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Kutsinta Recipe

Kutsinta is one of the most food cravings in the Philippines for it’s a tasty and scrumptious native delicacy. This steamed rice cake filled with flours and a dash of sugar is packed with a large amount of carbohydrates to replace lost energy after tiring hours and to engage again in different kinds of activities. Its shiny texture on the outside and a sticky texture inside resulted by lye water

Palitaw Recipe

This delightful palitaw captivates a lot of people because of its distinctive taste and its plump consistency. These chewy dumplings can find especially in public markets and churchyards. Traditionally, It is mostly made of glutinous rice which is soaked in water overnight, then milled to make a dough which is also used in other native rice cakes such as bibingka, suman, espasol, sapin-sapin and puto. This glutinous rice has a

Chicken Tinola Recipe (Tinolang Manok)

Tinolang manok or Chicken Ginger Stew with Vegetables is a kind of a chicken soup filled with green papaya, malunggay leaves, chili plant leaves and/or sayote. The juice from a simmered chicken with ginger, garlic and onion makes the soup more interesting to consume. It makes the soup richer in flavor and natural. It’s good and so flavorful; the ginger gives a distinct flavor in this food making a big

Graham Balls Recipes

Graham Balls are so sweet and soft dessert you can munch all day and all night long. This heavenly soft yummy nom noms is just a dessert you can’t refuse to eat. Its texture, its taste, its color, its appearance and all its personality make it so attractive and easier to be liked. This favorite sweet course is made by just using marshmallow as its body, covered by a rich

How to Make Ice Cream without Ice Cream Maker (Cookies and Choco Cream)

How to make ice cream? That’s the question that popped in my head one hot Sunday afternoon while watching a TV commercial about ice cream of different flavors. My mouth literally watered when the endorser deliciously savor the thick chocolate flavored ice cream and put a teaspoonful on her mouth. Buying a liter of ice cream can be costly, especially for those who have big family like mine. I‘ll be

How to Make Pastillas De Leche or Milk Candy

Pastillas Recipe Pastillas or pastillas de leche is a sweet candy with a succulent flavor of milk. Its rich flavor and its soft consistency make you crave for more. This lush dessert has a lot of ways to make. Different in size, on shape, and sometimes in process and in many other characteristics, but the most important is that whatever kind of sweet milk candies you have, they still have

Turon Recipe (How to Cook Turon or Banana Spring Rolls)

The concert of this dessert is now starting! If you want to eat a banana with a twist, try this Philippine-made turon. It is a dessert made of a sliced banana WRAPPED and ROLLED in a spring roll wrapper and then deep frying it. Its sweetness and its crunch sound so delightful to eat. People add jackfruit too. It gives a special distinct flavor and aroma that is so attractive

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

I am a coffee drinker. The day isn’t complete without my cup of coffee. I love cappuccino, latte, or any kind of coffee-laced drink. I love my coffee creamy and a bit bitter. I love having coffee hot or iced. I love it topped with cream and syrup or sprinkled with cinnamon. I may be a huge coffee drinker, but a cup of coffee isn’t complete without a treat to

Puff Pastry Snail Recipe

Puff Pastry Snail is a very nifty recipe. You can stuff the puff pastry with any filling of your choosing. You can try jams, preserves, cheese, chocolate and the list goes on! I love making Puff Pastry Snails with bacon and cheese. I love making them for picnics or for days at the beach. They’re great with kids and adults alike. I once made some for a breakfast potluck with

Pininyahang Manok Recipe (Creamy Chicken with Pineapples)

If you want an easy and quick chicken dish (aside from chicken adobo) well, why don’t you try Pininyahang Manok? This creamy and sweet, with a hint of sourness from the pineapple, chicken recipe will surely give you a delightful dinner the whole family will enjoy. Best paired with steamy, freshly cooked rice and you’ll soon have a happy tummy! Pininyahang Manok is an easy-to-cook and very simple (also popular)

Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette) Recipe

When I was a kid, I used to despise eggplants. They taste funny and they smell funny, too. I always thought that eggplants tasted horrible—even without actually eating one. My mother would always try to bribe me to eat my eggplants, but I always declined no matter how much ice cream or chocolate she promised to get me. I was adamant about my personal childhood war against all eggplants. I

Daing ng Bangus (Milkfish)

Daing na Bangus is an easy fish recipe you can prepare anytime of the day. This recipe is milkfish marinated in the blend of vinegar, salt, garlic and pepper. Although the name of this dish is “Daing na Bangus”, it is not prepared the way other salted and dried fish are preserved. Vinegar helps to preserve the fish. This method comes handy especially to those who can’t go to the

How To Make Dynamite Sticks

Dynamite Sticks, also known as Dynamite Rolls, Chili Cheese Sticks or Dynamite Spring Rolls, is one of my favorite finger foods now. Oh, don’t worry. Dynamite is just a term we used for this recipe, but this is absolutely non-explosive. This crunchy, tasty and a lil bit spicy finger food is a perfect partner for beer. Filled with ground meat (any kind of meat) and cheese, this can make any

Spaghetti with Ground Beef and Hotdogs

My childhood days were filled with spaghetti. We’d have spaghetti on special occasions, on birthdays, or on just random days. It was like the number one food among children—second only to cakes, ice cream and chocolate. Spaghetti with Ground Beef and Hotdogs! Filipino Spaghetti is a bit different from the one most people are familiar with. Filipino spaghetti is sweet and cheesy. It is also common to see some hotdogs, ham

Sauteed Shrimp Paste Recipe (Ginisang Bagoong)

Mangoes taste so much better with Sautéed Shrimp Paste (Ginisang Bagoong). I love how the Bagoong can add so much oomph to the mango without being to overpowering the flavour. Although, some of my friends argue that eating Sautéed Shrimp Paste can give you bad breath and sometimes, Sautéed Shrimp Paste can be too fishy, I still love pairing it with sliced mangoes. It’s hard to find the perfect Sautéed

Puso Ng Saging Recipe ( Banana Blossom Patties)

Banana Blossom Patties – I have a friend who is a vegetarian. Now, I don’t have anything against them, but I couldn’t really imagine living the rest of my life without ever eating chicken, fish, pork and beef. However, as much as I love meat, I am also very intrigued by the vegetarians’ lifestyle, so one day I finally decided to give it a try. I agreed to have lunch

Chocolate-Flavored Pancake Recipe

Chocolate Pancake Recipe – Chocolate is one of the best creations on earth. It’s one of the best inventions—second only to the internet—of all time. It was flipping channels on the TV once when I saw a show about creating desserts. It was the show about chefs creating desserts and winning something. I really can’t remember much about it, but I do remember seeing the chefs using big bowls of

Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe

  Adobo is a very popular Filipino dish. It is done by stewing chicken—or any other meat—in vinegar and soy sauce. It is known for its distinct scent and flavor. Adobo has becoming a very popular dish with people all over the world starting to enjoy the savory, salty and sour goodness only found in this dish! I love Chicken Adobo. I like the tender and juicy chicken in that

Champorado Recipe (Chocolate Rice Pudding)

Champorado Recipe is a Filipino chocolate porridge dish. It is traditionally made with glutinous or malagkit rice and cocoa tablets or tableya, but you can also use cocoa powder to make this dish. This dish is perfect hot or cold. This can be served as a meal or as a snack. Growing up, I have always loved Champorado. I love the creamy texture and the sweet chocolate flavour. Love my

Sauteed Pechay and Tofu Recipe

Sauteed Pechay and Tofu Recipe – Have you ever had a time when you simply can’t eat meat anymore as if your taste bud became so bland that the only food you want to eat is veggies? Well, I’m currently experiencing that. Probably because my diet this week was mostly meat. Well, who can resist the tasty Lechon courtesy of our neighbor who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary? Who can