Leftovers for Breakfast (Leftover-silog)

I love weekend breakfasts, but I hate cooking on an empty stomach. I like brunches, but I detest getting ready early to meet my friends – you see, my friends very well know that if they want my presence early in the morning I. MUST. BE. BRIBED. WITH. FOOD. A traditional Filipino breakfast is a … Continue reading

Stuff In My Kitchen: Upcycled Pantry Organizers

We all long for that beautiful and organized kitchen. The stuff that magazine pictures are made of! Sigh. Those beautiful containers add up, I know. I own 2-3 of them and I couldn’t bring myself to buy more than what I have now. Thank god for my husband’s love for chocolate milk. His addiction has … Continue reading

Stuff In My Kitchen: Hurricane Preparedness

I grew up in Manila where raging tropical thunderstorms are the norm right after the summer months of April and May. Dealing with weather disturbances is part of growing up. This is what I did, and what I will continue to do for the next blizzard, hurricane or scheduled vampire attack. Pro tip# 1 – … Continue reading

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Shrimps/Prawns cooked this way is the ultimate rich people food back in the Philippines. The bigger, the better. All I know is that it costs more than beef, chicken, fish and pork. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if house parties are judged by the amount and size of shrimp served at the dinner … Continue reading

Stuff In My Kitchen: DIY Coffeemaker Carafe Replacement

Our coffee carafe broke last week, and I didn’t have time to get a replacement. And I need coffee to function! Here’s my GENIUS yet ghetto replacement. I have a 4-cup coffeemaker (because this is a household of two people, and our small counter space doesn’t allow it.) In any case, this hack totally tells … Continue reading

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

I love fish! I love it more after I moved here in the US because i don’t have it as much as I used to back in the Philippines. The fish I saw in the big grocers are filleted, come in stick form inside boxes (fish sticks) and whatever shape it was that didn’t involve … Continue reading

Cheap Makeup Organizers

After moving to this present apartment, I was happy to have three huge medicine cabinets with “moviestar”  lighting. I know it is a dream come true to most women but the storage is less than 4″ deep. I scoured through stores and I couldnt find anything that would fit, or was cheap. So for a … Continue reading

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