The Secret to Brussel Sprouts: Bacon, Butter, and Sugar

I have found in cooking, there has to be a balance of eating healthy and indulging. I have noticed this more so when it comes to cooking vegetables or side dishes. For instance, now that I am older one of my favorites things to eat are brussel sprouts, which is funny because as a kid I…

Lumpia

I know it’s been  awhile since I’ve posted on this blog.  The holidays were so busy with guests, travel, and events.  Now that things have finally settled down I figured that it would be a good time to post something. A popular dish in Filipino culture is lumpia.  Traditionally, lumpia is a fried delicacy, but for…

Ma! More Shepherd’s Pie

I can’t claim that I’m half Irish without sharing a Shepherd’s pie recipe.  This is by far one of my favorite Irish meals.  My mom used to make it a lot when I was younger and haven’t had it in some time.  This a comfort meal and with all the rain we’ve been having, it…

The Fancy Meat: Pork Tenderloin

What you will probably notice if you follow this blog is that I like to cook pork.  Not that I discriminate from a nice juicy steak or even a healthy vegetarian dish, but pork is a really versatile meat when it comes to cooking. Pork can get a bad reputation for being too high in fat…

Not so BBQ’d Ribs

My husband has been begging me to make ribs over the last few weeks.  Unfortunately our grill is not set up and it’s been raining off and on. So I decided to attempt making ribs in the crock-pot and crisping them on the outside with the broiler.  They turned out to be DELICIOUS, if I…