Some Favorite Eats from Manila

In true Filipino time, I’m sharing some of my favorite eats from our last trip to the Philippines. Many of you know that Matt and I spent the holidays in Manila with my family. We had such a wonderful time and I was so happy for my husband to experience Christmas in the Philippines. Instead of cramming our vacation with an itinerary of plans to do and see and eat, we stayed and relaxed at home on most days, and on other days met up with dear friends and relatives. It was the best time with the best people and the best foods!

March 9, 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

Smorrebrod, Danish pastries, more hotdogs, and gourmet chocolates were my favorite things about Copenhagen. Oh and the little mermaid!

March 2, 2019

Ube Cookies

My love for all things ube goes far and wide, and most recently expanded to Ube Cookies.

This has some of my favorite ingredients in one bowl: seared mushrooms, al dente pasta in a creamy sauce, crispy pancetta, and lots of herbs (thyme, parsley, chives) to brighten each bite.

February 10, 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

We were both enthralled by Stockholm - the ocre colored buildings, cobblestone streets, the urban vibe, and Swedish cuisine. Also, we ate a lot of hotdogs.

January 21, 2019

Nutella Birthday Cake

Vanilla cake layers, Nutella filling, whipped dark chocolate Nutella ganache frosting, topped with candied hazelnuts and crushed chocolate wafers. Gold star sprinkles as a bonus. It was as perfect as I imagined it to...

Happy holidays, all! Matt and I are spending Christmas and New Year in the Philippines (check out my Instagram for a peek into our trip), gorging ourselves on Filipino food, all sorts of desserts,...

December 1, 2018

Butter Cake

Chewy, buttery crust, topped with a creamy, ooey-gooey layer that's brightened with the subtlest taste of lemon, crowned with a crackly top. Each bite is pure decadence.

Baltimore is a foodie city, especially for foodies like me who love crab. Crab cakes, crab pasta, crab legs, crab dip, crab everything all day every day.