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Surprise her this Mother’s day with these El Real recipes

Surprise her this Mother’s day with these El Real recipes

Posted by on May 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Give your mom the best gift this Mother’s day by cooking up these sumptuous pasta dishes, courtesy of El Real Pasta.

Your mother will surely feel your love when she tastes the creamy goodness of Elbow Macaroni with Chicken and Wild Mushrooms, and Flat Spaghetti with Creamy Sausage and Chicken, made more satisfying with the “yumayakap ang sarap” goodness of El Real Elbow Macaroni and El Real Flat Spaghetti.


Elbow Macaroni with Chicken & Wild Mushrooms

Elbow Macaroni with Chicken & Wild Mushrooms
  1. 250 g. El Real Elbow Macaroni
  2. 1/4 cup salted butter or margarine
  3. 1/2 cup thinly sliced white onions
  4. 1 tbsp. crushed garlic
  5. 250 g. chicken breast fillet – cut into 1-inch-long thin strips
  6. 4 pcs. fresh or canned oyster mushroom, thinly sliced
  7. 8 pcs. shitake mushrooms – soak in 3/4 cup water (15 minutes). Save mushroom water.
  8. Remove stems. Slice thinly.
  9. 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh or canned button mushrooms
  10. 1 cup frozen peas – thawed
  11. 1 cup all-purpose cream
  12. 1 tbsp. rock salt or 1 tsp. fine salt
  13. 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  14. 1/4 cup chopped green bell peppers
  15. 1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
  1. First, cook the El Real Elbow Macaroni according to package directions, drain under faucet water and set aside. In a 12-inch skillet, melt the butter and sauté onions and garlic. Add chicken and cook until it changes color. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Add peas, salt and pepper. Stir until boiling. Add cream and simmer. Top with bell peppers. Turn off fire and toss in the macaroni. Serves 4-6.

Flat Spaghetti with Creamy Sausage and Chicken

Flat Spaghetti with Creamy Sausage and Chicken
  1. 250 g. El Real Flat Spaghetti
  2. 1/4 cup salted butter or margarine
  3. 1/4 cup minced white onion
  4. 1 cup Italian sausage
  5. 1/2 cup chopped chicken breast fillet
  6. 1 tsp. fine salt
  7. 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  8. 3 tbsp. Continental All-Purpose Flour
  9. 2 cups fresh or full cream milk
  10. 10 fresh or frozen broccoli flowerettes
  1. Cook the El Real Flat Spaghetti according to package directions, drain under faucet water and set aside. Cook 10 fresh or frozen broccoli flowerettes in boiling pasta water for 10 minutes, drain and set aside. In a 12-inch skillet, put butter and sauté onions until soft. Add sausage, chicken, salt and pepper. Stir until half cooked. Then add Continental All-Purpose Flour and mix well. Lastly, add milk, stir and simmer. Place pasta on a serving platter, top with sauce and garnish with broccoli flowerettes. Serves 4-6.




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The NEW Spicy Buffalo Style Chicken McDo

The NEW Spicy Buffalo Style Chicken McDo

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 | 0 comments

You have to try the NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo!

Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo
Have an exciting gastronomic experience with rich, spicy flavor as McDonald’s introduces the all NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo! It’s the Chicken McDo coated in a hot and zesty sauce for a hot, delicious twist. A different take on buffalo-style chicken, it will leave you wanting more after the first bite.

Grab McDonald’s NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo for only P95 with drink! This new chicken favorite is also available in 1-pc. meal with Fries and 2-pc. meal.

Mcdonald's NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken

Delight your taste buds with the NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo when you dine in at any McDonald’s restaurant nationwide. You can also have it via Drive-Thru or McDelivery by dialing 86-2-36, visiting, or using the McDo PH app.

Foodies and diehard fried chicken lovers, take your chicken craving to the next level and grab a bite of the NEW Spicy Buffalo-Style Chicken McDo. Share your photos online at and tag @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram.





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Grass Jelly Coconut Milk Tea Recipe

Grass Jelly Coconut Milk Tea Recipe

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 | 15 comments

Can you feel it?

It has been a hot, sunny days lately and all we need is a refreshing drink to cool us down and enjoy the sweaty day ahead. 🙂

This grass jelly coconut milk tea is the win!

grass jelly Milk Tea

My neighbor sells milk tea and it’s Php80-Php90 for every big cup.  It’s good and totally refreshing, my children are “suki” (frequent buyer) . But this fine day I would like to make them a home-made milk tea. 🙂  

grass jelly Milk Tea

 I used Jolly’s Grass Jelly.

The grass jelly has a pleasant, lightly herbal flavor that my kids love.  

Jolly Grass Jelly

Jolly Coconut Milk
And to make it more special I used Jolly’s new Coconut Milk instead of ordinary milk.

Jolly Coconut Milk

And surprise, surprise!  It tastes soooooooo good.  The natural sweetness of coconut milk tastes best together with the tea. 🙂

Grass Jelly Coconut Milk Tea Recipe

When you put everything together: the grass jelly, tea, and coconut milk with some sugar it compliments each other and tastes really wonderful.  My children loves it and playfully slurp the jelly that gets in their big straws. 🙂

You should try it soon, to make 4 glasses I spent around Php100-120 pesos only.  🙂  

Here’s the recipe for you to try.


Grass Jelly Coconut Milk Tea Recipe
  1. 1 can Jolly Grass Jelly (cut into small cubes)
  2. ½ cup brewed black tea, cooled
  3. ½ cups very Jolly coconut milk cold
  4. sugar to taste
  5. ice
  1. Place about 1/4 cup of glass jelly into a glass.
  2. Stir together the cooled black tea and coconut milk. Add ice. Add sugar to suit your taste.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Enjoy your grass jelly coconut milk tea!






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Mango and Strawberry Sago Pudding

Mango and Strawberry Sago Pudding

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 | 11 comments

This Valentines Day, make something special for your loved ones. 🙂

Try my easy fruits and sago pudding recipe.


Since strawberry is in season you can find them in leading grocery stores like SM Hypermarket, Landmark, Rustans and SnR.  


In this recipe you can use any fruits you prefer. I’m thinking melon, kiwi and caramelize bananas will do too, so do not limit yourselves with just this two fruits.


I’m a fan of “gata” or coconut milk and I’ve tried mostly all coconut milk in cans sold at supermarkets but none of them have become my favorite, I always ended up buying a freshly squeezed coconut milk in our local wet market.

Since Jolly came out with their coconut milk I just thought I should give it try.  Jolly’s coconut milk has a freshness and natural sweetness very near to what I can buy at our local wet market.  



Here’s the complete recipe.

Fruit and Sago Pudding
  1. 2 pieces whole ripe mangoes
  2. 8-10 pieces of strawberries
  3. 1 can Jolly Coconut milk, 400ml
  4. 2 tbsp sugar
  5. 1 cup tapioca pearls (cooked)
  6. 2 tsp gelatin
  1. 1. Dissolve the gelatin in 1/4 cup hot water.
  2. 2. Boil tapioca and coconut milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat and stir constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and gelatin.
  3. 3. Simmer gently until thickened, 3- 5 minutes , then remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before stirring in the vanilla extract. Serve either warm or chilled. Topped with mango or strawberry. 🙂
  4. Enjoy!




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Your Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Your Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 | 3 comments

Tomorrow is the big V day, are you going to brave the crowd and the traffic jam to get to the best restaurants in the Metro or you will celebrate it with some special home-cooked meals?

If the latter, here’s some of my best dessert ideas that can help you plan for tomorrow.

Strawberry Parfait

Surprise your Valentine with this beauty.  


Usually, a parfait is served in a tall glass but you can use any glass you have to make this one.  It’s a dessert consisting of layers of whipped cream, fruit and jelly.  See the recipe here:


Cake Slices

If you do not want fancy and red dessert you can serve this simple cake slice.  It’s easy to make and looks god too. 🙂  Here’s the recipe:

Nona Foods Philippines


Mango Tart

How about something fruity?  A tart is an open pastry case containing a filling.  This one is generally lovely to look at.  It’s also kinda easy to make too.  See the link for the recipe:

mango tart recipe


Pandan Jelly with Corn Kernels

Pleasing to the eyes and the palette too.  Try this simple jelly with Corn Kernels recipe

pandan jelly with corn kernels recipe


Matcha Cookies

How about some cookies? Making matcha cookies is no different in making any ordinary cookies. Check out my step by step instructions here:

Matcha Cookies recipe


Swirled Brownies

It’s fudgy, chewy and a bit crunchy on the sides brownies, swirling with strawberry jam and marshmallow fluff.  Your taste buds will dance in a lot of different flavors in the one, here’s the recipe:

marshmallow and strawberry


Pick one or two recipes you can easily make for tomorrow’s celebration of hearts.  Enjoy!  

Happy Valentines everyone!




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Have you Tried Baker John Bread Products?

Have you Tried Baker John Bread Products?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 | 0 comments

My family and I love soft breads, it’s easy to eat and filling too, that is why we are so glad that Universal Robina Corporation (URC) is introducing new soft bread products.

Known for its innovative snacks and beverages, (URC) has been making Filipinos’ snack time enjoyable for decades. This time, it makes breakfast and merienda time more delightful and satisfying for families with its new soft bread products.

baker john bread

A filling and delicious breakfast or merienda treat, the Baker John Premium Soft White Bread and Baker John Cinnamon Soft Bread are great with spreads and a perfect match with coffee or cold drinks.

The country’s leading food manufacturing company introduces Baker John, a line of premium soft bread that are made with the highest-quality ingredients in URC’s state-of-the-art baking facilities.

Moms can partner their kids’ favourite spreads and cold cuts with Baker John Premium Soft White Bread to make delectable sandwiches for breakfast or merienda; while the Baker John Cinnamon Soft Bread is an ideal match with coffee or cold drinks, any time of the day.

The Baker John Premium Soft White Bread and Baker John Cinnamon Soft Bread are available at selected Mini Stop branches and Robinsons Supermarket outlets nationwide.





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Two Delightful Recipes Using Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauces

Two Delightful Recipes Using Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauces

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 | 0 comments

It’s official, the holidays are over peeps but, it doesn’t mean festive and delightful dishes are over and out too. 🙂

Even if the holidays are over, every day can still be a feast worth celebrating with dishes and masterpieces that not only delight families, but also help bring out and year-round cheer around the dinner table.

Give your loved ones a hearty and tummy-filling experience with Crispy Menudo Lumpia and Seafood Lasagna Roll-ups, all whipped up using Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauces.

Make the crunchy fried lumpia dish even more delightful with this hearty filling.

CrispyFried Lumpia

Crispy Menudo Lumpia
  1. 2 tbsps. cooking oil
  2. 5 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 red onion, minced
  4. 1/4 kg ground pork
  5. 250 g Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce Pinoy Party Style
  6. ½ cup water
  7. 2 pcs. bay leaves
  8. 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  9. 1 carrot, diced
  10. 1 potato, diced
  11. 1 can liver spread
  12. 3 pcs hotdogs, diced
  13. ½ cup frozen green peas
  14. Salt & pepper to taste
  15. 10-15 pcs. square lumpia wrappers
  16. 2 pcs. egg whites
  1. Start off by sautéing garlic and onions. Add pork and cook until lightly browned. Add Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce Pinoy Party Style, water, bay leaves and soy sauce, bringing it to a boil. Simmer, then add carrots and potatoes. Cook until liquid is mostly reduced. Mix in liver spread, hotdog and green peas, and cover for 2-3 minutes. Next, season with salt and pepper to taste, then set aside and let cool. Spoon 2 tbsps of menudo over one lumpia wrapper, roll, and secure the edges by brushing with egg whites. Finally, deep-fry until golden brown.
  1. To see how easy it is to make this this exciting dish, check out its BiteSized.PH video at

Make mealtimes truly memorable with this shrimp-layered and crab sauce-filled lasagna dish.

Seafood Lasagna Roll-ups

Seafood Lasagna Roll-ups
  1. Shrimp
  2. - ¼ kg shrimp, peeled and deveined
  3. - Salt and pepper to taste
  4. - 1 tsp. paprika
  5. - 1 tbsp. calamansi juice
  6. - 2 tbsps. olive oil
  7. White crab sauce
  8. - 2 tbsps. butter
  9. - 5 cloves garlic
  10. - 1 white onion
  11. - 2 cups cream
  12. - 1 cup crab meat
  13. - 2 tbsps. parsley, chopped
  14. - 8-10 pcs lasagna noodles
  15. Red sauce
  16. - 2 tbsps. olive oil
  17. - 1 red onion, chopped
  18. - 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  19. - 250 g Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce Parmesan Cheese
  20. - 2 tbsps. basil, chopped
  21. Assembly
  22. - 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  23. - 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  24. - Basil leaves for garnish
  1. Start by seasoning shrimp with salt, pepper, paprika and calamansi juice. Cook shrimps in olive oil for 1-2 minutes on each side, butterfly-cut each shrimp and set aside. Meanwhile, add butter to the same pan where shrimp was cooked. Sauté onion and garlic, add the cream and simmer until thick. Mix in the crab meat, cook for about 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat and mix in parsley. Set aside.
  2. Next, sauté onion and garlic over medium heat. Add Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce Parmesan Cheese, simmer until thick and season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat and mix in basil. Set aside. Finally, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
  3. To assemble, lay lasagna noodles flat on a large surface. Spread about 3 tbsps. of the white crab sauce on each and top with pieces of shrimp, while leaving an inch at the top of each lasagna noodle empty. Sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top (about 1 tbsp. each). Roll each lasagna noodle while securing the filling inside. Spread half of red sauce at the bottom of baking dish. Place all the lasagna roll-ups on top of the sauce, seam-side down. Keep the lasagna roll-ups close to each other to prevent unraveling. Spoon-in the remaining red sauce. Top with more mozzarella and parmesan cheese and bake at 190C for 30 minutes. Garnish with basil leaves.
  1. Check out the BiteSized.PH video of this recipe at

Simply satisfying, definitely delicious, but oh so easy to make—these dishes are a sure-hit for every home. Surprise your family and learn how to prepare these and other mouthwatering Hunt’s recipes by visiting on Facebook.

Make every day a feast to remember with Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauces. To learn more about the brand, visit its website at



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Masflex Kitchen Camp and My Bell Pepper Egg Rings Recipe

Masflex Kitchen Camp and My Bell Pepper Egg Rings Recipe

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 | 4 comments

Are you feeling creative today?

Try making your own Bell Pepper Egg Rings, your kids will love their sunny side up eggs in colorful and sweet bell peppers. 🙂

Watch my video to see my step-by-step procedure on how to make one, it’s really-really easy and fun to do.  🙂


To make my Bell Pepper Egg Rings I used my Masflex Stone Forged Frypan, its non-stick pan which made frying effortless. 🙂


Here’s a printable recipe for you:

Bell Pepper Egg Rings
  1. 1 big bell pepper
  2. 2 eggs
  3. Salt
  4. Pepper
  5. 1-2 tsps cooking oil
  1. 1. In a large, non-stick skillet, heat 1-2 tsp olive cooking oil over medium/high heat.
  2. 2. Cut peppers into rings and remove the seeds and centers. Place sliced peppers into the pan and let them saute for a minute.
  3. 3. Crack one egg into the center of each bell pepper slice. Start pouring the egg in slowly.
  4. 4. Sprinkle salt and pepper over each egg. Cook for 3 minutes.
  5. 5. Serve and enjoy! 🙂
 I’m so pumped up to make my Bell Pepper Egg Rings and make use of the kitchen tools I got during the Masflex Kitchen Camp held in the Maya Kitchen in Makati.  Masflex has invited select bloggers to a new exciting and challenging event and I’m so happy to be included. 🙂

The Masflex Kitchen Camp was hosted by Masflex Ambassador, the Adobo Queen Ms. Nancy Reyes-Lumen.  

Nancy Reyes Masflex

The Masflex Kitchen Camp (Blogger’s Edition) was held in line with the celebration of it’s 25th year of excellence and innovation of high quality and affordable cookware and kitchenware of Masflex.


The kitchen camp gave me the feel of MasterChef (U.S. TV series) the part where Ms. Nancy announce what to cook next and we will all rush in front, where a long table of ingredients is available, we hurriedly pick our ingredients.  It was super fun. I was nervous the whole time, I wonder if I will get kicked off if my cooking doesn’t pass to her standards. 😛


I went to the kitchen camp with my friend, Lani.  When we were our way home she told me she got nervous too and felt strange in front of the cooking tools and cooking ingredients.   We have been cooking our entire marriage life and we felt like first timers during the kitchen camp.   The kitchen camp was really an awesome experience! 


We made the famous bibimbap with blue rice.  I never liked bibimbap but, what I made during the kitchen camp was different, I loved it.  I brought it home and shared it with my husband he said he likes it too.  It’s a true testament that Ms. Nancy’s bibimbap recipe is really good.  And of course, I’ll share it with you soon. 🙂


We were also taught how to make a rainbow crepe cake.  I’m one hell of a cook, I made pancake “cakes” instead of crepe cake!  😀  

Hahaha.crepe cake

I went to Chef Jaja, she’s the lady at my right, she gave me tips and trick to make it really thin, like a real crepe. 🙂 Chef Jaja is a real angel, I feel like if I sit down with her for a coffee she will tell me all her cooking and baking secrets. 🙂


I love every thing about the kitchen camp.  I love all the tricks and smart cooking tips of Ms. Nancy!  I learned soooo much.  What I realized was, learning it hands-on was different from learning it in Youtube.  

Thank you so much Ms. Nancy, Chef Jaja and of course Masflex for hosting the event. 🙂 


Check out Masflex’s website and who knows you might score a pass to the next Masflex Kitchen Camp!

Website :
IG: @masflexcookware (hashtags: #MasflexCookware #MasflexKitchenCamp)



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