The other day hubby and I discovered a quaint restaurant in Aptos, Ca, namely Cafe Sparrow. Right before walking through their entrance door, I spotted a dish on the menu board that caught my eyes right away, pork belly with eggs! It read so simply, yet the thought of grilled pork belly over a bed of black bean salsa, with a chipotle aioli alongside two eggs peeked my curiosity even more.

Incidentally, about a week ago hubby and I were doing our monthly run at Costco. There, amongst the many items we always manage to discover on a whim were Sous Vide Pork Belly! Unbeknownst to me that I would end up ordering pork belly & eggs about a week later.

All this to say that my craving for this dish inspired me to make my own rendition at home…

A delicious beef steak dish that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, and with very little preparation, as well.

Kicking off the last day of summer vacation in high gear with this no-nonsense pork belly chili recipe.

Stumbling upon it on Instagram, I purchased a few of these Ninong’s Original Ube Cookie Butter. Although I’m quite familiar with the flavors of ube, I’ve never had one in a cookie butter form. 

My “Tuxedo” Banana Bread with blends of semi- and white chocolate chips are the best way to use up over-ripe bananas, and possibly the best slice to go with your morning coffee or tea!

Corn season is in full force in California, so, naturally it’s an Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn) kind of day…

Oysters and okra are fried in a spicy panko & flour breading for this classic New Orleans sandwich.

My rule for any traditional recipe is to keep it simple and stick with the classic!

This delicious pork roast is made with just 5 ingredients and can be completed in an hour using your Multi-Cooker Pot / Instant Pot.

Afritada is one of many popular everyday entrée dishes in the Philippines.

I received a case of Driscoll’s organic strawberries as a gift and right away I referred to their website to look for some recipe ideas. The photo representing this recipe on their website alone peaked my interest, so I had to try it…

My version is a simple dash of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper atop the grass-fed beef patties on freshly-baked hamburger buns, adding on fried oysters, collard greens, and Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce to finish it off—no bayou dish left unturned.

Picadillo (Spanish pronunciation: [pikaˈðiʎo], “mince”) is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines (where it is known as giniling, and also arroz a la Cubana) that is similar to hash.