Bacon and Date SCONES

Bacon and Date SCONES

Brunch has always been a good time for our family to regroup on weekends. I keep searching for new things to make in a jiffy, while using ingredients onhand. SCONES have always held an attraction for me. In a previous trip to London, I enjoyed scones with tea tremendously, and have been trying to find […]

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Golden RUM Cake : Cheers,Toby!

Golden RUM Cake : Cheers,Toby!

This is an ideal cake for cold months or special occasions. This cold week in winter, both reasons apply. My son, Toby turns 21 and so I thought of baking him a rum cake. This was easy to put together, baked it in a bundt pan and when it was done, a sweet rum glace was […]

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Valentine SANS RIVAL

Valentine SANS RIVAL

This Valentine’s, I wanted to make SANS RIVAL,  the dessert of desserts in the Philippines, and served  during special occasions. My son, Toby, was home for the weekend and took over  baking this fabulous torte-like dessert. When I asked him why he wanted to bake this himself, he said ” Because it’s the most delicious cake ever. […]

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Choco Cookie Crinkles a la Isabel

Choco Cookie Crinkles a la Isabel

My sister, Isabel has always been the better cook between the 2 of us. She has also been my lifeline for any cooking dilemna, a recipe needed or a basic cooking question. Even when I moved to America, no expense was spared when calling her overseas to ask about a kitchen-related crisis. We both learned how to cook […]

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