Making Flan

We always tend to remember food from our childhood where a few recipes stand out and stay as lifetime favorites.  For me as a kid, one of my all-time Filipino/Spanish desserts is flan or leche flan, as Filipinos often call the dish.  I like my flan a certain way — sturdy (not soggy or runny), …

Easy Birthday Cake

For Chiara’s birthday two weeks ago, I made Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate Fudge Cake, a super easy-to-make, indulgent dessert.  The girls and Richard liked it so much that I’m planning to do it again this Saturday when we have a belated celebration for the birthday girl. We’re new to the tween party hosting so we’ll see …

Trying Out Fall Desserts

To get ready for several holiday and dinner parties that we’re hosting in the next few weeks, I decided to try a new dessert recipe with my little helper, Ines, over the weekend. This particular dish, Apple Crostata from Ina Garten, is a nice change from the traditional apple pie and relatively healthy in contrast …