Thursday, February 26, 2015

Peanut butter Chocolate chip cookies

My kid love these mouthwatering rich cookies packed with peanut butter flavor and lots of chocolate chips. I found this recipe online and have adjusted the ingredients somewhat to suit my kids taste bud. My husband is not a fan of chocolate chips so I substitute it with Reese's peanut butter chips.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Filipino Pork Chop Recipe

Pork chop is one of famous Filipino comfort food. Pork is cheaper than beef and is always available in the market.  My mother, makes the best pork chop. She has a simple way of doing it with just salt, pepper and kalamansi juice. These are all the ingredients she need for a delicious fried pork chop. Sometimes she cook it like bistek tagalog, which is pork marinated in soy sauce, kalamansi and ground pepper and serve with marinade sauce and half cooked onion rings.

This dish, can use any cut of meat as long as they are sliced thinly. Here in the US, pork chop cut is sold without fat and skin for health reason. But if you prefer it with fat, you can go to Hispanic and Asian.

  • 3-4 pcs pork chop
  • 2 tablespoons kalamansi or lermon juice
  • 2  teaspoons  salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil for frying 

  1. Sprinkle both sides of the with with salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice. You can adjust the seasoning and lemon according to your taste. 
  2. Cover and let stand in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight.
  3. In a frying pan heat enough oil and  fry the pork chops on each side until golden brown. Make sure to cook the pork meat well.
  4. Serve with your favorite side dish. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Garlic Buttered Shrimp

Easy to make  shrimp with garlic flavor dish that your family will love.


  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and  ground black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoon catsup

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Corn Bread

In the United States, cornbread is a common quick bread containing cornmeal. It is a traditional staple food for places where wheat flour was more expensive. It is also eaten with baked beans, chili con carne and barbecue  or  crumbled into a glass of cold milk and eaten with a spoon. Thanksgiving corn bread is commonly use as stuffing  turkeys. Cornbread can be bake  with little or no sugar and smaller amounts flour or no flour.

Cornbread is another family favorite recipe. You can add more sugar according to your taste.

  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray or butter to grease the pan
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan or 9-inch round cake pan with the cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  3. In another bowl, beat vegetable oil, milk and egg with a wire whisk until well mixed. 
  4. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredient. Whisk together. Let rest for 10 minutes and whisk again.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared greased pan. 
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ginisang Ampalaya (Sauteed Bitter Gourd)

Ampalaya or bitter gourd is my favorite vegetable. I like how my mother cook ampalaya for our meal. It is a little bit bitter but tasty because of the egg and pork she added. This vegetable is very easy to cook and not all have a bitter taste. People have different ways of preparation to eliminate the bitterness of it. Some soak it in water for a few hours and then squeeze out some of its juices. Some mix it with salt before squeezing the juices.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cooking Measurement Chart

I love to check for recipes online but if I find the measurements in ounces or pounds. I leave the site quickly and find me another recipe. Math is not one of my favorite subject  so I really don't want to stress myself with conversion problems.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs in Coconut Milk)

Ginataang Alimasag is crabs cooked in coconut with added vegetables like kalabasa, sitaw, jackfruit, etc. There are two popular kinds of crab in the Philippines: alimasag or blue crab found in salt water and the alimango or mud crab caught in fresh water or in ponds. The most common way to cook the crab is by simply steaming or boiling. Boiled crab is eaten with vinegar dip and a lot of rice. Cooking crab is very easy. For a creamy ginataang alimasag, cut the crabs into two to make the crab meat absorb the coconut milk.