How to Preserve Lemons?


I finally have picked all the lemon in our garden this year except for a couple lemons that were unreachable. While it is still chilly this time of the year, it is warmer when you’re under the California sun.  So, I picked all the lemons I could pick before they start molding from the freezing […]

Embutido Recipe ( Filipino Meat Loaf)

Embutido is one of the most common dishes for Filipino occasions.  It is a Filipino meat loaf which is cooked by steaming. Filipino meat loaf is very much the same to the American one.  The difference is that Filipino meatloaf is traditionally steamed and has sweet or salty surprises in every bite. Similar to the […]

Filipino Coconut Macaroons


There are numerous varieties of macaroons around the world and the Philippines has its own version.  Filipino Coconut Macaroons are very common during special occasions in the Philippines. It is usually baked in colored mini baking cups to look more festive and topped it with a raisin. Not every family in the Philippines has a […]

One-Pan Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

One of the meals that my mom used to cook for me and my siblings is called “giniling.”  The word “giniling” litteraly means ground/grind because of the main ingredient which is the ground meat. She used to cook this for us, because when we were kids, my siblings wouldn’t eat vegetables.  So, she would mince […]

Cheesecake Factory Copycat Coconut-Lime Chicken Recipe


I am so hooked on Coconut Lime Chicken from Cheesecake factory! A month ago, My husband Richard took me to Cheesecake factory for the first time.  I had never been there before so I didn’t know what to expect.  I thought that cheesecakes are all that they served until I saw their menu.  They have […]

Minatamis na Saging or Sweetened Banana

minatamis na saging

One of my favorite Filipino snacks is this Minatamis na Saging (sweetened Banana) or as other Filipinos would call it “Banana Cream”.  Bananas are one of the major fruit crops in the Philippines.  They are also one of the most exported products of the country.  For this recipe, I will be using “Sab a” Bananas, […]

Mango Float


One of Filipinos favorite no-bake desserts is Mango Float.  It is the “icebox cake” for the Filipinos.  A no-bake cake and very popular to Filipinos especially during festivals, birthdays or holiday seasons. There is nothing like a Philippine mango.  It is one of our favorite fruits in the house.  My husband had his first Filipino […]

Easy Homemade Hummus

Easy Homemade Hummus

My Greek adventure started when our family visited a restaurant at Pismo that offers delectable Greek food (check out our visit to Pismo Beach).  The all-time favorite spread and dip for the family is Hummus.  Whether you’re making it for a super bowl game, a birthday party or just ordinary appetizer, Hummus is a win. […]

White Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Recipe

White Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Recipe 1

  Since I arrived in the US, I have really become fond of baking especially these White Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies.  They are a definite favorite in our house. In my previous post, I shared with you my Cheesecake Factory Copycat Coconut-Lime Chicken.  Today, I will be sharing my first cookie recipe – White Chocolate Butterscotch […]