Author: Ryan Lagunzad
I'm a Chemical Engineer and works as a Field Service Engineer at GE. I've been married for almost 2 years now and I'm a father of a lovely daughter. I'm a newbie blogger. I love doing DIY crafts, cooking/baking, organizing, and budgeting.

Tofu and Beans

Tofu and Beans Ingredients3 pcs Firm Tofu, diced 10 -15 pcs Green Beans (Baguio Beans), chopped 1/8 cup Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Brown Sugar Water 1 tbsp Flour 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce Vegetable oil for frying Sesame Seeds (optional) Salt and PepperInstructionsToast sesame seeds in a…

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Graham Crackers with Custard Filling and Meringue Frosting

This is another great recipe that I have made using custard. But instead of making the custard as a frosting, just like in my previous recipe Graham Snickers and Oatmeal Cookies with Custard Frosting, I used it as a filling to the graham crackers. And instead…

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Chocolate Crinkles

Last Christmas, I’m stuck thinking of what gift to give to my workmates. I wanted to give something special but my budget is not that big. Then, I realized that giving something special does not only mean that the gift needs to be expensive. Most of…

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Chocolate Cake Baked on Oven Toaster

Last January 14 we celebrated my daughter’s second birthday. It’s not as fancy as her first (it’s been a culture in the Philippines to celebrate the first, seventh and eighteenth birthday grandiosely). We have invited a few guest mostly my colleagues and her playmates. Instead of…

- Filipino Food-Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

My wife and I love cinnamon. Perhaps there’s a distinctive taste in cinnamon that captures the attention of our taste buds. Though cinnamon is our favorite, its ironic that we seldom use it in the kitchen. I remember I’ve only used it once when I tried…

- Filipino Food-Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

After baking a soft and moist Chocolate Cake for my daughter’s birthday, I got inspired to bake more but this time I’m baking mini cupcakes. I still have leftover chocolate buttercream frosting and royal icing so I decided to bake basic vanilla cupcakes. I was surprise…

Fresh Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread

When I went to Manila for a seminar in our head office, I dropped by to SM Makati and bought basil because I wanted to eat pesto pasta. It was my first time to make pesto pasta and I just know that it has basil. Pesto…

Triple Chocolate Pancake

My brother, who is currently working in Abu Dhabi, sent a package containing appliances, toiletries and chocolates. I received a pack of Toblerone mini, some Snickers and some toiletries. As I ate the Toblerone, this recipe just bumped into my mind. I told my wife that…

Fresh Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes

After enjoying the taste of Fresh Pesto Pasta With Garlic Bread, I made another one but this time I added tomatoes. I have read that basil and tomatoes are perfect together so I gave it a try. After tasting this recipe, I have concluded that basil is…

Sisig Tofu with Crispy Kangkong (Water Spinach)

Sisig Tofu with Crispy Kangkong (Water Spinach)

Sisig is a Filipino dish which originated from Pampanga. The usual main ingredient of sisig is pork but nowadays different ingredients are being used by local chefs such as chicken, fish, squid, and so on. Sisig tofu is a healthy alternative in cooking sisig. If you…

Green Mussels Adobo (Adobong Tahong)

We usually cook mussels by boiling it with onion and ginger (mussels soup). Adobong tahong is an alternative way to cook mussels. This recipe was contributed by my wife. She also wanted to make something for this blog that’s why she made this one. Isn’t she…

Mango Pie

Honestly, I really don’t know how to make mango pie. I’m making piyaya before, a sweet bread found in the Philippines. It’s a bread stuffed with muscovado sugar. From there I copied the recipe for its crust and used it for my pie crust. Then, I…