Chicken Afritada

It’s been awhile since I last posted, been busy with work and this thing we call life. Things have changed since the start of the new year, 2020, but I’m not going to let that bring me down. A pandemic has been set loose in the world and we’re stuck at home until this blows…

Honey Walnut Shrimp

So awhile back I made Honey Walnut Shrimp but this version doesn’t have mayo! SAY WHAT!!! When honey walnut shrimp is one of your favorite dishes at your local Chinese restaurant it’s hard to not want to add MAYO! This recipe is from the Flavor Gods! While they don’t really have a website for this,…

Ox Tail Soup

So with the winter coming, it was time to learn how to make some soup. The one soup that came to mind was Ox Tail Soup! Oh and it’s a staple soup on the islands of Hawaii. Since I love oxtail, primarily Kare-Kare, it was obvious to me that I’m going to like Ox Tail…

Persimmon Cake

My parents sent me a box of goodies for the holidays, I thought maybe I might be getting that new TV I’ve been asking for but no they sent something else. Inside the box, 18+ persimmons! What are persimmons you ask? Why they’re delicious!! Yeah I know this picture doesn’t do this fruit any favors…

Nilagang Short Ribs

Living away from civilization, you start missing a home cooked meal. Since my parents last visit, they bought a bunch of meat and left out in the freezer. Well it’s time to cook mom’s food called Nilagang Short Ribs. Now what did nilagang mean??  Hell if I know, I’m a typical Filipino American born and…

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avocado Salsa Verde

Recently I told myself that it’s time to clean up the diet and really work on eating better. Well here’s the start to a new trend…I hope! I found this Fish Taco recipe recently and decided to try it! The site doesn’t exactly give you the best directions, but if you can follow it this…

Korean Style Fried Chicken

Everyone has their own way of making their Korean Fried Chicken, well so do I. This is a recipe I kind of just made up on my own. Granted, I originally learned to make my own bulgogi sauce but since then I’ve gotten lazy and I just used the premade stuff. With that said, the…

Gyro! Gyro! Gyro!

Saw this recipe and had been itching to try. This Gyro recipe was brought you by Browneyedbaker.com! (Just follow the link to really learn how to make this) For the Gyro Meat: 1 pound ground lamb 2 teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves ½ yellow onion, cut…

Moist Banana Bread

It was time to bake and what do I have usually sitting in the kitchen, bananas! Bananas going bad! Bananas that are starting to turn really brown.. bananas.. well you get the point! I decided to ask my friends for advice, one mentioned use sour cream to make the inside moist! SAY WHAT!! SOUR CREAM!!…

Mom’s Spaghetti

Today I decided to make my Mom’s Spaghetti. Hardest thing to do is replicate mom’s cooking! Growing up, I remember her experimenting with her recipe, tomato sauce vs tomato paste on going battle for quite some time. What makes this hard, she really doesn’t have a recipe for it. I tend to be a stickler for…

Smoked Salmon Spread

I’ve got some left over Smoked Salmon and I remember a few years ago my brother made a spread with some salmon I made back then. It was time to try it myself! Being the non-chef that I am, I would have no idea where to start, but alas that’s why we have the internet, RIPE…

Taco Salad

It’s been a nice long MLK (Martin Luther King) weekend and aside from getting my place in order, it was also time to cook. Today’s dinner, Taco Salad! Now you can go to the store and get the taco seasoning yourself, but what fun is that. Instead, I made my own. Found this recipe on the…