Peach Eggnog Smoothie

Our #eggnoglove is strong this time of the year ! All year round we wait for Harmony Organic’s eggnog and that time has come again. To make sure we’re all stocked up, we buy multiple bottles of their eggnog at a time.  For those who are eggnog haters, I dare you to try a shot… Continue reading Peach Eggnog Smoothie

Strawberry Ice Cream with Roasted Strawberries

I remember the first time I had strawberries.  I was 9 years old and my brother was 7.  My mom, brother and I went on a family trip to a province in the northern part of the Philippines.  The city we visited is called Baguio.  Baguio  is the summer capital of the Philippines because of… Continue reading Strawberry Ice Cream with Roasted Strawberries

Baked Plantains with Brown Sugar Glaze

  Recently, we went on a much needed vacation to the Dominican Republic.  We stayed in a nice resort in a quiet little town and it was seven days of bliss for us! Interestingly, at the resort we stayed at, they served plantains three times a day, everyday! We found out later on that plantain is a… Continue reading Baked Plantains with Brown Sugar Glaze

Russian Apple Cake (Sharlotka)

Russian apple cake is a traditional cake made with very little ingredients.  The process of making it is so easy that just about every Russian knows how to make it.  When Arkadi and I first  just started dating, I went over to his house one day to meet his grandma (or babul, as he affectionately… Continue reading Russian Apple Cake (Sharlotka)

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I found this recipe from foodnessgracious.com and I have to say this recipe is a definite keeper! Thanks Gerry! This cake is real simple to make, requires ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry and the end result, well the end result is excellent! Okay, if I have to be honest, the first… Continue reading Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Chocolate Cake Truffles

  Have you ever craved something sweet, but you didn’t exactly want to eat an entire slice of cake? Well, that’s where cake truffles come in.  I promise you, one chocolate truffle perfectly satisfies your sweet tooth and best of all, it’s portion controlled! These do take a little work to make, but the best… Continue reading Chocolate Cake Truffles

Chewy Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

      Who does not love cookies?! My favorite, obviously, is chocolate chip pecan cookies!  I am very specific as to how I want my cookies: more doughy than crispy, always with pecans, bite size and not too much chocolate chips!  The one batch I made before this one turned out too crispy and… Continue reading Chewy Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies