18th February 2017

The Sweet Taste Of Success

If you like working for yourself and enjoy ice cream and frozen yogurt, then consider opening your own frozen yogurt business. This is an endeavor that is often rewarding personally and financially. It's a business that will allow you to talk to the customers and get to know their likes and dislikes. Since there isn't a large variety of items that are sold, you likely won't be spending as much money on your product as ...
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)
30th December 2015

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinners

Before the year ends, let me share our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts. Christmas Eve was spent with my brother-in-law's family. Unlike on Thanksgiving Day where there were an abundance of food, we made the Christmas Eve feast simple. Roast Turkey, dinner rolls, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots veggie mix, and chocolate cake for dessert. There was also an apple pie but we didn't get the chance to slice into it. For our Christmas ...
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). ...
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 July 2014

Grilled Peaches With Vanilla Ice Cream & Honey

I have been looking forward to grilling peaches ever since the Summer season started. I told Scott on July 4th that I wanted grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream and honey. He wasn't really sure about the combination. I guess he's never heard of it before so I showed him the link from Add A Pinch. Unfortunately the peaches from the store weren't ripe enough so it took 3 days before I finally satisfied my ...
30th December 2013

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

One of the gifts I got this Christmas from my husband is the Sunbeam Electric 4Qt. Wooden Ice Cream Maker. I have been wanting one for so long and finally I got one. I was going to make peach ice cream first but my daughter wanted strawberry so I happily obliged. Scott helped me make this first flavor. I made the custard & fruit base then he manhandled the machine, pouring in ice cubes and rock ...
12th October 2013

Delicious Peach-Apple Cobbler

What do you do when you have peaches and apples? Make peach-apple cobbler, of course. That's exactly what I did 2 nights ago. Peach Cobbler is a family's favorite but I figured I'd stretch my imagination by combining the peaches with apples. Peach-Apple combo is heaven, especially when you add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Ah, forgeddhaboutit. Warm fruit cobbler with melting vanilla ice cream on top. You'll be forgiven if you ...
9th September 2013

White Sheet Cake With Peach Preserves

The day I made the cheesy baked penne with corned beef I also made this white sheet cake with peach preserves for dessert. This family looks for something after dinner so from time to time I'd indulge by baking a cake or cookies or cupcakes, yah know, those sweet stuff. This is just a regular white cake which I adapted from Food Network's Favorite Recipes cookbook. It's actually a white birthday cake but I added ...
6th August 2013

Baker’s Dozen At Power Plant Mall Rockwell(Philippines)

If you ever find yourself gallivanting around Rockwell(Philippines), go to the Power Plant Mall to check out Baker's Dozen and all it's decadent sweet treats that will rock your world. [PRESS RELEASE: Baker’s Dozen brings sweet and yummy treats to Power Plant Mall Power Plant Mall’s all-time favorite pastry fest – The Baker’s Dozen – is back this August to excite and delight shoppers at the heart of fashionable Manila. Make a beeline for the Concourse ...
29th July 2013

TIRAMISU From Lowes Foods

I've mentioned time and time again here in my blog when talking about desserts that Tiramisu is my ultimate favorite dessert. Chocolate Lava Cake and Flan would follow the favorite dessert list. Interestingly enough though, I have never actually formally written a tiramisu recipe here. I have done it twice for Forks, the foodblog I used to write for years ago. There was the chocolate chip tiramisu and the basic tiramisu recipes. Pardon the bad ...
18th July 2013

Tips on Making the Perfect Macaron

As opposed to macaroons, a macaron is a delicate meringue confections made using ground almonds that are sandwiched with cream, chocolate ganache, buttercream and fruit puree. In order to come up with the perfect macarons in Singapore, mentioned below are some tips that you can use. It is worth noting that when making macarons, the older egg whites are much better that the new ones. You must ensure that the egg whites are stored at room ...
11th July 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches

Beat the summer heat with these chocolate chip cookies ice cream sandwiches. These are perfect treats for the whole family for sure. This is a long process that would take up all your time and concentration so I won't blabber on. Let's make these bad boys...     Hmm, I lied. These chocolate chip cookies ice cream sandwiches are so easy to make. All you have to do is start with your trusted good 'ol chocolate chip cookies ...
11th July 2013

Macarons in Singapore: Adding an Asian Edge to a French Confection

Macarons took the world by storm and it wasn't too long before you could find these delightful French macarons in Singapore. These colourful little confectioneries are a treat to both the eyes and the taste-buds and it's no wonder that they have become the favourites of many Singaporeans. Not everyone has the patience required to consistently turn out perfectly formed well baked macaron. Many have tried, and given up because of the complexity involved. It is probably the ...
30th May 2013

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I have made chocolate crinkle cookies before using a recipe from Paula Deen but she calls them Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies and the recipe calls for a cake mix and cream cheese. What I have here is very basic and just as delicious as Paula Deen's cookies. Recipe: CHOCOLATE CRINKLE COOKIES Ingredients ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 cup + confectionery ...
14th May 2013

Too Decadent Triple Layer Cookie Bars With Walnuts

When I bought the can of condense milk the last time I went grocery shopping I actually intended to use it for fudgy chocolate chips brownies. I went on a baking a couple of weekends ago wherein I made self-frosting nutella cupcakes and nutella-chocolate chips cookies and thought I'd make brownies too. I decided to hold off on the brownies and save it for when all the goodies are gone. When I finally got to making ...