Fussili with Bacon, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


You all know that I love the the combination of pesto + bacon in a pasta dish.  You can back read on the pasta recipes I've featured in the blog and you will find that these ingredients have been reused so often, hehe! That's because everyone who have tried my pesto bacon pasta think that it is a great meal.  There's a lot of flavors going on in this dish and of course, who ... READ MORE

Easy Bangers and Mash Recipe


Here's another easy peasy recipe that you can make at home, using only sausages, gravy mix, onions and mashed potatoes (bough from KFC): It's called Bangers and Mash (or Sausages and Mash), a well-loved British dish usually served during dinner (and with beer). ... READ MORE

Bread and Italian Sausage Muffins


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

#MerryCremas2014 with Alaska Crema


Like in the past years, I shopped for Christmas gifts as early as September, and wrapped everything by November (well, almost!) so that when December kicked in, I only have to busy myself filling our weekend calendars with get-togethers, while experimenting in the kitchen for new dishes to serve during our family’s Christmas and New Year celebrations. So when Alaska invited ... READ MORE

Gourmet Chicken Adobo


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

Baked Creamy Mushroom Chicken


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


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

Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Cream of Mushroom


Here's a very easy recipe for roasted chicken that you can try for your Media Noche tomorrow.  It is adopted from the recipe of the same title that I found while browsing through the Assumption Cookbook (Pearl Edition), prepared by the High School Class of '79. Two (2) things love about this roasted chicken recipe:  (1) you need only 4 ingredients to prepare it, and (2) no ... READ MORE