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Am I a Helicopter Mom or a Free Range Mom?

I woke up to this day with a question; What type of Mom am I?So I searched up Google and found out there are more different types of Moms, and I could relate myself to 3... Helicopter Mom, Free Range Mom and Breastfeeding Mom (but I don't breastfeed anymore. I stopped when my youngest son… Continue reading Am I a Helicopter Mom or a Free Range Mom?

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Twisted Korean Doughnuts (Kkwabaegi)

INGREDIENTS:2 tablespoons butter or approximately 30 grams1 cup milk2 tablespoons sugar½ teaspoon salt1 egg1 packet of dry yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons: 7 grams)3 cups all purpose flour for doughnuts, plus 2 tablespoons for dustingcorn oil for frying½ teaspoon cinnamon powderplus 3 tablespoons white sugar (for coating)INSTRUCTIONS:MAKE THE COATINGAdd 2-3 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon… Continue reading Twisted Korean Doughnuts (Kkwabaegi)

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Spanish Bread

INGREDIENTS:FOR DOUGH:3 cups flour1 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon salt3/4 cup milk3 tablespoons or 60 grams of butter, melted1 eggFOR FILLING:1/2 cup or 115 grams butter, softened1/2 cup sugar1/4 bread crumbsFOR BREADING:1/2 cup breadINSTRUCTIONS:1. Put milk and yeast in a microwavable bowl or Pyrex cup and heat in the microwave for 30… Continue reading Spanish Bread

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Filipino Skinless Chicken Longganisa (Sausage)

Originally, we make minced pork instead of chicken but since my husband and I are getting older and we started to notice that pork is harder to digest than the chicken, we opted for it since then. We still love pork though but not on longganisa (sausage) anymore.This longganisa recipe has been a hit in… Continue reading Filipino Skinless Chicken Longganisa (Sausage)

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Pandesal without Bread Maker

In the Philippines, we always have pandesal or Filipino bread for breakfast. It's yummy with margarine or butter, peanut butter, liver spread, nutella, even pansit bihon or by itself. Recipe for pandesal is up on my blog now.Here in New Zealand, our favourite spread for pandesal is Nuttelex. It's a healthy alternative to butter. It's… Continue reading Pandesal without Bread Maker

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Lumpiang Togue (Sumpia or Vegetable Spring Rolls) Recipe

INGREDIENTS:1 lb mung bean sprouts or togue1 medium-sized carrot, julienned1 medium sweet potato (kamote or kumara), julienned1 teaspoon garlic, minced1 tablespoon onion, minced2 tablespoons fish sauce¾ cup dried shrimps1 cup fried tofu, diced⅛ teaspoon ground black pepperSpring roll wrapper3 to 4 cups cooking oil for fryingINSTRUCTIONS:1. Heat a wok or a frying pan and put… Continue reading Lumpiang Togue (Sumpia or Vegetable Spring Rolls) Recipe

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Easy Soft and Moist Banana Bread

INGREDIENT:½ cup white sugar½-3/4 cup brown sugar (I used ½ cup)8 tablespoons butter, softened (1 stick or 113 grams)2 eggs, beaten3 large extra ripe bananas (1½ cups mashed)2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt1½ teaspoon cinnamon1½ teaspoons vanilla extract½ cup buttermilkINSTRUCTIONS:1. Preheat oven to 325 F or 160 C.2. Grease… Continue reading Easy Soft and Moist Banana Bread