Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I made the easiest dessert to make ever about two weeks ago when I have my visitors from church. I got this idea from a friend at work that  had made this before during lent. The ingredients are as follows:

1 pound of strawberries (about 15-20 strawberries with stems)
4-6 ounces of chocolates, chopped
1 cup of Baker's Dipping Chocolate (optional)


  • Wash the strawberries and dried them well
  • Put the chocolates in a heat proof bowls. 
  • Fill the pan with water and bring to a boil.
  • Put the chopped chocolates over the boiling water to melt
  • Stir the chocolates thoroughly until smooth, remove from the heat
  • Put a parchment or wax paper to a tray
  • Dip the strawberry by the stems to the melted chocolate
  • Repeat the procedures with the rest of the strawberries
  • Refrigerate the chocolate covered strawberries for 10-15 minutes
  • Serve cold
 Enjoy folks!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I always remember that my grandmother and my mother cooks Biko or Sweet Sticky Rice when we celebrate special occasion in the Philippines. Cooking Biko is easy. Here's my simple Biko recipe.


2 cups of sticky rice or glutinous rice
2 cups brown sugar
4 cups coconut milk
1/2 tsp salt
1  1/2 cups water

Cooking Procedures:
1. Combine the sticky rice and water in a rice cooker and cook until the rice is ready. You can also add water (when needed).
2. While cooking the rice, combine the coconut milk with brown sugar and salt in a separate pot and cook in low heat until the texture becomes thick. Make sure to stir constantly.
4. Once the rice is cooked and the coconut milk-sugar mixture is thick, add the cooked rice in the coconut milk and sugar mixture then mix well. Make sure that all liquids are evaporated but don't overcooked.
5. Transfer the Biko into a big plate and flatten them.
6. Serve hot!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Nilagang Baka

There are many ways on how to cook Nilagang Baka in the Philippines. My mother taught me how to cook this delicious meal at a tender age of nine. Well, here is my own recipe.


1 pound of beef (cut into cubes or bite size)
2 big potatoes (cut into bit size)
3 small potatoes (cut crosswise)
celery (optional)
1 small size cabbage
soy sauce or fish sauce
scallions (optional)


1. Boiled the beef meat for 1 to 2 hours (until meat is tender)
2. When the meat is ready add the potatoes and carrots. Simmer for another 15 minutes or until vegetables are cook.
3. Add soy sauce or fish sauce to taste
4. Add cabbage and scallions
5. Serve hot.

Enjoy everyone!