Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

No more soggy french toasts! I am pretty sure you will love these yummy cinnamon french toast sticks! Quick and easy to make, perfect for breakfast!  I usually end up feeling frustrated whenever I try to make french toast before because they tend to be either soggy or burnt, or sometimes both! How could something that seems to be so easy be so hard to make, right?! But I never wanted to give up, specially after seeing pictures of perfect french toast in the net! How do they do it?  Then all of…Read more→
Easy Chop Suey Recipe

Easy Chop Suey Recipe

Try this Chop Suey recipe for an Easy stir-fry of colorful vegetables with thick sauce. A great vegetable dish for a dinner party or just for everyday healthy meal.   The good thing about cooking Chop Suey is, you can use as much variety of vegetables as you like. You can choose whatever you want or omit the ones you do not like so much and even when you just have three kinds of vegetables, it could still come out great.  You cannot really go wrong with Chop Suey, unless you over-cook your veggies…Read more→
Thai Pandan Chicken / Gai Haw Bai Toey

Thai Pandan Chicken / Gai Haw Bai Toey

You've got to try this aromatic and savory Thai pandan chicken recipe! Gai haw bai toey is a Thai dish of fried chicken wrapped in pandan leaves. Each piece of chicken is wrapped in pandan or screw pine leaf that give them this wonderful taste and aroma and keeps the meat juicy even after being deep fried. The popularity of this Thai dish has also reach the Philippines in the recent years. Not surprising, since we're practically neighbors and cooking with pandan or screwpine leaves, which is abundant in most South East Asian countries,…Read more→
Shrimp in chili crab sauce/ Aligue

Shrimp in chili crab sauce/ Aligue

Indulge yourself with this delicious and decadently rich shrimp recipe cooked in chili crab sauce. Yet another quick and easy recipe to love!I was able to get hold of these lovely fresh shrimps from a local fish store (sadly, we do not have fish market :-( ) and I knew exactly what to do with them. I have been saving a can of crab fat paste just so I can make this shrimp with chili crab sauce and I am glad I did.  If you have read and tried the recipe from my old…Read more→
Electric Salt & Pepper Mill Set Giveaway

Electric Salt & Pepper Mill Set Giveaway

Who could be the lucky winner of this  Electric Salt & Pepper Mill Set ??? Giveaway Rules: We are drawing one (1) winner for the giveaway prize, Electric Salt & Pepper Mill Set,  but if this item is not available at the winner’s country, a comparative product of equal value will be sent. This giveaway is wholly supported by me and I did not receive any compensation for the product in this giveaway. This giveaway is open to residents of any country  who are 18 years of age and above at time of entry. To join, all…Read more→
Braised Beef – Filipino/Chinese style

Braised Beef – Filipino/Chinese style

Get this simple recipe for braised beef for that savory-sweet tender chunks of beef that is rich in flavor and spices. This is a Filipino-chinese version of braised beef similar to Chowking's. The first thing that pops into my mind, when I think of braised beef, is "Chowking". It is a favorite Filipino-Chinese fastfood restaurant among Filipinos (myself included) back home in the Philippines. My favorite dish to order is their famous braised beef rice topping accompanied by Kangkong with bagoong (water spinach with shrimp paste) and hot soup (which used to be free but is now…Read more→
Chicken Empanada – Filipino style

Chicken Empanada – Filipino style

This Filipino chicken empanada is packed with flavorful filling and is baked in a mildly sweet dough that has a slightly flaky texture. Perfect for snack or light meal!Empanadas, specifically chicken empanada, is definitely one of my favorite snacks when I was still in the Philippines. This stuffed bread or pastry treat was obviously introduced to the Philippines by the Spanish people in the early years. But the Filipino empanadas are also quite unique, using a slightly sweet empanada dough.Empanadas could also have diffirent kinds of fillings, among the most popular are: ham and cheese,  ground pork…Read more→
Rhubarb Pie with blueberries

Rhubarb Pie with blueberries

This rhubarb pie is the bomb! Exploding with tartness and sweetness in every bite. Serve it topped with whipped or ice cream and it is irresistible. I have never tried rhubarb pie until last year, when a colleague brought different pies for her birthday at work and we had them for lunch. I didn't know rhubarb when I was still in the Philippines but apparently they are also grown there in a certain cooler place up high in the mountains (Mountain Province)  but since they are rare they are also unknown to us.  When I learned that…Read more→