Haluhalo espesyal

Last year, a good friend bought this book for Jacob at the Manila International Book Fair. Ever since we started reading it, Jacob has always been begging me to read it to him before he sleeps. Haluhalo Espesyal of Adarna books is a story about a young girl being stuck at home for days and gets … Continue reading Haluhalo espesyal

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Doughnuts

Ingredients: 1/2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F/40 to 45 degrees C) 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast 1 teaspoon white sugar 3/4 cup milk, lukewarm 1/3 cup vegetable shortening 1/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 2 liters vegetable oil for frying 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Doughnuts

Caprese

My husband recently prepared this Caprese for the family. This simple Italian salad usually consists of tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar and don't forget, buffalo mozzarella. However, my husband's variation has lemon juice, olive oil, arugula and pesto instead of basil. He was able to get three kinds of tomatoes from the local market - really … Continue reading Caprese

PB & Strawberry heart cakes with banana and strawberry sauce

Valentine's is just around the corner and if you don't have any idea of what to do for your loved ones, nothing beats expressing your love by cooking for them.  Truly, actions speak louder than words and this breakfast could be a sweet beginning to their long day. These heart cakes are somewhat similar to the … Continue reading PB & Strawberry heart cakes with banana and strawberry sauce