Author: Tina a.k.a. PinayInTexas
Author of Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner (http://pinaycookingcorner.com) Wife, Mom, Cook, Blogger and everything in between

Homemade Langkasuy Ice Cream

One of my favorite ice cream flavors when I was growing up is Langkasuy.  If you’re not from the Philippines, then probably you haven’t heard of it! Langkasuy is the shortcut for Langka (Jackfruit) and Kasuy (Cashew).  It was made popular by Magnolia Dairy Ice Cream. …

Cheesy and Creamy Maja Blanca

Maja Blanca is a favorite Filipino dessert which is usually served during fiestas and the holidays. Adapted from the traditional Spanish holiday dessert manjar blanco which means white delicacy, Maja Blanca is made primarily from coconut milk and cornstarch. It has the consistency of thick gelatine…

Pancit Sotanghon with Sardines

Last weekend was all rainy here in my side of the world. Though I don’t like rain (especially very hard rain that could stop me from doing things), I just love the sound of it. It kinda makes me feel relaxed. Ehhhr, I guess lazy is the…

Cassava Suman

Sumang Kamoteng Kahoy which is cassava wrapped in banana leaves, is a variation of the more popular Sumang Malagkit (steamed glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaves). Aside from the more simple process of preparing Sumang Kamoteng Kahoy compared to Sumang Malagkit, this kakanin is a favorite merienda to many Filipinos because of…

Kalamay with Pinipig Topping

Kalamay is another favorite sticky rice-based kakanin (sweet delicacy) in the Philippines.  It comes in the form of a very sticky brown paste, although other colors in less viscous versions also exist. It actually has different versions, consistency, packaging and texture depending on location. In Bohol,…

Mais Queso and Ube Macapuno Ice Candy

It’s now summer in the Philippines, and it’s that time of the year again when I feel like I really want to go there so I could enjoy summer the way I used to. Just like here in Texas, the scorching heat of the sun back…

Tinolang Tahong (Mussels in Ginger Broth)

Tinola which is a ginger based soup, is an authentic Filipino dish that can be cooked with either meat or seafood. One of my favorite variations of it is the Tinolang Tahong or Mussels in Ginger Broth. This is a very nutritious and delicious soup that…

Chicken Lollipops

I remember how much I loved Goldilocks’ Chicken Lollipops. It’s one of my favorite chicken dishes which I love eating with Filipino Style Spaghetti. In other countries, Chicken Lollipop is considered as an appetizer dish, but in the Philippines, it is considered as a main dish…

Filipino Style Chicken Sandwich Spread

If you are looking for a healthy option for your kids’ breakfast or snack, then I recommend Filipino-style Chicken Sandwich. Here’s a very quick and tasty recipe for chicken spread which will definitely make delicious chicken sandwiches that both kids and adults will love. It is…

Fish Pochero

The term Pochero is from the Spanish word Puchero which means stewpot. According to Wikipedia, It is a kind of stew prepared in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, and in Andalusia and the Canary Islands of Spain. Just like Spanish Puchero, Filipino Pochero is usually cooked with a…

Saba Banana con Yelo

It’s spring break here in Texas this week. Though we didn’t go out of town, my daughters are so excited to be off from school. Cherlin said she’s thrilled to be home because she can help me do the cooking. Isn’t she the sweetest??! She really…

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam)

Of all the Filipino desserts that my mother loved to cook, Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam in English) is the one I remember her cooking most often when I was little. It’s because we used to have ube(purple yam) in our backyard together with kamote (regular…

Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog or Filipino Beefsteak is a very delicious beef recipe that is so easy to prepare and doesn’t require much ingredients. Basically, you can cook this with just beef, soy sauce, kalamansi(a small citrus fruit that is very popular in the Philippines) and onions. But…

Baked Tahong (Mussels)

Tahong (Mussels) is one shellfish I love (next to oysters that is)! Though back home, we seldom bought it because of the fear of red tide poisoning, which is very common in the Philippines when there is a high concentration of dinoflagellates (a type of algae…

Cardillong Isda

Cardillong Isda is an old Filipino dish that is very popular due to its simple preparation and availability of ingredients.  In the Philippines, it is a way to re-cook left-over fried fish. But whether using leftover or not, fish is fried beforehand to prevent from falling…