Buko Pie…a hometown specialty!

I read an interesting story about Buko pie (Young Coconut) pie and that it originated from a city in my hometown of Laguna, Philippines.

Blueberry Torte

Torte can mean a lot of things in baking…this particular Blueberry Torte–inspired from Food52 Kitchen Letters, is a blueberry pie translated onto a cheese-cake derivative but lighter and prettier.  In essence, it’s really a no-bake cheesecake made fancy by name…

Peach Summer Galette

Many thanks to our neighbors for these gorgeous peaches picked fresh from their orchard.  The first recipe that came to mind is a flaky, buttery galette, a cousin to the tart family, but rather easier and faster to make.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Family means everything to me…I have two boys–one is starting middle school in a couple of weeks, whilst the other remain at our former neighborhood to complete his studies in journalism. Back in high school, my eldest boy Brendan did all of the baking.  I’ve missed that since our move(s) without him.  He would often…

Fruits and Veggies in my Cookies and Ice Cream…

Today I had the itch to fidget around my kitchen…and, by the same token, take care of my sweet tooth, as well.  I mentioned ‘carrot cake’ to my hubby, and he sort of just cringed.  He claims to not liking it.  Our little guy won’t even acknowledge it.

Lunch for Two…and Dessert!

Well today hubby and I ate in for lunch.  I was in such a cooking mood since last night.  For lunch I made pork chops & eggs, a real easy, delicious recipe that I will share soon.  The best part however, was made last night and served for lunch today…A surprise dessert for hubby.