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Triple Chocolate Cookies

I'm a confirmed chocoholic!  These delicious Triple Chocolate Cookies are one of my favorites.  I love the combination of white and milk chocolate chips in a dark chocolate cookie.  It's the perfect combination!  Ingredients 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ounces best quality unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 1/4 cup unsweetened European ...

Ice Candy – Different Flavors Recipe!!!

Ice Candy is one of the usual and famous summer treats here in the Philippines especially for the kids. It is a shaked fruits or a frozen juice in little ice bags where you have to nibble at the end of the plastic to sip or bite the ice candy. Ice Candies comes in different flavors. Most common are orange, mango, buko, grapes and avocado. Almost any fruits or even chocolates can be used to make ice candy. However, there are creative individuals who went beyond the norm by creating the next ...

Ganache Filled Bar Cookies

Who doesn’t love homemade chocolate chip cookies? Here’s a family favorite, a new twist on the classic cookie jar standard.  These bar cookies are crunchy on the outside and very chocolatey in the middle. It requires a bit more work than the reqular drop cookies, but so worth the extra time and effort. It’s sure to become one of your favorites too! Makes 32 Cookies Ingredients:   ½ cup heavy cream 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels 1 ¾ cups all-purpose ...

Sampalok Candy (Tamarind Candy) Recipe!

Tamarind or Sampalok in Filipino dialect is widely used ingredient in South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and including Philippines.  Mostly used for making soups and sauces. The sweet, sour and fruity taste gives a unique flavor in dishes like for example our famous Filipino signature dish “Sinigang”. This ingredient can also be used in drinks and sweets like. This recipe is simple and very easy to prepare. It’s a simple concoction of tamarind and sugar ...

Pastillas de Ube Recipe

Pastillas de Ube is a bite sized sweet chewy purple yam flavoured candy and is made from milk, purple yam and sugar. It is a perfect gift and dessert for picnics  and parties. This delightful piece of heaven is attributed to the province of Bulacan which is located in Philippines and which is still the pastillas making capital of the country. Aside for its easy to prepare and to cook, this is a very yummy and a delightful treat to all of us specially our kids. This sweet chewy candy was ...

Macapuno Balls Recipe

It is called “Kopyor” in Indonesia and called Macapuno in Philippines. It is a coconut sport or naturally occurring coconut mutant which has an abnormal development of the endosperm. As a result, it is a soft jelly-like coconut flesh. Unlike a coconut fruit, Macapuno does not contain water inside but instead it is completely filled with thick and curdled white meat. Macapuno meat is famous and widely used for making popular and world class sweets like macapuno ice cream, macapuno candy ...

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

Biscotti, also called Cantuccini in Tuscany, are oblong shaped almond Italian cookies that originated in the city of Prato.  It's name, Biscotti, literally means twice cooked. These twice baked cookies are dry, crunchy, and made to be dipped in a drink, traditionally Vin Santo, a sweet Italian dessert wine.  Today Biscotti is made in a variety of flavors and can be dipped in white or dark chocolate.  They can be dipped in coffee, milk, or any other drink.  Of course they're also pretty ...

Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe!!!

Twisted Fried Donuts “Shakoy” is a Filipino all-time favourite snack “meryenda” and it is very popular with its native version of twisted sugar doughnuts. You can buy and find this everywhere in all edges here in Philippines, local markets and even in street vendors. I remember how I love Shakoy when I was just a kid, I force my grandmother (Lola) to cooked it every day for an afternoon snack. Now that I’m old enough to know the procedures and how to cook, now, my Lola always wants ...

Vegan Mango Coconut Tapioca Pudding

I've recently been on a pudding making binge.  I've been making all sorts of puddings and mousses.  I recently made some Vegan Coconut Tapioca Pudding so that my grandson Jett can have some too. I had some fresh mangoes in the fridge and decided to dress up the pudding with some fresh mangoes.  I poured them in half pint jelly jars and served them at one of our barbecues.  The guests and my family loved it! This pudding is light and refreshing, best of all when portioned in jelly jars, ...

Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

Polvoron came for the Spanish word “Polvo” which means powder, or dust. This was introduced by the Spaniards when they dominated the Philippines long time ago. Polvoron is a type of soft and heavy, very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of milk , flour, sugar and nuts specially almonds. This is considered as a dessert or snack in the Philippines wherein roasted rice puffs referred to locally as “pinipig” is added. There are several versions and flavours for this Filipino treat that are ...