Quick and Easy Carbonara

Quick and Easy Carbonara

I've learned to cook this since after I finished college and moved away from home to work in the big city (Manila).  Living away from home for the first time (yes, we , in the Philippines, stay with our parents as long as we can :-P) taught me a lot of things and made me realize that I really like to cook. But I usually did not have the time or energy left  after work to be able to do serious cooking, so I learned to do the quick and easy stuff.  After…Read more→
Simple Sponge Cake

Simple Sponge Cake

This is a very simple Sponge cake recipe and you probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry. I usually use this for making other fruit cakes like the Mango Cake that I posted earlier. For a simple coffee or tea time cake, just slice it in the middle and spread  jam in between the layers and if you like, add some whipped cream as they did in the early years like Queen Victoria liked them, hence, the name Victoria Sandwich or Victoria Sponge. Print Simple Sponge Cake Author: Bebs Prep time:  20…Read more→
Things to do in Dubai

Things to do in Dubai

Dubai has become one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Rightly so, with all the interesting buildings and skyscraper, huge shopping malls, good public transport, nice beaches and deserts and of course lots of sun! And now that they bagged the World EXPO 2020 with their theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the future”, it will definitely attract millions more of visitors.
Egg Roll Recipe (Tamago)

Egg Roll Recipe (Tamago)

There are lots of different ways to cook eggs, I know. But if you are tired of having them scrambled, sunny side up, pouched, fried , boiled or omelette, then here is another easy way to make them - Egg Roll. And they look much nicer too. I usually make them when we are  having Asian-themed dinner, like Korean, Chinese  or Japanese as they are so simple to make and add to the variety of the dishes. It is also good to have whenever my husband is having a diet. They do look appetizing…Read more→
What to do with leftover egg whites?

What to do with leftover egg whites?

A quick practical baking / cooking tip. Last Christmas, my Schwiegermutter  (mother-in-law) and I made some bottles of Eierlikör, the german equivalent of eggnog, as giveaways. We had a lot of leftover egg whites and I, being practical, cannot find it in my heart to just throw them away. So what does one do with so many leftover egg whites? Actually there are a lot of ways to use them, like make some meringue or marshmallow  or use it to make french macarons, coconut macaroons, egg white omelette or even angel food cake. But…Read more→
Easy Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Easy Creamy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This recipe makes a  thick, smooth and creamy pumpkin soup. It  is one of my favorite soups, probably because of how easy it is to make yet it turns any meal into a fine dining experience. More popularly served during time of Thanksgiving, but why wait? To create the heart design: Using a teaspoon, drop some circles of cream on the surface then get a toothpick and run it through the middle of the circles. Now you have a perfect soup for Valentine's dinner.   5.0 from 1 reviews Print Easy Pumpkin Soup…Read more→
How to take care of orchids?

How to take care of orchids?

Help! My orchid is dying!!! Or so it looks like, right? But before you panic, calm down and read this article about Phalaenopsis Orchid Care. I love love love orchids!!! They look so pretty, dainty and elegant.  I’ve always like orchids but it was only until recently that I have the guts to be an orchid owner.  Well, that is not entirely true. It was more like I was forced into being one. You see a relative gave me a Phalaenopsis orchid (also known as "Moth" orchid, maybe because the flower resembles a moth?! duh!) for…Read more→
Simple Arroz Valenciana Recipe

Simple Arroz Valenciana Recipe

Looking for an easy Arroz Valenciana (Bringhe) Recipe?  Bringhe or Arroz Valenciana is one of the favorite dishes among Filipinos. It is a bit similar to Spanish Paella and made up mostly of It is usually served for Fiesta or any other special occasions. This is a simple version of this recipe that is really quick and easy to make for an everyday meal. If you want to give it some extra touch for serving on occasions, look at my notes below. Bringhe is actually the name of this dish in my hometown, Pampanga. You…Read more→