Roasted Vegetable Trio – Beets, Parsnips & Carrots

Roasted Vegetable Trio – Beets, Parsnips & Carrots

Try this roasted vegetable trio of beets, carrots and parsnips for a perfect side dish or it could also be a meal on its own. Healthy and yummy way to help you shed the holiday fat.I've been meaning to make this dish of roasted beets, carrots and parsnips  for the longest time and now seems to be a good time for it! Not only because they are all freshly available in the market, but because  of a rather more personal reason. After my 5-week-long vacation in the Philippines over the Holiday season, I've…Read more→
Mango Float Easy Recipe

Mango Float Easy Recipe

Mango float could be the easiest, delicious no-bake dessert you could ever make. Only needs 4 ingredients too! It is a favorite Filipino 'icebox cake'  that is a big hit during the holiday seasons or any other special occasions.  Before we go on, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I know it is a bit late and I would also like to apologize for not posting anything for so long but there is a reason for that...I was in the Philippines since first week of December to attend our dear youngest sister, Cherry,…Read more→
Super Easy Blueberry Muffin

Super Easy Blueberry Muffin

This easy recipe for Blueberry Muffins are perfect for breakfast or at tea time. I specially love the smell of freshly baked blueberry muffins filling my kitchen..a great way to start a day...       Fresh blueberries will be great if available but the jarred or even frozen ones will also do well. I like to have my blueberry muffins still warm from the oven. I do not use muffin tins at all, I just double the muffin paper as long as they are sturdy enough to hold the shape while baking. Less to clean afterwards. Print…Read more→
Easy Homemade Caesar Dressing

Easy Homemade Caesar Dressing

I think the most popular Dressing for Salads is the Caesar Dressing (Ceasar). You can easily buy them in bottles at the groceries or supermarkets, but nothing beats the fresh, homemade kind! Here is the simplest Caesar Dressing you will ever find!   5.0 from 1 reviews Print Easy Homemade Caesar Dressing Author: Bebs Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  5 mins Total time:  10 mins Serves: 1 bottle   Ingredients 1 cup Mayonnaise ½ Tbsp Mustard 1 Tsp Fish Sauce 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tbsp…Read more→
Easy No-bake Cheesecake

Easy No-bake Cheesecake

This Cheesecake Recipe is my own and one of the easiest and fastest one I have ever made, not to mention, my hubby´s favorite dessert!!! It has a very creamy and fine texture and is not so sweet. Additionally, the little salt in the crust makes for a perfect balance in taste. You can have different toppings, like  mixed fruits, strawberry sauce or filling, peaches or just anything that you like, but I like blueberry jelly sauce the best! You can also have it simply without any toppings at all. This is also…Read more→
Carrot Cake/ Cupcake Recipe

Carrot Cake/ Cupcake Recipe

  Looking for a Carrot Cake or cupcake Recipe?  Here is one that makes a moist, dense, flavorful but not so sweet carrot cake or cupcakes that is simple and easy to follow. I made the same cake for a friend`s birthday party last summer and used Cream Cheese Frosting. I was worried that the frosting may not hold so well or melt due to the warm weather. But to my surprise it endured and stayed in shape the whole day even at room temperature. I made this particular carrot cake you see in the…Read more→
Sturdy Cream Cheese Frosting

Sturdy Cream Cheese Frosting

This Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is perfect for Carrot Cakes, Banana Cakes, Hummingbird Cake and most cupcakes and cakes if you prefer to cut on the excessive sugar that other frosting usually have. I was reading a lot of recipes in the internet but I was looking for something specific. I want the cream cheese frosting to be firm enough for decorating or piping and be able to hold really long even at room temperature or even a bit warmer. The thing is, all the recipes I saw requires a lot of powdered…Read more→
German Marble Cake Recipe

German Marble Cake Recipe

This is a quick and easy recipe for a soft, spongy yet moist Marble cake. I like to think of this as my 'emergency' or 'last minute' cake. Why? Well, the ingredients are simple enough that I always have them available at home, so that when, at short notice, guests are expected for tea/coffee or we have to attend a birthday party at the last minute, I always have an easy but elegant cake at hand. I learned the technique to make a nicer marbling from my mother-in-law. I do not swirl the…Read more→
Beef Stroganoff made Easy

Beef Stroganoff made Easy

An all-in-one meal perfect for dinner or for any special occasions. This is a very simple and easy recipe  for a really creamy Beef Stroganoff. Another thing I like about this recipe is that it is so versatile, it may be serve with any of your favorite pasta or even rice. In this one, I served it over egg noodles and I added more Champignon mushrooms... yum!  Canned cream of mushroom is not easily available here in Germany, or maybe they are but I haven't found the popular American brand, Campbell, except online where they cost a…Read more→
Chocolate Ganache Easy Recipe

Chocolate Ganache Easy Recipe

Learn here how easy it is to make chocolate ganache to use as glaze, icing, sauce, frosting or filling. Chocolate ganache can be used in a lot of different ways. It can be used to glaze cakes, cupcake and doughnut frosting. As dip for chocolate fondue or fountain. My favorite is as filling for french macarons.  To make this easy chocolate ganache recipe you only need 2 ingredients. You may use any chocolate you like-dark, milk, semi-sweet. Print Chocolate Ganache Easy Recipe Author: Bebs Prep time:  2 mins Cook time:  2 mins Total time: …Read more→
Ukoy Recipe – Filipino Shrimp Fritters

Ukoy Recipe – Filipino Shrimp Fritters

Get this easy Ukoy recipe, the Filipino crunchy shrimp fritters using sweet potato.  It is a popular Filipino snack that can also be served as appetizer or, like me, as a main dish to be eaten with rice. Make sure you do not forget the spiced vinegar for dipping!    I've been craving for Ukoy for like ages but I always thought that it is impossible to make them while I am here in Germany because of the main ingredients involved. The Ukoy/Okoy I grew up with uses green papaya which is impossible…Read more→
Spicy Beef Jamaican Patties

Spicy Beef Jamaican Patties

Get this easy and yummy recipe for Spicy Beef Jamaican Patties. They are simply delicious! Jamaican patty is a spice-filled baked pastry that can have different meat filling like beef, pork, chicken, lamb, veggies  and even shrimps, encased in a flaky pastry. It is popular "fast-food" dish in the Caribbean, specially (yep! you've guessed it) in Jamaica.   These Spicy beef Jamaican Patties are just addictive! If Sietema could talk, she would tell you the same!  She gobbles them up like nothing and that is no small feat because she is such a…Read more→
How to make Kimchi

How to make Kimchi

Learn how to make kimchi  with this simple recipe so you can enjoy this popular Korean delicacy  at home any time!  When I think of Korean food, Kimchi is the first thing that comes to mind. This fermented or pickled, spicy napa cabbage and daikon radish is not only popular in Korea but is now also well loved in the Philippines. And as the demand for English schools in the Philippines for Koreans continues to grow, so are the Korean restaurants and food shops. But they are not only for the Koreans who come…Read more→
Kutsinta

Kutsinta

Kutsinta is a native sweet Filipino snack that are like small steamed sticky rice cakes. It is brown or redish in color because it is sweetened with brown sugar that is further enhanced using annatto or achuete. It is usually eaten with grated coconut. I remember when I was a kid, I would wake up to the sound of a peddler howling in the streets, early in the morning to sell his Puto and kutsinta for breakfast. I think the two are really inseparable like a tandem, you will always see them sold or served…Read more→
Crustless Mini Broccoli Quiche

Crustless Mini Broccoli Quiche

Don't they just look nice and appetizing? Good news is they are quick and easy to make and really healthy too! I usually make these when Armin is having his diet. Even in Phase 1 of South Beach diet, as broccoli is one of the vegetables allowed in this phase since it has low Glycemic index. It is perfect side for any meat like chicken, pork or beef but I am pretty sure they would also make wonderful appetizers.   We both like our broccoli only half-cooked, that way it is still crisp…Read more→
How to make salted eggs

How to make salted eggs

Learn how to make salted eggs, using only brine solution. Salted egg is a popular delicacy both in the Philippines and China that is widely used for various dishes.    Salted eggs or 'itlog na maalat' in Filipino are normally made using duck eggs but chicken eggs also work just as well. In the Philippines  they are also called 'itlog na pula' which means 'red egg' because they are usually dyed in red or more like dark fuchsia. This is done so you can tell them apart from regular chicken or duck eggs.…Read more→
Polvoron with Cashew

Polvoron with Cashew

Polvoron is a Filipino shortbread-like cookie/candy made of roasted flour, powdered milk, sugar and butter and this has added cashew in it to make it extra special. It is so easy to make and a real treat.  Making these Polvoron brought back memories from when I was still in grade school, I was in 5th grade if my memory serves me right. My mama made some for us and I brought a bag of it to school to snack on. My classmates started asking if they can buy some of my Polvoron and…Read more→
Gnocchi in creamy Gorgonzola sauce with Ham and Mushroom

Gnocchi in creamy Gorgonzola sauce with Ham and Mushroom

Try this delicious recipe for Gnocchi in creamy Gorgonzola sauce with ham and mushrooms for a quick and easy but amazingly good meal! Oh boy! Just writing this post make me hungry! But as promised from my previous post, so here it is! My very own version of D'ouro's Gnocchi Della Casa or simply Gnocchi in creamy Gorgonzola with ham and mushrooms. I love Gorgonzola or any blue cheese for that matter! I know it is not for everyone but if you are into blue cheese then you definitely have to try this recipe. It was…Read more→
Homemade Gnocchi made Easy

Homemade Gnocchi made Easy

Learn how to make Gnocchi the fast and easy way. No need to buy pre-made gnocchi when you can make them anytime real quick.Now that I quit my job to focus on Foxy Folksy, I am also able to spend more time with Armin which was a bit difficult before because of his shift work. Even our day offs then were not always the same so it is nice that we can now do a lot of things together again, like, spontaneously going to our new favorite local Restaurant, Pizzeria D’ouro, last Monday…Read more→
Homemade Churros with chocolate dip sauce

Homemade Churros with chocolate dip sauce

One time I was browsing through Facebook when a picture posted by someone ( a friend of a friend's friend) caught my eye. In the photo was a long queue of people in front of what seems to be an establishment inside a mall in Pampanga, my hometown in Philippines. I was thinking that whatever they are selling must be really good! It made me really curious, so I googled the name of the said establishment to find out what is the craze about. I was amaze to find out that a lot…Read more→
Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

Try this Japanese Cheesecake or cotton cheesecake recipe for a super fluffy, light-as-air cheesecake you will ever make. It took me a while to write about this beautiful and heavenly Japanese Cheesecake. The reason for that is, I had to do it three times to get it picture ready for my blog, but I am not complaining at all, neither is Armin from the looks of it. He was actually the one urging me to make a "better" one and then another. Although the first two Japanese cheesecake I made were not picture perfect,…Read more→
Beef Kaldereta

Beef Kaldereta

Beef Kaldereta (or Caldereta) is a Filipino spicy tomato-based beef stew loved by many Filipinos. This spicy dish is commonly serve on special occasions but believe me, there is no need to wait for special event to enjoy this classic Filipino dish.    Traditionally, Kaldereta uses goat meat, but since I do not know where to get goat meat around here, I opted to cook it with the mostly preferred meat for this dish...beef. And because this dish is so loved in the Philippines, specially in the north,  that a lot of people cook it…Read more→
Pinakbet

Pinakbet

Try this easy recipe for Pinakbet or Pakbet, a Filipino vegetable dish that is flavorful as it is colorful. A mix of different kinds of vegetables like squash, eggplant, okra, string beans and bitter melon. Pork, shimp paste and tomatoes are used to give it its distinctive taste.  My mama usually cooks Pinakbet for lunch or dinner as side dish to fried fish. As kids, my siblings and I would try to wiggle our way out from eating our portion, specially the bitter melon, but all attempts were to no success.  I remember my…Read more→
Palitaw Recipe

Palitaw Recipe

Palitaw is a Filipino afternoon snack or 'merienda' that consist mainly of glutinous rice coated with grated coconut and sugar and sometimes roasted sesame seeds. This flattened sweet rice cake  is very chewy and really filling but the best part is, it is really easy to make.    This Palitaw recipe is  as easy as it can get, because I used glutinous rice flour that is readily available in Asian stores. Back in the days, I remember my Mama had to go to the wet market or 'palengke' to buy glutinous rice and have it grinded there…Read more→
Biko Recipe (Filipino Rice Cake)

Biko Recipe (Filipino Rice Cake)

Biko (pronounced bee-koh), a rice cake,  is a native Filipino delicacy where glutinous rice is cooked with coconut milk and brown sugar then topped with caramelized coconut milk.  Traditionally, biko is served on a bilao, a round wooven bamboo tray, lined with coconut-oiled banana leaves and is a popular dessert for every special occasions like birthdays, reunions and fiestas.  I found that there are several ways to cook this sticky rice treat, one is by cooking the glutinous rice first before adding the coconut milk syrup. But I opted to chose to other method, wherein the rice is…Read more→
Filipino Egg Pie Recipe

Filipino Egg Pie Recipe

Egg Pie is a classic Filipino dessert or snack. Try this easy Filipino Egg Pie recipe and enjoy the creamy, delicate yet firm egg custard in buttery, flaky crust that is perfect afternoon snack. I remember back in the days when we used to live next to a bakery, I would wake up to the wonderful smell of Pandesal baking in the oven! It would be really nice if it was not at 3 o'clock in the morning though and there were times it was difficult to get back to sleep when you feel your…Read more→
Easy Pork Hamonado Recipe using Pork Belly

Easy Pork Hamonado Recipe using Pork Belly

Get this easy recipe of Pork Hamonado that has a perfect balance of sweet and savory and with meat so tender, it melts in you mouth. Pork Hamonado is a Filipino dish that involves cooking the meat in pineapple juice. It is or was a kind of food that is only served at special occasions like for Christmas or Fiestas. Understandably, not only because most ordinary people from earlier years could not afford to eat pork everyday but, also, such rich food should be only eaten occasionally.  But nowadays, it's become common to see it on…Read more→
Homemade Red Iced Tea with mint

Homemade Red Iced Tea with mint

This homemade red iced tea with mint is a breeze to make which is great if you are looking for an easy and quick way to cool down from the sizzling hot summer. I am a tea drinker so we usually keep boxes of various teas at home. My usual morning tea would be Earl Grey with milk and sugar, and I do not care if the proper way is to drink it with lemon, which I also do occasionally, but that is how I like my morning tea ;-) . My second fave…Read more→
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→
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…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→
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→