Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

This is a very simple pasta dish, similar to aglio e olio and truffle oil pasta. I like to make this on days when I need to get dinner on the table quickly.  That’s usually when I’m already tired and super-hungry, no energy even for a drive-thru and no patience to wait for delivery. 😀 […]

Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

It’s true time really flies so fast. I realized with a little pinch in my heart as I look at  my kids..they are no longer babies! In fact,  my youngest, my dear boy outgrew me already by an inch ( it was easy anyway because I’m on the short side hehe). I was glad and […]

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

I can’t believe that I have not posted Creme Brulee here yet. This is one of  my favorite desserts. It’s right there on top with leche flan and tiramisu. It’s very similar to flan- it’s smooth and creamy but less firm and with a crunchy caramelized sugar on top instead of syrupy. YUM.  No inverting […]

Ricciarelli (Sienese Almond Cookies)

Ricciarelli (Sienese Almond Cookies)

I love these cookies. When I bite into it, it’s like I’m transported into the old world where people in  dresses and suits have their afternoon teas in beautiful gardens or patios, enjoying each other’s companies, having real conversations and with impeccable manners. It’s a by-gone world that I only imagine from the classic books […]

Spinach and Crab Dip

Spinach and Crab Dip

The timing of this recipe on my feed is perfect. I was planning on making crab omelette but when I saw Valerie Bertinelli’s video from FoodNetwork where she’s making this yummy dip, I wanted to make it too because not only it looked so appetizing to me, it seemed so easy to make and I […]

Chocolate Crazy Cake

Chocolate Crazy Cake

So you want to bake a cake and found out you’re out of eggs? No worries, this recipe doesn’t require  eggs or butter. I’ve read that this cake was created by resourceful moms during the time of Great Depression in the US. I’m not sure why it’s called crazy cake, though.  Maybe because it must […]

Three-Cheese Pasta with Bacon

Three-Cheese Pasta with Bacon

One of my favorite pasta dishes to make. Easy, delicious. Rich in calcium and protein and some fats perfect for growing kids and cheese-loving adults.  My family loves it. I sometimes substitute yogurt in place of cream if I’m feeling extra health-conscious 🙂 This is with bacon, folks..bacon! And lots of cheese..hmmm Why are you […]

Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake)

Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake)

I’ve always wanted to make this Christmas cake but only got a chance to try it this year. Yay for me. My first try was good but I did not have anything to decorate it so I just used large marshmallows which I cut and shaped as best I could to make ’em look like […]

Meatball Casserole

Meatball Casserole

I am very pleased with myself for finding this recipe. It’s similar to chorizo fundido but with meatballs. Perfect for  New Year’s Eve celebration and  I am definitely making this dish again to add to my lucky food along with round fruits and boiled eggs to bring prosperity and luck in the coming New Year […]

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich

I love this combination of classic ham and cheese sandwich and french toast. I don’t know how this yummy sandwich got its name, I just know that I like it a lot. It reminds me of Jim Caviezel as The Count of Monte Cristo in the film adaptation of the book with the same title, […]

Creamy Mushroom & Truffle Oil Spaghetti

Creamy Mushroom & Truffle Oil Spaghetti

Cream and oil-based pasta dishes are currently my favorite. I still like tomato-based pasta but it’s taking a backseat for now. I just love that  creamy cheese and extra-virgin olive oil in my pasta,  I like spaghetti the most among all pasta shapes and sizes out there.  Of course you may use your preferred pasta for this recipe, I like […]

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