Monday, November 10, 2014

Filipino Skinless Longganisa ( Pork Sausage)

I finally made my first ever homemade longganisa (Filipino cured pork sausage) about a week ago. I could not be more happier because my first attempt  was a success. I was able to make 2 dozens of cured pork sausage which we consumed within two days. I had follow a simple recipe which I got from my mother who is a great mentor to me when it comes to cooking. Take a long at the simple ingredients below.

1 pound ground pork
1/4 cup brown sugar
2-4 tbsp Worcester sauce.
3 tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper
1 tbsp mince garlic
1 tbsp mince onion
carrots (optional)
wax paper (cut into 4.5 inches x 3 inches)

1. Mix all ingredients and marinate for at least 3 hours.
2. Roll a small amount of the mixture in a wax paper
3. Place the rolled Filipino sausage in the freezer for 3 hours or until ready to cook
4. When you are ready to cook, heat oil in a frying pan or wok
5. Unwrap the sausage and fry in batches in hot oil until meat turns golden brown
6. Place it on a paper towel to drain any excess oil
7. Serve with rice and vinegar-garlic dip sauce

Happy cooking folks!

Take note:
These sausage can be frozen until needed

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Home Cooked Meals Are the Best!

I've been trying to prepare homemade meals at least three to four times a week despite my busy schedule at work. My husband truly appreciates when I make time to cook for both of us. Plus, dining out is expensive if we do it every day. Anyway, these past few weeks, I had cooked dishes such as Orange Chicken, Chicken Bicol Express, Noodles with chicken and Pork Adobo and so forth. Check out some of those recipes I've prepared so far!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Corked the Party Games

For a lot of people ages 20 to early 40’s having a fun get together with friends is really something great. There are times however when these events can be a little boring if there are not any activities planned for the guests. Fortunately there is a great new game called Corked, that is sure to make every get together really amazing. I think that the neatest thing about Corked Games is that it actually comes in a wine bag and is easy to transport and of course it can actually hold a bottle of wine as well. Some of the unique features are that every player is able to play on every turn. It is also easy enough to learn how play within minutes. Also it is made so that no one ever performs alone, and best of all the scoring system ensures that a different player will win every time. I think that this is a great idea, especially for adults who have parties and are unsure of what activities to plan. If you would like to see what all the fun is about, check out Corked Games dot com today, you and your guests will definitely enjoy all of the fun that is to be offered!

Pork Adobo and Lumpia

It makes me happy when my husband appreciates all the things that I do for him. For instance, he requested me to cook some Filipino food namely Adobo and Lumpia (Egg rolls) two days ago. Since he requested since Saturday I told him to buy me the ingredients and I will do the rest.
 Anyway, I made the egg rolls as well the pork chop adobo. He was so happy when he came home and I took a couple of pictures below. Check out what I've made for my spouse. He sure is one happy husband!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lechon Manok on the Menu

I am planning to cook some homemade Lechon Manok (Roasted Chicken) this coming week for my husband. He has been asking me to make the lechon manok I had made for him before because he really love the taste of it. It is actually my version of my Uncle Joe's famous lechon manok back in my home country of Philippines. Check out these delicious lechon manok photo below courtesy of Sr. Jose's Lechon Manok.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Smoked Ribs

My husband and I had awesome dinner last night courtesy of our good friend Xavier who gave us his own version of smoked ribs. Actually, it was his first time to smoked some ribs because his girlfriend Crystal gifted him a brand new smoker for Valentine's Day. Of course, I was really happy because I don't have to cook anything for our supper because dinner is already provided. Take a look at the pic below and tell me what you think? By the way, I am actually excited to get my own smoker pretty soon. I know it would be really perfect for summer cookouts.

Friday, January 3, 2014

San Francisco Wedding Caterer

The last time I had a big event, I decided to make all of the food myself, and I have to say that it was very exhaustive. By the time the food was prepared and the party was beginning, I just wanted to go home and rest. After this happened I told myself that one of these days I am going to have my food catered so that I don’t have to worry about working so long in the kitchen, I can just go to the event and enjoy the food with my guests. If you have had the same situation that I have had, why not look into having your next great event catered?

One of the catering services that I found looked really amazing is called Taste Catering and Event Planning which is located in San Francisco, California. Taste is really amazing because they are the best when it comes to having a Wedding caterer, or for a variety of other events such as corporate meetings, private meetings, and much more. Not only does their food look tasty, it really looks amazing as well. One of the many dishes that appear to be the most appealing to me is the Wok Seared Beef which is marinated with star anise, just by reading the description; I can tell that this is one delicious dish. They also have desserts, of these; I found that the Tres Leches Cake with shaved Pineapple and tropical fruits sounds the most delicious to me since I have eaten Tres Leches Cake before. In any case, I feel that if you want to have good food that looks great as well, why not have your food catered? And if you are looking for San Francisco wedding caterers or other caterers in the San Francisco area, Taste Catering and Event Planning is definitely one of the best places you can go to, you will definitely be glad that you checked them out.