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SPAM tocino

Did your jaw just drop? Mine certainly did when I  came across this SPAM tocino at my local Fil-Am store. I knew the SPAM from our childhood is a far cry from the SPAM available these days — which comes in a variety of flavors, including garlic, jalapeño and even teriyaki. 213 more words

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Pata tim

Mom asked me to “rescue” this dish because the pata tim (braised pork hock/knuckles) she cooked yesterday turned out rather bland. This is because she only cooked it in soy sauce and oyster sauce. 46 more words

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No fry, no splatter lechon kawali

Lechon kawali, or pan-fried pork, is very easy to make. But it’s also a dish I try NOT to make, on account of the hot oil, the splatter and the… 307 more words

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Cafe Un Deux Trois: A little taste of Paris in the Theater District

Had a blast last night at Concert for America at Town Hall in Manhattan. How could I not with Barry Manilow, Vanessa Williams and a Playbill of Broadway stars performing? 338 more words

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Ramen Kyoto: Oodles of noodles in Bethpage

When I was a kid, the only ramen noodle soup I knew came out of a packet. Nissin Ramen came in two colors: red (or was it yellow?) for chicken, blue for beef flavor. 302 more words

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Points/Rewards - To redeem or not?

Many credit card companies, banks, hotels and airlines are offering products, lodging and air mileage points/rewards these days for everything from plane tix, hotel stays, car rentals to pots and pans…sort of like one-stop-shopping. 131 more words

DIY-ing

So…what do I do when I love to travel, love to cook, love DIY projects/crafts and friends and family members want to know how to do all these “on the cheap”?   71 more words

DIY-ing