Coconut and Lime Cookies

There are a few things about the coconut lime flavor that I love, mostly the flavor reminds me of a tropical setting, and that’s pretty much all it takes to make me think of my wife. (this happens on many subjects, what can I say? I love the woman) Some of the other things include…

Filipino Ensaymada

I hardly consider myself a master baker, especially when it comes to using yeast. I can wield yeast to my hearts desire, proofing, rising, punching down, and whatnot. However, it’s the shaping of the dough, and the actual baking that usually seems to go awry somehow. I blame it 100% on my own fault, of…

Tilapia Fish Tacos

If you know me, you know I have a long standing war with fish. For some strange reason, I try to like it, and when I taste it, I immediately dislike it. I’ve tried so many different type of fish in an attempt to like it. Why would i go through so much trouble? Fish…

Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

I’ve already shown you a traditional stuffed pepper recipe here. However, a huge part of cooking is breaking the rules, and going where no one is willing to go. That’s why I love cooking, If I don’t feel like eating a particular ingredient, I can change it to something else I do feel like eating. If I…

Meatloaf

Sometimes I crave comfort food, maybe it’s because the complexity of gourmet food becomes exhausting. Maybe because it reminds me of times when my only worries were where the night pickup football game was, what color Icee the Wawa had in stock, and which numbnuts keeps picking the same song on “The Box”   What youll…

Roasting Peppers to Remove the Skin

This is a simple and fast way to remove the skin off of peppers. Over an open flame, place the peppers you wish to have the skin removed from. Cook the peppers until the skin is completely charred and black, try your best to not leave any spots uncharred (is that even a word?) Once…

Broiled Pork Chops with Black Beans and Rice

Asking the butcher for a center cut, bone in pork chop is a good start, asking to have them 1 inch thickness is even better. This cut is the “steak” cut of the pig. You’ll see that it’s almost the same as a porterhouse steak, just less expensive! What you’ll need: 2 – 1 inch…

Spam+Rice+Eggs

Spamsilog as it so more commonly know in the Philippines, is a breakfast consisting of Spam, Garlic Fried Rice and Fried Eggs. To deconstruct the word Spamsilog well start with the sylibles of the word. Spam-Si-log Spam is obvious and self expantory. Si refers to the Tagalog word Sinangag which is Garlic Fried Rice. Log…