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 ...
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. ...
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 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 ...
17th March 2011

Monkey Bread With Glaze

I've read about Monkey Bread before but never really tasted it until September last year when we moved to this new house. A neighbor gave us a bundt of Monkey Bread as a welcome gesture for being the new neighbors. That was really nice of her. She'd given the kids some goodies after that day too. Halloween and Christmas. I'm pretty sure she'll give them something for Easter as well. I had a sweet craving ...
6th January 2011

Banana Spice Cake W/ Blue Frosting

I'm still not sure if I should share the story behind this banana spice cake with blue frosting. It's either good or bad, depending on how perfect you are as a parent. I'm not so you'll probably pick bad. I just can't stand being judged...................... Oh well, since I've already started, I might as well, right? I decided to make this to bribe my daughter. Her brother needed to do his homework in peace but she ...
9th December 2010

Holiday Baking: Blondies

Are you in the midst of holiday baking yet? I just cooked up and decorated a second batch of Christmas sugar cookies that I'll be sending to my brother and his family. Another sugary goodness you could bake up this year are snickerdoodles and/or what I have right now which is called Blondies. According to my Better Homes & Garden BCA PINK Cookbook (Thanks Mom), Blondies are moist bars that are light-colored brownies. Instead of ...
1st July 2010

Busy-Day Cake

The name of the cake says it all, no? I discovered this classic, fast, and easy cake from the Better Homes & Garden BCA Pink Cookbook that I received from my mother-in-law. It's so perfect for those days when you're craving something sweet but you don't necessarily want to spend hours preparing a dessert using complicated ingredients and then spending time decorating and doing all that fancy stuff. With the exception of whipped cream, any ...
16th March 2010

Red Velvet Cake W/ Cream Cheese Frosting

I made red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting last weekend. It was YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY. I don’t know how else to describe it but Yummy, heh. It’s not pretty, actually the round cakes were uneven but I only made it for us so It didn’t matter. It was still delicious. INGREDIENTS : (Cake Recipe Inspired by AllRecipes) 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 ...
23rd January 2010


When I bought the jar of Nutella last weekend I made a vow (yes I did) that part of the Nutella will be made into cupcakes. I’ve always planned to do that whenever I buy one but it never gets that far. Darn those nutella sandwiches and occasional spoon licking. Well, I finally made self-frosting nutella cupcakes and golly they were so beautiful and delicious. This self-frosting nutella cupcakes recipe was adapted from Connie of Pinoycook ...