30 minute creamy veggie pasta with bacon
Dinner

30-minute Creamy Veggie Pasta with Bacon

Pasta is an easy dinner to make and this creamy veggie pasta with bacon is no exception. It is creamy without being too indulgent if you use milk. I’ve made this with low-fat milk, whole milk and cream as well and they’re all good. I make this quite often as not only is it quick […]

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One-bowl banana bread
Desserts

Best Banana Bread (The Only Recipe You Will Ever Need!)

Jump to Recipe We almost always have bananas at home. When they start getting spotted and too ripe I either cut them up and freeze in 1-banana portions for smoothies or future banana bread or make banana bread immediately.  Although, when the craving for banana bread hits, I’ve used bananas that are not over-ripe and […]

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apple pancakes
Sides

German Apple Pancakes (Apfelpfannkuchen)

Jump to Recipe Last weekend my husband, Tobi, requested that I make soup and apple pancakes for lunch. We had just arrived from the grocery where we bought apples. I had purchased 4 pieces, and Tobi said we only needed one! We then called up his mom for the recipe. So she was rattling off […]

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ube cake with buttercream stripes
Desserts

Ube cake (Filipino Purple Yam Cake)

Ube cake is one of the most beloved Filipino cakes. It is made from ube, or purple yam. Purple yam is a tuber or root crop that is vivid purple, hence the name. Ube-flavored desserts are so popular in the Philippines and are currently making a splash in the US. It´s all over my Instagram […]

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homemade flour tortillas
Dinner

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

We eat a lot of fajitas, wraps, soft tacos and shawarma at home. We usually buy tortilla wraps from the grocery, but I have always wanted to make these from scratch at home. Of course, making homemade flour tortillas will take some time, but it tastes way better than what we buy. Bonus as well […]

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gyoza
Appetizers

Gyoza (Japanese Pan-Fried Dumplings)

Whenever I am in a Japanese restaurant and gyoza is on the menu, I always order it. Who cares if I won’t be able to finish my main course? I first tasted Japanese gyoza when I was already working in Manila. There was this Japanese fast-food restaurant just at the back of our office where […]

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una lumpia (filipino tuna spring rolls)
Appetizers

How to Make Tuna Lumpia (Filipino Tuna Spring Rolls)

Tuna lumpia is a great alternative to pork lumpia. It is healthier, but you are not sacrificing any taste. Lumpia is more often than not present at Filipino gatherings – house parties, fiestas, birthdays and the like. Making lumpia is quite labor intensive, but it is often made with friends and family, so the work […]

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