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→
Cake stand with Dome Giveaway

Cake stand with Dome Giveaway

Who could be the lucky winner of this beautiful Cake Stand with Dome ???   Giveaway Rules: We are drawing one (1) winner and for the giveaway prize, Cake Stand with Dome,  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 you…Read more→
Puto Cheese

Puto Cheese

I so love this Puto Cheese recipe. So soft and fluffy and definitely better tasting than the Puto mix you buy in a box but equally  easy to make.  You will never think of buying ready mix Puto after trying this!   Puto is a kind of Filipino snack that is also oftentimes serve to accompany savory dishes like dinuguan (pork blood stew) or pancit (rice noodle). The traditional Puto is made from rice, water and sugar that is stone-grinded to make the batter. Then, of course, everything became easy when rice flour…Read more→
Meaty and Cheesy Chili Cheese Fries

Meaty and Cheesy Chili Cheese Fries

Try this meaty, very cheesy and slightly spicy Chili Cheese Fries or Potato Wedges. It is also easy to make and is done in a jiffy. A complete meal all in itself. How can something that is so simple be so deliciously good!? Well I am just happy for quick and easy recipes like this one specially when I have a really busy schedule and with so less time to prepare dinner. It is really a life saver! Of course I used frozen pack of fries or in this case, potato wedges, but if you are…Read more→
White Bread Recipe

White Bread Recipe

Try this white bread recipe and learn the secret to have the softest and most pillowy homemade white bread you can ever make without using commercial or synthetic bread softener.    Because Madiss asked for it, so here it is! The recipe for the softest and most pillowy homemade loaf or white bread (that I can find).  Inspired from dessert first girl. One of the things that I miss when I moved to Germany is the white bread. In the Philippines, it is known in different names: loaf bread, pan, tasty, toast or others just…Read more→
Bacon-wrapped Pangasius fillet

Bacon-wrapped Pangasius fillet

This bacon-wrapped Pangasius fillet is one of the easiest dish you can make with fish yet also one of the tastiest. The bacon, having lots of fats, keeps the fish from drying out while being cooked and adds flavor to the fish itself. A fish dish that will surely be loved by young and old alike.    My mother-in-law, Waltraud -to whom I am so thankful for,  was the one who taught me about this bacon-wrapped Pangasius fillet recipe some years ago which I also shared to my mama and my sisters and it…Read more→
Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

Say hello to spring with this nutty and garlicky Wild Garlic Pesto. Simply perfect for making pasta, adding flavor to your fish, lamp or beef or simply spreading  on your favorite bread. I've made this wild garlic pesto recently and it is absolutely yummy. I love love love pesto but I've only known basil pesto all my life until I came to Germany and was introduced to Ramsons or Wild garlic (we don't have them in the Philippines...no winter). They call it Bärlauch or Baerlauch here in Germany which if translated literally would mean…Read more→