Bread and Italian Sausage Muffins

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Happy 2015! How did your New Year celebration go?  AJ and I chose to spend it at home as usual (after dinner at my parents's house) and we celebrated the New Year with our homemade Chocolate Ganache Tart with Caramelized Apples on the side.  I posted a picture of this sweet ending to our fab 2014 over at my Instagram account (follow me @dbrightspot). We also made Roast ... READ MORE

Roast Chicken with Italian Sausage and Bread Stuffing

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Our sumptuous lunch today:  Roast Chicken with Italian Sausage and Bread Stuffing. The idea for this recipe came to me last Thanksgiving after seeing pictures and pictures of Stuffed Turkey in my Instagram feed.  So I looked it up online and saw this easy-to-do recipe for turkey stuffing at epicurious.com.  I waited for my Christmas leave at work to try the recipe (para ... READ MORE

Roast Pork Tenderloin

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Another cooking milestone for me:  baking my first roast pork using just 5 ingredients:  pork tenderloin, 2 kinds of seasonings, olive oil and salted butter!  My pegs were Patricia and Ree's roast beef recipes, but I used pork tenderloin instead of beef. Ree used Lawry's Seasoned Salt and McCormick's Lemon and Pepper seasoning salt as meat spice rub. I tried to look for ... READ MORE

Gourmet Chicken Adobo

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My birthday month is almost over and lest I forget, here's the Gourmet Chicken Adobo recipe that I promised to share when I wrote about our Asahi convection oven (thanks to all your wonderful comments, by the way!) I got this adobo recipe from the same cookbook where I found the recipe for Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Cream of Mushroom - the Assumption Cookbook (Pearl ... READ MORE

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cheesecake Chunks

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The hubby was in the mood for baking last Wednesday and made these delectable chocolate cupcakes with a twist (yummy!). He's also in the mood for another guest post here in the The Bright Spot, as there's an interesting story to tell behind these celebratory cupcakes that he made (no help from me this time, hehe!). Read on, and enjoy AJ's ... READ MORE

Baked Creamy Mushroom Chicken

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It's been a while since I shared a Saladmaster recipe.  In case you don't know yet, I partnered up with my sis-in-law Juvvy 2 years ago so we can buy a Saladmaster cooking set for ourselves.   The set was a very expensive one, but we managed to fit it into our budgets by splitting the items in the set, thus splitting the cost too.  We got 3 items each.  Since then, I've been ... READ MORE

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coffee Cream Filling and Dark Chocolate Ganache

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A lovely Tuesday to y'all! Now that our ants problem is gone (as in totally; there are no more ants in our kitchen counter top, yey!), we can talk about something sweet! Today's post is written by the hubby, AJ, who is more than happy to share with you  this simple chocolate cake that we made last December and became the "Star of our Noche Buena". But before you ... READ MORE

A Sweet Escape in Makati

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I didn't know that there's a one-stop baking and confectionery shop here in Makati until AJ pointed it to me the other day.  The shop is called Sweet Escape and all baking affectionados will definitely find their bliss here!  It has about everything you need for baking! I was able to take pictures of some of the baking products available there.  Come take a look and get lost ... READ MORE