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

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

Fun Friday: Cooking Biko with Pre-schoolers

Third Friday of the month:  Fun activities / KidsCooking with my two kids can be such a mess, can test my patience, and can also be so much fun. No doubt, as seen from some Mom-Cook posts, that “playing in the kitchen” is one of our favorite bonding activities at home.  This time around, I … Continue reading

Mom-Grocer: Glico Pretz & Pocky Biscuit Sticks

My kids are not the only one that need to snack on something during the day and even before bedtime. I always crave for food items to munch on and these pretzel sticks are great tummy fillers. Can’t remember when I started buying these biscuit sticks, but I know it’s because of my girl.  If … Continue reading

Mom-Grocer: Danesita Cookies – Apple and Figs Strudel

Mom-Grocer: Danesita Cookies One fine day at the supermarket, I was off to find some snacks for myself (and for the kids too! hehe).  I chanced upon a stack of nicely packaged imported cookies. I guess it’s obvious with this new Mom-Grocer category that I enjoy trying foodie discoveries from the grocery aisles. The latest … Continue reading

Craving for California Crunch Cassava Chips

That’s a tongue-twister for a title don’t you think so? And it’s true, I’ve been craving for crunchy cassava chips after sampling a bag recently. I’ve had cravings for different types of chips in the past — there was a phase of munching pork rind cracklings, popcorn, caramelized banana chips, camote (sweet potato) chips, and … Continue reading

Mom-Friday’s Lumpiang Cheekoy (Tikoy-Cheese Sticks)

Kid#1 – eating cheese stickKid#2 – eating lumpiang tikoyMe – Tikoy+Cheese+Lumpia wrapper =Accidentally yummy-freaky goodness!  That was my shout-out at my Facebook page yesterday after cooking those snacks for the kids. This surprise happened while I was frying my favorite lumpiang tikoy first, then followed by the cheese sticks requested by the girl. With the last tikoy … Continue reading