Foodie Friday: Irene’s Quezo de Bola Cheesecake

First Friday of the month:  Food / Dessert Send me cake and I’ll eat it. Send me a cheesecake and I’ll take my sweet time to savor and indulge. Let’s start the love month with something decadent! I have a long-standing “love affair” with cheesecakes ever since my mother made one more than two decades … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Rainbow (Birthday) Cupcakes

First Friday of the month:  Food Find / DessertFirst Foodie post for 2012 — let’s make it bright, sweet and colorful to usher is a bountiful year ahead!My girl will turn 5 on Sunday and has been anticipating her school “party” with her classmates. She can’t decide what theme or character she wants to use … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Red Velvet Cake & Malted Milk Ice Cream

First Friday of the month:  Food finds Satiating my sweet tooth… and yours.   Carla & Elaine’s Red Velvet Cake and Carmen’s Best Artisanal Ice Cream. These are my (overdue) sweet discoveries that deserve to be shared. I regularly crave for sweets and always try to leave room for desserts like cakes and ice cream. … Continue reading

From Hummus to Ginataan, With Love

Last weekend was like a food fest of sorts. A long-planned company reunion was set at my former boss’ beautiful home down South.  This proved to be a memorable gastronomic experience for all of us who came to the party as we got to sample an array of local and exotic dishes, all made with … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Mom-Friday’s Tiramisu

First Friday of the month:  Mom-Cook / Dessert Today would be my first food post for 2011 and I’d like to kick off the year on a sweet note with this “pick-me-up” cake.  This is also my first attempt at making this sinful Italian dessert and I am delighted to say that my Tiramisu was … Continue reading

Mom-Cook: No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

After almost 20 years, I finally made this cake again during this most wonderful time of the year. I used to make this with my mother when I was in high school. It was the first time I ever tried a cheesecake and I loved it! Blueberry cheesecake became an instant favorite. And I can’t help … Continue reading

The Boy is 7

I see that twinkle in your eye And know some mischief you might try. I’ll watch you grow just like the moon From slip to fullness, all too soon. — Gilson Just like this poem, my boy always has some mischief he might try — so playful yet gentle-hearted, very personable and ever so sweet! … Continue reading

Fun Friday: What Makes a Fun-tabulous Kiddie Party?

Third Friday of the month:  Parties / Celebrations11 children’s parties over 16 weeks. Imagine that! These happy events filled most of our weekends since late June.  I didn’t even include the invitation for tomorrow, and still expecting a couple more ’til December.  As I write this, I remember counting all the preggy ladies I know … Continue reading

Random Cravings of Pasta, Cake and Coffee

What better way to start the week than with something savory, sweet and deliciously sinful!  Picture this… Rich, creamy, mocha frappé using a blend of native tablea chocolate and brewed coffee, topped with heavy whipped cream… Mocha Manila Frappe After my recent initiation of the best-selling Filipino dishes and sweets at Sérye Café Filipino, the … Continue reading

Pinoy Food Shines at Sérye Café Filipino

“With culinary roots that date back to the 1930s, Sérye Café Filipino continues the tradition of pleasing guests by staying true to the family heritage of celebrating Filipino coffee, cuisine and culture.” Sérye is an anagram from Reyes, the family that brought us the famed Aristocrat chain of restaurants.  Sérye Café Filipino, a casual-dining family restaurant (formerly Sérye … Continue reading