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Memory Lane: Candy-Coated Chocolate Chip Cookies

“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

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A Merry Berry Breakfast

"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

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Just Baked: White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry 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

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Just Baked: Pionono

"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

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Just Baked: Hokkaido Milk Bread

"All sorrows are less with bread." -Miguel de Cervantes Saaved I have been itching to make bread again after the success of my attempt at making wheat bread using the turbo, no-knead method. As good as that bread was, it was the type that you finish within the day you baked it. With only water… Continue reading Just Baked: Hokkaido Milk Bread

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Japanese Cheesecake Attempt No. 1

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." -Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics Japanese cheesecake recipes have taken over my Facebook news feed and YouTube suggested videos for some reason. While I remember my friend, Joan, making me try a cake from a Japanese bakeshop called Kumori,… Continue reading Japanese Cheesecake Attempt No. 1