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Instant Pot Sinigang Pork

Instant Pot Sinigang Pork

Sinigang…mmm….how do I describe thee? Sinigang is another popular Philippine dish that ranks up there next to Adobo and Pancit. It’s a soup and a meal all in one. It’s hearty enough to be a meal because the soup is made with meat {or seafood} read more

Sautéed Opo Squash

Sautéed Opo Squash

Opo or Upo? That is the question. I call it Upo, however, the sign at Woodman’s says “Opo”. What do you call it?     First of, Woodman’s has a GREAT selection of exotic foods. I mean check it out, vegetables, fruits, and a whole read more

Quick and Easy Vegetable Filipino Pancit

Quick and Easy Vegetable Filipino Pancit

The story Today, the 22nd of August 2020 at 2:30 pm ~ marks the day I go full force with #JozMahal. Thank you Kurt and Rick for helping me get my tush in gear. I have always wanted to do something with foods….graduate degree {done}, read more

Instant Pot Adobo Chicken Wings

Instant Pot Adobo Chicken Wings

YUM! Say it with me…ADOBO! Adobo is a popular Philippine dish using any type of meat that is typically marinated in vinegar and garlic and browned in fat. The recipe that I’m about to share with you, is THE BEST ADOBO CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE if read more

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

Guess what this time of year brings us? If you guessed 🦀 Soft Shell Crabs 🦀 then you are right!   This is the time of year when you can get fresh soft shell crabs at your local seafood store. I found some at Franco’s Pescheria read more

Easy and Tasty Zucchini Blossom Pizza

Easy and Tasty Zucchini Blossom Pizza

If you’re getting ready to plant this spring, be sure to plant some zucchini plants. WHY? Because I have an easy and tasty recipe for Zucchini Blossom Pizza, that’s why!   When to harvest zucchini blossoms When you start seeing blossoms like these on your read more

Date Night @ Franco’s Pescheria Lake Zurich IL

Date Night @ Franco’s Pescheria Lake Zurich IL

Friday, May3rd, hubby and I went on a date. Don’t you just love date nights? I live for those! ❤️💑 Anyway, we went to Franco’s Pescheria. I LOVE this place! You can dine for lunch or dinner and they also have entertainment on weekends, plus, read more

Grilled Salmon with Maple Dijon Glaze

Grilled Salmon with Maple Dijon Glaze

Now that grilling season is here I have put together a very quick and easy salmon recipe using cedar planks. The cedar planks really give the salmon a wonderful smoky flavor indicative of summer! Have you used cedar planks when grilling before? Anyway, go on read more

Beef with Broccoli, Potatoes and Onions {Bistek}

Beef with Broccoli, Potatoes and Onions {Bistek}

Here’s another one of my favorites because it’s always so tasty and only uses 7 ingredients. You can’t mess this one up! My brother loves making this too. And I think it’s one of the first recipes I taught him to make. He’s a single read more

Tried and True Homemade Chicken Stock

Tried and True Homemade Chicken Stock

Who doesn’t love having homemade chicken stock readily available for cooking? Here, I’m about to share with you my  tried and true homemade chicken stock recipe! So keep reading! I love, love, love making homemade chicken stock. First of all, do you know the difference read more

Chicken and Vegetables in Red Curry Sauce

Chicken and Vegetables in Red Curry Sauce

So after many years of going out for Thai food, I have decided to learn how to make Chicken and Vegetables  in Red Curry Sauce at home. Actually, I am going to learn how to make other Thai dishes at home. You can join me read more

Always Perfect Roasted Chicken

Always Perfect Roasted Chicken

My favorite go to Sunday recipe is this always perfect roasted chicken! So simple to make with just a few ingredients that you can readily find in your pantry! What I typically do is I triple the spices then save it in a jar or read more