Fried Carrot Cake, Anyone?

Have you tried a fried carrot cake? No, I am not talking about the sweet sponge cake in cafes with fancy carrot toppers but the Chinese carrot cake otherwise known as chai tow kueh. I know it does sound weird why call it such when in fact it is fried not baked, and it gets all the more…

Easy Ham & Cheese Wrap

A wrap is any homemaker’s best friend. It’s so versatile it can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You could go heavy or light depending on the stuffing. You can always mix and match like wrapping pan-grilled chicken with scrambled egg whites and tomatoes or use leftover corned beef mixed with corn kernels and…

Ginataang Kalabasa and My Aging Eyesight

The optometrist broke the news yesterday. I went to the Land and Transportation Office in Quezon City to renew my driver’s license and passing an eyesight test was one of the requirements. If it was not for that, I would have not known that my right eyesight is not as clear as it used to…

Menudo with Yummy Hotdogs

June is a month-long school break here in Singapore. Me and my daughter agreed that this holiday is not 100% free time as she has to catch up with her lessons and improve her grades next term. As obedient as she is, my daughter abides with the “work and play” schedule we discussed even when…

SOPAS: Pinoy-Style Chicken Macaroni Soup

It’s a laid-back weekend and we love it! We are in for a movie marathon tonight at home and I cooked a special dinner with my daughter, Jodee, as sous chef. It’s a hearty and milky comfort food, the Filipino-style macaroni soup we call “SOPAS” in the Philippines. To complement our sopas, we also toasted…

My Kitchen Challenge Day 3: Seafood Fritata

Good Morning! Don’t you just love eggs in the morning? I do, and today’s recipe could be eaten not just in the morning but on any time of the day (that is if you are not too choosy with your meal). It is also very easy to prepare and cooks in 20 minutes or less.…