Posts tagged "Recipes"
Sunday Stovetop: Quinoa Paella

Sunday Stovetop: Quinoa Paella

My mother has this nasty habit of opening all the cupboards in the pantry and nagging that I buy things that I don’t need, and they just expire or get forgotten. I always tell her that I always put these ingredients to good use. So one Sunday, after getting an earful from my ever so...
ToT's DIY Guacamole

ToT’s DIY Guacamole

People always get shocked when they learn my abilities in the domestic sense, especially when they find out I know how to cook. When I was in LA, I made some guacamole that got devoured within minutes. I thought my friends were just hungry. Tonight I made some guac for the weekend since we had...
ToT's Potluck Taco Salad

ToT’s Potluck Taco Salad

People who are close to me know how much I love a good cookout. At one get together, I learned this simple taco salad recipe from Cupcake Lab‘s Cay, and with some tweaking and add-ons, it’s been a staple at dinners which I prepare for family and friends. This is also great as a potluck...
My Banana Cream Pie

My Banana Cream Pie

Right around the holidays, I was on the lookout for Nilla Wafers in Manila. I visited about 10 supermarkets, 2 S&Rs, called about 6 Rustan’s trying to hunt this elusive box of goodness down. Twitter followers wondered if I was experiencing cravings or just plain demented. I was in dire need of it because I...
Goodie Giveaway: Assumption Cookbook! (DONE)

Goodie Giveaway: Assumption Cookbook! (DONE)

The WINNER has been announced on the bottom! I went to high school in Assumption San Lorenzo, and in December my batch (2001) is celebrating our 10th year reunion! Gosh, how time flies! Even if it was over a decade ago, I can still remember clearly how we would go gaga over Assumption tarts, go...
SaturDate Cooking Spaghetti Bolognese

SaturDate Cooking Spaghetti Bolognese

I’m turning cooking into the coolest weekend gimmick. In an attempt to limit eating out, ToT decided to make SaturDate a Cooking In Date. Since who I am cooking for is undoubtedly a Bolognese snob, I had to consult three different cookbooks to get familiar with cooking the Ragu sauce. One of them is the official...
Impromptu Dinner at Home

Impromptu Dinner at Home

Ahh the marks of a well used grill pan. I love my kitchen. And have I told you I love to cook? In full force, it’s a mean spacious cooking machine. Which makes me more motivated to take helm and make homemade meals every chance I get. So when my mom all of a sudden had...
How to Have the Perfect Weekend

How to Have the Perfect Weekend

Pacific Coast Highway Weekends are somewhat of an addiction of mine. Since moving back, I count the hours til the clock finally ticks Saturday. I’ve vowed to resuscitate my liver by drinking only on weekdays, although it seems to be slightly less effective in terms of sobriety. I also took up diving to compensate for...
Nostalgia Wins

Nostalgia Wins

A friend and I were out for some wine last night, discussing diving, food and Italy, when we went off on a full on tirade about pasta Carbonara. Where to find the best (I said Chelsea, friend said Rome duh), how to make it, and why we love it. I guess the discussion went for...
Why, Cilantro. Why?

Why, Cilantro. Why?

photo from www.nooschi.com Being a temporary native Angeleno and New Yorker, I’ve had more than my tummy’s share of Mexican food. From Baja Fresh (hello Baja burrito!), Burritoville, Blockhead’s and La Salsa’s fast food twist, to Lula’s, Dos Caminos, Cafe El Portal and Frontera Grill’s delectable decor and authentic taste, Mexicana is ALWAYS on my...

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