A taste of home: My Golden Fruitcake recipe

Dec 02

A taste of home: My Golden Fruitcake recipe

Update: Use the banyo maria or Baño Maria (or bake steaming) to prevent over-drying of your fruit cake. It’s the time of the year when one needs to plan for the holidays. As early as September, I already know what to bake for Christmas. A childhood memory that never fails to remind me of the Christmas season is Fruitcake. I used to bake a lot of fruitcake in...

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Leche Flan Recipe

Jun 22

Leche Flan Recipe

The original leche flan recipe was from my Mom but my sister Lorna reconfigured it to fit her tastes. The perfect flan is such that when you slice through it, it barely quivers like jello. There is very little syneresis, that is, no weeping (or lots of holes in it!). I am sharing this precious recipe so you may prepare it for your family. 5 eggyolks 2 eggs 1 can...

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Ube Halaya or Jalea de Ubi

Apr 07

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Ube (Purple Yam) Halaya is one of my favorite desserts that I remember with fondness. Mom often prepared Ube Halaya in a pyrex dish. I liked the natural purple color instead of the bright purple color that I often see in commercial ube halaya. The best ube comes from Bohol because of its aromatic fragrance and sweetness. Perhaps, this legend explains the gift...

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How to bake and decorate Christmas Sugar Cookies

Nov 28

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Baking sugar cookies are not my cup of tea. It’s labor intensive. I’d rather bake bar cookies because they are so much easier. You dump all the dry, wet, mix and voila, one gets a yummy cookie. Not with sugar cookies. Whenever I bake sugar cookies, my kids know it’s a labor of love. It’s the love that makes me continue on with this...

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The Gingerbread Man Cookie Recipe

Dec 09

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Every Christmas season, I bake “Gingerbread Men Cookies” for my children. Even if they are much older now, the memories and the aroma of molasses, cinnamon and other spices give them a warm cozy feeling. It’s one reason that I’ve continued this tradition year after year. I will share this recipe with you if you want to bake it too. This...

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Food For the Gods

Nov 18

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It’s that time of the year when I plan the baked goodies that I plan to give as gifts to my friends. Food for the Gods is such a delightful recipe to bake during the holidays when one doesn’t have the time to bake Fruit Cake. It entails less preparation and baking time. It’s the perfect dessert to prepare beforehand. Baked with a delightful...

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Wickedly-tasty Halloween recipes

Oct 21

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Next to Christmas , Halloween has got to be the most awaited holiday for my growing kids. During those internet-less days, I scrounged around for ideas from magazines just to make Halloween day wickedly fun. I served food with orange color themes, and even decorated my home with pumpkins and ghouls. After the trick or treat fun, my kids and their friends often...

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Pork Barbecue, Filipino Cooking Style

Jun 12

Pork Barbecue, Filipino Cooking Style

Pork barbecue is a fast selling food item. It’s easy to cook and convenient for the hungry customer. The only thing I dislike about grilling the pork barbecue is the smoke. In our old neighborhood, I told the maid to grill just outside the gate. Now some passerbys often think we are selling barbecue. Hehe, maybe I will sell them one of these days. Anyway, I...

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Perfect Chocolate Cake

Jun 15

Perfect Chocolate Cake

The perfect chocolate cake has just the right amount of that chocolate-ness and fudge icing. I often bake this cake during birthday celebrations. Sometimes my relatives order this cake but I avoid baking for profit. I bake out of love. Here I will share the cake recipe and the fudge icing. The Chocolate Cake Recipe Ingredients Mix A- Mix below 1 cup...

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Mango-Banana Shortcake

Aug 02

Mango-Banana Shortcake

I can’t remember where I got this recipe but I think it might have been a TV cooking show with Nora Daza. Oh well, it doesn’t matter how I got the recipe. This recipe is one of the family favorites. The basic shortcake recipe is good for other fillings like Strawberry Shortcake. If there is no mango available, try canned peaches. SHORTCAKE: 2 cups...

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