Chinese New Year 2013

新年快樂 Xin Nian Kuai Le,  Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!!! Welcome to the Year of the Snake. How did you celebrate the New Year? For the longest time our family eats in a Chinese restaurant suffering through slow service, large crowds and noisy ambiance. In recent years we started having dinner in our house where weContinue reading “Chinese New Year 2013”

Bizu Private Caterer

I recently attended a dinner party catered by Bizu Private Caterer. Check out my previous dinner catered by Bizu. I really love this salad. It had all the important elements – crunch, sweet, salty and more crunch. mandarin orange & roasted almond salad with crisp bacon in honey orange yogurt dressing This was exactly howContinue reading “Bizu Private Caterer”

Deli de San Honore

My friend Debbie and her nephew Chef Jeremy have a new catering business called Deli San Honore. We ordered a Thai dinner from them for our group’s Christmas party. I don’t think they have full catering service that supplies tables, chairs, etc since they just started but you can order food from them. mango-catfish saladContinue reading “Deli de San Honore”

Dinner at Rizette’s House

Our group had a mini get together following our trip to Cebu all because of this bbq ribs. Rizette told us she brought home several slabs of Tony Roma’s cooked ribs from the US. She bought them frozen from Costco and just baked them. She said it was the best and we dared her toContinue reading “Dinner at Rizette’s House”

Thanksgiving 2011

I was very excited to spend my first Thanksgiving in the United States last November amidst family and friends. Our dinner was mostly made by my cousin La, aka Chinese Martha, and Sharon and lots of dishes brought by the guests. I had one contribution too. La made the first three appetizers. Granted that theContinue reading “Thanksgiving 2011”

New Year’s Eve Dinner 2011

Happy New Year to everyone!! I want to interrupt my posts about my recent trip to the United States with this post on how my family celebrated New Year’s Eve. Every year my cousins from my father’s side come to our house for dinner. Last year I had it catered and this year we wereContinue reading “New Year’s Eve Dinner 2011”

Rosemary Roasted Cashews

Last August I hosted a simple dinner for a few friends. I don’t even remember why I did it. I didn’t cook anything except for these rosemary roasted cashews. I’m lucky I have a good cook who did all the cooking for dinner. I got this recipe from Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa. TheContinue reading “Rosemary Roasted Cashews”