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    One Pan Al Fresco Pasta

    Now who wouldn’t love a recipe using only one pan?! And topping it off dining alfresco…

  • Fresh Wild Cockles in Château Haut-Bergeron (French sweet wine)

    Fresh Wild Cockles in Château Haut-Bergeron

    I could never pass up fresh-caught seafood, and there is nothing like wild-caught cockles on hot summer days…

  • Banana Tarte Tartin

    Banana Tarte Tartin

    Quick, easy, and impressively good!  Think of it as caramelized, barbecued bananas on a stick!  Here we go…

  • Pulled Pork Lechon Lau Lau

    Pulled Pork Lechon Lau Lau

    Well, I don’t really know much about this Hawaiian dish…other than I’ve only had Lau Lau a number of times from a chain eatery in shopping malls.  Of course, not knowing what home cooked Lau Lau could possibly taste like; … Continue reading

  • Skinless Longaniza

    My Quest for Homemade Longaniza

    Although my family and I reside within distance of vast vineyards, wineries, apple orchards, and generally an agrarian’s dream community, there is one disadvantage or the-lack-of when it comes to buying certain products–the mere luxury of nearby (less than an … Continue reading

  • Chicken Teriyaki...Hawaiian Style!

    BBQ Teriyaki Chicken…Hawaiian style!

    Aloha!  Here is a dish I originally learned from a friend many years ago.  Since then I have tested out various other recipes with the hopes of capturing the true essence of Hawaiian cooking .  Mahalo…

  • Whole Roasted Pink Snappers with Salsa Verde

    Whole Roasted Fish with Salsa Verde

    Oh hey!  Well, here is an easy, rustic, comfort food, and I must say, just a simply delicious dish–originally adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘my father’s daughter Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness’, that was a huge hit for dinner … Continue reading

  • Lunch with Hubby

    The Classic Caesar Salad

    Today’s lunch menu with the hubs was Scotch Eggs and The Classic Caesar Salad with a Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne Rose Cuvee Belle Epoque 2004…just because.

  • Carrot Cake Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

    Fruits and Veggies in my Cookies and Ice Cream…

    Today I had the itch to fidget around my kitchen…and, by the same token, take care of my sweet tooth, as well.  I mentioned ‘carrot cake’ to my hubby, and he sort of just cringed.  He claims to not liking … Continue reading

  • Tomato and Anchovy Salad

    Tomato with Anchovy Salad

    I have to admit that this is probably one of the best salads I’ve made thus far. If you’re a fan of both tomatoes and anchovies you’ll have to give this one a try!

Chicken Tocino

Tocino simply means bacon in Spanish. Typically made from pork belly, this dish is usually served for breakfast or brunch. Filipinos usually accompany tocino with rice and egg called To-Si-Log–Tocino, Sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (egg).  The following recipe is my personal rendition…with an extra twist.

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