A Pumpkin Square Tradition

The autumn season means many things. ¬†It’s a time to dress warmer, rake leaves, go pumpkin picking, prepare for Halloween and the Holidays, carve pumpkins, and so on. ¬†Every year about a week before Halloween, I buy some canned pumpkin and cream cheese and prepare my first batch of homemade Pumpkin Squares for my family,…

Black-and-White Cocoa Cookies

Just like in my post about Quaker Oats’ Oatmeal Raisin cookies, there are just some recipes that you can’t tamper with. ¬†For classic cookie recipes (and I mean, CLASSIC), Mrs. Fields is still¬†undoubtedly¬†my favorite. ¬†I don’t know exactly when my mom, I’m assuming, bought this baking book, but I’d say it’s been in our family…

Butterless Brownie Bites

Ingredients: 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 eggs optional: walnut pieces, chocolate/peanut butter chips, etc. 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl. ¬†Set aside. 3.…

My love affair with brioche

I… have an obsession with brioche… But before I talk to you about that, I need to tell you first about this sandwich: This sandwich changed my life. ¬†I ate it one cold afternoon in January of this year, but to this day, I can still taste every delicious bite. ¬†Chicken, tomato, lettuce, and cheese…

Food for the Gods & Love from Above

Food for the gods… So dramatic sounding, but really, it’s a traditional Filipino pastry, served usually during the holidays. ¬†It will always remind me of my childhood. ¬†I have never questioned the origin of its name, nor have I ever questioned the ingredients that make it up… except until recently. ¬†It may not be obvious…