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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 ...

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 ...

Garlic, Rosemary, Parmesan Fries

Ah crispy, salty, yummy French Fries! Who doesn't love them?  Fried potatoes are probably the most popular item on fast food menus around the world.  They're served with everything from burgers to kebobs! But in the past 10 years or so the humble French Fry has gone gourmet.  They're now tossed, topped, and smothered with everything from garlic powder to chili, and truffles.  Gourmet French Fries have gotten so popular that even McDonald's ventured into its territory with their Shake ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Yema Filipino Recipe!!!

Yema is a very gooey and soft custard candy that was created by Filipino’s during the time of Spanish colonization. It comes from the word yolk in Spanish. Originating from the province of many sweets, Bulacan. It comes in different forms and shapes then covered in sugar. It is usually wrapped in colorful cellophane or skewered in toothpicks. This chewy treat is served bite-sized and is a finger food. We Filipinos love to eat it after our meals, as a snack or anytime you have a craving for ...

Chicken Pastel Filipino Recipe!!!

Chicken Pastel is a creamy and tasty Filipino dish and is serve during special occasions like birthday parties and fiestas. The dish usually consists of diced chicken meat, mushrooms, peas, sausages and carrots in a rich, creamy sauce. As influenced by Spain’s pastel de pollo, the chicken filling is encased in a flaky pie crust and baked until golden. It’s common practice by Filipinos to serve this pot pie sans the crust but paired with rice instead. Either way, it’s a satisfying meal ...

Fruit Filled Ice Pops – Dairy & Nut Free

My 2 year old grandson,  Jett,  has a whole list of allergies.  He's allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, peas, and the list goes on.  His allergies keep him from enjoying many treats and we feel bad when we're having dessert, specially ice cream which he can't have.  That's why we are constantly looking for allergy free treats and snacks to make for him. When allergies are involved we find that homemade meals and snacks are the safest way to go, we know exactly what the ingredients are and ...