Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sweet and Sour Pork (KIKKOMAN Sweet and Sour Sauce)

This is really good! My husband and daughter love the sweet and sour sauce. My little boy is a picky-eater and he only eats orange chicken. So I tried this one since it is sweet like the Orange Chicken. We ate it with rice that has vegetables and it was really tasty. I will be using this sauce again for this dish. The recipe is easy to follow and you can add up more veges if you like or sauce for your rice. Enjoy!
1 lb. pork cubes or pieces
1 tbsp. corn starch
1 tbsp. Kikkoman soy sauce
2 tbsp. oil
1/4 c. water
2 carrots, thin slices
1 onion, cut 1 inch square
1 green pepper, cut 1 inch square
1 c. Kikkoman sweet and sour sauce
1 c. pineapple chunks
1 c. raisins
Crisp chow mein Chinese noodles or rice
Blend 1 tablespoon each of corn starch and Kikkoman soy sauce together. Stir 1 pound pork cubes or pieces into soy sauce mixture. Brown pork in 2 tablespoons hot oil over medium high heat. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover, simmer 20 minutes stirring.Cut 2 carrots in thin slices and 1 onion, 1 green pepper in 1 inch square. stir vegetables and 1 cup Kikkoman sweet and sour sauce into pork mixture. Simmer covered 10 minutes or until pork is done. Stir often. Add 1 cup pineapple chunks and about 1 cup raisins and cook to heat through. Serve with crisp chow mien Chinese noodles or rice. Ref: Cooks.com

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Edible Apple Swan

Thanksgiving is coming up and everyone's gonna be busy preparing for their feast. That comes with the table preparation and the decor as well. You might want to add some edible apple swans in different colors. For sure you will love this idea and your guests too! Family will surely enjoy, not only the feast but also the apple swans. That if you want to take a bite out of these pretty carved and sliced apples in green, red and more. Check out the video to learn how. Thanks to the author who put this video up. It's very easy and fun to follow. Click the link now. (Photo credit: Andrew Salomone @ makezine.com)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hypoglycemia and My Diet

I just found out that I am hypoglycemic or I have low blood sugar. It's not very low for now but I have to watch my diet so it won't get worst. It is opposite to diabetes but could be dangerous too. I can pass out  anytime or anywhere. So imagine if you are driving.That is why I am going to change my diet and will try not to skip meals. That's one of the reasons of hypoglycemia or any other illness. My doctor has recommended a high-protein diet. So I will be sharing with you guys also the food I will be having. I will still cook the usual food for my hubby and kids. So keep visiting Inday's Kitchen! Thank you!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Internet at Home

Thanks to Erasmo CortezI’ve got to rush out of here on my lunch break to go home and meet the guys from clear internet at my house. They said they would be there between 12 and 1 to install our new internet system. I am really excited to have internet at home now. I’ve always had to wait until I got in to work to use the internet to email, etc, but now I will be able to do it right from home. It seems like more and more these days, people are relying on email as the primary way of communicating and sending information. It was just becoming to stressful to have to wait to get that information until I got into the office. It was really tough on the weekends. The final straw was when my son’s teacher emailed everyone on Friday with some information regarding an assignment that was due on Monday. I left work before she had sent that email, and we didn’t have that bit of information that would have made the assignment much easier for us.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Simple Shell Casserole

Here's a shell recipe that is easy to make. My husband and son love pasta so any dish that I prepare with pasta sauce of any kind, they like it. This one is one of my favorites since it is baked and tastes really good too! I got the recipe from the package of Anthony's brand large shells.

1 (16-ounce) package Anthony’s® Large Shells
¾ pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and drained
1 (32-ounce) jar pasta sauce, any flavor
2½ cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
Chopped parsley
Cook shells as package directs; drain. Preheat oven to 350˚. In large bowl, combine shells, sausage, sauce and 11/2 cup cheese; mix well. Turn into lightly greased 21/2-quart shallow baking dish; cover. Bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Uncover; top with remaining 1 cup cheese and parsley. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Gift Baskets

Graduation time is here!

It has been a while that I haven't heard from my friends and previous students in Philippines and I was surprised when I saw their pictures. They were wearing togas or graduation robes. I was so proud of them. If I were there, I would love to give them a gift basket from www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/. I bet they would love it! The website offers a variety of gift baskets perfect for any occasion. Check out their website if you are interested. How I wish I could give them all as a graduation gift!

Time indeed really flies fast. I hope to see you guys soon and as for now, congratulations on your graduation day! Aim high!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Colorful Magic Cookie Bars

It's really magic because they disappear in no time! These bars are easy to make--just layer, bake and cut into squares--and they're so delicious. They taste like coconut candies that I loved when I was a kid. We called it "bukayo" in our dialect. It's fattening but it's a good treat once in a while. Kids will surely enjoy this as much as the adults! I got the recipe from Kellogg's package.

1 1/2 cups Kellogg's® Corn Flake Crumbs
6 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes® cereal
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 package (6 oz,. 1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 1/3 cups (3 1/2 oz.) flaked coconut
1 can (15 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

1. Measure KELLOGG'S Corn Flake Crumbs, sugar and margarine into
13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Mix thoroughly. With back of spoon, press mixture evenly and firmly in bottom of pan to form crust.

2. Sprinkle walnuts, chocolate morsels and coconut evenly over crust. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over top.

3. Bake at 350° F about 25 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.


1. Microwave margarine in 12 x 7 1/2 x 2-inch glass baking dish on HIGH until melted. Add KELLOGG'S CORN FLAKES Crumbs and sugar. Mix thoroughly. Press lightly in bottom of dish to form crust.

2. Sprinkle walnuts, chocolate chips, and coconut evenly over KELLOGG'S CORN FLAKE Crumbs crust. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over top.

3. Microwave on HIGH about 7 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Inday Is Taking A Break

Been a busy week for us. I am helping my husband in Real Estate work doing the paperwork and transactions. So I couldn't cook much. We just grab sandwiches or TV dinner. I'll have more recipes to post which I have tried and modified so until then. Keep visiting Inday's Kitchen and learn to cook the easy way.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Giving Back

This guest post from Doris Dillon
I was very lucky to have supportive parents who made sure I was able to go to college. Now that I have graduated and found a job, I’d love to do something special for them. Because they live in a rural area, they’ve never had internet access at their house. Boy was it hard on those long weekends home from school to be completely off line! I always felt so out of touch with my friends when I returned. Last week while online shopping I came across some
wildbluedeals. I’m thinking about springing for internet service for their house. I’m not sure how much they would use it but I think if I could get them set up with an e-mail account and showed them how to search for things they were interested in, they might enjoy it! If nothing else it would give me another way to keep in touchh without having to call every day since they seem to think we need to talk daily. It actually might save me a little time!

Sauteed Mushrooms With Eggs

Here's a healthy breakfast that you will love! It's actually our favorite egg and mushroom breakfast. With toast and a glass of milk, this fills up you tummy but you will find yourself asking for more. I only use salt and pepper to taste but the mushroom and eggs give out a taste that is really good. My son loves it! Looking for a new breakfast meal ideas? Try this one. Easy and quick to prepare!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Instant Noodle and Garlic Butter Shrimp

Yummy! It does look and taste good. This is a chicken flavored instant noodle topped with left-over shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic. Smelled good and so tasty! The shrimp was not a left-over anymore. I don't eat much instant noodle but with this, I finished a full bowl. My husband liked it too. The delicious shrimp made it tastier and seemed like I was eating a fresh cooked noodle soup. Look for my butter garlic shrimp recipe on my site.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chicken Green Bean Casserole

I love stuffing! So this stuffing and green bean dish was one of the food I prepared on my son's 2nd birthday. It's for everybody especially to our guests who don't eat Filipino food. I prepared food for the kids and dishes that both Filipinos and Americans will like. Below is the recipe from Allrecipe.com. This is easy to make and yummy!

2 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast meat
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (14.5 ounce) can green beans, drained
salt and pepper to taste
1 (12 ounce) package unseasoned dry bread stuffing mix
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1.In a medium bowl combine the chicken, soup, beans, salt and pepper; mix well and set aside. Prepare stuffing according to package directions.
2.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3.Spoon chicken mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish, top with prepared stuffing and sprinkle with cheese.
4.Bake, covered, for 25 minutes; remove cover and bake another 5 minutes to brown the cheese.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Princess Cake

I found a new hobby-baking cake and desserts! I don't know why but one thing for sure, I was so lazy to bake! I only bake cake when there's an occasion but lately, I find myself enjoying it. I started it last Christmas. I found a recipe which was so challenging and really looked good and I tried it. It was successful and the cake tasted really good. Then I tried another one then another until I found myself loving doing it. I feel pride and happiness when my love ones like the dish I prepare and compliment me. That serves as a motivation to continue doing what I love. So I told myself that I keep on baking and accept projects for my self's improvement. When I saw my friend's child's cake, the Princess cake, I told myself that I will try making it. It was really pretty and tasted good too. Well, any cake for me tastes yummy! That's the assurance for baking cake and dessert, it will always be good if prepared according to directions. With this one, I wish I can do it well so I can say that I can be a good cake maker. It will be a good business huh? We will see. It will be a new project at Inday's Kitchen.