Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bowtie Chicken Alfredo

Both my 7th and 3rd grade daughters bring homemade lunch to school everyday, not just to avoid long lines but also because they think that cafeteria food tastes like crap. They prefer that I make sandwiches, quesadillas, wraps or pasta for them, rather than have them fall in line for more than 5 minutes for something that they consider low quality food.
This Bowtie Chicken Alfredo is one of the pasta dishes that they love bringing to school. They love it so much that whenever I cook it for dinner, they would request that I save some for their lunch the next day. Well, I couldn't blame them because it's really good --- so creamy and very comforting! I guess it's true 'coz even their friends tell me that I should make their lunches too!

You should try it!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rellenong Talong (Stuffed Eggplant)

Called Rellenong Talong in the Philippines, this dish looks like an omelette but it's actually the Filipino version of stuffed eggplant. Unlike that of other cuisines where the eggplant is basically cut into half and then hollowed out and the eggplant flesh is cooked with the other filling ingredients, the Filipino stuffed eggplant is cooked differently. First, the eggplant is grilled then the skin is peeled off and after that, it is soaked in beaten egg, filled with meat mixture and then cooked like an omelette. There's another dish called "Tortang Talong" which is actually the Filipino eggplant omelette. The difference is that after grilling and peeling off the skin, the eggplant is just soaked in egg and cooked without the filling. Some steam the eggplant instead of grilling it, but I personally prefer the latter because of the added flavor that grilling brings and because grilled eggplant turns out less watery and mushy.

Rellenong Talong is one of my youngest daughter's favorite. Just like me and the hubs, she loves it with banana ketchup! Like the Rellenong TahongRellenong AlimasagRellenong Pusit and Rellenong Okra that I have featured here on the blog before, Rellenong Talong is a bit time consuming to prepare, but I tell yah, it's all worth it! Definitely a must try!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Oreo White Chocolate Mousse Torte with Chocolate Ganache Topping

Today, my youngest daughter turns 9! For this special day, she requested that I make her this Oreo White Chocolate Mousse Torte. It's a very easy no-bake treat that we've been making since forever. I got this recipe years back from Kraft recipes and been enjoying it since then. But for her 9th birthday, Cherlin requested that I add a special topping to it aside from the usual whipped cream. She requested that I top it with chocolate ganache. Being the good mom that I am, I gave in to her request! :)
She was so delighted when she saw it this morning! The smile on her face was so precious! Well, I'm pretty sure you'll be all smiling too after trying this! Check out the recipe, and let me know what you think...

To my #sweetangel, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy this day and every day of your life to the fullest! Keep smiling and doing the things you love to do! Wishing you all the joys and blessings you deserve!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Almond Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache

It's my hubby's birthday today! As I wish him the best birthday ever, let me share with you this cake that I made for him. It's his favorite banana cake, tweaked with the addition of almonds which is also his fave. 
It looks pretty, right? It's yummy too, I tell you should definitely give it a try! ;)

To the #besthusbandever, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May you always feel God's love in the life we share! I LOVE YOU! Wishing you good health and all the blessings you deserve!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Filipino Barbeque

For those who have been sending me requests for Filipino Barbeque recipe, your wait is over! I finally got the chance to make barbeque again and take some today I'm sharing with you how we make these yummy pork skewers...
Filipino barbecue is made of thinly sliced pork which is soaked overnight in a special marinade and then skewered on a bamboo stick and grilled over charcoal while basting. Though a little time consuming to prepare, the wait is worth it, and you won't regret making this Filipino favorite!

Want to know what the special marinade is? Check out the recipe...