A Week-Long (Free) Vacation


Where and how did you spend your APEC week vacation? I spent mine mostly at home; taking the days off as opportunity to catch up on cleaning and to do the things that were forever in my to-do lists. It was not purely R&R though; I have to check my office email at least once a day to see if there are urgent matters to attend to, update reports and review our ... 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

Roast Chicken with Italian Sausage and Bread Stuffing


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

Food Post: Brown’s Gourmet Cafe


Celebration lunch at Brown's Gourmet Cafe. AJ and I were invited to try out selected food establishments at The Portal and The Hub, two (2) of newest dining/retail zones to open at Greenfield District. I've not checked out this place until last Saturday, so imagine my surprise when a saw a new city brimming with excitement and lots of potential! The Portal is a ... READ MORE

The Good Stuff #5


It's high time I update this list!  There's been a lot of food discoveries these past months and I'm excited to share them all with you. Without further ado, here's list #5 and it's all about FOOD! New Zealand Natural Premium Ice Cream (at Glorietta).  What's not to love about this ice cream? It has no artificial flavoring and coloring.   It comes in a wide variety of ... READ MORE

Product Review: Asahi Convection Oven


If I will be asked to name a kitchen appliance that newly-wed couples should immediately invest in, it's the convection oven.  We belatedly bought ours in August last year and right now, we use it more than we use our microwave oven and gas stove.  There's just so much you can do with a convection oven and so much flexibility as compared to, say, microwave oven or oven ... 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