CHEESE PIMIENTO BURGER SLIDERS: Tim’s Barbecue Bonanza

CHEESE PIMIENTO BURGER SLIDERS: Tim’s Barbecue Bonanza

Life’s lessons can be learned from simple things like weather conditions. One can truly appreciate the warmth of a hot, summer day, only after experiencing the harshest winter on record for the east coast. A fine analogy to what life continually brings us. Similarly, after missing my sons’  being away from home, it is a […]

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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES : Alicia’s Story and A Rose for Everyday

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES : Alicia’s Story and A Rose for Everyday

   ” Just before Mama died, our cousin, Maria Lourdes, would bring her ROSES everyday. It made Mama so happy and took her mind off her pain”, recounted Alicia, my husband’s sister. She was telling me this story, while she was busy making RED ROSES out of icing and gum paste, to go on top of the […]

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Pan-Fried Fish Fillets with MANGO Sweet Sour Sauce

Pan-Fried Fish Fillets with MANGO Sweet Sour Sauce

Mangoes are the highlight of my spring to summer season. My love for mangoes, more than any fruit, is unrivalled. I grew up with mangoes, and mango trees in our yard back in the Philippines. I never realized how much I would miss them when we moved to America. So without hesitation I make sure mangoes […]

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Peanut Butter BANANA Bread

Peanut Butter BANANA Bread

What happens when the gooey peanut butter you love so much meets a bunch of bananas, and are baked together? It results in a most amazingly delicious banana bread loaf! Here’s a recipe I found in the “Peanut Butter & Co. cookbook” by Lee Zalben. What’s even more amazing is that ingredients are readily available. It […]

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