Spinach and Mushroom Rubber-ioli

Dino’s been craving for Raviolis these past few weeks and i added it to my list of must cooks.

Boy! will I not make these Raviolis no more! Grabe ang pawis at pagod!!  Unles, I add these to my exercise routine.. NOT!  The Outcome!? It’s more of a Rubber-ioli. Hahahaha.. My pasta was so thick, the outer part (where I pressed it to hold the fillings together) was hard!  We have to trim our raviolis so we can eat it.  Filling and sauce was good though…

Ingrredients:  Pasta

  • 3 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • vegetable oil


  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Button Mushrooms (coarsely chopped)
  • Spinach Leaves chopped
  • Cream Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic (Crushed)
  • Tomatoes (diced)
  • Button Mushrooms (sliced)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to:

  1. Mix together ingredients for pasta till flaky
  2. Knead about 10 minutes
  3. Set aside for 20 mins (refrigerate)
  4. Prepare filling
  5. Saute Garlic and Onion til fragrant
  6. Add button mushroom til all liquid evaporates
  7. Add in spinach and cook for around 2 minutes or til wilted
  8. Add Cream Cheese and mix well
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Prepare the Raviolis
  11. Flatten the dough super thinly (use pasta machine – highly recommended)
  12. use dough cutters to cut into round or square pieces
  13. Put a tablespoon of spinach and mushroom filling to one of round dough
  14. cover it with another pressing the outer part together to keep filling intact
  15. repeat 13 and 14 until all dough and fillings are done
  16. Cook prepared raviolis in boiling salted water til pasta is done
  17. prepare sauce while cooking raviolis
  18. Saute garlic and tomatoes until tomatoes are wilted
  19. add mushroom
  20. season with salt and pepper to taste



Note to self and Dino.. Don’t do this again.. Go to a fine Italian restaurant for a date if we want raviolis. 🙂

Roasted Chicken in Tarragon with Herbed Baby Potatoes

Ang haba ng Title! kalowka!! hahahahaha

This is one of my favorite dish to prepare and munch lately. Dino liked it as well. Ever since kinulit ko si Dino to buy me a small Oven, I made sure na masulit ko sya. Dino love baking and grilling. Since this will entail less oil, he feels na healthier siya. and I think so too. 🙂

This is one of my original recipes.  I wanted to roast chicken one time so I checked what I have lang in our cupboard. It turns out well naman.  Experiment stage lang is the time of cooking and how hot will we cook it in. 🙂

Roast Chix and Baby Potatoes. Dino is complaining about my plating, no color contrast daw. hehehe..

Roast Chicken Ingredients:

  • Chicken Quarter Cut (any part you like, but thigh with legs are better for this, since breast will be too dry for roasting
  • Lemon
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayene Pepper Powder (optional, you may also use Paprika for less spicy taste. But Dino loves spicy food, so Cayene is the answer)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Herbed Baby Potato Ingredients:

  • Baby Potatoes (washed and cut into halves or bite size pieces)
  • Butter
  • Finely chopped garlic
  • Rosemary and Thyme Leaves
  • Salt to taste

How to:

  • Squeeze a little lemon juice on the chicken
  • Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayene
  • top with dried tarragon leaves
  • leave to marinade for around 15 to 30 minutes
  • Roast at 150°C for about 10mins or until chicken turns white
  • Increase heat to 250°C and roast until done (this will cook chicken faster, make it more juicy and crispier
  • While roasting, you may put baby potatoes into salted water and boil until cooked
  • Once cooked, on another skillet, melt butter and saute garlic until fragrant
  • add in cooked potatoes
  • season with rosemary and thyme leave
  • add a little salt to taste (skip this if you’re using salted butter)
  • Serve and enjoy! 🙂

By the way, I served this with fresh lemonade. Sayang naman the remaining Lemon. Nagutom ako while writing this post. hmmm.. yum! yum!

Sausage and Brocolli Pasta

My sister will kill me na. (buti nalang am in Cebu) She’s been nagging me to cook for her and telling me how she missed me. Then Dino’s been posting images of our meal. Lalong lagot. Inaasar daw namen sya.. hehehehe Oh well, ganyan lang ang lambingan nameng 2. 🙂

Anyway, chanced upon this recipe in Home Cooking the Costco Way recipe book our Boss’ Wife gave us.  Buti nalang din I saw this. Dino kasi loves pasta and mapurga naman sya if laging Spaghetti diba?! hehe.. We’re not so much into white sauces din kasi, kaya this one is really perfect.

thanks to my loving bobe for taking this pic. 🙂


  • Cooked Spaghetti (I usually use Linguini for this dish, but we have spaghetti pa in the cupboard, so I used it for this one)
  • Olive Oil
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Blanched Brocolli Flowers
  • Chopped Chicken hotdogs (you may also use frankfurthers)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

How to:

  • Saute garlic in olive oil until fragrant
  • Add in chopped tomatoes, saute til wilted
  • Put in Chicken hotdogs and brocolli flowers, saute til hotdogs are cooked
  • Add in cooked pasta
  • Sprinkle Parmessan Cheese, Salt and Pepper
  • Toss til well mixed
  • Serve and Enjoy

I served this last night with Fried Chicken. We used ready mixed seasoning and I asked Ate Lilia to cook it for us lang. 🙂 You may also pair this with Steak or Chicken Fingers. Yum! 🙂

Note:  Original recipe used Italian Sausage instead of Hotdogs.  I tweaked the recipe lang to our liking.  🙂

Steamed Garlic Shrimp

Been a while now since I really cooked. I missed it but ok lang din, been busy with Liam. hehe… I was cooking last night, all is well naman, then Liam came, nawindang ang mommy at nalito. forgot to add an ingredient sa sauce ko.. but it still turned out great.

Cooked Steamed Garlic and Steamed Brocolli with Oyster Sauce (my FIL gave me this idea) last night. Was suppose to add a little ground pork to my sauce para lang meaty, pero forgot to put it in, since Liam is pulling me na. He wants to be carried and see what’s cooking. hehehe..

Lately he likes playing pretend chef. We will give him the small pots and teflon ladles. He will get the empty bottle of alcohol, lotion bottles, etc and pretend to pour Catchup, Soy Sauce or Vinegar.  Then he will feed his stuffed animals. Cute no? (sayang, we weren’t able to take a photo of this pa, ang hirap kasi nya kunan lately, ang likot and he wants to b ethe one taking photos… photographer in the making.. mana sa daddy 🙂 )

Anyway, below is the recipe of last night’s dinner. Enjoy!!


  • Shrimp
  • Garlic Chopped (we use a grater para mas mabilis and finer)
  • Dahon ng Sibuyas
  • Xiao Xin White Wine
  • Light Soy Sauce

How to:

  • Saute garlic in a little oil until fragrant
  • Add in dahon ng sibuyas
  • Add Xiao Xin White Wine let simmer for a minute
  • Add in Light Soy Sauce
  • Let cool
  • Peel shrimps and leave head and tail for presentation (optional)
  • Butterfly shrimps and remove the black veins (they say this is shrimp poop hehe)
  • Place it on plate or platter you’ll use for steaming
  • Spoon the sauteed mixture onto the shrimps
  • Steam for about 7 minutes or until done
  • Serve with Rice

Simple and Easy but super yummy! 🙂

Note:  Sauteing is optional, original recipe I saw just mixed the ingredients together before pouring to shrimps. I prefer sauteing it, I wanted to cook the white wine to lessen the sourness.  I don’t know if this is right, pero parang effective naman. hehehe..

Before I end this post, let me share with you my little chef’s photo.

This was taken when he was barely 10 months.

Will post his latest chef photo, basta matyempuhan ng daddy nya.

Ciao! 🙂


Pan Grilled Pork Steaks and Mashed Potatoes

I have been preparing this dish for a while now.  It’s just now that I decided to try to experiment.  I used Kikoman instead of the regular soy sauce and Lemon instead of Calamansi. It’s not bad naman. Masarap pa din naman but not as good as the original recipe. Ika nga ni Dino: “kung di sira, wag na ayusin.” May point sya no?! hehe

Anyway, recipe below doesn’t have measurements as am the tancha tancha type.  Hope you guys like it as much as I like preparing this for my family. 🙂

Photo was my previous shot pa from FB. wasn’t able to take photo na last night as we were hungry na… 🙂

Grill Pork Steak Ingredients:

  • Pork Steak
  • Soy Sauce
  • Calamansi
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:

  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Fresh Milk
  • Salt
  • Chopped Parsley

How to:

  • Cut potatoes into cubes
  • Boil in water with a little salt until cooked and soft enough to mash
  • While waiting for potatoes to cook, prepare marinade
  • Mix all ingredients for the marinade and soak pork steaks for a few minutes
  • Heat grilling pan and add a little oil
  • place the pork steak and grill for about 5 to 7 minutes each side
  • Drain the cooked pototoes
  • add a little salt, Butter and Fresh milk (amount of each will depend on your taste and consistency you want to achieve)
  • Mash and Mix
  • then add parsley to the mashed potatoes

Serve and Enjoy! 🙂