Binagoongan

Binagoongan

So… what is binagoongan?? I mean besides super delicious. According to Wikipedia: Binagoongan is a Filipino cooking process consisting of vegetables or meat sautéed or braised in bagoong alamang (fermented shrimp paste), garlic, black peppercorns, and bay leaves. Some recipes also add pineapples, chilis, or 

Mickey Mouse Beignets

Mickey Mouse Beignets

Beignets originated in France. Made from the delicate, spongy pâte à choux, these airy, square pastries are basically a doughnut. Disneyland serves these up at Café Orleans or the Mint Julep Bar and they’re Mickey-shaped! Since the parks are still closed (sadface), I felt I should 

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

I love Pandesal! This Filipino bread roll is a soft, fluffy, slightly sweet roll that is a staple in Filipino homes. Typically eaten for breakfast or merienda (snack) and perfect for dipping in coffee and/or hot chocolate. Since we are supposed to be staying in, 

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Here is a mayo-less potato salad. The creamy dressing is made from a combination of dijon mustard and olive oil. A combination of vinegars adds a delicious tangy flavor. Plus garlic and dill make these potatoes taste like pickles. This a crowd pleaser. Make some 

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga is a Japanese dish that literally translates to meat “niku” and potatoes “jagaimo” and is a favorite of mine. This Japanese dish of meat, potatoes and onion is stewed in sweetened soy sauce. Generally, potatoes make up the bulk of the dish, with the 

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Recipe Testing: Food Network Kitchen’s – Pineapple Upside-Down Donuts

Real talk, I don’t think I have ever actually eaten pineapple upside-down cake but I know in my mind it tastes delicious. I mean what is not to love: pineapples, cake, cherries, caramel. YUM! This sweet treat is an American classic that reminds me of 

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Recipe Testing: Bon Appetit Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my favorite kind of cake. While I am a sucker for a graham cracker crust, my preference is a crustless cheesecake much like Japanese style cheesecakes. However, most of the recipes I found Japanese style cheesecake used a lot ingredients and included super