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In My Kitchen

Easy Recipe: Graham Balls

A couple of weeks ago, when my daughter Bea came home from school, she excitedly narrated to me how her day went. They had their victory party in class to conclude their election, and everyone brought potluck-style food for sharing. She told me she ate pizza, barbecue and homemade graham balls. She couldn’t stop raving … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Pancit Molo

Our hearts and prayers go out to the multitude of Filipinos who were ravaged by one of the worst floods in the history of our nation.  Our family is thankful to the Almighty because we were spared from another calamity, but we feel for those who have lost their loved ones, their homes and belongings. … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Classic Polvoron

My main job descriptions are housewife and mother, but in order to earn a little money for my enormous appetite, I dabble in this and that. No, I don’t sell polvoron, if that’s what you’re thinking. One of the things I do “on the side” is, I write product descriptions (blurbs) for food packaging materials. … Continue reading »

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In My Basket Cookbook Travel Collection and Recollections

About a month ago, we were visited at home by esteemed food writer and cookbook author Lydia D. Castillo, whom my husband lovingly calls Ninang Didi. She entered our house with an iPad 2 on one hand, and copies of her new cookbook on the other. So cool. Despite her years, she still looked absolutely … Continue reading »

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Recipe: Binagoongang Baboy

(Pork with Shrimp Paste) Let me be the first to say that I’m not an exceptional cook, and I’m usually very lazy to even whip something up in the kitchen. I’m also not one to cook with measurements — I belong to the school of tantiyahan (approximation).  But after a series of disappointing binagoongang baboy … Continue reading »

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Cooking with Clara Ole

Last Christmas, I received a bag of Clara Ole Pasta Sauces as a gift. I love food gifts! I kitchen-tested them right away, and have been buying the pasta sauces from the supermarket and even recommending them to friends and other family members ever since. The first one I tried was the Kung Pao pasta … Continue reading »

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