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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 ...

Fruit Filled Ice Pops – Dairy & Nut Free

My 2 year old grandson,  Jett,  has a whole list of allergies.  He's allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, peas, and the list goes on.  His allergies keep him from enjoying many treats and we feel bad when we're having dessert, specially ice cream which he can't have.  That's why we are constantly looking for allergy free treats and snacks to make for him. When allergies are involved we find that homemade meals and snacks are the safest way to go, we know exactly what the ingredients are and ...

Triple Chocolate Brownies aka Scout’s Brownies

Everyone loves brownies, it’s the ultimate comfort food, rich, chewy, and chocolaty, it triggers all your happy spots. I have made brownies from box mixes and from scratch, my favorite ones are those that I make using the recipe I found in a mystery novel I read.  I call them Triple Chocolate Brownies, but in the book they're called Scout's Brownies. I’d like to share the recipe I found in  Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”.  I read this book years ago and have ...

Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

Hopia is one of the popular pastries in Philippines. Hopia isn’t a native delicacy  because this was introduced to us Filipinos, by the Chinese. This pastry has two famous variations; the hopia mongo and the hopia baboy. We classify them through the filling. If the filling is made out of mung bean paste, then it is Hopia Mongo and if it is made out of pork fat, candied winter melon, green onions, it is called Hopia Baboy. For some nutritional facts, mongo or mung bean helps lower blood ...

3 Delicious Healthy Easy to Make Snacks

Changing your diet is the cornerstone of any health improvement program you might have decided on, as the quality of the food that you eat is literally the only thing except genetics that can influence your predisposition towards a myriad of health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and so on. Especially nowadays, when processed, sugar-packed foods are all around us and more available than ever is it important to realize how essential eating healthily really is. It might sound cliché, but ...

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:...

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 ...

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend and many of us are busy stocking up on snacks for game day.   I know the "normal" Super Bowl snacks include chips and dips, fried and battered chicken wings, and a bunch of other tidbits that can easily make your arteries cry "TIME OUT" and "FOUL". Yes for some game day is their one day to indulge, or "pig out" on unhealthy snacks, but Super Bowl Snacks, or any snack for that matter don't have to be unhealthy to be good.  Here are some healthy Super Bowl ...

Super Bowl Snack Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is on February 5.  Just about everyone I know is looking forward to the big day.  The Game of course is the main event, but many of us are waiting for the half-time show and the commercials.  Whether sport fan or not I think we can all agree that a big part of that Sunday revolves around the Super Bowl Snacks we will all be munching on during the game. Here are some great snack ideas and recipes for Super Bowl Snacks, most can be made ahead of time so you can get out of ...

Cheddar Biscuits Recipe – Just Like Red Lobster’s! (Well Almost)

I have to admit I'm not really a big fan of Red Lobster.  As far as seafood restaurants go there are many better ones than this big box chain.  But every so often I drag my husband, who does not eat seafood at all, to suffer thru a meal mediocre meal of chicken or steak at our local Red Lobster.  I don't go for their seafood dishes at all, I go because I have a craving for their famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits! I love those melt in your mouth buttery cheddar biscuits served fresh from their ...