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Imagine, we only have a few weeks left and it will be Christmas Day. It’s that time of the year again when our skills and patience, not only in cooking, are tested, but also in keeping our kitchen organized and clutter-free. With a little bit of planning and a few kitchen tools and essentials, we can pull it through. I’ve done it for many years, lived without help since my daughters were born, prepared several dishes in time for Noche Buena, and still manage to have enough time to glam up and enjoy the night. How? Keep A List Allot...

In our family, nothing can beat Filipino dishes. We can try any other type of food, indulge in them, but at the end of the day, we will still go for our native tastes. Last week, we were finally able to dine in for lunch at Sarsa Kitchen in UP Town Center. It’s usually jam-packed on Sundays but it was a Saturday and we were there a little bit earlier, 11AM. The place was peaceful that day, with only a family and a couple dining in and we easily saw our spot. The chairs and tables were not too close to each other and the seats are...

Potato flakes mixed together with flour to make dough will make dinner softer to the bite. Use this recipe to make more nutritious dinner rolls. You can warm your dinner rolls (even for breakfast and merienda), and fill it in with butter or your favorite spread. Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/3 cup sugar 2 tsp. salt 6 tbsp. butter, soft 1 cup mashed potatoes (to make mashed potato, Mix 1.5 cup US Potato flakes with warm water. Microwave in medium high for 30-seconds) 2 ½ tsp. dry yeast ¾ cup warm water 4 cups all purpose flour Yield : 12-16 medium...

Ingredients: 1 ½ US Potato Flakes 3 tbsp. warm water ¼ cup cold fresh milk 3-5 tsp. ranch dressing or mayonnaise 1 stalk of romaine lettuce salt for seasoning 1 boiled egg sliced US Potato flakes How to make: Prepare the mashed potato by mixing the US Potato flakes with water. Microwave in medium high for 30-seconds Add fresh milk and add more for desired thickness of mashed potato Add ranch dressing or mayonnaise seasoned with salt (and/or white pepper) Top over fresh romaine lettuce Add sliced boiled eggPerfect for snack or side...

Ingredients : ½ kg fresh beef steak cut thinly ¼ cup soysauce 2 tbsp lemon juice/calamansi pepper 1 bulb red onion, sliced 1 cup US Potato frozen wedges or half shellsHow to cook: Marinate the beef in soy sauce, lemon juice and pepper for at least 2-3 hours, better if you can do it overnight. In a non-stick pan, fry the US Potato frozen wedges or half shells until golden brown. Set aside. In the same pan, fry the marinated beef and when tender, add the marinade juice. Simmer the steak for a minute then top it with the red onions and...

I’ve just recently discovered the value of US frozen potatoes when it comes to nutrition, versatility, and accessibility. I’ve always been a consumer of US fresh potatoes as I use them in my main dishes at home, usually lunch and dinner. But US frozen potatoes free up a lot of my time in cooking without compromising the nutrients of fresh potatoes. US frozen potatoes come in different variety and are easily available in leading supermarkets nationwide. Some of the cuts available are frozen half shells, wedges, slices, straight cuts,...

Will you believe that these glorious chocolate truffles are made of US Potatoes? Yes! More than the thought that these delicious treats are made of nutritious potatoes, you will be more amazed to know that these are easy and fun to make, plus the ingredients are very affordable. chocolate truffles made of US Potatoes The secret ingredient? Dehydrated US Potatoes which I used to make mashed potatoes which in turn was the base of this decadent truffle recipe. First, let me tell you some more about dehydrated US Potatoes. I discovered them...

I don’t watch much of Tagalog movies, not that I am partial to foreign movies, but it’s just that there are not so many good Tagalog movies these days. One of the exceptions though is when the cast includes John Lloyd Cruz. Talaga naman kasi ang cute and so enigmatic. He hasn’t been doing that much movie compared to his previous years and the last one with Sarah Geronimo, I did not watch it because of the bad reviews. Just this week, I missed watching Tagalog rom-com so I decided to watch My Amnesia Girl in Iflix starring...

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