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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!

Gifting…Chocolate Fudge with Bourbon Sugar

Crisp falling leaves, sweater, jeans, and boots…just a few of my favorite things this time of year.  But what I truly love the most is gift-giving, better to give than receive, right?  Edible treats are probably on the top of everyone’s list–either to give, or receive.  Personally, edible gifts always warms my heart…

Here is a treat you may enjoy making, giving, and perhaps, eating, as well.  Bon Appetit! Continue reading

Buko Pie…a hometown specialty!

I read an interesting story about Buko pie (Young Coconut) pie and that it originated from a city in my hometown of Laguna, Philippines.

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Pulled Pork with Apple Cider Slaw Flat Bread

Here is a recipe that I was just playing around with the other day.  I was in the mood for pulled pork but didn’t want to just make pulled pork sandwiches….again.  So this is what I came up with!

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