Breakfast, Nov 6. Nutella French toast with fresh strawberries

Celebrating another year of life <3 Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Breakfast, Nov 6. Nutella French toast with fresh strawberries

Celebrating another year of life <3 Wishing you all a great week ahead!

April 4, 2013

Sharing a photo of our little sunshine girl who turns a year old today :) Happiest birthday, sweetie! We love you so much :)

April 4, 2013

Sharing a photo of our little sunshine girl who turns a year old today :) Happiest birthday, sweetie! We love you so much :)

Merienda, Nov 15. Chocolate chunk cookie and brownie cake, with caramel sauce and whipped cream
A belated birthday treat from me for all my readers :) Happy Thursday!

Merienda, Nov 15. Chocolate chunk cookie and brownie cake, with caramel sauce and whipped cream

A belated birthday treat from me for all my readers :) Happy Thursday!

Birthday lunch, Nov 6.
Basil aligue bowties, buttermilk chicken bbq, steamed pandan cream dory and lechon

A simple feast for a simple celebration, although it&#8217;s one of my most memorable freestyle menus ever. Each dish complemented each other really well, and I didn&#8217;t follow a single recipe cos I only came up with the menu late Friday night while doing last minute grocery shopping hehe. Anyway, my dad&#8217;s in town &#8216;til tomorrow so he and my sister Toni were able to join us. It&#8217;s also his and my nephew Zach&#8217;s birthdays this month, not to mention a lot more November celebrants from both my and Gary&#8217;s side of the family :) cheers to birthdays, food and family!

p.s. no, I did not make the lechon, can&#8217;t dig a pit in the middle of our unit. My dad brought it :)

Birthday lunch, Nov 6.

Basil aligue bowties, buttermilk chicken bbq, steamed pandan cream dory and lechon

A simple feast for a simple celebration, although it’s one of my most memorable freestyle menus ever. Each dish complemented each other really well, and I didn’t follow a single recipe cos I only came up with the menu late Friday night while doing last minute grocery shopping hehe. Anyway, my dad’s in town ‘til tomorrow so he and my sister Toni were able to join us. It’s also his and my nephew Zach’s birthdays this month, not to mention a lot more November celebrants from both my and Gary’s side of the family :) cheers to birthdays, food and family!

p.s. no, I did not make the lechon, can’t dig a pit in the middle of our unit. My dad brought it :)

Dinner, Oct 3.
Build your own burger: Grilled beef and chicken patties, homemade salsa and barbecue sauces, honey dijon mustard, garlic herb cream cheese, ketchup, mayo, macaroni and cheese&#8230;. name it, we had it :)
Prepared another feast for friends last night for zooey&#8217;s birthday, this time with a per order make-your-own-burger. It was really fun seeing everyone building and enjoying their own creations. Grilled the beef and chicken patties just before we started eating, so they were hot, tender, juicy and yummy. And of course, what&#8217;s a burger party without alcohol? ;) hehe. Another successful, yet simple, birthday party for our little rockstar. We love you so much sweetheart :)

Dinner, Oct 3.

Build your own burger: Grilled beef and chicken patties, homemade salsa and barbecue sauces, honey dijon mustard, garlic herb cream cheese, ketchup, mayo, macaroni and cheese…. name it, we had it :)

Prepared another feast for friends last night for zooey’s birthday, this time with a per order make-your-own-burger. It was really fun seeing everyone building and enjoying their own creations. Grilled the beef and chicken patties just before we started eating, so they were hot, tender, juicy and yummy. And of course, what’s a burger party without alcohol? ;) hehe. Another successful, yet simple, birthday party for our little rockstar. We love you so much sweetheart :)

Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Toffee Crunch

I don&#8217;t really bake cakes cos I don&#8217;t have the tools nor the patience for them, so when I tried this &#8220;sinfully dark chocolate cake&#8221; recipe I got from the net it ended up looking like a brownie :p good thing I also made some toffee crunch from my ever dependable Mrs. Field&#8217;s cookie book, which made the whole thing look pretty :) this is my first attempt at making &#8220;cake,&#8221; only for my lovely little birthday girl zooey :)

Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Toffee Crunch

I don’t really bake cakes cos I don’t have the tools nor the patience for them, so when I tried this “sinfully dark chocolate cake” recipe I got from the net it ended up looking like a brownie :p good thing I also made some toffee crunch from my ever dependable Mrs. Field’s cookie book, which made the whole thing look pretty :) this is my first attempt at making “cake,” only for my lovely little birthday girl zooey :)