This recipe was adapted from Yummy Magazine (Philippines) Meals and Minutes Cookbook and if we don’t want to slave for hours upon hours on my MIL’s secret paella recipe, this is a quick fix for paella cravings. It is super quick and tasty. I am posting this, as requested by friends, who tasted it during a potluck [read more]
I’m posting this recipe for some diplo friends who asked for it after I brought the sauce for a potluck party we just had. Since learning the recipe at a cooking class with Ritz Carlton’s Italian chef, Bolognese has become a favourite dish in our household. We’ve made a few adjustments of course. The secret of this recipe [read more]
I got requests for this recipe when I posted a photo on my Instagram so here I am posting it! This is a great healthy spread option. You can use it instead of butter for bread. I first discovered this at Chelsea Restaurant in Serendra Highstreet and TD really enjoys it when I make it. [read more]
We just had the last of our Drink-Our-Booze Parties last Saturday. It wast not only the perfect way to clear our liquor and say good-bye with a bang to our friends, but it was also a perfect way to clear the pantry. I really shouldn’t be cooking any more but there is still so much [read more]
I found this super easy flourless cookie recipe on Pinterest. The first time I tried it was so yummy but super sweet so I figured out a way to make it with less sugar! A friend requested for the recipe so here I am posting it! It’s so easy you can whip it up for [read more]
We had some pancetta that needed cooking so I was looking for a recipe on Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals Recipe Book. He has an amazing recipe for an exotic pancake with maple glazed pancetta, but I didn’t have all the ingredients so I decided to go with the Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pancake recipe I [read more]
I was making cupcakes yesterday and I used my fresco ribbon grater for the first time to make chocolate curls. Just wanna share this nifty little product with you because before I was using my regular cheese grater and I was always frustrated by the results, because sometimes the chocolate comes out too fine. So [read more]
Hi guys! I can’t believe it’s the holiday season again! I’ve been so utterly busy with making pretty accessories for my DiploShop, cooking, baking and going on my usual shopping rounds to take advantage of the end of season sales to get what I need and having my perpetual online garage sale. (I am a [read more]
My first attempt at dipping strawberries was unsuccessful. I didn’t dry them completely so it ended up sweating and kinda gross. After googling I finally found this useful webpage via the ever helpful Pinterest. Reposting the instructions after the jump.
I’ve posted photos of this on my Instagram and have gotten requests for the recipe. This has been in “draft” mode for a while – I’m so sorry I thought I had already posted it. I found this recipe via Pinterest, where I find most of my recipes. So here it is, the recipe from [read more]
I was inspired by an instagram photo of @janablanco of these bacon pancakes so today I made some using my cheat/treat-day Oscar Meyer bacon They cost an arm and a leg in Jakarta, but definitely worth it for an occasional weekend treat, because the local bacon tastes funny to me. See how simple it is [read more]
Hi guys! You know I am a sucker for Fred & Friends products. Guests attending a dinner party at my home, inevitably ask my where I got what and usually it’s all items from Fred & Friends. I love their clever products that take ordinary items to another level. Right now I am dreaming of this [read more]
This is a continuation of yesterday’s post on the Tea Party with the Ladies that I hosted last week. After gorging on tons of food (some made by me and some graciously brought over by my lovely guests) we were ready to make the Molten Chocolate Nutella Pudding Cakes! Again thanks to Dona and Huma for [read more]
I’ve meant to use my precious stash of Graham crackers for a while now but I’ve found the thought of making cheesecake daunting. Until I found this No-bake Blueberry Cheesecake recipe from My Mom Friday. It seemed simple enough so I busted out the Graham Crackers and here’s how it turned out! So simple yet [read more]
The Truffle Salt we got from Truffles and More has given us immense pleasure the past few weeks that we’ve been back in Jakarta. So I’d like to share with you the simple ways it has made our simple food a more luxurious treat! Below are the how-to and pictures of this super quick yet luxe dish, [read more]
I got an amazing package while I was in Manila: TRUFFLE SALT. As you can tell from my earlier posts here and here, I absolutely love truffles! This totally made my day. What a wonderful gift from Truffles & More! Thank you so so much! The first time I tried Truffle Salt was on Lusso‘s Luxe [read more]
My friend D, hosted a breakfast yesterday to teach us how to make Traditional Chinese Tea. I didn’t know tea could have so many ingredients! It is no wonder that the Chinese have such a sophisticated tea drinking culture, after all the beautiful tradition of tea came from the Chinese!
Just wanna give you a quick update on my Neverending Vanilla Extract. It’s been two weeks and the color has been looking great. It’s getting darker and darker! I hope it tastes as good as expect it to be in 4 to 6 more weeks! Photo after the jump.
I promised several people I would post this recipe on my blog so here it is. The concept was adapted from Sweet Tooth’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cup recipe, however the recipe for the peanut butter mousse was adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, while the chocolate cup shell was from researching how to substitute real [read more]
Quick post to let you know that I finally started on my own Neverending Vanilla Extract. I found the DIY instructions on The Hungry Mouse via (what else?!?) PINTEREST!