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Sweet corn and tapioca pearls pudding

It's a Vietnamese sweet called che bap. In the Western world, it is categorized as a dessert pudding but it isn't exactly that. In the first place, dessert is a Western concept; so is pudding. For convenience sake and for lack of a better English translation, let's just call … [Read more...]

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Corn salad with lemon-butter dressing

Fresh sweet corn cut off the cob would be perfect for this salad but, unfortunately, there was none at the grocery so canned corn was substituted. The rest of the ingredients -- red onion, bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes and cilantro -- are all fresh.Is this a side … [Read more...]

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Chicken, mushroom and vegetable chowder

The rest of the cream of mushroom soup left over from the chicken dinner the other day went into this soup. I made the two dishes on the same day, actually, but I didn't serve them together. The chicken dinner was served with rice; a loaf of sourdough bread accompanied this … [Read more...]

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Pork, corn and spinach pot pie

It's an anything goes pot pie because you can use any combination of meat and vegetables (or even vegetables only) for the filling. And for those who aren't too adept at making pie crust, here's an alternative -- use pancake batter. Yes, pancake batter. Just mix, pour over … [Read more...]

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Corn bread with ham and cheese

Not all breads are made with yeast. Some are made with baking soda or baking powder while some, like flatbreads, contain no leavening agents at all.These loaves of corn bread are made with the same recipe as the 3-cheese mini corn muffins except for the addition of chopped … [Read more...]

3-cheese-mini-corn-muffins

3-cheese mini corn muffins

Based on the corn muffins a la Kenny Rogers in the archive, these mini muffins are made tastier with the addition of three different kinds of cheese and chopped parsley. I used jalapeƱo cheddar (found at S&R), feta and mozzarella. Hot cheddar, salty feta and gooey … [Read more...]

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Corn egg drop soup

There's a storm, you probably wouldn't know that if you're not a resident of the Philippines, classes had been suspended and many parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, are flooded. We are all stuck at home including Alex's friend, Iya, who was spending the weekend so that … [Read more...]

chicken-rice

Chicken rice

Alton Brown's corned beef recipe has intrigued me for a long time. I finally decided to try it. I made the brine, poured it over two large slabs of beef and the meat is now marinating in the fridge where it will stay for the next ten days. But I made too much brine for the … [Read more...]