicken Marsala is actually an Italian-American dish.  It's a variation of Italian scaloppina dishes which has many variations.  Chicken Marsala is a savory dish made with chicken breasts, mushrooms, and sweet Marsala wine; some recipes call for cream to produce a creamy sauce for the chicken.  Still others require the chicken breasts lightly battered and fried and requires a bit more time to prepare. I love all versions ...

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 ...