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No-Cook Pastillas de Leche (Only 3 Ingredients)

I have a big bag of powdered milk (from Costco) sitting in the cupboard for a while now, wanting to be awakened from its deep slumber. My youngest son would ask me to make Pulvoron out of the blue, so I always have some powdered milk stashed somewhere in the innermost part of the pantry. …

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Chicken Inasal (Filipino Grilled Chicken)

Grilling gives food that distinct roasted aroma and flavor. Chicken Inasal is a grilled chicken dish that originated in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines, particularly in the city of Bacolod. Chicken parts are marinated in a mixture of ginger, garlic, sugar, calamansi (calamondin), soy sauce and coconut vinegar then grilled using hot coals. …

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Oven-Crisp Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are regular “residents” of my freezer. It’s the most sought-after chicken part at home and my family will happily try any recipe that I fancy cooking.  Fried chicken always wins but frying is something that I avoid as much as I can. It’s not because of some healthy reasoning; there’s more to it …

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Chicken Afritada

Chicken Afritada is probably one of the most common Filipino ways of cooking chicken. It’s a tomato-rich braised dish that uses a lot of fresh tomatoes, which ends up in an almost gravy-like sauce. Bone-in chicken is a must as it helps in developing the sauce, together with the vegetables common to this type of …

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Ginataang Hipon (Shrimps in Thick Coconut Sauce)

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Coconuts grow well in the Philippines. Having said that, dishes made with coconut milk are common and every province (some more than others) has their own take on a “Ginataan” (cooked in coconut milk) dish. It can be a savory main dish, a sweet dessert or a snack item that has coconut milk as its …

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Sauteed Bean Sprouts with Fried Tofu (Ginisang Toge)

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Sometimes, we tend to overlook the simplest dishes. More often than not, they play a supporting role to the main meat dishes. But there are times when these very dishes are the ones we crave.  Ginisang Toge is a very versatile dish that just by making it, you can turn it into Lumpiang Sariwa (fresh …

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Mama’s Special Morcon (Beef)

My mom is an awesome cook! I have seen her do wonders in the kitchen and I don’t recall anything she cooked that I didn’t like. She loves reading cookbooks and when a cooking show is on, she would be watching like a hawk with a pen and paper on each hand. Recipes written on …

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