The Happy Home Cook: Leche Flan with a Vietnamese Touch

The Happy Home Cook: Leche Flan with a Vietnamese Touch

I'm cooking for some friends, and my menu includes Leche Flan. Here is my favorite Leche Flan Recipe, which has coconut milk.  The coconut milk seems to make the texture smoother. 

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The Happy Home Cook: Ginataang Langka (Young Jackfruit in Coconut Milk)

The Happy Home Cook: Ginataang Langka (Young Jackfruit in Coconut Milk)

“Young Jackfruit in Coconut Milk” involves very few ingredients and simple cooking methods. Yet, the result is extremely satisfying, rich, and comforting.

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The Happy Home Cook: Tablea Chocolate, Cashew and Coconut Cake

The Happy Home Cook: Tablea Chocolate, Cashew and Coconut Cake

This recipe for an incredibly rich and moist chocolate cake was inspired by and adapted from a recipe featured on Pati Jinich’s show on PBS, Pati’s Mexican Table.

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The Happy Home Cook: Linguini and Clams

The Happy Home Cook: Linguini and Clams

Author Cecilia Manguerra-Brainard shares her linguini and clams recipe.

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The Happy Home Cook: Risotto with Shiitake, Chinese Sausage and Chicken Livers

The Happy Home Cook: Risotto with Shiitake, Chinese Sausage and Chicken Livers

This is an update of one of the recipes I submitted to the Campbell Soup Recipe Contest in the late 80s. I had forgotten about those recipes until recently when I came across them in a faded folder!

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The Happy Home Cook: Mango Refrigerator Cake

The Happy Home Cook: Mango Refrigerator Cake

We can proudly say that the Philippines has perhaps the best mangoes in the world. The month of May reminds me of the sweet, ripe mangoes, summers and fiesta time in our home country. Here in America, I find an abundance of mangoes in the markets from April to late July. It’s a good excuse to whip up the mango recipes I learned from my mother.

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The Happy Home Cook: Beef Bourguignon

The Happy Home Cook: Beef Bourguignon

This is one of my favorite recipes. I like to fix this for a large crowd. I can prepare it ahead of time and warm it up before the guests arrive. I serve it with rice, salad, and perhaps a ham or salmon as well.  The recipe below serves 6 or so, and when I fix for a larger group, I have to triple the recipe.

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The Happy Home Cook: Bacalao Casserole

The Happy Home Cook: Bacalao Casserole

For Fish Friday, dig in to Eats Amore’s Bacalao Casserole!

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Triple Chocolate Champorado

Triple Chocolate Champorado

You'll never go wrong with chocolate! Whether it's Cadbury, Hershey's, or dark chocolate, this champorado spells ultimate bliss in a bowl. What to pair it with? Fried tuyo, of course! Or bacon. Anything salty is a great match to cut the taste of this luxurious champorado

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The Happy Home Cook: Pork Humba

The Happy Home Cook: Pork Humba

Is it adobo?  Is it pata tim?  No, it’s pork humba. It is a pork dish popular in the Philippines.  It resembles the appearance of pork adobo, but replicates the sweet taste of pata tim.

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