Herbed fried chicken with creamy spicy sauce


The chicken is flavored with herbs; the creamy sauce is made with more herbs. The ingredients are very basic — most are staples in any modern pantry. You can use other herbs if you like — no harm in going with your personal preference.If your family likes sauces — as in likes them enough to spoon them rather than merely … »

White corn and chicken soup


There is another white corn soup in the archive with pork and squash flowers. This version is not as colorful but it is definitely richer in flavor. If it were a photograph, I'd describe the flavors as deep tones and bold saturation. What makes it so richly flavored? Caramelized onions. Instead of simply sauteing sliced … »

Braised chicken and potatoes with rosemary


It's that time of the year when I am again going to whine endlessly about the heat and how physically painful it is to cook. But I cook anyway. And that means the whining is nothing but whining. If some psychologists are to be believed, whining as a form of releasing frustration may actually be healthy. So, I'll whine away, … »

2-milk fried chicken: moist, tender, delicious


Most Southern-style fried chicken recipes call for dipping the chicken in buttermilk then dredging in seasoned flour before it goes into the hot oil. The buttermilk is supposed to make it moist. I wondered what would happen if I soaked the chicken in milk overnight... Would it be more moist than it would be if it were … »

Pan-grilled chicken and vegetables with pesto


So, now I can confidently post another recipe. The blog went offline for a few hours yesterday afternoon (an issue about incompatible plugins that made the server crash repeatedly), I was aware that people were seeing "forbidden" when they tried to access any page of the site but it took time fixing things. Some of the … »

Lemongrass and pandan stuffed roast turkey plus how I cooked the leftovers

Lemongrass and pandan stuffed roast turkey

*Originally posted in October 13, 2009 after the Ondoy floods, I am reposting these turkey recipes for those who are looking for creative ways to prepare leftover turkey meat. Two turkey leftover recipes in this post -- and don't miss the additional list at the end of the second recipe.The week after typhoon Ondoy … »

Roast duck with tortilla wraps


Reposting a recipe originally published on December 20, 2010. I know that some of you are already thinking about Christmas and New Year. And for those who celebrate Thanksgiving but prefer the more succulent duck to the bland turkey, here is an idea.We're hosting a family party between Christmas and New Year, we're … »

Chicken and pork swimming in gravy


The beef brisket swimming in gravy, posted on May 26, 2005, was one of the first non-Filipino recipes that became a hit in my food blog. There were no "share this", "pin it" or "like" buttons back then, commenting was off but people e-mailed me nonetheless to let me know how much they enjoyed the dish.This is the … »

Skewered and baked: honey balsamic chicken


Got balsamic vinegar? Never mind if it's just commercial grade stuff (read related post). Put it to use. There are so many ways to enjoy balsamic vinegar aside from mixing a vinaigrette. Add it to stews or make it the base for a marinade which is what I did for this dish.Adapted from a recipe by Giada de Laurentiis, the … »

Baked chicken cordon bleu


It was tempting to begin this post with "You all know what chicken cordon bleu is, right...?" But among the things I learned as a blogger is never to presume anything, not even that everyone is familiar with the most basic of recipes or cooking procedures as some people don't even know what sauteing is. And that's not an … »