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I love the flavor of coffee and chocolate combined. Actually, I never forget to include a Mocha Mamon when I do the grocery. This inspired me to bake a batch of mocha cupcakes last Valentine’s Day. I was glad to because I enjoyed the mocha buttercream frosting I made. Here’s the recipe in case you will be craving for a mocha cupcake with a decadent mocha buttercream frosting. Ingredients: For the cupcake : 2 cups Super Sponge Cake Mix (I used RedMan) 5 eggs 1/4 cup melted butter 1-2 tbsp of roasted coffee diluted in 1/4 cup...

There are 3 basic ingredients in my favorite chocolate snack : oreo (cookies and cream), chocolate (can be white or dark) and peppermint. So I found a way to combine these 3 and make my own chocolate bars. It’s very easy to do and I want you to enjoy it like I did so here’s the recipe : Ingredients: 250g white chocolate coins or chips 1 tbsp coconut oil...

Last November, Ajinomoto launched the #CreateYourPlate with Community campaign which supports Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation’s mission to “bring happiness to every Filipino through its high quality products and services that make every meal delicious, nutritious and enjoyable.” Unfortunately, I missed the launch event but to show my support, I...

Every cook knows that cooking takes time and patience. And when you try to hasten your cooking, you end up having a disaster. Either your dish turns out to be tasteless or raw. But there’s something we can do to avoid the rush and it’s to cut the time in preparing the ingredients. That’s where Tupperware Speedy Chopper helps me a lot. It’s...

As we all plan out our menu for the last big celebration of the year, you might want to know the benefits of good fats and smart grocery shopping. The New Year’s eve, just like the last week’s celebration the Christmas Noche Buena,  comes with a full stream of delectable dishes which may not be as healthy for our bodies.  That is why it is important...

Aside from buttered corn or sauteed corn with mushrooms, do you know other corn dishes perfect to serve as snack? Here’s a cheesy dish with Jolly Corn Kernels as the star. It’s an easy baked dish where you just need to layer the ingredients then bake. My family loves this dish because aside from whole corn kernels, it contains cheese and bacon bits.Ingredients: 2 cans Jolly Whole Kernel corn 1/2 cup flour 1-2 cups cheddar cheese 1 tsp sugar cooked bacon bits 2 eggs beaten 1 cup milk salt and pepper to tasteDrain the Jolly...

Imagine, we only have a few weeks left and it will be Christmas Day. It’s that time of the year again when our skills and patience, not only in cooking, are tested, but also in keeping our kitchen organized and clutter-free. With a little bit of planning and a few kitchen tools and essentials, we can pull it through. I’ve done it for many years, lived without help since my daughters were born, prepared several dishes in time for Noche Buena, and still manage to have enough time to glam up and enjoy the night. How? Keep A List Allot...

In our family, nothing can beat Filipino dishes. We can try any other type of food, indulge in them, but at the end of the day, we will still go for our native tastes. Last week, we were finally able to dine in for lunch at Sarsa Kitchen in UP Town Center. It’s usually jam-packed on Sundays but it was a Saturday and we were there a little bit earlier, 11AM. The place was peaceful that day, with only a family and a couple dining in and we easily saw our spot. The chairs and tables were not too close to each other and the seats are...

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