Aji Verde

Time: 15 minutes And another great side dish to lead a fun and spicy weekend with great weather and BBQing and celebrating! Music Selection: Dan Fogelberg – Leader of the Band Ingredients: 1 cup mayonnaise 2 cups packed cilantro (washed, and torn up) 1 jalapeno (more or less to taste), remove seeds and dice 3…

Pebre

Time: 15 minutes This is a recipe that you will want to stay around a little longer – so maybe double the recipe? Music Selection: Buddy Guy – Stay Around a little Longer Ingredients: 2 large tomatoes, diced finely 1 jalapeno pepper (more or less to taste) – finely chopped (seeds removed) ½ onion, finely…

Peach Plum Chutney

Time: 15 minutes Want an easy recipe to spice up your BBQ or rice? Look no further… enjoy! Music Selection: Joanna Newsom – Peach Plum Pear Ingredients: 3 -4 ripe peaches or nectarines 3 – 4 ripe plums (optional – add 1/2 a diced, peeled pear or some chopped up dried cherries) 4 Tbsp sugar…

Filipino BBQ Pork Skewers

Time: 15 minutes on BBQ (4 – 12 hours marinating) This is another simple and oh, so very tasty dish. Perfect for those very busy nights, when you don’t want to wash a lot of dishes! Music Selection: Coldplay – Clocks Ingredients: 2 lb pork butt or loin, sliced long and thin strips 1 cup…

“Blessed” IP Pancit

Time: 1 hour This is a crazy simple, one pot recipe that is so tasty AND healthy!! You will know you are blessed on those super busy days when you make this meal and — relax. Enjoy. Music Selection: Love & The Outcome – I’m Not Lucky, I’m Blessed Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs, skinless &…

Ambrosia Budapest Roll

Growing up in the ’70s, we ate a lot of ambrosia (which I loved). This recipe is my tribute to my mom’s super ambrosia…. and it is G-F, too! Perfect dessert for a fancy dinner, BBQ or highnoon tea! Time: 2 hours Music Selection: Garbage – Only Happen When It Rains Ingredients: Jelly roll: 1…

Quick Pickled Red Onion

Time: 1 hour Why wait for the world to change? You can change up many of your favorite recipes with this simple pickled red onion recipe – great way to get a few extra vegetables in! Music Selection: John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change Ingredients: ½ large red onion, shaved slices ½…

Lemon Bars

Time: 1 hour This is one of those perfect desserts for BBQs and high noon tea garden parties – where the butterflies flutter. Music Selection: Abe Parker – Butterflies Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup butter, melted ½ cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla ½ tsp salt 2 cups flour Filling: 1 ½ cups sugar 1/3 cup flour…

Horchata & Rum Horchata Cocktail

Time: 8 – 12 hours “They say that time heals everythingThey say that with alcohol you forget everything” Music Selection: Christina Aguilera – La Reina Ingredients: 4 cups whole milk 2 cups water 1 ¼ cups rice (uncooked) ½ cup toasted slivered almonds 2 cinnamon sticks (more to garnish) ½ cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp…

Apple Whiskey Pulled Pork (instant pot)

Time: 2 hours You will never find a tastier pulled pork recipe that can be made so quickly – one dish! Music Selection: Michael Buble feat. Laura Pausini – You Will Never Find – Caught In the Act Ingredients: 4 lb bone in pork shoulder or boneless pork butt 2 red apples 2 tsp garlic…