Cookies, Cakes & Pies 49 results

Naked Cakes For All Occasions

I recently discovered Naked Cakes and it has become my new passion! It seems that my beloved fondant topped cakes have been replaced by Naked Cakes.  It's this year's trendy cake for weddings, birthdays, and just about any occasion when a cake is called for.  What exactly are Naked Cakes?  Just as the name suggests they're cakes with minimal or no frosting.  But that doesn't mean they're plain.  Far from it!  This recent trend has seen many gorgeous cakes pop up at wedding, bridal ...

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

Valentine's Day is tomorrow.  Are you still looking for something to make for your sweetheart?  Well if your sweetie has a sweet tooth than these Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars are just the thing! Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars are delicious!  They're chewy, gooey, and oh so chocolatey!  They can be served cold or hot.  We like them hot!  And can be eaten alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  My favorite way to have them is with ice cream that's drizzled with chocolate sauce. ...

Super Bowl Snack Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is on February 5.  Just about everyone I know is looking forward to the big day.  The Game of course is the main event, but many of us are waiting for the half-time show and the commercials.  Whether sport fan or not I think we can all agree that a big part of that Sunday revolves around the Super Bowl Snacks we will all be munching on during the game. Here are some great snack ideas and recipes for Super Bowl Snacks, most can be made ahead of time so you can get out of ...

Buko Pie – Filipino Coconut Pie

Buko Pie is a popular Filipino delicacy from the southern regions of Luzon especially in Laguna Province. Tourists and locals travel to Laguna for the pie.  They buy extra to take home.   It's a traditional pasalubong or homecoming gift. Buko Pie is a 2 crusted pie filled with creamy coconut juice, soft young coconut meat, evaporated milk, sugar and cornstarch.  Buko Pie  is an excellent mid-afternoon snacks, paired with your favorite coolers. If you’re looking for more merienda ...

Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake) Recipe!!!

Kutsinta or Cuchinta is a popular Filipino Merienda (Snack) and Panghimagas (Dessert). Kutsinta is  a reddish-brown sticky rice cake made with rice flour and topped with shredded coconut. Kutsinta or Cuchinta is a type of Kakanin (Sticky Rice/Glutinous Rice) that uses food grade lye water as an ingredient.  The lye water is what makes the Kutsinta somewhat sticky and chewy. This kutsinta recipe requires both rice flour and glutinous rice flour. Rice flour is ground long or medium ...

Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding ) Filipino Recipe

  Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made with cornstarch, coconut milk and sugar.  It is also called Coconut Pudding.   This luscious dessert is easy to make using common ingredients. There are many ways to make and serve Maja Blanca.  You can add small kernels of sweet corn inside or top it with toasted coconut or shredded cheese. You can also add fruit salad to your Maja Blanca mixture.  It’s so awesome you can fill it and top it with anything you want. Unknown to many, ...

Palitaw – Coconut & Sesame Seed Topped Sticky Rice Dumplings

Palitaw means “to surface or to float”. It is also the name of a popular Filipino snack,  flat oval-shaped pieces of rice dough cooked in boiling water until they float to the surface.   Palitaw is one of the best meriendas (snack) and panghimagas (dessert) in Philippines. It’s a chewy sweet rice cake made from malagkit (sticky rice). Making this yummy snack is pretty easy, we make this once or twice a week.   You'll enjoy it paired with, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or milk,  with ...

Merienda Series – Bibingka Galapong

Merienda is the Filipino version of brunch and afternoon tea.  It's a light meal that fills the gap between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner.  It's quite popular in European and South American countries as well.  But Filipinos have taken it to a whole new level. As a rule a morning Merienda in Europe and South America is a  light snack such as a piece of fruit or cookie paired with coffee or juice, in short sort of like a coffee break; the afternoon Merienda is usually tea ...

Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)

Puto is the Filipino version of a steamed rice cake.   It's served as snack or as an accompaniment to dishes such as Pancit (noodles) or Dinuguan (a savory stew simmered in pork blood).  Its bland flavor compliments the rich taste of many Filipino dishes. Puto Cheese is an all-time favorite Filipino snack.  You can pair it with our Lemon Grass Ginger Iced Tea  for a healthy and refreshing summer treat! This is my  version of Puto Cheese.   Ingredients: 1 Cup Sugar ...

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastry Bars

One of my husband's favorite treats are blueberry cream cheese danishes, he picks up a box every time we're at the bakery shop. That's why I decided to make this Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastry Bars. These bars are very easy to make.  No need to make pastry dough, not one of my favorite activities, you use refrigerated crescent dough for the pastry.  The pastry is filled with a cream cheese mixture and blueberry pie filling, with this combination how can you go wrong? I make these bars for ...