Friday, October 29, 2010

Chocolate Crinkles

From making chocolate oatmeal cookies, here is 
another cookie recipe that I tried in the Yummy Bake, Give & Sell recipe collection


1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder (I used hersheys)
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar (sifted)


1. In a bowl, combine oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix together. Add eggs, one at a time.
2. Sift together cocoa, flour and baking powder. Add the creamed mixture and blend well.
3. Chill dough for at least 4 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Line a baking tray with wax paper. Set aside.
5. Scoop the dough then roll in sifted confectioners' sugar.
6. Place on the baking tray at least two inches apart.
7. Bake for at least 12 minutes then cool.

sifted flour, cocoa and baking powder mixture

dough mixture before chilling 

crinkles taken off the oven to cool

chocolate crinkles close up

crinkles stored for future snacking

This was my first try and have baked a few more batches after it. I even brought some at the office to sell but i did came out differently from my first try. There are batches that were too thick and the others a little dry. After this, I just hope that my next batch would came out as I would want them to be after a few adjustments from my previous tries.

This also serves as my entry for FOOD FRIDAY for this week

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Burger Project

After seeing this Burger store at a blog site and watching it in one of the episodes of Where you at in MYX, i have been bugging my brother to visit the place.

Last Saturday, we did had the chance to go here.The place was not that big. I was a little deceived by the pictures ....  Never the less , the place was cozy enough for a burger joint

List where you can customize your BRGR ...

Designer BRGR Board

My filled up Order sheet ... 

Order sheets are then submitted at the counter

Vanilla Milk Shake - Php 145.00

Their other milk shakes variants are strawberry, blueberry, choco peanut and good ol choc'lit all for Php 145.00 each

I'm a sucker for anything sweet and their milk shake did not disappoint

Marky Mark BRGR  (hubby's Burger creation)
 Beef burger, Blue cheese, Mango salsa, Jalapeno peppers, tomato in Poppy seed bun
Hubby did like his burger but claims he liked the burgers more in Wham Burgers.
I think its all in the combination ....

Fries - Php 60.00

This was supposed to be for my niece Ria 
We should have told them not to put chili powder

Sweet Potato Fries - Php 60.00
 This one was better than the fries. The natural sweetness of the sweet potato compliments the light kick from the chili powder


Tofu BRGR, mozzarella cheese, Mango salsa, lettuce and tomato in an Oatmeal bun.
I did go for the lighter choice and it all tasted well together.

This one was Kuya's Friend Burger.
Beef burger, cheddar cheese, pineapple slice, onion rings, egg and bacon in a Poppy seed bun.
An odd combination. But a very good and filling one according to him.
Funny name. He may turn out BUNGAL if he had this burger all in one bite, hehe.


My Kuya's burger. 
Chicken burger, cheddar cheese, canadian bacon. tomato and lettuce in a poppy seed bun.
They had this sliced in half since he's claiming he's on a diet and shared this with his wife.

Having my first bite on my TOFURIFIC BURGER

The burger was really huge and I wasn't able to finish mine and had more than half of it to go.

Hubby looking satisfied with his BRGR

Me and My Niece Ria
 I just can't resist having our picture taken at the wall with their logo inside the store

Glass wall at the entrace of the store with drawings of the steps on ordering your BRGR

The Burger Project is a different burger experience that is worth the visit ....


122 Maginhawa, Teahers Vill, QC
Open daily 11 am - 12 mn

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Lunch at Tokyo Tokyo

After going to Mama for a visit and  to bring some of my baked cookies, we ended up having lunch at Tokyo Tokyo at Victory Mall here in Caloocan

4 pcs California Maki 

Eto lang ang sushi na nakakain ko. Ni hindi namin nagalaw yung wasabe. Not a big fan of it. Para kasing nagagagat yung anghang.

Signature red Iced tea
Although masarap Iced tea nila, parang mas masarap dati. Lately kasi madalas natatabangan ako every time we get to order this.

Marianna having as sip from Daddy's Iced Tea
 Ang anak ko, pawis na pawis. Napaka mainitin kasi nya at ang kapal ng buhok. Bukod pa dun, nag tatalon sya sa kama dun kila mama habang pabalik balik na nakikipag laro ng peak a boo sa lola nya.

Sumo Remix : Beef Misono with Prawn and Vegie Tempura
I rarely eat beef. But if i do i really dont eat much. Gulay at yung tempura ang kinain ko dito. Si yanna gusto nya yung beef kaya yun sinusubo ko sa kanya.

Hubby getting a Prawn Tempura
It was his place of choice and already had this in mind when we came in. He really loves prawns/shrimps.

We left full and had a short walk from here to Pure Gold to buy some stuff .

Parang medyo matatagalan na ulit before we come back to Tokyo Tokyo again to dine out. Wala na kasi sila masyadong bago to choose from. Tapos nawala pa yung Tuna Misono na fave ko. I hope they'll bring it back again.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was excited when hubby bought me an oven because I have been wanting to try baking for the longest time. My first baking project would be these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. I used a recipe on Yummy's Bake, Give, Sell cook book (hmmmm, i like the idea of selling my baked goods as soon as I get the hang of baking)


1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F ( 180 deg C ) and grease baking tray
2. In a bowl, combine flour, oats and baking powder
3. In a separate bowl, cream butter with the white and brown sugars until light (use a mixer or a wire whisk). Then add egg and vanilla extract.
4. Stir in the flour mixture and Fold in the chocolate chips in the mixture
5. Drop batter by tablespoons on the baking tray leaving enough space between the cookies
6. Bake until the edges are lightly browned for about 15 mins then cool cookies before storing

Mixture approximately makes 30 cookies but mine only made 12 cookies since i made bigger ones

Cookies while baking inside the oven

Cookies removed to cool ...

close up look at my chewy chocolate chip cookies ...

cookies ready for storing 

( only 6 cookies were left upon completing this entry of mine. i have been munching on them from the moment they cooled off, hehe )

Not bad for my first try. Hubby did liked it. I even missed out the salt and the cinnamon in the recipe, good thing they still came out well :-)

Next on line ..... CHOCOLATE CRINKLES 

This also serves as my FOOD FRIDAY entry for the week

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lunch Date at Sbarro

Last thursday, Hubby accompanied me when I renewed my passport.
I promised to treat him for lunch to any resto of his choice ...
We ended up eating at Sbarro

 Deep-Dish pizza and Cream Dory in Lemon Sauce

The meat lovers deep dish pizza was soaked in tomato sauce and most of what I can taste from it was bell pepper. I prefer their white deep dish pizza.

The cream dory in Lemon sauce was nice and light.

Egg plant parmegana & a slice of cheesecake (toppings: blueberry, mango & cherry)

The eggplant parmegana tasted like the deep dish pizza except with the eggplant. Probably because of the same tomato based sauce in it.

The cheesecake was really good. I would order a slice of this again when we dine out at Sbarro.

We always order Raspberry Iced tea when we go here   ...

After lunch, hubby and I did some HHWW at the mall as we scout for an oven range ....

Then we head on Dairy queen to rest our feets and have something sweet and refreshing sa well

 Citrus Cooler for Hubby (Php 79.00)

Small Green Tea Moolate for me (Php 39.00)

My green tea moolate was relatively small but it was all the satisfying bulk that I really needed. It was tasty too. I could compare it to the Green tea smoothies in some fro-yo stores.

I love eating out. Specially with hubby. While he's here on leave for work, im looking forward for more eating out dates with him and Marianna.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Last friday was my niece's Ria UN activity at school. She was Ms. Africa and above is a shot of her before leaving the house ...


Sayang at di ko to nasaksihan personally but still Im very proud of Ria kasi she was very cooperative.

Smile for the cameria Ria. She loves her picture being taken. Laging camera ready ang smile nyan ...

 Pa demure pose ... Kamukha sya ni Mama, hehe

She won best costume.
And why not? bongga naman talaga ang costume nya.
Her mom rented this from a costume shop.

Monday, October 18, 2010

School Girl Marianna

We enrolled Marianna in a trial Toddler School sa FUNSTART sa may Malabon.
She just completed two weeks of attending there. 3 x a week yung class nya. From 12-2 pm. Naaawa kasi ako sa anak at sila lang ng yaya nya naiiwan sa bahay pag pumapasok ako sa office at wala naman Daddy nya dito sa Pinas when he'll be off to work on board again. I'm hoping she'll learn more there at mag enjoy na din at the same time.

Pa cute pose at Daddy ...

 Laman ng bag nya? 1 Feeding Bottle, 1 powdered milk dispenser, 1 bottle with water and straw, biscuits (sky flakes o kaya bread sticks), a small pack of duchmill yogurt drink, one set of clothes for changing (in case of emergency), 2 diapers, baby wipes at lampin na pamunas. Iniiwan kasi dun sa school yung mga crayons and other school things nila.

 Posing with hand on the side and bag at the front
Naiinip na yan sa service nya na tricycle ....

Close up paawa effect look at Daddy
Excited na pumasok anak?

Sa school, we were told that there are 3 rooms. One where they sing and dance, one where they color and do other paper doodling and one where they play with the other students regardless of age. Hangang kinder lang naman dun sa Funstart (6 years old) and the youngest batch would be yun ngang toddlers (1.6-2.5 yrs old).

Hay anak .... ang bilis talaga ng panahon. Ngayon school girl ka na. We want all the best for you baby. Kahit lumaki at tumanda ka na, you'll always be mommy and daddy's baby. Wag ka mag sasawa sa pag hahalik namin sa yo ni Daddy ha? Don't you stop being sweet and lovable. Kasi kami ni Daddy di mag sasawa sa pag mamahal sa yo no matter what.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Balsa sa Niugan

Last monday nag dinner kami ni Hubby sa balsa sa niugan sa malabon with kuya and his friends.
It was my first time to go there and I specifically asked my kuya to tag us along kung mapupunta man sila dun.

Sinigang na Hipon 
(favorite ni Hubby) 

Buttered Chicken

Ayoko nito. Masyado mamantika. Yung breading lasang hotcake. Binigay ko kay kitty cat sa ilalim ng lamesa namin yung harina, hehe.

 Pansit na Bihon

Masarap kasi madaming sahog lalo na vegies. Eto kinain ko di ako nag rice.

Lumpiang Shanghai

Pork Sisig

Eto masarap. Naka dalawang order kami.
Yun natira inuwi namin kinain pa ni Mark as almusal nung umaga.

Medyo naumay ako kaya inaya ko si Mark na bumili ng cake sa kapihan nila ... 

Di ako nag order ng coffee kasi gabi na at baka di ako makatulog.
Pero I'll definitely try some pag balik namin. 

Assorted cookies and teas ...

Coffee cup sizes ...

Assorted cake slices

I took home a slice of blueberry cheesecake and chocolate dome cake and a peppermint brownie.
Lahat masarap!

We'll go here again, probably with friends naman :-)