• Breads,  Burgers & Sandwiches

    Lala Longganisa

    This is the third of eight grilled cheese sandwiches I prepared for the party I hosted for Foodbuzz 24×24 last August. It’s called Lala Longganisa.  Longganisa or longaniza is a sausage similar to a chorizo. Here in the Philippines, several regions known for producing tasty longanizas flavor them with indigenous spices. For example, those from Lucban, Quezon are known for the prominent garlic flavor. Those from Pampanga are usually salty with a hint of sour. My favorite version would be something called longaniza hamonada/hamonado which has a distinctive sweet taste. Longanizas from the Philippines are sometimes made of pork or beef, and now we even have some made of chicken,…

  • Burgers & Sandwiches,  Parties & Entertaining

    Foodbuzz 24×24: Grilled Cheese Overload

    I’m so excited to tell you that after more than a month of not cooking, I re-conquered my kitchen only for Foodbuzz 24×24. I kinda miss cooking and figured that being in a Cohen diet program should not really deter me from doing what I love to do. I feel so thankful that Foodbuzz allowed me to participate in this month’s 24×24 where 24 foodies from all over the world are to prepare 24 over-the-top meals within 24 hours. My contribution to Foodbuzz 24×24 this month is called Grilled Cheese Overload. August is considered as the National Sandwich month and also the National-Back-to-School month. I figured that hosting a grilled cheese…

  • 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…

  • Parties & Entertaining

    Foodbuzz 24×24: Momofuku Dinner At Home

    I’m so happy that after a long while of not posting (I was very busy with the cupcakes), I’m back with a really happy post. Guess what, I’ve been chosen to participate in this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24! Yep, this is my fourth participation and as always, I’m hoping that it’s not the last 🙂 For some of you who still don’t know, Foodbuzz 24×24 is a monthly roundup of 24 epic meals hosted by 24 Foodbuzz Featured Publishers in 24 different parts of the world. I proposed to recreate David Chang’s dishes and host my version of a Momofuku dinner at home. Armed with my Momofuku book, I went on…

  • Parties & Entertaining

    Foodbuzz 24×24: Food, Love, and Rock & Roll, A Rockaoke Party

    March has always been a month of parties for us because it is my and my husband’s birthday month.  This year, we thought it would be a great idea to give a new meaning to March Madness and have a joint party that would highlight the two things that we are most passionate about: in my case, it’s food, and for him, it’s music. Thus, when Foodbuzz sent out the call to submission for March 24×24, I didn’t hesitate to propose a Rockaoke party called “Food, Love, and Rock & Roll” where hubby’s band will provide music and entertainment and I shall take care of the food. As most of…

  • Parties & Entertaining

    Foodbuzz 24×24: Beyond Turkey, A Modern Thanksgiving Dinner

    Who would have thought that I would be this lucky to get an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving as sponsored by Foodbuzz? It’s not a tradition in the Philippines to celebrate Thanksgiving and I was fortunate to have been given the chance to participate in this month’s Foodbuzz 24×24 to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends for the very first time. As some of you already know, Foodbuzz 24×24 is an online round-up of dinner parties hosted by Foodbuzz’s Featured Publishers and this equates to 24 epic meals hosted within 24 hours in 24 different parts of the world! This is my second participation in Foodbuzz 24×24 (first time was in September) and…

  • Parties & Entertaining

    Foodbuzz 24×24: Meal. Teal. It’s a Deal!

    I was stoked when my proposal for Foodbuzz 24×24 got accepted. Each month, 24 Foodbuzz Featured Publishers are selected to blog their most over the top meal on the same day (with cash stipend from Foodbuzz). This month, Foodbuzz partners with Electrolux where the stipend is matched with a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. So, free meal with friends? Donation to the OCRF? It’s a Deal! 🙂 Just to tell you a bit about ovarian cancer… Do you know that there are about 7,387 women in the Philippines estimated to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer? That’s more than the islands comprising our Archipelago! Ovarian cancer is usually asymptomatic…

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