Ham and Bacon Carbonara

500 grams Fettucine noodles(or any desired pasta)
1 can evaporated milk
250 ml all purpose cream
1 can creamed of mushroom soup
200 grams sweet ham
200 grams bacon
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional)

Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
2. Fry the bacon but not too crispy. drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
3. Fry the ham, drain and cut into small square pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
4. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Add 3/4 of fried bacon and ham.
5. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup.
6. Add the all purpose cream and grated parmesan cheese. Stir and bring to boil.
7. Season with ground pepper.
8. Add more evaporated milk or a cup of water if the sauce is too creamy or salty.
9. Simmer until beginning to thicken. Add pasta then stir through sauce until blended. Remove from heat.
10. In a pasta tray, top with grated Parmesan cheese together with the remaining bacon and ham bits and chopped parsley. Serve.

Tuna Flakes Nuggets

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2 packs of sky flakes, crushed
1 can tuna flakes in vegetable oil, drained and chopped
1 red onion, minced
1 raw egg, beaten
1 tablespoon flour
salt and pepper to taste

Coating (optional):
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 raw egg, beaten

Cooking oil for frying

1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients then mix until well blended.
2. Scoop a tuna mixture, dip in beaten egg then roll in bread crumbs.
3. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry the mixture over low heat until golden brown. Drain.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve with dipping sauce.

Easy Tuna Sisig

1 can tuna flakes in oil, drained
1 white onion, minced
3 pieces chili, chopped
2 tablespoons crushed chicharon
1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 tablespoon margarine
liquid seasoning
1 raw egg (optional)
calamansi (optional)

1. In bowl, combine tuna flakes, chicharon, mayonnaise, onion and chili.
2. Heat sizzling plate over low flame then grease with margarine.
3. Add tuna mixture then season with liquid seasoning. Mix well.
4. Add raw egg then mix again until cooked.
5. Remove from heat then serve immediately with calamansi and steamed rice. Enjoy.

Pastillas De Leche

Yield: 30 pieces

3 cups powdered milk, sifted
1.75 cups condensed milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar, sifted

1. In a mixing bowl, pour powdered milk then add condensed milk gradually. Mix well until the texture is similar to dough.
2. Scoop a spoonful of mixture and mold into desired shapes then roll in granulated sugar.
3. Repeat until all the mixture are consumed. Wrap into cellophane or paper.


Yield: 40 pieces

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup powdered milk (I used Nido Fortified)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
* japanese paper or or cellophane
* polvoron moulder

Flavoring: (Optional)
3/4 cup (crushed toasted pinipig, ground cookies and cream(Oreo), chocolate powder, etc…)

Part 1
1. In a pan over medium heat, toast flour for about 15 minutes or until color turns to light brown. Stir constantly.
2. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Add powdered milk and sugar then mix until well combined.
2. Pour melted butter then mix well until smooth.
3. Add the flavoring you choose then stir well.

Part 3
1. In a polvoron mold, scoop and press the mixture until compact.
2. Freeze polvoron for 30 minutes or until firm then wrap with japanese paper then secure by twisting both ends.
3. Repeat until all the mixture are consumed. Done!

Tuna Aglio Olio

400 grams spaghetti pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 can spicy tuna flakes in oil, drained
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 tablespoons capers
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)
basil leaves for garnishing (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil then saute garlic, dried basil, capers and chili flakes.
2. Add tuna and stir cook for 3 minutes then season with salt and pepper.
3. Add remaining olive oil and pasta then toss until coat evenly.
5. Transfer to serving plate, garnish with basil leaves then serve.

Pork Barbecue (Inihaw na Baboy)

1 kilo pork meat with fat, sliced into thin pieces
bamboo skewers (soak in water for 15 minutes)

1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup calamansi or lime juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 cup banana ketchup (optional)


Part 1
1. In a large container, combine marinade ingredients and pork. Marinate inside the fridge overnight.
2. Remove pork from marinade.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup marinade then mix with 1 tablespoon oil and ketchup for basting.

Part 3
1. Arrange marinated pork as desired on bamboo skewers then brush with marinade mixture.
2. Repeat the steps for the remaining pieces.

Part 4
1. Grill pork over hot charcoal for 5 minutes on each side or until tender while basting with marinade mixture.
2. Transfer serving plate and serve with spicy vinegar. Enjoy!

Easy Pork Stew

500 grams pork loin, sliced into strips
3 cups water
1 carrot, cut into strips
2 potatoes, cut into strips
1/2 cup green peas
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
fish sauce or salt to taste

Part 1
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork meat and continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Pour water and simmer for 25 minutes or until pork is tender.
4. Add green peas, carrot and potatoes then simmer for 3 minutes. Seasoned with fish sauce and ground pepper according to taste.
5. Simmer for another 5 minutes or until sauce is reduced and thickened.
6. Transfer to serving plate and serve.

Oven Grilled Stuffed Bangus

1 large-sized milkfish(bangus)
2 onions, chopped finely
4 tomatoes, chopped finely
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cooking oil
aluminum foil for wrapping

Part 1
1. Clean fish but keep the scales intact.
2. With a sharp knife, slice the back of the fish and remove innards.
3. Rub the skin with salt.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce, tomatoes, onions, ginger, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Stuff the mixture inside the fish then brush the skin with cooking oil.
3. Wrap with aluminum foil then grill in a preheated oven over 200 degrees celsius for 30 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and open the aluminum foil. Drain the liquid.
5. Put back the fish then grill for another 10 minutes or until turned to brown.
6. Serve with toyomansi dipping sauce.

Laing (Taro Leaves)

25 pieces taro(gabi) leaves, dried and shredded
1/2 kilo pork belly, diced
1/4 cup shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
1 cup 1st extract coconut cream(kakang gata)
2 cups 2nd extract coconut milk(gata)
3 pieces green chili pepper(siling haba), sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2-3 pieces red chili(labuyo)
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a casserole, saute garlic, ginger and onions.
2. Then add the pork, continue sauteing until color turns to light brown.
3. Add shrimp paste then stir cook for 2 minutes.
4. Pour coconut milk (2nd extract) then bring to boil.
5. Add in the taro leaves then push down until submerge then cook for 20 minutes. Do not stir.
6. Add coconut cream (1st extract) then simmer for 5 minutes.
7. Add green chili, red chili then adjust seasoning according to taste.
8. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes or until oil comes out.
9. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.