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Recipes for the Grill

It’s that time of year! We’ve dusted off the grill and have been cooking out whenever we can so as not to heat up the house. First is a sauce great for ribs or chicken especially if you have an abundance of fresh strawberries. Strawberry Barbecue Sauce We were lucky …

How to Eat a Flat of Strawberries in Two Days

Tomatoes, corn and strawberries,  are best consumed on the same day that they are picked. The longer they sit, the more they lose flavor. Put them in the refrigerator, then you might as well kiss all their natural sweetness goodbye. So when a good friend dropped off a flat of …

Two Sweet Dishes

Here’s a couple of sweet dishes which can double up for dessert and breakfast. Bibingkang Malagkit – The Shortcut Version I tried out the a new shortcut to an old bibingka (rice cake) favorite today and I must say, it didn’t turn out half bad at all! This glutinous rice cake …

Two Recipes Using Yucon Gold Potatoes

I love Yucon Gold Potatoes! It’s almost the only potatoes I ever use in the kitchen anymore. I may buy the occasional red or white potatoes especially if they’re on sale or if a particular recipe calls for them but my go-to potato is the yucon gold. It could be …

2 Homemade Cold Remedies

You know its cold and flu season when you get offered to take the flu shot at almost every turn. Yesterday, I started getting that weird scratchy, achy feeling in my throat that’s always a pre-cursor to a cold. So I decided to nip it in the bud and remembered …

Pumpkin Crisp Recipe – Perfect for Fall

I made another facebook inspired recipe last night which was just the perfect thing to usher in the fall season and kick off the all-things-pumpkin extravaganza. The Not So Desperate Housewife posted this Pumpkin Crisp recipe and it looked so good, I just had to try it. Besides, I already …

Spring Salad with Strawberries

There’s no recipe for this one, the ingredients are pretty self-explanatory, just take a look at what’s on the plate. I am simply invoking the gods of spring with this photograph, to bring it on already! I am ready for some warm weather, fresh fruits and vegetables. Aren’t you? On …

Cooked from the Heart

We haven’t had a food blog update lately so to catch up, here’s a few more recipes from our food blog, Cooked from the Heart (click on the recipe titles below for the recipes): Rice Noodles with Beef & Mint This recipe is one of our latest favorites. We’ve made …

Hot from the kitchen!

With the weekend coming up, I’m scouting for recipes to try this weekend. I have a few in mind already now we’ll just have to see how much energy I have left to actually cook them!  It’s a grey and rainy day here in NC today and I’ve been craving …