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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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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 a… Continue reading Just Baked: Cream Puffs!!!

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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 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 to… Continue reading Just Whipped: Pineapple and Coconut Ice Popsicle

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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 rest… Continue reading Just Baked: Thumbprint Cookies

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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 in… Continue reading Just Cooked: My Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta