Month: April 2017

Chocolate Babka
Bread, Challenge

April Bakealong Challenge: Chocolate Babka

Welcome to April’s Bakealong Challenge, the Chocolate Babka! Perhaps I should start off by saying that I had no idea what a babka was before I started this challenge. Yeah, how sad is that. But the fact of the matter is, I was no bread eater and the bakeries back home didn’t make babkas when I was growing up.  So the long and short of it is, this month’s Bakealong certainly posed a challenge for me. […]

Sipo Egg
Filipino, Sides and Sauces

Quick and Easy Creamy Sipo Eggs

Hey everyone! How is everybody doing today? I am quite excited to share with you this simple Filipino recipe for Sipo Eggs. Are you ready? You are probably raising an eyebrow and wondering what the heck is Sipo Eggs.  But despite its weird sounding name, Sipo Eggs is a creamy and delicious concoction of quail eggs, shrimps, peas, and vegetables that originated from the Pampanga region of the Philippines. Pampanga is the Philippines’ answer to […]

Creamy Black Eyed Peas and Alfalfa Soup
Challenge, Soup

Spring Challenge: Creamy Black Eyed Peas and Alfalfa Soup

I wish I could say that I love spring but I honestly can’t. There’s no spring where I live, you see, and the closest to seasons that we have are pre- and post-Christmas (just kidding, they’re wet and dry seasons). Kidding aside, I do appreciate the Black Eyed Peas (band) and this irresistible, honest to goodness, creamy Black Eyed Peas and Alfalfa soup. A few weeks ago, a couple of Instagram bloggers had this idea of […]


Fluffy Hot Cross Buns for Easter

How’s your week so far? 😀  Easter is just around the corner and I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and work in the kitchen. You know what else I look forward to? Fluffy Hot Cross Buns. Back when I was younger, we observed Holy Week in a more somber mood. I dreaded the arrival of Holy Week because it meant not being able to watch my favorite cartoon shows on TV.  TV and […]

Bread, Challenge

March Bakealong Challenge: Butterflake Herb Loaf

I’ve been meaning to join the King Arthur Flour Bakealong Challenge since the beginning of the year but unfortunately my schedule (and my laziness) prevented me from joining in until this month.  But by dint of sheer persistence (aka giving pep talks to myself), I managed to bake this month’s bakealong challenge which was Butterflake Herb Loaf.  Hooray! The recipe was based on a winning recipe from King Arthur Flour’s 1964 Bake-Off competition so you can tell that […]