Red Wine Braised short ribs!

I love this recipe!!  It’s so simple but so full of flavor:)  I’ve always loved short ribs, there is something so comforting and makes me feel so giddy!  LOL..This is Claire Robinson’s recipe from her show “5 fix ingredients”..I cannot believe how flavorful it is and there’s only 5 ingredients in this dish.  I wanted to make something yummy for my husband whose been so hardworking these couple of weeks (his hardwork got paid off, he got a promotion, praise Jesus!).  It makes me so happy that when he got home he said the house smells so good and he cant wait for dinner!  I feel a little guilty because he thought that I spend the whole afternoon preparing for this dish when the truth of the matter is I didn’t do a lot!  I just patiently browned the meat and the oven did the rest 🙂  Let’s just say I didn’t correct his “impression”..Anyway, this recipe is a keeper!  I will definitely prepare this again. Here’s the link to the recipe if you want to try it yourself: Braised Short Ribs

browning the ribs,very important to do this!
love the color..
about to swim in red wine and stay in the oven for 3 hours!
after 3 hours in the oven,super tender.
im so glad i doubled the number of the ribs,coz i love this!
so good!

mexican and japanese buffet!

Earlier today we went to a Japanese buffet and were kinda disappointed with the food! This is our third time to visit this place so I was really looking forward to it and didn’t expect it would turn out like this.  I was not happy with their sushi selection and the dessert part was limited to fresh fruits (helloooooo where are the chocolate cakes and fondue here, Im sure Japanese people loves chocolates too!).  I included some of the pictures of our mexican dinner a couple of weeks ago, I had carne asada my fave mexican dish..I’ve never ordered anything else whenever we go out to a mexican resto, Hubby has been encouraging me to try other stuff but I’m not yet ready to let go of my carne asada obsession! LOL..

im hungry obviously!LOL
salad bar

avocado and chocolate ice cream

Baked Manicotti with sausage and peas

This is a recipe of one of my fave celebrity chefs Giada de Laurentii.  I was inspired to prepare this after watching her show and how easy the whole cooking process was.  My husband liked it a lot and said he would love to have this again, but for me it’s OK.  I find it similar to a Lasagna, however, instead of being layered its stuffed’s the recipe if you want to make this at home and if you’re into pasta dishes.  Giada’s Recipe

italian sausage

with ricotta cheese

Cheese Quesadillas

I didn’t plan to make this when I realized that I have lots of leftovers from our taco night.  I wanted to use the rest of the flour tortilla and shredded cheese. Perfect for a quick lunch for my home based hard working hubby!

tortilla and cheddar cheese
Panini or sandwich maker - so easy!

oopppssss!cheese all over..

mexican appetizer and thai iced tea drink = happy filipino tummy!LOL

Red velvet cupcakes, the easy way!

I Love Ina Garten!  I’ve seen all of her shows/episodes on her Food Network show Barefoot Contessa!  Aside from the fact that her recipes are easy and she’s so in love with Jeffrey!  I think she has the best kitchen on any food network show!!  How I adore her kitchen and her 8 burner stove, 2 dishwashers!  LOL..Im feeling lucky that we have a little specialty store here in Issaquah where I can easily buy some of Ina Garten’s products, although I’ve checked it online and found that you can also buy her products on the Barefoot Contessa website (I’ve never done this yet).

I made a not so yummy corned beef dish the other day, so I wanted to compensate with a yummy dessert to make up for it.  I especially love the frosting of this cupcake recipe, creamy and sweet!  You can check the recipe on the food network of this Red velvet recipe if ever you’re up for making cupcakes from scratch!


Chicken Satay

I love anything “cute” and on a skewer, just like this Tyler Florence chicken satay with peanut sauce… This is another simple dish that I’ve made a couple of times already because it’s quick, simple and delicous!  If you want the recipe, you can check Food Network and search “chicken satay” under Tyler florence.

marinating chicken

peanut sauce

Coho Cafe

I just love this place, simply because they have the BEST and I mean THE best slider I’ve ever had.  Their Kalbi beef short rib sliders are a must! I swear I can eat these sliders everyday.  So last Sunday after church, we had brunch at Coho and hubby really enjoyed his omelet and he had bloody mary too!  I had the sliders and a chicken curry dish:)

bloody mary
so yummy

omelet with salmon and goat cheese
chicken curry

rockfish with tartar sauce!

This is the simplest recipe of any fish I’ve prepared so far!  I like watching Secrets of a Restaurant Chef with Anne Burrel.  She is so much fun and energetic,  she really shares her restaurant knowledge with the viewers.  Now, back to the fish, Anne prepared Sole Meuniere this week and it’s really simple and inspired me to prepare this rockfish in a similar way.  We paired our rockfish with home made tartar sauce.  My husband prepared the sauce and he used Ina Garten’s recipe.

I seasoned the fish with salt and pepper,italian herbs.
dredge fish into flour
pan fried,2 minutes per side!

preparing tartar sauce.

Tartar sauce recipe: Ina’s Recipe