Fiesta Cheesecakes from Cheesecakes by Guy

Remember the green tea cheesecake I featured a few months ago? The GUY behind that is on a roll and he created 5 new fiesta flavors. Guy sent me a slice each to try. The first one I tried was the queso de bola (Edam cheese) cheesecake and it’s my favorite among the five variants.Continue reading “Fiesta Cheesecakes from Cheesecakes by Guy”

Spanish Themed Birthday Dinner

I cook only once or twice a year. This year the first time was last month when I treated my friends for my birthday celebration. For dinner I decided on a Spanish theme to reminisce on all the wonderful tapas and Spanish food I ate on my recent trip to Spain. One of our favoriteContinue reading “Spanish Themed Birthday Dinner”

Dinner at Rizette’s House

Our group had a mini get together following our trip to Cebu all because of this bbq ribs. Rizette told us she brought home several slabs of Tony Roma’s cooked ribs from the US. She bought them frozen from Costco and just baked them. She said it was the best and we dared her toContinue reading “Dinner at Rizette’s House”

New Products from Gourmet Finds

I borrowed this image of kouign amann from my idol David Lebovitz. Since last year I’ve been reading a lot about this French pastry and I wanted to try it when I was in the US but I didn’t find it in the bakeries I went to. Now I can try it right here inContinue reading “New Products from Gourmet Finds”

New Year’s Eve Dinner 2011

Happy New Year to everyone!! I want to interrupt my posts about my recent trip to the United States with this post on how my family celebrated New Year’s Eve. Every year my cousins from my father’s side come to our house for dinner. Last year I had it catered and this year we wereContinue reading “New Year’s Eve Dinner 2011”

Portabella Mushroom w/ Seafood Stuffing

Yes, I baked this stuffed portabella mushroom but I didn’t make it from scratch. My cousin La was so busy with her work in DC and running around with her kids and their after school activities so I volunteered to get our dinner at Costco. I love Costco and would go gladly go for anyContinue reading “Portabella Mushroom w/ Seafood Stuffing”

Birthday Dinner at Home

The other day I posted a preview of the ingredients for the party I was hosting. Here are the pictures of last night’s dinner. I informed my friends that dinner was at 7:00 pm. Janet was the first to arrive and the last group arrived at 8:30. They all informed me the traffic was horribleContinue reading “Birthday Dinner at Home”