Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe

Baking Time: 10 minutes

Prep Time: 2 hours

Serving: 40

This is my first time baking cookies. I decided to make some just to  impress my loved ones last valentine’s day hehe.  I personally chose heart shaped cookie cutters because they looked cute!  If you have spare time of making these, you should try it!

Ingredients:

  1. 5 cups of all purpose flour
  2. 2 cups of refined sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 2 cups of softened butter
  5. 2 teaspoon of baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon of salt
  7. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Here’s a quick video overview of my first cookie-baking experience. Scroll down for complete step by step tutorial 🙂

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 1 hour

Baking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 4 medium sized potatoes
  2. 1 cup of any kind of cheese (parmesan preferred)
  3. 1 cup of salted butter
  4. 1 tablespoon of flour
  5. 1 cup of milk
  6. 2 cloves of garlic
  7. 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  8. 1 teaspoon of salt
  9. chopped Parseley for garnish

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Rosemary Garlic Butter Steak

Prep Time: 2 hours

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  1. Rib Eye Steak
  2. 3 tablespoon of canola oil
  3. Salt and Pepper
  4. 4 Garlic Cloves (smashed)
  5. 3 sprigs of rosemary
  6. 3 sprigs of thyme
  7. 3 tablespoons of butter

How To Do It?

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Quick & Easy Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25-30 minutes

Servings: 12

Enjoy this red velvet cupcake with your love ones this Valentine’s day! It’s super quick and easy to make perfect for last minute gift ideas for your s.o. 🙂 Continue reading “Quick & Easy Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting”

Easy Baked Flan Brazilian Style

Count the memories not the calories.

This is a quick recipe for Brazilian Flan by simply using a blender. 😀

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Baking Time: 1 hour

Things you’ll need:

  1. 1 can of condensed milk
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 2 cups of milk
  4. 2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup of white sugar
  6. blender
  • Amount of ingredients depends on how many plate you are aiming. This recipe amounts to one 5×3” of loaf pan.

How To Do It?

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Kissing the Summer Goodbye (4 Ingredient Pina Colada Recipe)

Time flies when you’re having rum 😉

Good for: 4-6 pax

What do you need?

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Blueberry Filled French Macarons Recipe

Just a heads up, this recipe is, yes, super easy to follow and affordable of course, but it is kinda lengthy to do so patience is a must!

French Macarons is basically made with a meringue cookie (because of its light and airy texture) plus a creamy fillings depending on the kind of flavor you want to choose. This version is a blueberry filled french macarons. 🙂

Prepping Time: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes (This varies from person to person.)

Baking Time: 20 minutes

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Dulce-ious Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Recipe

Take time to do what makes you happy.

How would you make a delicious dessert even more delicious? By adding some dulce de leche touch! I know, cheesecake itself is already awesome. It is nothing but a source of pure bliss (well any kind of dessert is). Now I tried to smash it with much more awesomness by adding   dulce de leche caramelized sauce into it! It is basically a cheesecake with dulce de leche sauce and of course everything is homemade! Let me show you how to do it in an easy step by step process.

Road to heaven / diabetes: 😀

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 package of  cream cheese (250g) each
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of crushed Graham Crackers
  1. Preheat oven 425 °F.
  2. Crush Graham crackers and mix it with butter.wp-image-583536542jpg
  3. Press the mixture in a 9 inch spring form pan. This serves as the crust of the cake.(You can use spoon or glass or your bare hands to press the mixture firmly.)
  4. Pour on the condensed milk in a pie pan, cover it with foil and steam it under an inch of boiling water. Use the preheated oven from the step 1 to do this. Wait for an hour. (Caramelization process)
  5. While waiting, beat the cream cheese until soft then mix in the sugar.
  6. After an hour, get the  caramelized condensed milk, whisk it and get 1/2 cup of it. Leave the rest and put it in the fridge for latter use.
  7. Mix in the 1/2 cup of caramelized condensed milk onto the mixture of cream cheese and sugar. Blend well.
  8. Add the eggs gradually and whisk the mixture slowly.
  9. Preheat again the oven this time for 350°F.
  10. Pour on the mixture onto the spring form pan with pressed crust.
  11. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  12. Let it cool. Chill it for minimum of four hours and serve it with the remaining caramelized milk. *Heat the caramelized milk in the microwave first before pouring it onto the cheesecake.

Other Ideas for topping:

  • any kind of fresh fruits
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate/nutella

 

Beef Broccoli Recipe

We were college students when me and my partner went out for our first  movie but we only have enough money for the tickets. He was still courting me then. He was too straightforward to me admitting that he did not have enough money. ( Maybe it’s one of the things i liked the most about him. 🙂 ) I planned to pack a lunchbox for us to eat inside the cinema. I know it sounds crazy but the hell who cares hahaha. It was one of the most embarrassing yet unforgettable experience for us. I knew that beef broccoli is one of his favorite dishes so I tried to cook it for him. The night went well and we had big smiles and laughter after that night. 🙂 Continue reading “Beef Broccoli Recipe”

Beyonce Knowles Knows

Almost everyone wants to get skinny or at least shred those fats off in an instant but not everyone is willing to do the work. I believe in the saying “a moment in your lips, a lifetime in your hips.” It is pretty much accurate until i heard about the Lemon Juice Diet aka “The Beyonce Diet”. Well, it is really not a diet, it’s like a cleansing program that you have to stick with. I first heard this from my make up artist slash friend way way back and i being curious googled and tried it. It REALLY worked! But i have to say obviously it is not healthy. It is like having a drastic or crash diet. Anything made fast is not good..just like the fast food i guess? And Just like any other crash diets that i have heard, the rebound is actually pretty drastic too. At least, I was glad for a moment that i am able to experience “glory” and fulfillment after putting up and having commitment to this diet program. (Though it kinda felt like cheating lol)

You have four detox plan to choose from.

  1. Full Detox – you have to have this drink for 10 days straight. No solid foods, just the drink for 10 days. I tried this one and believe me it worked but i looked like a dried banana or something lol. No glow, i look dry and i did not have energy at my 10th day. I felt irritated and became moody as days passed.
  2. Relaxed Detox – there’s no such thing as a relax version when you’re detoxifying eh? but i’m gonna call this a relaxed version just because all you have to do is substitute EITHER your breakfast or dinner or BOTH with this drink. BUT you still have to avoid common fattening foods like sweets, fried foods, dairy products and booze. Boo.
  3. Once A week Detox – as the name suggests, you skip meals and have the detox drink on one each day week.
  4. Master Detox – “master” as it says, it involve TWICE YEARLY multi–day detox PLUS  detoxing once a week.

I know you’re curious about this drink so let me share you the ingredients and steps on how to make it. You’ll going to need:

  1. H2o 
  2. Lemon Juice 
  3. Cayenne Pepper 
  4. Organic Maple Syrup 

This detox drink is mainly made with just water with lemon juice. (2 tbsp of Maple Syrup in every half a pint of Lemon Juice and water), a pinch of cayenne pepper and you’re good to go!

Personally, I have good and bad insights about this diet. Good, because as it promised, it’ll gonna detox and help you to lose some weight. Bad, because of the rebound effects and obviously it is not healthy.

Have you heard or tried this diet? Tell me your thoughts!8AF4641F4C2DB5DB41B0C875FF10AC56

Basic Chicken Arroz Caldo Recipe

We all have that grandmother who loves to cook. This recipe is one of hers. She passed to my mom and passed it to me. This is basically a filipino porridge made with sweet rice and chicken. We usually serve this early in the morning as breakfast when it’s cold just to have something to warm us up. Continue reading “Basic Chicken Arroz Caldo Recipe”

No-Bake Graham Cake

There’s tons of recipe for no-bake cakes and here is one of them. Who would have thought you can make cake with just using Graham Crackers? Things that are needed are: Continue reading “No-Bake Graham Cake”

Basic Brownies Recipe

I have work scheduled tomorrow and it’s my sister’s off. People in our work usually bring “outside food” (because i work in the food industry, i use this term to describe products that we do not sell). Since it was her day off, i requested her to bake me some brownies because i was craving for it. Whenever we want to bake or cook something and we don’t want to bug our mom about the recipe, google serves as our helping hand.Here’s what she did. First things first. Gather all the ingredients! Continue reading “Basic Brownies Recipe”

Perfect Mashed Potato (How To)

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I’ve been craving for chicken casserole these past few weeks. In case you don’t  know what chicken casserole is, you could check it out here. I learned doing that from my friend’s mother. The first time I tried it, I fell in love (though I always fall in love with any kind of foods lol) I tried to re-make that recipe before, it went well but nothing beats her mom’s cooking! (I swear.) I might blog about the remake of that recipe next time. But for now, I have nothing much of the recipe except for the potatoes. I could have used the leftovers from turkey’s thanksgiving but that was spoiled coz it’s been almost a month since thanksgiving. So tonight I just tried to make a simple mashed potato. Here’s what you need: Continue reading “Perfect Mashed Potato (How To)”

Sisig Recipe

 I am a rice person. And when i say i love this food, that food, those foods, blah blah, i REALLY love it. One food that suits the rice best is “Sisig”. It is an Asian dish made mainly with pork. Sisig means “to snack with something sour.” Sisig originated from the Philippines. The story started way way back when the local residents of Philippines mainly in Pampanga region bought pig heads. At that time, pig heads were useless so they bought it cheap. Then they invented a way to use those pig heads in serving for a meal. There goes the Sisig. It originated from a chopped pig’s head but you could use any kind of meat you want from fish to pork even chicken. I prefer the pig’s ear. It may sound gross but heck yea try it first before you judge i swear it is beautifully delicious! Continue reading “Sisig Recipe”