Monday, December 31, 2018

BAKING PRODUCT SAMPLING DONE RIGHT


     I finally completed my tin cakes this Christmas season. First is the Tripple Layer Chocolate Truffle Mousse-Pudding Cake: Chocolate sponge cake bottom, creamy dark chocolate pudding and milk chocolate and white choco mousse layers with grated white chocolate topping. Next is the Black Forest: 2 layered moist cake with real cherry creamy filling. The third is regular Chocolate Moist Cake with creamy chocolate filling. Fourth is the Special Carrot Cake with real macadamia nuts and lemon curd filling. It's also available in Classic Carrot Cake, just carrot batter with secret spices and lemon curd filling. Finally, the White Choco - Yema Cake: Fluffy chiffon moist cake with mascarpone filling, topped with yema frosting with white chocolate.





Tuesday, November 27, 2018

HOMEMADE PANCAKES (BUTTERMILK/CHOCO/MINTY RED VELVET)


Just chillin'...enjoying this fluffy, flavorful pancakes drizzled with nutella for breakfast while taking a sip of coffee in a wonderful morning...Have a blessed day everyone!



Sunday, November 25, 2018

BUFFALO WINGS with RANCH DRESSING



I just love this dish it's just that I don't have time to cook in my younger years (laughs) until one time...unknowingly that this recipe was available when we decided to try a buffet style in Ponderosa Restaurant located at  Al Hilal, Doha, Qatar. Tried again after a few years back since I'm back home for good ๐Ÿ˜‚ (got so much time to sink in cooking ๐Ÿ˜‹)


CHICKEN CURRY


Can't forget this recipe, tasted first through my first close friend during college days๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜...It's my very first chicken curry triaI and it turned out great! My kids love it! I just missed the flavor and want to fulfill my craving ( oh yeah! After 2 decades ago) I don't know if she still remembers it if ever you read this (naks!) I guess you know whom I referring to๐Ÿ‘ 


Thursday, November 15, 2018

BLACK FOREST MOIST CAKE


We celebrated my son's 18th birthday last Tuesday...so I had to make a simple snack but I guess it can be also an early dinner. Just a full plate of bolognese and a small round Black Forest cake, it's like a combo meal that you can eat exactly but fully satisfied (laughs). Uhm just wanted here to share my version of black forest cake(smiles)...
#blackforestcake

Friday, October 19, 2018

COFFEE CHERRY LATTE FLOAT


I JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY COFFEE RECIPES. I HOPE YOU WILL LIKE MY AUTHENTIC COFFEE FLAVORS. IT'S MY FAVORITE DRINK AND AS YOU KNOW I'M AT THE MIDDLE-AGED STAGE (LAUGHS) NOW SO I HOPE YOU'LL UNDERSTAND WHY I'M SUCH A CAFFEINATOR (WINKS~). JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR THE RECIPES...

(MORE COFFEE RECIPES SOON)


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MULTI-PASTEL GLAZED DOUGHNUT RINGED CAKE with MIXED CHOCOLATES



THIS IS IT! I have to cancel chores at the moment ahaha! It's prep time! 'Coz it's my daughter's special day so I want to exert my super duper extra energy for her simple celebration tonight plus planned to surprise her with a cake before she got home so I need to hurry up to finish on time.


My personalized cake for my daughter's 17th birthday
A multi-pastel glazed doughnut ringed cake with twix-lark-snickers chocolate.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

TACO CUPS with SALSA and MUSHROOM & CHEESE

This taco cups is really a country style, I wanted much this at home for my daughter's simple celebration to her success. This flowery bowl-like taco corn cups will surely make her smile and feel loved. It's all natural, no foreign substance, a 100% Filipino product...MEGA MEXICANA - Made in the Philippines.

SALSA

MUSHROOM & CHEESE


MY SIMPLE SURPRISE FOR MY DAUGHTER'S EXCELLENCE ACADEMIC AWARD SENIOR HIGH


It's hard to admit that as a parent, sometimes missed our child's special event or any important matter but somehow we try to catch up to make things memorable to them even in a simple way of showing how much we love them so that our child/children see that we set our mistakes to be right for them. She's typically a taco-nacho junkie so I make her these before she got home to congratulate her with her outstanding performance in the school and as a reminder that we are aware of everything she does and so as to her siblings.

TACO CUPS with SALSA and MUSHROOM & CHEESE


Friday, September 28, 2018

CHICKEN CRISPY PAN FRIED NOODLES w/ Sweet Chili Sauce


My brother was suddenly asking for a w-h-i-t-e crispy noodles and had his best effort to contact me via chat requesting to make some. Hmmm...well,not to my surprise, that's what also a dad feels like when his lovely wife is having a morning sickness. It's funny though yet it's a cute moment for a parent whose expecting. We are so excited to welcome our future new family member. Distance is not a big deal to hinder a wonderful family relationship. So without hesitation, made this recipe for my brother's craving...a late afternoon lettuce wrap snack but my children want it for dinner...inulam๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…-feeling blesed๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ผ


Thursday, September 27, 2018

PANCIT SOTANGHON



Finally! I found a perfect thick glass noodles for my favorite pancit recipe, sotanghon - SURA KOREAN STARCH NOODLES, DANGMYUN or VERMICELLI. I haven't seen like this before...



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

INSTANT KIMCHI (GOCHUJANG)

Liking kimchi is not different in drinking or eating yogurt. There will be no worries even eating a right amount of it everyday. You'll be surprised by the health benefits of this Korean fermented SUPERFOOD ----- KIMCHI !!!  



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

AVOCADO MARBLED CUPCAKE (DARK & MILK CHOCOLATE)



Everybody avoids artificial food color into their food that's why we prefer organic, an example is  matcha, it's popular for making green colored drinks and desserts but if I want other substitute, I go for avocado, a healthy and all natural food coloring. My recipe for today is avocado marbled cupcake. A greenie batter, filled with dark chocolate ganache giving a bitter-sweet taste and to top of it, its done by marbling, an art technique to make cupcakes lusciously looking dessert.



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

CRISPY DINAKDAKAN CRUNCH ROLL

My final first batch of recipes on my SUSHI FEAST PLATTER... Crispy Dinakdakan Crunch Roll. Typically, dinakdakan is a grilled pork belly with ear, tongue and liver like that serves as a starter in our province of Ilocos. But in this recipe, I fried the liempo or pork belly without the other organs but with the same cooking techniques and ingredients. I made it according to my children's liking. So here I go again, sharing another type of sushi which is a crunch roll: a flour coated-fried seaweed that results in a crunchy texture.



Sunday, June 24, 2018

PANCIT CANTON


For what I know, the filipino term "Pancit"  is simply called noodles. I think it's the top most pinoy's food of choice for rice substitute. I would say, it's a part of our daily lives. If you are a  tourist, you don't need to worry if you feel starve because it's locally available. It's really a budget money saver. Besides being very affordable, you'll get instantly busog (satiated). It has many variants to choose from. One type of pancit is the one that I had  learned from my mother in my younger days.... "Canton ala Mama Loves".



Thursday, June 21, 2018

MANGO GRAHAM ICEBOX CAKE

Usually, we, nanays are the in-home-chef. But surprisingly, our children also want to act like a pro in the kitchen sometimes (it's summertime anyway~giggles~). So, I sit back, chillin' for a while as my daughter Lia shows off her skills in baking her recipe which was featured in my "Mango Rama Dessert Favorites: #2.Mango Graham Icebox Cake".




MY SPONGY MANGO GELATO

This yummy ice cream I made is my way to bond with the kids since they are still on summer vacation. It's very simple to make. Here's my added list of my "Mango Rama Dessert #1: My Spongy Mango Gelato". It's a classic tiramisu recipe that just made into an ice cream. You will all going to enjoy this toothsome gelato recipe while watching your favorite movie with them, like us.


Monday, June 11, 2018

FOREVER HOT & COLD COFFEE ADDICT


I'd like to share some of my toplist in best coffee shop in Doha, Qatar ( toured around the city a few years ago). To those who are  coffeephile like me, I knew several places there to unwind during your stay. Coffee really is like an important part of me, as a mom; especially when busting out a load of chores plus my batutings (my endearment for my children)... uhm, you know what I mean (laughs). This idea can't make me wait making myself barista at home. As saying goes, "Coffee with loved ones is like capturing happiness in a cup". 

#coffeebeanandtealeafcitycenter #starbuckssalwaroad #coffeebeaneryramada #coffeeshopcompanysouqwaqif #costaalsaad #nestletollhousedafna #segafredozanettialnasser #rogersdineralsaad #javaUalnasser #timhortonsezdanmall #deananddelucadafna #ilcafederomalagoonamall #cafevergnano1882zigzagtower #espressamenteillyalnasser #illydubairazalkaimah
HERE ARE SOME OF MY COFFEE RECIPES JUST CLICK BELOW:

COFFEE CHERRY LATTE FLOAT
MINT COFFEE FLOAT
MINT ICED COFFEE

(***coffee recipes will be posted soon!)

MANGO RAMA DESSERT


Since it's mango season, it's such a blessing to receive a bunch of mangoes this summer, thanks to my very generous uncle! It's time to make great desserts with these sweet, beautiful and freshly picked native mangoes.

Click here for the recipe: #mangojellytiramisu #mangograhamiceboxcake #spongymangogelato (#icygummymangoblondie-soon)



Thursday, June 7, 2018

SPICY CALAMARI ROLL


Here's my non-stop batch of sushi recipe!!!:D...A beer matched CALAMARI appetizer made into a teensy-weensy rolls but makes your tummy full! :-) 


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

CHICKEN INASAL CATERPILLAR ROLL

Here's my additional sushi recipe...Chicken Inasal Caterpillar Roll!!! Inasal word is originated in Bacolod City (PH), a term in cooking which is composed of meat, marinated in a mixture of soy sauce and other flavorings then chargrilled. In this recipe, the ingredients were just fried  instead of grilling it.  In the other hand, caterpillar roll is the same thing with dragon roll - a thinly sliced avocado placed on top of a sushi roll thus, look-like a caterpillar. 


Friday, June 1, 2018

SPICY TUNA SISIG URAMAKI DRAGON ROLL


Sisig is from a kapampangan word. It's a meat (a pork,more of an ear pig, liver and fat; it can be a chicken or a fish) cooked and dressed with a calamansi to make a soury taste...its like a salad. I know I should have made this as a home cooked meal but for the meantime let's make it into a bite-size "uramaki dragon roll". Uramaki means a rice rolled outward the nori and the nori encloses the fillings while a dragon roll is a type of sushi that usually an uramaki sushi roll and has an avocado on top of it.



Thursday, May 31, 2018

TEMPURA ROLL




It's my all-time favorite food...SUSHI ROLLS! I made it for our dinner.


It is my all-time favorite food.

CALIFORNIA MAKI



Here's one of my sushi recipe collection I made for dinner. It's almost 2 decades ago when I first tasted this recipe-like in a newly built Japanese restaurant before  (Karate Kid) at SM  Sta. Mesa. I think they were closed there nowadays but you can still find them in some other mall areas, just google it :-) It was a hot summer so I thought of making this one, such a flashback and a nice mood for a biteful meal, like indulging in with my favorite cool drink.





SUSHI KIND OF DAY

I am feeling stressed preparing food just because it's summer, I know it's odd saying this but the weather is really intense,  reaching up to 36 degrees Celsius that I barely stand cooking in our backyard kitchen for a long period of time. So I decided to grab some quick and easy recipe, but a handy meal. The first thing came up to my mind is sushi roll! So, let's have a sushi feast for lunch and dinner. All SUSHI...SUSHI...SUSHI!!!


#californiamaki #tempuraroll #tunasisigdragonroll





Saturday, May 26, 2018

HOMEMADE PICKLED GINGER

My pink #pickled ginger #finished product

This product is sometimes hard to find in the grocery store. Why not try making it on your own. I, myself  was surprised, never been thought that this recipe is simple and easy. For me, this home made pickled ginger goes well with sushi (well, who doesn't love it). It will surely add more flavor and palatable! 

BLUE LAGOON MOJITO


Up for today's summer cooler!

Ingredients:
1 lemon extract
15 ml vodka-like
500 ml blue electrolyte drink
500 ml Sprite

Just mix ingredients in a liter bottle. Serve with ice.

***Click here for video tutorial***

A HOME COOKED KOREAN FOOD LAST MOTHERS DAY


Why not make one of those food seen on Korean drama which I love. haven't tried it in my whole life haha! It's a good thing that some products used in these recipes are already available in our province. It was a fulfillment planning this for "Mothers Day Celebration". Besides the gift that Mom & I received (thanks for my hubby and my kids), this luncheon made our day so special...




KOREAN CUCUMBER MINT COCKTAIL/MOCKTAIL


This cocktail drink will surely refresh your day. Great for party with friends or  with your family gathering, just turn this drink into mocktail (just lemonade,no alcohol) and replace honey instead of sugar if you want your kids to have it.

Ingredients:

1 whole lemon extract
5 mint leaves
1/2 size cucumber
15 ml soju  ( or vodka of your choice if not available)
1/2 cup sugar
500 ml sprite 
500 ml water

Just put all the ingredients in a blender. Put ice. Serve.


#koreancocktails









Friday, May 25, 2018

MANGO JELLY TIRAMISU

Indulge in this no bake cake recipe, so creamy and yummy. I'm sure kids will love it! An ordinary day turns into extraordinary!