• Dessert,  food,  In the Kitchen

    In The Kitchen: Bake Time!

      If I have had a baking sad story, I can tell you more successful ones at least. That disappointment I felt with the cupcake disaster that happened the first time I tried to make buttercream frosting did not stop me from baking. As most positive individuals do, I took it as a challenge to be better.  Carrot-Yogurt Muffins Since most people here says no to super sweets, I decided to do bold cupcakes instead – muffins! The photo above shows a carrot / yogurt muffin and in the next photo are chewy Lemon cookies. Pardon the photo quality as these photos were taken using my netbook’s camera.  Lemon cookies…

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    In The Kitchen: Bicol Express

      When I was still young, I never want to eat anything that has too much coconut milk in it. I feel like throwing up because of dizziness it causes me – no, I did not have hypertension then or even now. I think it was more of a psychological “kaartehan” or an alibi so I could eat or ask for something yummier for a child. My Mama was from Bicol province where people are known to cook almost all their delicacies with coconut milk and wild chili (local name: siling labuyo).  But when I started to mature, and became interested working in the kitchen, my alibi faded. It came…

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    Rangemaster Cookers Continue To Improve in 2013

      Getting a great review on appliances means someone had to work hard enough to earn the trust of consumers on a regular basis within a considerably respectable amount of time. Great reviews deserving of higher accolades come from long-standing quality, upscale performance features and reputable customer attention-to-detail factors. Where do you look for such an appliance company? You find it with Rangemaster. Rangemaster appliance products have been earning culinary respect for decades. As a top appliance choice for Britain’s finest home cooks and chefs, Rangemaster ovens have proven over and over again who is top dog in the high-end oven appliance market. The praise doesn’t just begin and end…

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    In The Kitchen: Holy Week Special – Sardines

    Catholics observed the Lenten season last week. No meats, that is! As expected, prices of seafood and vegetables went up. For a budget conscious mom like me, “diskarte” is what I implemented! Ha ha! I bought a can of Ligo sardines and a medium sized Chayote. I have 2 kids that needs to eat too so this is the idea that came to my mind last Good Friday. Very timely for the Holy Week. My 2 year old loves tomatoes and fish and my elder daughter likes to eat vegetables, Chayote in particular. Hubby and I can go with anything that is not pork that day. I normally saute Chayote…

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    Popcorn!

    I love popcorn as a child and now that I have 2 kids..I still make it a point for us to enjoy home made popcorn. There are times that we don’t have any in stock so we end up buying the flavored ones. The cheapest that I liked a lot is the one from Jack & Jill – caramel puffs! Here’s a bowl of home cooked popcorn – good thing that the Bonus brand I got from SM Hypermarket has 2 sachets of cheese flavored powder. The kids loved their afternoon snack. I’m again joining:

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    In The Kitchen: Nilaga

    I’ve been having a hard time deciding on what to serve for lunch and dinner lately. If you are surrounded with picky eaters, I guess this really happens. It’s just so hard to prepare for a meal that will best suite 2 adults, a 4th grader and a toddler. It’s definitely a challenge to come up with something everyone would like, appreciate, and benefit from it too. And as I was much more concerned about the kids, I decided to serve what we call “Nilagang Baboy” or Pork Stew. It’s healthy, and the vegetable ingredients are something that I already have in the fridge, if not, can easily be bought…

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    Chicken and Veggies Fritatas

    Who’s in the kitchen? Me! What’s there to look forward to? I’m ready to try something for the family. I have seen an early morning show featured and cooked Fritata sometime last month and I decided to come up with my own Fritata recipe. I used ground chicken breast instead of pork and so as added minced garlic, onions, potatoes and carrots. Egg, salt, pepper and dried Basil completed the mix before I wrapped them in Molo wrappers. Sealed the mixture and pierced it with fork. As soon as I made a few, the uncooked Fritatas were deep fried. It’s ready and my toddler was totally excited. She had it…