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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Foods we crave...

I love this Longsilog which Filipinos eat for breakfast; a combination of Longganisa (sausage), Sinangag (fried rice) and pritong itlog (fried eggs). This is so yummy that you can even eat it anytime of the day.

This is empanada which I used to make when we were living in Texas; it takes a lot of work but I don't mind because it is hubby's favorite!

This is Bistek, a Filipino version of beefsteak, marinated in soysauce, calamansi, garlic and freh ground pepper and top with sauteed onions. It is so yummy that hubby would ask me to make some at least once a week.

This is Halo-halo, a refreshing dessert with shaved ice, sugar, milk, tapioca, sweetened banana, sweet potatoes, purple yum, pinipig, sweetened red beans and more. It is top with leche flan and ice cream of your choice.

Aren't you hungry yet? I do and I am actually drooling right now :-) Oh well, better make some dinner now!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

To All My Friends Online...

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...... and thank you all so much for visiting, leaving messages on my cbox, leaving comments and dropping up your EC's constantly even 'though I don't alaways do that, not because I am lazy or doesn't want to, but because of my busy schedules as a homemaker, mom and wifey. I will visit you as soon as my busy life permits me. I want you all to know that all you've done will never go unnoticed and they are greatly appreciated. Once again, thank you for being such....!

A Great Man Dies!

While I was reading at church website:, I saw a big headline about the passing away of another apostles of the church, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Oldest Apostle, Dies, Age 91. He was a leader (one of the 12 apostles) in the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints. The LDS church has a general conference which is broadcasted to the world every April and October where leaders of the church share wonderful, uplifting spiritual messages. I loved Elder Wirthlin’s last conference talk “Come What May”, I think about this talk during those stressful days. Over the last few years it was obvious that Elder Wirthlin’s health was deteriorating so we knew he would pass on soon. I will miss the warmth and humour of his conference talks but I am happy for him to be reunited with his wife who passed away two years ago. Another apostle will be called in April 2009.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Dinner at Applebees

We kind of tired eating left overs from Thanksgiving Day, so we decided to go out and have dinner at Applebees. We really enjoyed the meals we ordered.

Spinach and Articoke Dip for Appetiser
House Sirloin for me
Ribs and Basket for hubby

Bacon Cheeseburger for my son

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sizzled Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto and Pine Nuts


2 pounds green beans trimmed
2 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
2 ounces prosciutto thinly sliced, cut into ribbons
4 cloves garlic minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon salt divided
Freshly ground pepperto taste
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Tip: To toast chopped nuts & seeds: Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Add beans, return to a boil, and simmer until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
Drain.Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add prosciutto; cook, stirring, until crispy, 4 to 5 minutes.
Drain on a paper towel.
Wipe out the pan; heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat.
Add the beans, garlic, sage, 1/8 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are browned in places, 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in pine nuts, lemon zest and the prosciutto.
Season with lemon juice, the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper.

I love green beans so much that I always look for more ways to cook it. This one is so simple recipe and yet very healthy. I am planning to cook some to bring to our Christmas Party this coming Saturday, 13th of December. I hope they will like it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My New Blog is All about Foods

This new blog of mine is created especially to express my passion for foods. I am not an expert in cooking, but I can cook :-); the foods I am posting here are healthy and will satisfy your craving for Filipino foods and foods from around the world that I have tasted and have proven to be good. I also love to make up recipes and also find a wide variety of recipes from other sources. I especially love recipes that can help me save money! Come and feast with me!