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Chicken of the Woods * Laetiporus Speciosus

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I have so much mushrooms growing in my property. A lot of inedible kind, so what a lady to do? Join a mushrooms identification groups. I do try to remember all the edible kind. I will worry about the poisonous kind later. So, Chicken of the woods is one of the edible kind I found nine feet high on a dead tree in my backyard. Of course I asked so much questions before harvesting them. When I felt confidence enough, I picked it, wash the way the pro-mushrooms hunters suggested, and how to prepare. I opt on sauteing them in olive oil, garlic, onion, and I mixed green pepper slices and shrimp. Boy that thing gave me so much gas, and the earthly smell is over powering everything. Next year, if my family is still here, I will try deep frying it like regular chicken and have to see if I like them better. I still have left over in the freezer. And my husband forbid me to try any wild mushrooms while he is at work hehehe.  

Broccoli & Cheese Bake Potato

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This favorite of mine is very costly. Why you asked? Well, I ate it alone, and cooking one potato in a regular oven is a waste of electricity, in my opinion. I will be so happy if I can cook seven or even ten in one go. But no, not in this household 😄.

Yema Pastillas

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Do you remember the Yema cake I made a few weeks back? Well, i can't think of anything to do with the extra Yema cake frosting so I made this. A sweet milk candy. Pastilla is another Spanish word we inherited from Spaniards. Pastilla is Spanish word meaning "PILL." It makes me wonder if they used this to make children in the very early years to take their pills. 😄😉 Wrapping them in a sweet milk candy before giving the pill.

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

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Thanks to tasty.co for this recipe. I've change the recipe a bit because there are way too much pasta than the chicken and broccoli. Four member of my family can eat this as part of our weekly menu.


Chicken Cordon Bleu

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By the look of my creation, I did not pound the chicken thin enough. It's still too thick. I had to fry then finished cooking it in the oven. The pan frying did not reach the middle. The taste is still the same. I think I cut this too soon. I cannot see the cheese inside 😁, it might have oozed out.

My family rarely helped when planning on what to eat. And then I always end up a week supply of lunch or dinner because they do not like what I made. Two of my children will taste it. One will always eat anything, he's twenty-eight years old. And the other three will dig up anything they want from the freezer.

Caramel Apples

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Yummy!!! My youngest son loves them, but complaint about his jaw hurting while chewing the caramel. We went apple picking over the weekend. I told everyone to pick the biggest ones they can find. Was I wrong with that. I should have told them to pick small ones. One apple is way too big for one person to eat when covered with caramel. 😁


Yema Cake (Filipino Dessert)

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They said it is very popular cake nowadays in the Philippines. I wouldn't know I haven't lived there for for many decades 😃. I only remember yema sweet candy. It's made with egg yolk, condense milk, and chopped roasted peanuts. "YEMA" is spanish for yolk. We inherited the word from our spanish conquistador.