The smell of freshly baked bread greeting me as I step out of our room and on the dining table a brown paper bag filled with soft bread filled with sweet buttery filling and my aunt Mama Alma pouring ice cold coke on a glass with a smile “Meryenda na ‘nak! Nagpapalit si Daddy ug tinapay.” Right there at that moment I was a small kid again forgetting for a minute that a newborn baby was peacefully sleeping in the bedroom. Spanish Bread is a childhood favorite which was always available at the neighborhood bakery. It tops my list next to ‘double body’ and ‘pande coco’. I’m so happy that the first batch I baked hit the spot! As soon as I took a bite, memories of me as kid enjoying afternoon snack with my Lola Mommy, Mama, friends and siblings embraced me.
Sandwich wraps is a fun alternative to our good old sandwich for school lunch. I find it much more filling and my kids find it easier to eat. Filling for a sandwich wrap can vary from the protein, vegetables and dressing desired. What I have here is a marinade recipe for chicken that would work for a lot of dishes.
Mango Float is one of the easiest, delicious Filipino dessert you can make. I grew up enjoying this delicious dessert that my Mama whips up every chance she gets hold of a sweet ripe and juiciest mangoes. What is a mango float? Close your eyes and imagine biting into a spoonful of soft cloud of sweetened cream with generous mangoes between layers of graham crackers. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Mama. The mango float you make still remains to be the best version I’ve had all my life.
This pancake recipe consists of ingredients that is probably a staple in your kitchen. I have been whipping up this recipe as a child and now with my children. We have also been packing it for school lunch. I make it ahead of time and store in the fridge. Pancake Mix Make it ahead of time for by mixing all dry ingredients, store on a sealed jar. Once the pancake craving kicks in, just add all the liquid ingredients as listed on the recipe.
Bread, butter and jam makes me happy. At one event hosted by Tavola for Panasonic Bread Machine, I tasted a delicious homemade jam. The simple, fresh and pure taste of the jam made by Rebecca just lingered that I had to make one at home too. Three ingredients is all you need to make this jam at home. I must insist though that you get the freshest (organic) ingredients possible, because it does make a difference. Cooking time The cooking time depends on the type fruit you choose. For the strawberries it took me around 6 minutes until the fruit came to a soft boil. Take it off the heat, add chia seeds and add sweetener of choice. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. You’re done! Chia Seeds A key ingredient on turning your cooked fruit to a spreadable consistency. Chia seeds is a super food that contains more calcium than milk, known to boost energy, stabilize blood sugar, aid digestion, and lower cholesterol. Flavors Make jam more interesting by adding fresh herbs, zest and vitality oils. For the second …
Pizza is a complete meal in one bite. Agree? This is one meal that my kids can eat every day without question even when it has vegetables as toppings. Well, except for Chloe who would only touch a pepperoni pizza. The sad truth about pizza though is that it is best eaten straight out of the oven. Packing them for lunchbox is a hit and miss depending on the crust, it can get soggy. Cupcakes that taste like your favorite pizza only this one does not get soggy when packed for school lunch or road trip. PERFECT! One important thing to remember when you make these, use a silicon or grease proof cupcake liner because they will stick to regular ones. Another option is to not use liners at all and just grease your cupcake pans.
Cupcakes loaded with cheddar cheese! I can’t decide whether its savory or sweet but I can guarantee you that the cupcakes are delicious. Chloe sells cupcakes at her Kuya V’s basketball practice and these always gets sold out. The batter has cheese in it and topped with more cheese. My kids have been using their own money to buy stuff that they want while we (the parents) cover every thing they need. I will share more how we are (hopefully) teaching them to be more responsible with managing their finances well. We have always baked using grams, below I roughly converted it in cups. Recipe yields to more than 2 dozens depends on the size of your cupcake pans.
This is simple stir fried bokchoy is my favorite way to prepare this vegetable. It’s quick, easy, healthy and yummy. I prepare this as a side dish for fried meat or baked fish. Great for lunch box too. I get our Bok Choy stash from WestZone supermarket and during the winter season at the Farmers Market.