• Thursday , 12 July 2018
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The Spaghetti Letters – why is there evaporated milk in my sauce?

The Spaghetti Letters – why is there evaporated milk in my sauce?

I want my own version of Filipino Spaghetti.  A mix of tart and sweet, with sliced up hotdogs, a thick tomato sauce and ketchup, and just a dash of milk to thin the sauce.  A friend asked why I didn’t ...

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Filipino Pancit Bihon – Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Pork and Vegetables

Filipino Pancit Bihon – Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Pork and Vegetables

“Do you know how to cook Pancit?” I am frequently asked this question once someone finds out that I’m from the Philippines.  The word Pancit in Filipino means noodles and people remember the name because the dish is delicious. Pancit Bihon, ...

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Off the Beaten Path: Where to Eat Tacos in Richmond, VA

Off the Beaten Path: Where to Eat Tacos in Richmond, VA

It’s a known fact that Richmond, VA is one of those small-ish cities that has seen a boom in the food scene in the past years.  I know because I witnessed this  beautiful thing come to life. When I first ...

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Coconut Cream Frosting – The Imperfectly Perfect Frosting

Coconut Cream Frosting – The Imperfectly Perfect Frosting

A quick note on the difference between of icing and frosting before we get started.  In general, icing has a thinner consistency, doesn’t hold its shape, and is used to glaze baked goods. Frosting on the other hand is thicker, ...

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What does Igado have to do with a Ghost Story?

What does Igado have to do with a Ghost Story?

The word Igado reminds me of a ghost named Tia Gado (Aunt Gado) who haunted my family’s live-in nanny.  The bizarre story, relayed by my brother Gino, happened before I was born. It begins when Martha, a nanny who’s worked ...

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Nilagang Baka – Beef Shank Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans

Nilagang Baka – Beef Shank Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans

Nilagang Baka or Bulalo? The two are very similar except for the addition of corn and beef shank for the latter.  The beef is boiled for hours until fork tender and served with the shank jutting out from the bowl. ...

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Low Carb Slow Cooker Meatballs

Low Carb Slow Cooker Meatballs

Say goodbye to sugar-loaded, grape jelly and barbecue sauce meatballs for your party appetizer. Instead, replace your old recipe with this brand spanking new Low Carb Slow Cooker Meatballs.  With only 5 ingredients and packed with flavor, this new recipe ...

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7 Days in Valladolid and Tulum

7 Days in Valladolid and Tulum

Mexico is amazing and has quickly become one of our favorite vacation places.  There’s so much to see in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo that a week was not enough! 7 days in Valladolid and Tulum Day 1 – Ek ...

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Easy Ube Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

Easy Ube Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

Woohoo! It is done! I present to you the easiest – but as close to authentic as you’re gonna get – Ube cake/cupcake recipe you’re ever going to make!  It’s been about a year since I posted my first Easy Ube ...

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Jogjakarta and Bali in Six Days

Jogjakarta and Bali in Six Days

We started our trip from the Philippines where we were visiting family. Our priority was to see Borubodur and other architectural and cultural sites in Jogjakarta and Bali/Ubud Indonesia. Tips: Set a price before agreeing to a guide or riding ...

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