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Watermelon Salad with Mint

Watermelon Salad with Mint

A good friend of ours, who we think has a secret watermelon farm somewhere, has been gifting us with these humongous, beautifully red and sinfully sweet orbs once a week for the past three weeks. As much as I love watermenlons and think that summers are just not complete without them, with just the three…

Review: The Hummingbird, Durham

Review: The Hummingbird, Durham

The Hummingbird Bakery and Restaurant is one of my daughter’s favorite places to go for lunch and she has been bugging me to go with her. Even offering to pay! Well the kicker was when she said they have great cupcakes. So I said ok. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera so I couldn’t take…

Gold Pork and Chicken Adobo

Gold Pork and Chicken Adobo

The family knew from the aroma wafting through the house that adobo was in the works. So they were a bit surprised when they opened the pot and saw this…

Kangkong (On Choy) Adobo Style

Kangkong (On Choy) Adobo Style

This was our vegetable of choice when we grilled tilapia and squid. It was the perfect pairing! I hadn’t realized that my girls don’t remember ever having this vegetable since I don’t buy it often. It’s also not always available in the market and when it is, it is always on the expensive side. The…

Grilled Stuffed Squid

Grilled Stuffed Squid

 My daughter Asi and I were on a seafood kick last weekend but we were tired of shrimps which is what we normally get. We decided to grill some tilapia and squid for a change. When my dad had grilled squid for us in the past, he always used the smaller, more tender variety. The…

Grilled Whole Tilapia

Grilled Whole Tilapia

There’s really no recipe for this. After all, nothing could be simpler than to merely slap a piece of meat over a hot coals until it’s cooked. We have been grilling a lot lately, taking advantage of the warmer weather that is not yet too blisteringly hot to be outside over a hot fire. We’ve…

Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

Some days, I feel like Pinterest determines what we’re going to eat. Do you have days like that? I love using Pinterest for keeping up with recipes that I would like to try. I used to have to print out recipes that interest me and I would end up with piles of paper in my…

Baked Chicken and Yellow Squash with Parmesan

Baked Chicken and Yellow Squash with Parmesan

This recipe is based on the parmesan chicken recipe from Simply Recipes and it has become a favorite especially with my youngest daughter who just loves yellow squash! The chicken, the carnivore dad also deemed passable for the regular menu. Me, I like it because it’s so darn easy to cook that it easily qualifies for…

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