Monday, December 26, 2011

Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

I made Christmas cookies with a twist. It's the same Betty Crocker Rainbow cookie mix I used last time, but I added peanut butter. It was delicious and tasted even better. Sweet and a hint of saltiness. Yum!

I followed directions on the back of the packaging and added 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

Ate them with Eggnog...yum!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Cookies!

What would I do without Betty Corker's cookie mix? Just add butter and eggs, mix until it forms into dough, spoon on a baking sheet, bake and enjoy....EASY! I sprinkled red and green sugar on top to make them look Christmasy ^_^.

It's almost Christmas. I'm so excited!

Beck's Pigs in a Blanket

Made my own version of "pigs in a blanket" for our Sunday brunch...Maple Pork Sausage wrapped in Pancake like a baby in blanket. Cute noh? Kiko was impressed lol.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pinoy BBQ Chicken Recipe!

This is in my top 10 favorite food. The marinade is what makes it so good and Pinoy! The main ingredient is banana ketchup, which you can buy at a Filipino market. It adds tang and sweetness to the dish. Trust me, it's good! It works very well with any meat, but I like it with Chicken the most.

ingredients for marinade
  • soy sauce
  • brown sugar
  • banana ketchup or tomato ketchup
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic
  • lemon juice
  • Mix all the ingredients and pour it in the chicken and marinate over night.
  • Save excess marinade and make into sauce by heating in a sauce pan in slow heat for 15 minutes or so.
  • Grill or bake in the oven for 1 hour in 375 degrees.
  • Serve with steamed white rice.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pre-Birthday Chicken-Shrimp Salad and Avocado Sandwich

The night before Kiko's birthday, I decided to make a Chicken-Shrimp Salad and Avocado Sandwich  It has everything he loves...chicken salad, shrimp, avocado and bread!

First, I made the chicken salad with shredded chicken, chopped green apples, mayo, salt and pepper, then placed on top of toasted sliced wheat bread.

Second, I sauteed the shrimp in minced garlic, shrimp brains and salt and pepper and placed on top of the chicken salad.

Third, I added chopped avocados on top. 

Last, I added another toasted wheat bread on top for a beautiful sandwich!

It may look like too much, but trust me, it's really good! Kiko loved it!

Saturday Brunch: Chicken Tocino and Fried Rice

Chicken Tocino is a sweetened cured meat, typically eaten for breakfast in the Philippines. It's sweet and savory at the same time and best eaten with fried rice. I bought 2 package from a local Filipino grocery store a few weeks ago. I wanted Kiko to try it. 

He liked it a lot. He thought it was beef instead of chicken though. I'm not sure if that's a bad thing lol.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Turkey Leftover Dinner

This is what Kiko and I had for dinner last night. Shredded left over turkey, Rice and Salad. Very simple and tasty!

Thanksgiving Feast 2011 and New Shrimp Rolls Recipe!

I love Thanksgiving! I get to spend time with my family and eat really good food. This year, my aunt cooked the Roast Turkey and I helped with the rest. I also have a new Shrimp Rolls recipe to share. It's a bit costly to make but very delicious.

 Our Thanksgiving spread. We had Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Asparagus, Rice, Salad and Mexican Cheesecake.

 We got a smaller Turkey this time. It's more than enough to feed our family of 9.

 My aunt made this super creamy and smooth mashed potatoes!

Cheesecake from the local Mexican Bakery.  Please don't judge the cake by it's tacky colors and decor. This cheesecake in my opinion, is better than a traditional cheesecake. It's very light, smooth and oh so creamy with a thin layer of chocolate cake on the bottom. So good!

This is what we had for lunch while preparing for Thanksgiving dinner.

 Store bought Kraft Home-style Mac and Cheese. It came with everything you need to make a cheesy Mac and Cheese like your grandma made it. We will definitely buy this brand again.

We had chips and salsa to snack on.

Shrimp Rolls
My aunt and I made these bomb looking Shrimp Rolls. I guess you can say that it's a different take on the shrimp tempura. We used Lumpia wrapper instead of Panko breadcrumbs. 

We always get our shrimp from the local Filipino market, Seafood City. It's always cheaper and bigger than other grocery stores.

Quick Recipe

-Medium shrimp with head on (Shrimp brains from the head will be used to flavor the shrimp)
-Lumpia wrapper cut in 4 squares.
-minced garlic
- salt and pepper

-Peel the shrimp and out in a bowl. Save the heads.
-Add minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste.
-Take the shrimp head and squeeze the brains out and add in the bowl. It should look bright orange.
-Mix until all the shrimp gets coated in it's own brains ^_^
-Take a lumpia square, add shrimp and firmly roll. You're gonna have to stretch the shrimp straight while rolling.
-Fold the two sides over the roll .
-Roll the rest way up and add water on the edge to seal it.
-Fry in hot oil until it browns for about 1 and 1/2 minutes. Make sure you don't over cook the shrimp.

They're really good and my family devoured them in a matter for minutes! Good thing I made a lot. The shrimp brains, believe it or not, made them taste really shrimp-y, if that's even a word lol.

And here is Neni wearing Momo's old Lucky Brand shirt. It fits her perfect!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving feast!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mexican Chicken Frittata

This Mexican Chicken Frittata is far by the most beautiful food I've ever made. I can stare at these photos for hours.

Its eggs with tomatoes, shredded chicken with spices like chili powder, oregano and garlic powder baked in the oven, then topped with cilantro and cool avocado.

Kiko and I ate it with blueberry pancakes. I know sounds like an odd combo, but we love pancakes with anything.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Affordable and Delicious Thai Food

Kiko and I tried a local Thai restaurant, Bamboo Thai Bistro. I see it everyday on my way home. Back at my moms in LA, there are so many good Thai restaurants, so I was hoping this place would be good enough to get my Pad Thai and Thai Chicken cravings fulfilled from time to time.

We ordered food for pick up because we didn't want to wait in line.

Crab Fried Rice (photo above). Kiko and I loved it. The crab flavor was very prominent, and It had real crab leg meat in it which was very tasty.

Thai BBQ Chicken. It's quite different from the Thai BBQ I'm used to that is grilled and charred. This one was a bit wet from my liking. However, the meat was moist and perfectly cooked.

Steamed Chicken Dumplings. We love these. The filling of chicken and cabbage inside was very tasty.

We only spent $25 for everything. That's so cheap! We enjoyed the food a lot, and we will definitely come back for more. 

2208 Artesia Blvd
Redondo BeachCA 90278
Neighborhood: Redondo Beach


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