Category: Christmas & holidays

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Happy Chinese New Year 2014 + some January food discoveries

I contemplated whether or not to write about Lunar New Year this year because I just wasn’t in the mood for it. This is my first Lunar New Year without my grandma and her absence could not be more magnified at this moment. Back when she was still around, CNY was one of the busiest days …

Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, From the books, My favourite things, Simple cakes, Timeless Treats

A Bûche de Noël to wish you a very merry Christmas

There are several things I love about Christmas, and no they do not involve material presents. There’s the food, which is always a tad more abundant around this time of the year. I also love getting reunion invitations from friends I haven’t seen in years! But what I really honestly look forward to about Christmas …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, Filipino Food-love, My favourite things, Simple cakes, Timeless Treats

{Christmas Countdown 2013} My second bibingka, this time much better

When I was a kid, I had a fierce love for bibingka. My Mother used to take me to church a lot during the Christmas season, and the sellers of bibingka and puto bumbong would be lined up outside all day long. The smell wafting through the church doors was irresistible, and it would not …

Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, From the books, Layer cakes

{Christmas Countdown 2013} Just because lamingtons remind me of snow

We’re only a few days away from Christmas now, and it is on a day like this more than on any day of the year I start thinking about snow. (Especially since the weather these past few days has been on the warm side!) I wonder what it’s like to have snow falling on your …

Baking Recipes, Chocolates & confections, Christmas & holidays, Filipino Food-love, My favourite things, The Tummy Train TV, Timeless Treats

{Christmas Countdown 2013} How to make my favourite Filipino confection, the polvoron [VIDEO]

I think among all the holiday recipes I had planned out for this year, this was the one I was most excited about. POLVORON. One of my favourite Filipino treats ever! Honestly, who wouldn’t love crumbly, milky, buttery shortbread that melts in the mouth? Best part is they can be made into soooo many flavours; …

Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, Cookies, From the books, Frozen treats, I scream for ice cream (I do), Ice Cream Sandwiches, My favourite things

{Christmas Countdown 2013} Better-than-candy-cane ice cream sandwich

It’s officially 13 days before Christmas!!! I kind of feel like Christmas came early this year, but I have been having a lot of fun discovering new things during this year’s holiday baking. I wanted to do some relatively unusual recipes this time around; stuff I haven’t done in the previous years. Being relatively new …

Baking Recipes, Chocolates & confections, Christmas & holidays, My Comfort Food, My Favourite Ingredients

{Christmas Countdown 2013} A classic chocolate truffle for the holidays

Remember when I posted about the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles and said I have another version up my sleeves? This version is actually sort of the more no-nonsense classic version of the truffle made with the usual chocolate, cream, and butter combination. The sort chocolate lovers can really sink their teeth into. If you’re …

Baking Recipes, Chocolates & confections, Christmas & holidays

{Christmas Countdown 2013} Cookie dough truffles you’ll want to make all-year round

Sometimes it amazes me just how something really simple can be soooo good. Since I started this blog, I learned that there are instances in dessert-making where you don’t have to go too far or work too hard to make something enjoyable; something people will love. To me truffles are a great example of that. …