baked potatoes
BAKED POTATOES WITH ADOBO FLAKES Adobo is an all time Filipino favourite. Every family makes it differently; some make it with eggs, some make it with a lot of sauce. We like it sans eggs, and with just enough sauce that it's almost dry. There's no right or wrong way to do it, so don't be afraid to experiment once...
Japanese Cake
JAPANESE CHEESECAKE Japanese Cheesecake is all the buzz these days. I decided to search for a good recipe and came across, Just One Cookbook's recipe.  Her post includes a video where you can follow how to make it step by step. She'll even show you how to hack it without a springform pan! If you're looking for the perfect Japanese cheesecake recipe,...
wine night
Cheers! Enjoy wine night with good food and great friends Nothing is more welcome than an evening spent in engaged conversation over a bottle of wine with good company. I prepared seafood appetizers, just for the occasion. I'm always thrilled to make flavourful appetizers! Here are some things I've prepared: tuna meatballs filled with bocconcini, smoked salmon with cream cheese in...
chocolate sylvanas
If the good old fashioned Sylvanas wasn't good enough for you. Here's Chocolate Sylvanas. Are there any Filipinos out there who remember Sambos? I looooooove Sambos. PERIOD. It was sold at Café Elyseé waaaaaaaay back. (lol). I tried recreating Sambos based on some very fond memories, making everything with chocolate, including the dacquoise. For the buttercream, if you find that 1 cup...
Sylvanas recipe
Sylvanas are cookie-sized versions of one of Filipinos most beloved cakes, Sans Rival. It's actually one of my personal favourites, and a huge hit whenever I bring some for potlucks. After you've tried some, you'll understand why. The cake version Sans Rival has layers of cashew dacquoise, filled with buttercream (French buttercream is preferred). Using egg whites for the dacquoise and...
Salted Caramel Apple Streusel Cake The Sweet Edge
Salted Caramel Apple Streusel Cake tops my list on my favourite cakes. Dare I say, perhaps even MORE than chocolate cake. I wish I can give you each a slice so you'd know what I'm talking about. This cake was made for a friend and the inspiration came from The Brown Eyed Baker's Cake Recipe. In adapting the cake recipe ingredients,...
Pad Thai has great flavours, doesn't it? Im not talking about the fast food overly sweet pad thai right now. While that's very comforting too, I think you might find the flavours in the recipe more interesting. During summer, I planted basil (they survived)! I pruned some of  it (ATM, not yet enough for a good amount of pesto) and I didn't...
Confession, this was supposed to be a drip cake - that was my plan. After pouring the caramel, I decided otherwise and grabbed my offset spatula and run it around the cake. While doing so, I was thinking - why am I messing-up this nicely masked cake?! But I'm glad I did. I actually like how it gave the cake a bit of...
PEach perfect Wine Smoothie
PEACH WINE SMOOTHIE RECIPE It's peach season here in Ontario, so why not make peach wine smoothie? Peach wine is perfect for summer barbecues with friends, or an evening on the couch binge watching your favourite show. I left the skin on the peaches when I made this smoothie and added lychee juice for just an extra bit of sweetness. The recipe is...
Freakshakes
Hi everyone! Have you heard of freakshakes? It's a new twist on milkshakes and they're totally crazy! You can make these at home and it's really quite easy to create. Pile on your favourite sweets like cotton candy, a slice of cake, cupcake, cookies, chocolate bar - go crazy with it. Whether those are homemade or store bought - that's totally...