Just Baked: Cream Puffs!!!

“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 aContinue reading “Just Baked: Cream Puffs!!!”

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 dayContinue reading “A Merry Berry Breakfast”

Just Baked: I Want to Marry You Cookies

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 hadContinue reading “Just Baked: I Want to Marry You Cookies”

Just Whipped: Pineapple and Coconut Ice Popsicle

It was supposed to be an attempt to recreate Gemma Stafford’s Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip. I had my ingredients ready: my coconut milk and my frozen pineapples. It was my first time to try canned coconut milk. I was surprised that most of the canned coconut milk and cream in the grocery I went toContinue reading “Just Whipped: Pineapple and Coconut Ice Popsicle”

Just Baked: Thumbprint Cookies

“Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ’em all over everything you do.” -Elvis Presley For a country where majority of the people are Catholics, the Holy Week is a very important event. In the Philippines, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are declared non-working holidays. This means four days of restContinue reading “Just Baked: Thumbprint Cookies”

Just Cooked: My Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

“Not only are pasta dishes delicious, but they are also great, easy options for a quick dinner during a busy weekday.” -Marcus Samuelsson I recently made chocolate no-machine ice cream and it was a success! I have even used some of the ice cream to make chocolate milk shakes because summer is just so hot inContinue reading “Just Cooked: My Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta”

Just Whipped: Chocolate Ice Cream (No Machine)

“My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.” – Thornton Wilder Summer seems to be here in the Philippines! The sun’s hotter, there is not much rain, and the malls are now selling swimwear and sunscreen more than ever! It’s theContinue reading “Just Whipped: Chocolate Ice Cream (No Machine)”

Just Baked: Snickerdoodles!

“Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.” -Sandra Lee Snickerdoodle cookies are one of those I always have read about, heard about or watched in baking shows whether on TV or on YouTube. I have never tried it my entire life andContinue reading “Just Baked: Snickerdoodles!”