Tag: orange

Baking Recipes, Cookies

Homemade cookies are one of the best pick-me-ups

I don’t know if any of you experience this as well, but I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a homemade cookie without feeling a little better afterwards. If I’m having a good day, I start smiling a bit more; and when I’m having a bad day, the dark cloud over my head lifts a little. …

Baking Recipes, Brownies & Bars, From the books, Reinventions of classics, The Breakfast Bin, TV cravings

No turning back now + Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

When I started this whole blogging thing, I had no idea what to expect. All I aimed for was a place to share the things I bake/cook and shoot. Now it feels like a little more than that. Aside from the newfound goal of teaching others and encouraging others to cook and bake too, now …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

I could get used to these orange-coloured rolls

I’ve always wondered why there aren’t more pumpkin-based pastries here in Manila (or maybe I haven’t found them yet?). My exposure to them has been close to nothing before I began blogging. I mean sure, we have some fabulous pumpkin dishes here (with coconut milk!), but the pumpkin pies and breads? Not so much, if …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Experiments & experiences, The Breakfast Bin

My Happy Day Muffins

I made muffins out of a whim. It has carrots, pineapple, a touch of oats, whole wheat flour, egg whites, and agave nectar in it. Oh, and a dash of cinnamon and ginger, and an ocean of my love. That’s right. If you’re wondering where the butter and the sugar are, there aren’t any. And …

Autumn baking, Baking Recipes, Cookies

Whoopie pies remind me of my “identity issue”

It’s stupid really. It’s not even that much of a deal to be called a crisis, but what do I call it? Identity problem? Identity predicament? So here’s the thing: I live in a country that is predominantly influenced by the United States, from the way we dress, to the way we speak, to how …

Baking Recipes, Experiments & experiences, Recipe Round-Up

{Kitchen Diaries} We’re just loafing around

Well it would seem that I have run across some form of streak with the loaves I’ve been making as of late. They’ve all been really good, and I could only wish I managed to take really good photos so that these recipes can be featured on the blog in the way that they deserve. …

Asian cooking, Cooking Recipes, From the books, Seafood dishes

Bee Yin Low’s Amazing Honey Walnut Shrimp

By jove, she cooks! That’s the thought that enters my mind whenever I can tear myself away from the baking books long enough to cook something. To tell you honestly, I’m a bigger fan of eating “real” food compared to pastries and sweets, however for one reason or another, I like the act of baking …

Baking Recipes, Dearly Dreaming Dorie, From the books, Simple cakes

{Dearly Dreaming Dorie} Discovering the Dimply Plum Cake

People always look for the familiar, especially in the things that are foreign to them; but there will be times when the unfamiliar works its way into our lives and become something we grow to love. Such is my story with plum cakes. Or this particular one, in fact. I don’t believe I have ever …