Wednesday, March 12, 2014

20+ Things To Do During Winter (Our Family Bucket List)

Background photo is a painting by Grandma Moses 
(I love her artwork!)

How many times have you said, "I wish we were able to do [fill in the blank]!"

Or maybe you asked yourself, "what should we do to make the winter season or holidays extra special?" (*raising hand here*)

Answer: Make a bucket list! A bucket list is a wishlist of activities to do in your life or in one season of your life. I find that it's definitely a great way to plan activities for you and your family during different seasons of the year.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Breakfast under 5 minutes: Simple Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is a popular Mexican dish that's traditionally eaten for breakfast or brunch. It's the perfect filling meal. It's a great way to use leftover meat. It's tasty. It's fast to make. And it gives me all the energy I need for a Saturday full of errands and chores.

I'm Filipino American but I believe I was destined to cook and love Mexican food.

Monday, March 03, 2014

How I Make Filipino Spaghetti

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Filipino Spaghetti - a comforting pasta dish.

At least 2-3 times a month, I'll make Filipino spaghetti--a pasta dish that is uniquely Filipino because of the addition of hot dogs and banana sauce. I love this meal because this dish is as delicious as it is filling! I ate it as a toddler and my son does too. It makes for great leftovers and house guests and kids love it. Paired with garlic bread (not Filipino) or even in some cases rice (very Filipino), the meal is complete!

Recently, however, I felt something was missing in my recipe. So, after further online research, I added a "special ingredient" to make Filipino spaghetti even more tasty.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

A Potluck Pleaser: Jiffy's Spoon Bread Casserole

When my sister sent me this Jiffy's Spoon Bread Casserole recipe and raved to me about how popular it was at potlucks, I decided to give it a try. This past weekend, I made it as a side dish for 10 hungry adults at a bible study and wondered if people liked it.