Saturday, January 17, 2009

Another Sinful Sundae

One lunch break my work mates and I decided to have lunch across the street at Mom's Corner. The food was great and we had this for dessert. Cookies and Cream :D

The chocolate ice cream sat on a bed of crushed ice, milk, and ground chocolate cookies. Mallows and candy-coated chocolates were sprinkled on top.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Chicken Macaroni Soup

Cold afternoons are inspiration for me to cook up big pots of soup and share them with my family and relatives who live nearby. I have learned to cook chicken macaroni soup from my aunt when I was still young and over the years I developed my own recipe by using various herbs and different flavors.

The other Sunday's version of the chicken macaroni soup was different from my usual combination. The following is the recipe. Try to fix yourself something like it if you want. It's really goooood!!! :D


2 tablespoons oil

2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)

1 medium onion (chopped)

ginger (finely chopped)

2 chicken breast fillets (chopped)

3 medium sized carrots (chopped)

3 celery stalks (chopped); leaves (finely chopped)

1 small can evaporated milk

1 chicken bouillon cube

2 liters water

elbow macaroni (cooked according to package instructions)

dash of ground dried oregano

salt and pepper to taste

grated cheese and celery leaves for garnish


  • In a big pot, heat oil and toast garlic until golden. Once garlic turns golden remove from oil and set aside.
  • In the same oil, sauté the chopped onion and ginger. Add chopped chicken and continue cooking until tender.
  • Add the carrots and celery stalks to the sautéed chicken. Stir up for a few minutes.
  • Add water, milk, and chicken cube in the pot and let boil.
  • Add pre-cooked macaroni.
  • Add a dash of oregano, salt, pepper, the toasted garlic and the finely chopped celery leaves to the soup and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Serve in bowls with grated cheese and celery leaves on top.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

My Beloved Pretzels

Last month when I was on my way home from Cebu to Cagayan de Oro, I dropped by the Duty Free Shop in the Mactan International Airport. I was searching for something to buy to take home with me and of course I headed to the section where the munchies are.

After scanning the shelves for something to take me home, a bag of Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels struck my fancy and I bought it for $3 only. I have always loved pretzels even though I don't get to buy them just about anywhere. I like it that they are hard, crispy, and salty due to the coarse salt crystals. Imported pretzels and other stuff are usually found in duty-free shops or improted sections in super markets. I wish I bought more since my bag of pretzels already ran out. Next time I should stock up some more.

One thing I love about a pretzel is its shape. It looks like a cute heart. Back in the middle ages, the pretzel's loops stood for everlasting love.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Mocha Cake

For mocha lovers like me, this cute cake from Vienna Kaffeehaus is a piece of heaven! What I love about mocha cakes, ice cream or whatever is that it is a unique combination of coffee and chocolate!

That coffee bean on top was so yummy!

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