The Avengers Delivered our Chicken Joy

Special delivery!Look who dropped by the house today… We were all surprised by ‘Captain America’ and ‘Iron Man’ with two buckets of crunchy-juicy Jollibee Chicken Joy and four passes to the special screening tomorrow! When I got an email that a “surprise treat from Jollibee” will be delivered to us, I assumed it’s just gonna … Continue reading

Homemade Sweet Potato (Camote) Chips

We’ve been making our own sweet potato fries and chips for the longest time.  With an abundance of camote at home lately, it’s either I use this to mix in adobo (Filipino pork stew) to replace regular potatoes, or just cut and fry for a nutritious and crunchy snack that the whole family always enjoy … Continue reading

New Favorites at C2 Classic Cuisine

There are just a handful of Filipino restaurants that my family frequent because Pinoy food is already a regular on our table during mealtimes.  That is why there has to be something special, something different in the menu for us to choose a restaurant serving our local cuisine.Some weeks back, Jackie invited me as her plus-one … Continue reading

Moms’ Wellness Retreat at Nurture Spa

Second Friday of the month:  Family Friday / Motherhood / Health & WellnessFinally, one full day at the spa for me. This thought was running through my head as I count the days to the spa retreat organized for our group.  I already pictured myself being pampered from head to toe without the care in the … Continue reading

Mom-Grocer: Binggrae Korean Ice Cream Bars

First Friday of the month:  Foodie Friday / GroceryToday is Good Friday. A religious holiday where we commemorate Jesus Christ’s suffering and crucifixion. It’s day of repentance, of fasting, and abstinence for many Catholics.  I chose not to eat meat today. I can’t fast — I’ll faint if I do. Seriously.Since I’m abstaining from meats, … Continue reading

Amira’s Buco Tart from Tagaytay

For the past few days, I’ve been binging on this delectable Filipino pastry… the buco tart, which is an offshoot of the famous buko/buco (young coconut) pie, from Laguna province and Tagaytay City.  I eat one tart (sometimes 3!) a day since Friday, the 23rd. Amira’s Buco Tart Haus is a famous stop-over among visitors … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Honey Bagoong Fried Rice

First Friday of the month:  Cooking / Recipe First food post for the month and I chose this dish that you will either like, or won’t like. Some may find the sauce stinky, while others will savor the unique exotic flavor. Let me get to main ingredient for today’s Mom-Cook post — bagoong! Bagoong is … Continue reading

CHICK-IN Chicken Inasal is a Winner

Weeks after their second outlet opened, at the invitation of the owners, I was excited to bring my foodie blogger friends to Chick-In Chicken Inasal restaurant and have them try the house special chicken inasal (Bacolod-style char-grilled skewered chicken marinated in vinegar, salt, spices, and basted in annatto seed oil). I have to disclose that I am friends with the … Continue reading

Fun Friday: Cupcake Baking with Kids

Third Friday of the month:  Recreation / Kids / Fun activityGetting kids involved in baking and cooking have always been fun, messy, and educational at the same time.  When this cupcake baking kit was sent for us to try, I excitedly scheduled a ‘bake date’ with my girl who loves to whisk, and eat cakes. “Bright … Continue reading

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