Cathedral Broken Windows Gelatin Dessert : Filipino sweets

Cathedral Broken Windows Gelatin Dessert : Filipino sweets

The Cathedral Broken Windows Gelatin dessert I made was the perfect ROUND –SHAPED food  I needed  to welcome the New Year. Like most cultures around the world, Filipinos have  many superstitious beliefs that supposedly bring  “good luck” for the New Year. “ You have to wear polka dots. You have to hold grapes in one hand, and […]

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Chorizo-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms: Party Appetizers

Chorizo-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms: Party Appetizers

Need a party appetizer right now? Want something quick to cook, gorgeous-looking, hearty, filling, goes well with any drink? Done, done, and done!  Pick these Chorizo-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, from my Guest Post at Quirk Books a few months ago. I’m serving them again now for the holidays because they’re so versatile.  Gather some Spanish chorizos chopped […]

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Skinless Longaniza : Filipino Pork Cured Sausages

Skinless Longaniza : Filipino Pork Cured Sausages

LONGANIZA is the classic Filipino cured pork sausage. I made some skinless Longanizas and baked Ube Pan de Sal. The result was  some sensational Ube Pan de Sal Longaniza Sliders.    Longanizas are a Filipino favorite for breakfast, served along with garlic fried rice or “Sinangag” and eggs, usually sunny side up. Longaniza sausages are made differently in every region or […]

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Domenica’s Coffee-Spiked Banana Bread

Domenica’s Coffee-Spiked Banana Bread

Got lots of leftover, over ripened bananas from the holidays? Family home for a long break after Christmas? Well, the quest to find something easy to bake and  enjoyable enough to fill them up is over. I found the perfect week-after the holidays COFFEE SPIKED BANANA BREAD from wonderful cookbook author, warm and gracious Domenica Marchetti.  […]

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Calamansi Chewies : Buttery cookies with Filipino lime

Calamansi Chewies : Buttery cookies with Filipino lime

If Santa ever visits a Filipino home on Christmas, he’s in for a treat if you leave out these unique, lemon-lime-like sweet CALAMANSI CHEWIES. Yes, Santa, you’re getting these goodies from this Filipino at heart because you’ve been nice to us, too! What is a calamansi? Calamansi, the Philippine lime are small,green, round citrus fruits, […]

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Raspberry Honey- Chocolate Cookies

Raspberry Honey- Chocolate Cookies

One more cookie won’t hurt you.  It’s the holidays . After all, life is too short. These are just a few mantras you hear when someone offers you a cookie during the holidays. “Oh just take one for the road,” your friends urge.  I agree with all the above. But if you have to make […]

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Mini Filipino Ensaimadas : A Noche Buena Holiday Treat

Mini Filipino Ensaimadas : A Noche Buena Holiday Treat

When we were growing up in the Philippines, our Christmases were indelibly marked with attending midnight mass. I can’t forget the church, packed with people, Christmas hymns , brightly lit décor and “parol” lanterns around, the long sermon,seeing friends and their families. And no matter how oppressive the heat was inside the church (we grew […]

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COCONUT-LYCHEE DAIQUIRI : Holiday Cocktails

COCONUT-LYCHEE DAIQUIRI : Holiday Cocktails

It’s the holidays and it’s cocktail time! Now we’re talking ! Here’s a drink with fragrant, sweet lychees and lychee juice blended with a refreshingly immense amount of coconut milk.  This Asian-inspired drink can even be the “life of the party”. What’s not to love? It soothes, it’s smooth, it’s fruity, it’s full of flavorful aromas and […]

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CHEESE CUPS, PARMESAN STICKS & “Salabat”,Filipino Ginger Tea

CHEESE CUPS, PARMESAN STICKS & “Salabat”,Filipino Ginger Tea

Charming little bread cups toasted and filled with a sharp-flavored cheese pimiento spread. Crisp puff pastry parmesan sticks. And a warm cup of reassuring ginger tea. What do these 3 delish snacks have in common? They’re all flavored nicely with some delightful Clover Honey Crème.   The holidays must go on, no matter how hectic […]

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Pancit Canton for #Nelly’s Big Day

Pancit Canton for #Nelly’s Big Day

“And …I said YESSSSS!” It happened one November midnight, in Twitterverse, we saw this tweet from our dear Nelly @nella22. Without missing a beat, we all knew Nelly had “said YES” to her beloved “M”,as she sweetly calls Brian Murray, her fiancé. So here we are,Nelly dear, your friends in the food world, wishing you […]

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