Sipo Egg Recipe

Sipo Egg Recipe

Sipo Egg is a Kapampangan dish of quail eggs cooked with shrimp, peas, carrots and 'singkamas' (jicama or mexican turnip) in thick creamy white sauce. Although Sipo Egg has been more like a banquet dish served usually at weddings, fiestas, birthday and other special celebrations, it is actually very easy to make and could easily be an everyday-meal dish. Why it is called Sipo Egg, I really do not know the answer to that but what I do know is that it is delicious. My friend, Riza, and I went to Asian shop in a…Read more→
Beef and peppers

Beef and peppers

 This beef and peppers dish  is another quick and easy recipe  for people who are in a hurry or do not have enough time but still want to cook a decent meal. I find myself always running out of time since I started to work again. Although it is only a 6-hour day job, I need about 40 minutes to drive to work and the same back, so that means 1 hour 20 minutes everyday.  And on weekends there are lists of house chores and other stuff to do. So lately I really have…Read more→
Banana Cupcake with Peanut butter-Caramel Frosting

Banana Cupcake with Peanut butter-Caramel Frosting

Banana cake or banana bread has been my favorite cake of all time! Banana cake with peanut butter frosting is actually one of the first recipes I wrote here. The combination of peanut butter and banana is just absolutely perfect. But wait! Why not make it even better, let us add caramel! After the long weekend and because it was the day after Easter Monday (which is also a public holiday in Germany), I was thinking of bringing a treat to my new colleagues. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that I am…Read more→
Easy Banoffee Pie

Easy Banoffee Pie

This Banoffee Pie is so easy to make and  no-bake pie is always one of my favorite desserts. It was done all under 30 minutes and that includes making the caramel sauce from scratch.  I prefer to use really ripe bananas because they are sweeter and brings more flavor. For the crust I used butter cookies, crushed them and just added some cocoa powder and it  is simply wonderful combined with bananas. Print Easy Banoffee Pie Author: Bebs Prep time:  30 mins Total time:  30 mins   No bake Easy Banoffee Pie is the easiest…Read more→
Breadsticks stuffed with Jalapeno & cheese

Breadsticks stuffed with Jalapeno & cheese

I have to warn you, these breadsticks stuffed with jalapeno and cheese are addictive! When my (English-speaking) friends came to visit last time, we decided to have an all-finger-food get together. We haven't seen us since before the holidays because most had vacations out of the country. We are all foreigners in Germany and met each other when we had our first German class. That was almost three years ago but we managed to keep the friendship and although some of us and sometimes all of us have busy schedules, we see to it…Read more→
Marzipan Easter Eggs

Marzipan Easter Eggs

In the spirit of Easter, I decided to make these colorful Easter eggs from marzipan. This is a perfect project to make with kids as it is really easy and fun to do. Marzipan is quite a popular treat here in Germany, they are widely used on breads and pastries, as a matter of fact, they are more popularly used here for decorating cakes than fondant. During holidays, specially on Christmas and Easter time, you will find them being sold at most groceries and supermarkets formed in various shapes and comes in different…Read more→
Cheesy Baked Mussels

Cheesy Baked Mussels

This Cheesy Baked Mussels or Baked Tahong as we call it in the Philippines are perfect appetizers and it is so easy to prepare too. The combination of butter, garlic and cheese added to the mussels just makes this dish simply delightful. I remember when my siblings and I were growing up, we were not so much into eating fish or seafoods, all we wanted was fried chicken or porkchops! How things have changed. Now I am happy when I can get to eat fish. I think that is one of the things I…Read more→
Crispy Kare-kare

Crispy Kare-kare

WARNING!!! Not for the faint of heart!(Literally) Kare-kare is one my favorite Filipino dishes. Origin of this dish is a bit vague, most believe that it originated from Pampanga, known as the culinary center of the Philippines (which just happens to be my hometown, ehem) although some also say that it is related to indian 'kari' that was introduced by some Indians who settled in Cainta, Rizal in the early years but later on the dish transformed into the present form because the settlers ran out of their spices and did not know…Read more→