“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ” ― Oscar Wilde I was around seven or eight years old when Mom bought a set of cookbooks that opened the door for me to the world of baking. Back then, we only had the small… Continue reading Memory Lane: Candy-Coated Chocolate Chip Cookies
“Maybe there's no scientific evidence of desserts curing what ails you, but if you ask me, the jury's still out on science anyway. ” ― Crystal Cestari, The Best Kind of Magic Cream puffs are one of the treats Mom used to buy us when my sister and I were kids. Despite not being a… Continue reading Just Baked: Cream Puffs!!!
"One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast." -Robert A. Heinlein Last August 21, my country celebrated two holidays: Ninoy Aquino Day and Eid al-Adha. We were actually hoping for Eid al-Adha to be celebrated on the 22nd like the rest of the world, I think but even just one day… Continue reading A Merry Berry Breakfast
They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I'm not quite sure about that and currently, there's no man whose heart I wish to worm my way through. All I know is that when I saw my cousin post about these cookies that she baked, I just knew I had… Continue reading Just Baked: I Want to Marry You Cookies
“Count your cookies, not your problems.” ― Cookie Monster, The Joy of Cookies: Cookie Monster's Guide to Life I recently bought a pack of dried cranberries to put on my salad. After tiring of eating salad for a week, I wanted to do something else with my remaining cranberries. So, on a recent trip to… Continue reading Just Baked: White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Cookies
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." -Mahatma Gandhi One of the reasons I made this blog was to document my attempts at trying new things and learning along the way. This means I will not only write about my successes, but also my failures. The goal… Continue reading First Attempt: Brazo de Mercedes
"You just gotta roll with it." Another weekend, another baking day for me! This time, I shall be making pionono. What is pionono? This is difficult to answer. You see, depending on where you are from (e.g. Spain, Philippines, South America, etc.), we may not be talking about the same thing. Pionono varies depending on where it… Continue reading Just Baked: Pionono