Thanksgiving Leftovers


Thank God Thanksgiving is finally over.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Some of us are gearing up for Christmas, the biggest holidays of the year where everyone is busy making Christmas gift lists, decorating their homes with Christmas ornaments, buying Christmas trees and planning where to spend their holidays this year.

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Nutrient-Rich Salad with Homemade Greek Feta Dressing


No-guilt salad and dressing made with mostly organic ingredients that will surely meet your daily intake of vitamins and minerals. 

I know I have been posting sweets and hearty dishes lately, so it’s time for some serious healthy eats y’all. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So, I want to eat lighter meals until then. It would be a good excuse to use the vegetables in the fridge while they are still fresh. Continue reading

Turmeric Ginger Chicken

A flavorful  Tinolang Manok (Ginger chicken) 

It’s always nice to reminisce the good old days. The time when all the family gathered at my late grandparents table to enjoy a scrumptious meal together and listened to my grandfather recount tales of their past and experiences during the war when Japan tried to conquer Philippines.

Turmeric Ginger Chicken

It just so happens that their favorite dish to prepare whenever we visited them was the Tinolang Manok (Ginger Chicken). My late grandfather would ask my cousins to catch a chicken. It was always fun to watch them having fun and their desperate chase to catch one. 😀  My mom would then help out clean the chicken.

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Creamy Base Sauce


A versatile, flavorful sauce you can make ahead and use with seafood, poultry, beef, salad, sandwiches, pasta and more.

This post is long, but you are in for a treat because there are at least nine recipes I created using this creamy base sauce.  It helped me prepare flavorful and delicious meals in a jiffy, especially during school nights. Life is good. 😀

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Baked Chicken Tikka Masala


I’m playing catch up y’all.   I have so many things to post, but so little time.

My children are now back to school.  As a mom, there’s always one of those days where no matter how much I want to prepare homemade meals for my family, time is not always on my side; not to mention the budget.  And, things don’t always go as planned, especially during school nights. To lighten up the load and time to prepare delicious meals, sometimes you rely on pre made ingredients.

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Garlic Butter Tilapia Scampi

Succulent, moist, tender, flaky, Tilapia fillets baked and ready in less than 30 minutes.

This melt-in-your-mouth recipe is one of those speedy meals you can prepare for your family on busy nights or when you are not well enough to cook for them.   It’s simple, fast,very easy to prepare, and it’s great paired with your favorite side dishes.  I came up with this when I wanted something different to flavor the fish.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees


  • 2 Tilapia fillets
  • 1 pouch of McCormick Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi seasoning mix (available at your local grocer)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • grated or shaved BelGioioso Parmesan cheese
  • lime or lemon wedges (optional)


  1. Place the fillets in the rectangular glass baking dish.
  2. Empty the pouch in a small bowl and mix with olive oil.
  3. Using a serving spoon, scoop the seasoning mixture and drizzle on the fillets until all fillets are all coated with the sauce mixture. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.  This will prevent the fillets from drying out while cooking.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes.*  On the 12 minutes mark, remove the baking dish from the oven and topped the fillets with shaved Parmesan cheese. (see note)
  5. Replace it in the oven and bake just until the cheese melts about 30 seconds. Remove from the oven immediately.
  6. Squeeze the lemon over the fillets.
  7. Serve warm with your favorite side dishes.


  • Cooking time in all ovens varies; adjust accordingly. 

That is all for now. Until next time. Thanks for visiting.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Have a great week.


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