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Words to live by...

Hehehe. Happy New Year!

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Wedding Day Behind the scenes - Bridal prep

Might was well post these pictures na. :) For my bridal prep I chose to use the 1 bedroom suite that was part of our wedding package. I had all my bridesmaids, friends, flowergirls, both moms and...

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Happy mornings

When my Pao makes me a breakfast like this, it's going to be a great day. :)

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Salsa Chicken

I saw this dish in Chef Michael Smith's show on AFC called "Chef at Home". It looked very simple to make so I took a shot at it. It's yum! We're putting this in our roster of home classics....

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BLT Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing

Again, a new home classic from Chef Michael Smith of "Chef at Home". It's your classic Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato sandwich in salad form. Ingredients: The salad: Crisp bacon bits Iceberg lettuce, torn to...

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I rescued a book last Sunday.

I had to kill some time last Sunday at Festival Mall and decided to do that at National Bookstore. After an hour of browsing through shelves of cookbooks and salivating on volumes by Mark Bittman,...

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Korean Beef Stew

This was our dinner tonight. The recipe is from Yummy Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008 issue, page 40. Since it's just Pao and I, I halved the recipe. It's so yum! Ingredients: 1 Kg beef short ribs 4 cups water...

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Last Friday's Midnight Snack

Last Friday's midnight snack was tuna sashimi beautifully sliced and plated by Pao.  The tuna was from (Pao's) Dad which he bought in GenSan. Sarap ng may tagahiwa! Hahaha. :D

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Grilled Soy Tuna

Pao's dad gave us a nice cut of tuna belly from General Santos and I've kept it frozen until last night. For our dinner with good friend Dab, I decided to derive inspiration from a recipe I saw on...

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Chicken with Mushrooms in Cream Sauce

We just had this dish for dinner tonight and it's so good I had to post it right away. It's not an original recipe, I found it in Yummy September 2008 issue, page 63 called "Lola Virginia'sAsadong...

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For Kulasas from Manila

1. Have you ever been to Salazar's office? Minsan lang. Traffic was never excusable. 2. Do you know what the pink slips and blue slips are for? Ngayon nalang ulit nung nabasa ko yung answers ni Mutya...

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Trek to Taal Volcano

April 6, 2009. Taal Volcano with Tara, Liza, Francis and Pao.

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Viloria Pagudpud Road Trip

May 1 to 3, 2009 with Derick, RB, Pao and I. We left Manila Thursday night at 11PM and got to Vigan, Ilocos Sur at 7AM the next day for breakfast. By noon we were at Pagudpud.

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Squash Soup

Squash soup is one of my favorite soups to order which I also consider as a "comfort soup". This is the first time that I'd make it. Looks like I don't have to order out anymore. :D I made it just the...

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Quick and Easy Bouillabaisse

This is our home version of a bouillabaisse so don't expect any classic bouillabaisse ingredients or techniques. I felt like having seafood tonight but not the usual pan-fried fish or steamed shrimps...

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Beef Stroganoff ala Campbell's

I needed something quick to whip up during weeknights as I get home at around 8pm and already hungry. Here's something I've been cooking ever since I got a hold of a Campbell's cook book in High...

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Cheese Pimiento Spread

Here's a sandwich spread I learned from my Mom. Its sweet and comforting taste always brings me back to my childhood. Ingredients: 220g / 1 bar of butter (Anchor), softened 220g / 1 bar of cheese...

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1st Wedding Anniversary, Sofitel Manila

Pao and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary last August 18, 2009 but it was only last Friday, August 21, that we were able to really celebrate it with just the two of us. The National Holiday...

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Smoked Bangus Pate

I served this appetizer during our wedding anniversary dinner with my high school barkada. It's so easy to do and so yummy! Ingredients: 1 medium sized tinapang bangus (smoked milkfish) 1 box cream...

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Tapa

By popular demand I'm posting all my tapa marinades for everyone's enjoyment. :D Ingredients: Tapa #1 - My Version 1 part white sugar 1 part brown sugar 1/2 part iodized salt pinch of pepper Tapa #2 -...

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