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    Blueberry Muffin

    My sister brought this Belly Crocker ready-made blueberry muffin mix from Canada when they visited us last Christmas. I just baked it today after 7 months hiding in the closet. This is small pack so I only got 6 muffins. This one is easy to bake I wonder why I didn’t bake it before. I said easy to bake because you only need a cup of water or milk. Simply add water or milk (I used fresh milk) to this blueberry flavoured muffin mix and you’re ready to go. I preheated oven to 200 degrees Celsius and baked for 20 minutes. It turned out delicious although they are using artificial…

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    3 Quick and Easy Tahong (Mussels) Recipe

    Few days ago, I bought tahong (mussels) before the only dish I could cook using tahong was making soup with ginger, water and mustasa (mustard) as main ingredients. Now, I made three dishes out of 1kilo of tahong. So first, I cooked soup. Simply, sautée ginger and onion first and then add water. Wait for it to boil and then add your tahong. Wait for tahong to open then season with salt and pepper. Finally add mustasa, cover and wait for few minutes about 1-2 minutes. Turn off the fire. Serve while it is hot. Second dish was Sauteed Mussels in Garlic and Butter. Here’s how heat 1 tbsp of…

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    Chicken Tinola with a Twist

    In the coming days, many of my post will be about foods. I’m now the cook in the house. My mother was the one who cooked for us but because of her health condition, she can’t do it unless she’s feeling better. She easily gets tired even just standing for few minutes.   I’m not born with cooking ability so I need to watch cooking tutorials online. I am not the only one who will eat my food but my mother, daughter and sister so I need to do it right to satisfy their tummies. Before I don’t have courage to cook for the family but if I will not…

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    Homemade Baked Macaroni

    Ingredients: Butter/olive oil ,Onion, Garlic Ground pork, Hotdogs Mushrooms, Spaghetti sauce Banana ketchup, Water Cheese Whiz, Cheese Salt and pepper Preparations: 1. Cook macaroni shells according to package directions. 2. In a separate pan,  saute garlic and onion in butter and olive oil. 2. Add ground pork and wait till it becomes brown in color. 3. Put hotdog and mushroom, cook for few minutes. 4. When cooked add spaghetti sauce,  ketchup and water. Simmer for few minutes.  5.. Add cheese whiz and grated cheese. Season with  salt and pepper. 6. Mix cooked macaroni shells in the sauce. Be sure to mix everything so all the shells are tasty.  7. Put…

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    Typical Filipino Breakfast

    My breakfast earlier was typical Filipino food. I cooked garlic fried rice, sunny side up egg and longanisa from Lucban, Quezon. We went there last Sunday so we bought longanisa, one of their famous foods. Breakfast won’t be complete without fruit. We have leftover watermelon but surprisingly it wasn’t fresh already. Well, because watermelon was in the refrigerator for three days already. We ate the half when we bought it but half was left. Well, I still ate some portion so lesson learned eat watermelon right away after you slice it. Oh well, my tummy was  happy  this morning. This only happens if I cook in the morning and if…

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    My Typical Breakfast – Fried Rice and Tinapa

    We called this fish tinapa. It is the tagalog term that means fish cooked or preserved through the process of smoking. We have lots of tinapa here in our place so I eat this fish from time to time. Honestly, before I didn’t eat this kind of fish but when I tasted it, I like it. Tinapa is best to eat when it is hot, with fried rice and cup of coffee or hot chocolate. This was my breakfast early this morning. Fried rice and tinapa. I put turmeric powder to my fried rice and just one tinapa solved my breakfast. Well, it will be good if I have one…

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    3-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

    I”m not a baker but i bake sometimes. We have small oven but if we have big oven i will bake more and make it as a business.  Anyway, if there are available ingredients, i enjoy baking.  The other day i was searching for oatmeal cookie recipe. I bought oatmeal for a long time but didn’t use even once.  I decided to make cookies out of oatmeal. So i searched for the recipe.  There are different recipes available online but i chose three- ingredient banana oatmeal cookies.  Just like the title of the video I watched  in youtube,  only three ingredients are needed to make banana oatmeal cookies. So one is oatmeal, second ingredient is banana…

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    How to Cook Tinolang Manok

    I cooked Tinolang Manok, it is a soup-based dish that is very common here in the Philippines. Usually, this dish is cooked with chicken, green papaya and leaves of the chili pepper (siling labuyo) in broth flavored with ginger, onions and fish sauce. An alternative for chicken is pork, chayote instead of green papaya and moringa leaves (malunggay leaves) instead of chili pepper. Ingredients: Oil Onion garlic ginger chicken chayote moringa leaves water fish sauce chicken cube Salt and Pepper to taste How to Cook: Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onion, ginger, garlic and cook until aromatic. Add chicken and cook while stirring occasionally for about…

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    Ginisang Upo at Sardinas (Sautéed Bottle Gourd with Sardines)

    I cooked Ginisang Upo at Sardinas (sautéed bottle gourd with sardines) few days ago. Before I used to cook bottle gourd (upo) with meat and not sardines. I learned adding sardines through my co-parent in school. I didn’t cook it right away but when I watched a video cooking this bottle gourd with sardines, I decided to cook it for our lunch. The main two ingredients are available in our kitchen so, I didn’t think twice of cooking it. After just a short cooking, my sautéed bottle gourd (aka white squash, upo in tagalog) with sardines was ready to eat. My co-parent said it’s a simple food but healthy and…

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    DQ at SM City Lucena

    Dairy Queen (DQ) finally opened a month ago here at SM City Lucena. I was so excited that I wrote a post  even the store isn’t yet opened. Finally Lucenahin can enjoy the delicious taste of DQ products. Too bad I didn’t see the opening of the store and really clueless when will it happen. Well, the store opened last September 25 and I went to the mall after that day. I thought it was the opening day but the staff informed me that it was already their second day. It’s been a month and I hope DQ will stay as long as SM City Lucena is here, hahah! Hope…