Cooking my own version of garlic shrimp pasta

My family loves to eat pasta. I do not like to eat the main spaghetti. My family also loves to eat shrimp except my summer babe who does not like any seafood. Cooking for a dairy food allergy kid is not easy. It is very difficult to cook food that she like.

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Anyway, I found this garlic shrimp pasta recipe in Panlasang Pinoy where I search for Filipino dishes recipe especially when I am craving very badly.


1 lb. shrimp (medium), shell and tail removed
3 teaspoons minced garlic
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¾ lb. spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package instructions
5 tablespoons shredded Parmesan Cheese
A dash of ground black pepper


Cook the spaghetti noodles according to package instructions. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a pan and then add the olive oil.
Add the shrimp. Cook for 1 minute.
Put-in the garlic. Continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the garlic turns light brown.
Gradually add-in the cooked spaghetti noodles. Toss until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Add the oregano, parmesan cheese, and ground black pepper. Toss again until all are well distributed.
Transfer to individual pasta bowls.
Serve. Share and enjoy!

This recipe is very easy to cook and follow. I could eat the entire bowl for myself.

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My own version of pork chopsuey

Being a Filipino is hard especially when you are craving for a Filipino dish. I am so glad that Panlasang Pinoy has all the Filipino dish that I wanted.

I want to try cooking the pork chopsuey that day. I print the recipe and list all the ingredients that I need.

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1 lb. pork shoulder, sliced into thin strips
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced crosswise
1 head small cabbage, chopped
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 medium sweet onion, sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon cornstarch diluted in ½ cup beef broth or water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 small bell pepper, sliced into strips (any color)
1 tablespoon soy sauce (optional)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Heat a cooking pot and pour-in the cooking oil.
Saute the onion and garlic.
Add the pork and continue to sauté for 5 to7 minutes.
Add the parsley and soy sauce. Put-in the carrot and then cook for 3 to 5 minutes more.
Add the bell pepper and cabbage. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. Cover the cooking pot and continue to cook in medium heat for 8 minutes while stirring every 2 minutes.
Pour-in the diluted cornstarch. Stir and cook until the texture of the dish thickens.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
Share and enjoy!

My kids ate them except my summer babe who only eats the meat. We served it with rice. I am so glad that it tastes delicious. My craving is satisfied.


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How to keep your harmonica works properly

My Dad loves to play harmonica. He is really great with it. I loved how the way he plays his harmonica. He does not play it when we are eating. We need to be quite and enjoy our food. There is no music when we are all sitting on the table once dinner served.

How about you? Do you play harmonica? When is the last time you played it? Is it working? Do you need accessories to keep it work properly? Have you check this ecc81? I have heard it will keep your harmonica plays beautifully.

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I cook the lasagna for the first time last night

This week is a very exciting week for me. It is because I cook meals that are not common in our household. My boys are complaining that we eat the same food. This week is different.
I cooked the lasagna for the first time last night. I have the feeling that I know that I will screwed up. The lasagna did not turned out just like what I watch in the video. My lasagna is a little watery. I am glad that still my family ate the lasagna. My boys really liked it. Even my summer babe ate it. She even did not break out despite having a dairy product allergy. I also ate it though I am not full. I also served it with salad and garlic bread.

I am missing the mozerella cheese but I add it while cooking

I am missing the mozerella cheese but I add it while cooking

I found a recipe online. There is also a video. I watch the video while preparing for the lasagna. This the recipe and ingredients that you will need.


My first time to cook lasagna. I am so proud of myself.

My first time to cook lasagna. I am so proud of myself.

1 pound lean ground beef
1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
32 ounces cottage cheese
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons dried parsley
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
9 lasagna noodles
1/2 cup water

In a large skillet over medium heat brown the ground beef. Drain the grease. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, eggs, half of the grated Parmesan cheese, dried parsley, salt and ground black pepper. To assemble, in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish evenly spread 3/4 cup of the sauce mixture. Cover with 3 uncooked lasagna noodles, 1 3/4 cup of the cheese mixture, and 1/4 cup sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with 3 noodles, remaining sauce, remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Add 1/2 cup water to the edges of the pan. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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My first time to plan a meal for the entire week

I am not a good cook but I am willing to learn. My husband is complaining that we are eating the same food. He wants to eat something else. It is not easy cooking when one of your family member has the food allergy.

I ask him what does he wants to eat. I also ask the kids what food they want to eat. These are the lists of the food that my family wants to eat. I make a list for the week. My first time. I hope that I can keep it every week so it is easy for me to prepare the entire meals for the week.

Here are the list of the food that my family wants to eat. On Monday we will have lasagna. We will have the tuna casserole on Tuesday. We will have scallop potatoes on Wednesday. We will have ham on Thursday. We will have the broccoli casserole on Friday. We will have hotdogs and hamburgers on Saturday. We will have the meatloaf on Friday.

I also search for the simple recipes on them on the internet before I will buy the ingredients. I am very excited for the change of our meals to eat. I have to prepare something else for my summer babe because most of the food she can eat. I am happy that our local grocery store has a big sale this week. It helps me to prepare the meals easily.

How about you? How do you prepare your meals. Do you make a list on what food to cook? Do you buy what is on sale in your local store?

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How to enjoy dinner date during special occasion

Sometimes my hubby will take me out for lunch date. We have not try going out during dinner date. I would love to experience it with someday like on our wedding anniversary.

My friends told me some beautiful restaurants and delicious food to eat especially during a very special occasion. I admit I love listening to music while spending the best time with your husband or boyfriend. I wish my husband will take me to a place where there is a band playing. I am sure that the musician use this baggs for him to have a comfortable time singing at the same time entertaining the people who enjoy eating their food and celebrating especial occasion.

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Is apple pie an Easter dessert? 

I baked this apple pie for the first time last year. I do not know what was the occasion. It was fun preparing because my family helped each other. I think that it is the best part for me.

My first time to bake an apple pie

My first time to bake an apple pie

This Sunday one of my sister in-law is inviting us for brunch for Easter. I ask her what could I bring. She said I could bring a dessert. I think of bringing an apple pie. I am not sure if it is an Easter dessert.

I will bake it. I cannot wait how it will turn out. I am not a good in baking. I love to try to never give up. How about you? Where do you spend your Easter? What is your favorite Easter dessert?

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Where to buy beautiful furniture for your home and business

A furniture is very important for every home or business. It adds beauty to space in your home or business. It also adds comfort for people while wait or relaxing.

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I know my husband wants to buy new furniture. He really is searching for a leather couch. I like some of the displays in the Baker Furniture. They have colors that I am attracted and really wants to buy. I will ask my husband what he thinks of it. We might buy it if we get our income  tax return.

How about you? Are you renovating your house? Are you looking for new furniture? Why not check out this website?

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Lunch Date with hubby at Kalamata restaurant

I love it when hubby and I have our lunch date. It feels great when just the two of us spending time without the kids. It seldom happens but I always looking forward for it every time.

 One of our favorite restaurant to dine

One of our favorite restaurant to dine

the creamy mushroom soup is soooooooo good

the creamy mushroom soup is soooooooo good

Kalamata restaurant is our favorite. It is an American Greek foods that they served. They have a lot of costumers every time we  dined. Hubby ordered a chicken wrap. I ordered a cream of mushroom soup. I also have the chicken, rice, peas and bread. It is so delicious. The prices are affordable too.

my plate

my plate

I love that this chicken is almost shaped like a heart

I love that this chicken is almost shaped like a heart

How about you? Do you spend time with just you and your husband like a date?

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How to surprise your sweetheart after dinner

Intimate dinner is always romantic when just the two of you were eating without your kids. Couples need alone time spending time with just each other. Sometimes my husband will treat me for lunch date. We never dine out alone together at night-time. It is always during lunch time when the kids are in school.

I still remember back in 2001 when he proposed to me. It was after breakfast time by the beach. I was speechless. I wonder if he bought my engagement here at platinum rings from The ring was beautiful. I really loved it. I still have it somewhere in our room.

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