16th December 2016

Pillsbury Holiday Shape Christmas Tree Cookies

Before making our Christmas Sugar Cookies, Scott got Emma a box of Pillsbury Holiday Shape Cookies to bake in between. Something easy for her to do and to add into our baking series this year. These cookies were so good. The taste and texture are like shortbread cookies and they are so good dipped in cold milk. Just follow the instructions from the box. The cookies are cute and like I said, really good. Coincidentally, ...
13th December 2016

Hershey Kisses Blossom Sugar Cookies

I made these Hershey Kisses Blossom Sugar Cookies on December 1st and I'm just posting the recipe now because well, I got busy decorating for Christmas. These cookies are the first batch of our Christmas Baking Series. At least that's what I'm calling our baking marathon anyway. 'Our' meaning me and my Sous Chef Miss Emma who is just absolutely loving all our baking extravaganza. We get to eat cookies afterwards so what's not to ...
10th July 2016

Almond Flour White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a couple of bags of Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour in the pantry because I planned on mastering the art of making macarons. I've tried making them twice but I failed big time. First failed attempt was due to not aging the egg whites and the batter itself after piping them into the silicone pan. Second failed attempt, I didn't use enough egg whites so the batter was too chunky to age. I ...
23rd April 2016

Plain ‘Ol Good Pound Cake

I wasn't going to post this pound cake here because the pictures I took were really not that good. I had a hard time getting the right angle. I remember being in a hurry to take the pictures because I was trying to catch as much natural light from the dining room as I can. Then I remembered I really don't have a recipe for plain pound cake in the blog. I do however have ...
4th March 2016

Vanilla Crinkle Cookies

This is the vanilla version of the chocolate crinkle cookies. Paula Deen's version of the chocolate kind uses cream cheese and cake box mix. Either cookies are yummy and the whole family would love them. I didn't bother taking step-by-step pictures for this one so feel free to just refer to the aforementioned 2 linked recipes. With the obvious changes of course, like these are vanilla and not chocolate therefore the ingredients have slight changes. ...
18th January 2016

2 Martha Stewart Desserts To Drool Over

Once I wipe the drool off of my mouth from these 2 desserts by Martha Stewart, I will gather myself and make these. First up is this Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake. And then here's the Pound-Cake Tiramisu which is like my 2 favorite desserts in one. Oh Martha! (Images: marthastewart.com)
3rd November 2015

Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms Quiche

All I can say about this Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms Quiche is that it is good. I mean really good. Make it soon good. As in really really soon so good so without further adieu... Recipe: Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms Quiche Ingredients SHORTCRUST PASTRY 2 cups of flour 1 stick of cold butter, cunt it small pieces 3-4 tablespoons of cold water extra flour FILLING 1 pack of frozen spinach, thawed completely 2-3 slices of portobello mushrooms, chopped salt and pepper for seasoning 4 eggs 1/2 of cream 1 ...
15th October 2015

Halloween Cake Truffle Balls

There's nothing scary about my Halloween Cake Truffle Balls but they sure are cute in a simple non-creative way. I just wanted to make something to munch on that's not candy since it's Halloween season after all. I also deviated from the usual Halloween cupcakes which I make every year. So these cake truffle balls are just regular white cake base shaped into balls then coated with melted vanilla almond bark with orange food coloring. It's ...
8th October 2015

Banana-Strawberry Cupcakes W/ Buttercream Frosting

I was going to make banana-strawberry bread but changed my mind at the last minute. How about banana-strawberry cupcakes instead with buttercream frosting? So, here they are. It's the same concept as making banana bread but adding homemade strawberry jam, in cupcake form, then frosting on top. Because once in our lifetime we'll ask ourselves, why not? By the way, you'd notice in the recipe that there is no sugar(except the powdered sugar in the frosting). ...
10th September 2015

Lattice-Top Crust Blueberry Pie

I had about 2 cups of fresh blueberries left in the freezer so I figured I'd make a pie last Saturday. For the first time in my pie-baking ventures, I went to the lattice top crust route just because I thought it would be pretty and why the heck not? The family said it was good except my husband said it needed more filling which I agreed with. Almost 2 cups of blueberries weren't just ...
30th July 2015

Blue Velvet Cake Truffles

It has been a while since I made cake truffles/cake balls. I've decided to make some last week and while perusing the baking aisle for a cake mix to make baking easier I saw the new Duncan cake mixes. The blue velvet cake box caught my eye. Blue is my favorite color after all. I've made red velvet cake truffles before so I figured how about the blue version? So blue velvet cake truffles it ...
8th June 2015

Pretty In Pink Meringue Cookies

I've made 3 different kinds of ice cream this season which are Banana Pudding with wafers, Peach(don't add bananas), and Blueberries. That means I also have supplies of egg whites. From the first batch I've made these oh-so-pretty in pink meringue. The second batch my daughter picked blue color. I still have the egg whites from the blueberry ice cream in the fridge waiting to be used. Emma would probably pick a new color for ...
18th April 2015

Bread Pudding With Caramelized Apple

This post is almost 2 weeks too late because the bread I used for this scrumptious Bread Pudding With Caramelized Apple treat was the one I baked for our Easter Sunday dinner. I didn't want the extra bread to get moldy and end up going to waste so 2 days after Easter Sunday I used it up for this. I wanted to make something different than the previous bread pudding with strawberry jam though and ...
8th December 2014

2014 Christmas Cookies

Emma and I baked the sugar cookies on Saturday. We started the process later than I usually do it because we were at the town's Christmas parade, went to the store to get the other stuff I needed, then went to eat lunch at Mi Casita. When we got home about 1pm was the time I made the cookie though but I had to leave it in the fridge to chill for 2 hours. By ...
5th December 2014

Baking Preparations For Christmas 2014

My daughter started talking about baking Christmas cookies today as soon as she got off the bus. She got so excited talking about all the different colors of frosting and cookie shapes. That definitely got me off my holiday funk. I have been feeling crappy all week so I haven't really done anything beyond putting up our Christmas tree and some decors. But when you have an Autistic daughter who finds joy and comfort baking, ...
31st October 2014

Pumpkin-Raisins Cinnamon Rolls With Cinnabon-Like Frosting

I haven't made cinnamon rolls in a while so I was craving some so badly especially now that it's Fall season. My original plan was to make cinnamon Rolls with raisins but while the dough was kneading in the mixer I remember the cans of pumpkin in the cupboard. For about 3 minutes I debated whether I should or shouldn't add pumpkin in the dough. That would mean adding more flour so it wouldn't be ...
1st August 2014

Layered Peach-Blueberry Cobbler

I was thinking about making Peach-Blueberry Cobbler since last week but I had to wait until I have vanilla ice cream coz what's cobbler without the cold ice cream melting on top of the warm and freshly baked cobbler? This combo is seriously a must. And this Peach-Blueberry fruit combo is definitely without a question the best cobbler I've ever made. I thought the peach and apple cobbler was good but I was wrong. The ...
14th July 2014

Meringue Cookies

I love meringue cookies. They're one of my childhood favorites. It's actually easy to make and you only need 3 ingredients. I don't make meringue cookies that often though coz of my piping skills, or lack thereof. That's the hardest part for me. But a few weeks ago I have plenty of reserved egg whites from making chocolate chips ice cream and blueberry ice cream so I figured it's that time to make meringue cookies ...