• Cakes,  Desserts,  Resto Review

    Lia's Cakes

    If Max’s is the house that chicken built, then Lia’s Cakes is the house that avocado built 😀 Man, that’s avocado right there! In a cake!!! I don’t have enough words to describe it. It probably isn’t the best cake anyone would ever try but the cake itself is moist and flavorful and will sure make any avocado lover scream for joy. And for the non-avocado lovers, don’t worry. The best time to change your mind is now. The avocado flavor isn’t too strong, it won’t scare you away. I promise, it’s really good and there’s no better way to lose your avocado-virginity than to this sexy cake, baby! 😀…

  • Baked Goodies,  Desserts

    Lemon-Calamansi Crumble Bars

    This dish is inspired by The Pioneer Woman’s Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares. Actually, I’ve been thinking of ways to vary this Lemon Pie recipe which was also picked up from The Pioneer Woman. (Oh yes, I love her!) The idea to come up with crumble bars came from hubby who, apparently, loves my Apple Crumble so much. He said why not find a lemon crumble recipe online and try that one out. That was such a great idea. So thanks to hubby and my online best friend, Google, for leading me to The Pioneer Woman’s Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares recipe 🙂 Although I wanted to use all lemons for this dessert, I…

  • Baked Goodies,  Desserts

    Momofuku Strawberry Shortcakes

    Last week was a busy week at work (not at its worst but yeah, it’s kinda hectic). There was this day when I wanted to go home so badly just to be able to do something in my kitchen. I decided to try something sweet from the Momofuku book since it’s just lying around the place. I was mentally calculating how much time I would need to create the dish plus I wondered whether doing a Momofuku dish will help relieve my stress. As you probably know, Momofuku dishes usually involve multiple steps and they’re not the ideal kind to whip up for an emergency cooking-to-remove-stress situation. Then again, I…

  • Baked Goodies,  Desserts

    Momofuku's Crack Pie

    WARNING. This is an insanely addictive pie. It’s a dessert sold at Momofuku Milk Bar and foodies are raving about it. Again, I don’t know why it’s called a “Crack Pie” because there doesn’t seem to be any crack on the surface. What I only know of is that it’s ridiculously delicious that it cracks me up each bite and that it has a tendency to crack up your wallet because a pie costs US$44. 😛 A lot of foodies are writing about it and how good it is. Reviews everywhere would say that it is a winner. Even Anderson Cooper professed his love for the Crack Pie. So what…

  • Cakes,  Chocolate,  Desserts,  General Food Yadas

    It Takes Two To Make A Thing Go Right: Same Batter, Two Cupcakes ~ Chocolate and Ube

    So, I got this recipe for a chiffon cake from my weekend basic cake and cake decoration class and I used that to make cupcakes. I was hoping I could make a real cake today with icing and all the works but my plan didn’t push through. There’s always a next time for that though. Meantime, I made gorgeous cupcakes today using, as I said, the chiffon cake recipe I recently learned. The cupcakes were moist, soft and really flavorful. I am so excited to try out the other variations and there are tons of them! So, using the same basic cake batter and egg white mixture, I created two…

  • Desserts

    Pastillas De Leche

    One of my favorite Filipino candies as a child is pastillas de leche. As with any pastillas, it is made of a thick liquid that’s solidified and meant to be consumed by allowing it to dissolve in the mouth. The main ingredient in making pastillas de leche is of course, milk. It is boiled together with sugar then wrapped in cellophane and Japanese paper. Typically, we use carabao’s milk to make pastillas de leche. However, I found a recipe that calls for powdered milk from Pinoyrecipe and I got really excited to try it out. With a little tweak, here comes my own version of a creamy and delicious pastillas…

  • Chocolate,  Desserts

    Chocolate Brownie Raspberry Trifle

    This is my last recipe installment for my entry to Foodbuzz’s 24×24 this month. In my Thanksgiving dinner called “Beyond Turkey, A Modern Thanksgiving Dinner,” I decided to serve a trifle in lieu of the traditional pie for dessert. This was actually inspired by the recipe for Raspberry, White Chocolate and Almond Trifle from Epicurious.com. However, instead of using white chocolates and almonds, I went towards the direction of dark chocolate brownies. I wanted the richness of dark chocolates to blend with the sweet tangy flavor of the raspberry sauce. This dessert also has a sweet and smooth finish every bite because of the luscious vanilla pudding and cream topping.…

  • Desserts

    Turon with Cream Cheese

    In celebration of the National Fritters Day on December 2, I made our Filipino banana fritter called “turon.” Turon is a favorite dessert or snack here in the Philippines and to make it a little more special, I added cream cheese to the recipe. It brings me back to my childhood where I would usually buy banana fritters from my friend’s mom and snack up on it as we play under the trees in our garden. I don’t exactly know why this is called turon in the Philippines. A turron (Spanish) or torrone (Italian) is a nougat confection made of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted nuts. I’m guessing…

  • Desserts

    Bananas Foster

    Bananas are a staple at the fruit basket in our kitchen. I personally love bananas and I constantly experiment on recipes that will make use of them. I mix them with ground beef for some Arroz Cubano, or make desserts like Banana Cream Pie, or roll them inside a phyllo and make Banana Fritters. But there’s this banana dessert that I love to make because of its simplicity. I bet you all know Bananas Foster 🙂  

  • Baked Goodies,  Cakes,  Desserts

    Apple Carrot & Walnut Cupcakes

    I haven’t been baking in a long while and I thought why not make use of my leftover carrots and apples?! I found this recipe for Carrot Cupcakes from Joy of Baking. The blog post said the recipe will make moist and delicious cupcakes. I had second thoughts at first because I have been following recipes from blogs and I never had a very successful experience yet to date (that means, I still need to adjust some stuff to arrive at the outcome I want). But… when I tried this recipe and the cupcakes came out, man, they’re really moist and delicious! I’m so stoked to share this recipe with…

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