Good Morning Treats: Banana Nut Muffins

Muffins… a deadly sugar and butter combo disguised as an acceptable “breakfast” item.  Whatever, we’re American, and — how does the phrase go?  Everything in moderation, right?  The high butter content and high sugar content mixed with real bananas make for a scrumptious marriage.  Next time you want to present a special someone with baked…

Giniling in the Park

Giniling, like many other Filipino dishes, is not the prettiest in presentation.  If done correctly, however, it has the perfect salty and slightly sweet flavor.   Giniling is one of the first dishes I ever learned how to cook.  My kuya (eldest brother) learned the recipe from our mom, and he passed it down to…

24 Hours in Amherst, MA

When I told my tita (aunt) that my boyfriend and I were coming to visit her and her family at the their home in Amherst, Massachusetts, she hilariously asked, “You guys aren’t vegetarian, are you? 😦”  I assured her we most definitely weren’t, and in case we decided to cook for their family, I asked her if…