BACON CHEESE MUFFINS : A+ School Snack

BACON CHEESE MUFFINS : A+ School Snack

    School is now in full swing. Homework is getting longer , schedules are getting busier. But you need something to add up to a great lunchbox treat or  those much-needed after-school munchies. BACON CHEESE MUFFINS are the A+ answer to the hunger pangs on schooldays and nights. The crisp bacon bits blended into […]

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APPLE and CREAM CHEESE TART: Kitchen Play Progressive Party

APPLE and CREAM CHEESE TART: Kitchen Play Progressive Party

Every morning, at 10 AM, without fail, I got up from my desk at work, headed to the office kitchen, took out my apple and cheese sticks from my lunchbox and sliced my favorite Fuji apple. Like clockwork, I did this every single day. I did this habitually that my co-workers didn’t need to look […]

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CARROT SPICE MUFFINS with CREAM CHEESE Frosting : Muffin Monday

CARROT SPICE MUFFINS with CREAM CHEESE Frosting : Muffin Monday

  We went to London in the spring to visit my son who was in the UK studying for a semester. While on vacation, we enjoyed exploring different places to eat. One of the most unforgettable desserts I had was the famous ‘Carrot Cake’ at the French-owned “ROSE BAKERY’ on Dover St., London, UK. The petite […]

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Nigella’s PASTA PUTANESCA with FILIPINO TINAPANG BANGUS : A Noodle Party!

Nigella’s PASTA PUTANESCA with FILIPINO TINAPANG BANGUS : A Noodle Party!

 Whenever I find a new dish to make, I try to infuse some FILIPINO-ASIAN flavors to it. Don’t ask why. It’s just the “Asian in America” in me. I made Nigella’s Pasta Putanesca Sauce and added a Filipino element to it. Instead of the anchovy fillets, I put in “Tinapang Bangus” or Smoked Milkfish. The […]

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Filipino Food was on Cleaning Plates!

A few weeks ago, two wonderful bloggers, Christine and Shao, from the podcast site CleaningPlates.com interviewed me on the topic close to my tummy and heart “Filipino Food” . Log on to their site and listen to some great stories about Filipino cooking and what it’s all about.

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Thanks BlogHer.com !

Thank you BlogHer.com for featuring me and my other food blog www.asianinamericamag.com in this week’s Featured Blogger for the Food section. Just wanted to say I’m honored and grateful for the mention. BlogHer.com is a network community of bloggers. It is considered one of the top online women’s networks today and features articles from thousands […]

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RASPBERRY-FILLED CHOCOLATE GANACHE MUFFINS  : It’s Muffin Monday !

RASPBERRY-FILLED CHOCOLATE GANACHE MUFFINS : It’s Muffin Monday !

  This week’s Muffin is a rich raspberry-filled muffin with a chocolate ganache topping. It’s sinful, it’s roaring with sweetness and it boosts us with the optimism we all need for Mondays. My son, Toby officially starts his college senior year at Drexel University,Philadelphia today, Monday. Their university’s schedule runs on trimesters so I’ve had […]

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Pan-Seared SALMON on SHRIMP RISOTTO with Cherry Tomatoes

Pan-Seared SALMON on SHRIMP RISOTTO with Cherry Tomatoes

  When my sons were infants, the last solid food that I introduced to them was fish and seafood. Their pediatrician suggested fish be given last  to make sure food allergies were not a problem. And feeding my sons seafood was never a problem. They’ve always loved it. Today, my sons are all grown and seafood […]

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BLUEBERRY GRANOLA RAISIN MUFFINS : Muffin Monday The Day After

BLUEBERRY GRANOLA RAISIN MUFFINS : Muffin Monday The Day After

   Today is the Monday after the 10th anniversary of “9/11″. Ten years ago, on a breezy September morning, at approximately 9 AM on 9/11/2001, I was seated at my desk, at work. I looked out the window. I noticed the beautiful,clear sky was the bluest I had ever seen …it was gorgeous. America was beautiful […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins: Back to School Snacks

Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins: Back to School Snacks

It’s that time of the year again when the days start to get cooler, the breeze bites, leaves start to fall, and SCHOOL starts. It’s also time for mixed feelings….parents rejoice and happily turn over their kids to the teachers. While most kids go back hesitant to let go of the carefree summer days, with […]

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