Homemade Smash Burgers

Homemade Smash Burgers

Summer is here which means it’s burger season!! Ok, let’s be real, it’s burger season all year round in my world. When it comes to burgers, I am down to try the wild and crazy ones out there but for me simple is best. I…

Clam and Shrimp Pasta

Clam and Shrimp Pasta

Tonight I was craving clams but was also craving pasta so I decided to put together a seafood pasta. This recipe is pretty similar to my Spaghetti Alle Vongole recipe except I used linguine noodles, added some shrimp, tomato paste, anchovy paste, basil, and crushed tomatoes. And…

ULAM: Main Dish – Review (sort of)

ULAM: Main Dish – Review (sort of)

Hi Everyone! A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to do something I had been looking forward to for a few months. Since I first became aware of ULAM: Main Dish – a food documentary about Filipino food directed by Alexandra Cuerdo – and watched…

Kuromon Ichiba Market | Osaka, Japan

Kuromon Ichiba Market | Osaka, Japan

I was in Japan this last weekend for a family gathering and it was amazing to see a lot of family members I have not seen in years. Seeing my family made my heart so full. It was a very short trip this time around…

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

I love pancakes but for some reason whenever I try to make pancakes using box mix it never comes out right. There’s always some weird after taste or it just doesn’t taste good at all. Maybe its just me. Anyways, I’ve found it to be…

Spaghetti Alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams)

Spaghetti Alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams)

Want an easy but delicious meal idea for Valentine’s day? Spaghetti with Clams or Spaghetti Alle Vongole in Italian is a simple but elegant way to wow your special someone or even just yourself on a Wednesday night. Lucky for me, clams just happened to be…

Adobo

Adobo

Adobo is one of the most well-known Filipino dishes. A delicious combination of garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce with braised meat or vegetables is the perfect comfort food. Every family has their own way of making adobo and I’ve found the simplest way is the…

Lemon Shrimp Scampi

Lemon Shrimp Scampi

Sunday nights in our house are known as PASTA SUNDAYS because it is typically the night we have pasta for dinner. This originally started as a nod to “Sunday Family Dinners” on the show Jersey Shore – say what you want but that show had…

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

This year I was in charge of making the mashed potatoes for our annual Christmas Eve dinner. I had made mashed potatoes before using a potato masher and I love a chunky mashed potato but a smooth mashed potato is something totally different. I saw…

Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola

The weather is finally cooling down here in California and we’ve even started to get some rain! I love this time of year. Bundling up, sipping warm tea, family time, and FOOD… all the comforting food! Speaking of comfort food, it’s the perfect time of…