Back when I was still living in The Philippines, carbonara was always one the few dishes that i would always try and save up for and buy at the restaurant.

Spaghetti with white sauce was so foreign to us that was always a bit more expensive that Spaghetti Bolognese.

Because of the lack of funds, and the need of wanting to have carbonara more often, I played around with the recipe and have come out with a creamy, tasty carbonara.

It is far from the original recipe that my Italian friends make in their kitchen ~ and probably with a bit more fat.

But I will always remember this as the first recipe that I have ever invented.

Over the years, I have changed the recipe every now and again depending on how I was feeling at that time.

This recipe that I am giving you today, has always been the basi...

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Peanut Butter Crownie


One of my Mum’s best recipes had always been the “Brownies”

It was crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside.

On the days that I would make the brownie and take them to work, they would always be the first one to go.

Mind you, i work in a call centre with about 100 people.

They are that good that they are absolutely awesome by themselves.

One day in the month of March, our workplace celebrates what we call “Harmony Day”. This is a day where we celebrate the multicultural community of Australia.

As we all come from different backgrounds, we would all bring in a dish from our home country and share it with everyone else.

Each year, I would always bring in food from the Philippines and let them taste what Filipino food has to offer.

But on this particular Harmony Day, I wanted to bring t...

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Sometime ago when I was still carefree and young, I used to work for a company that sold telecommunication services.

I’ve been with the company for over a year and we had just finished learning about this new product.

Our trainer, Angela, had decided to cook Scones as an end of training present for us.

At this stage, I have only been in Australia for about 2 years and haven’t really tasted that many foods that the country had to offer. I never knew what Scones was before this day.

The moment, I had my first bite, I was in love.

I had to have the recipe!

I couldn’t believe that this recipe only consisted of three ingredients!

I know, three ingredients.

She said this is idiot-proof scones.

After my friends would have a bite, they would ask me what of kind of stuff I used, and every tim...

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Pillow Pie


Sunday afternoon while I was making pigs in a blanket for a friend and watching the food network, I thought what else can I do with these ingredients?
Coincidentally, the show that I was watching was also doing pastry dishes. She was making empanada (stuffed bread or pastry).
I decided to make my own version of the empanada and use the ingredients that I had in the fridge.
It turned out to be a delicious garlicky savory flavor. When I had my first bite, it was divine!
Why had I not thought of this before?
I called it the Pillow Pie because of the comforting flavors of this food and the shape of the pie after it rises in the oven.
2 Sheets of Puff Pastry
1 Egg, scrambled
100g Sausages
100g Bacon
1 tsp Butter, melted
Garlic Paste
Mozarella, shredded
Handful of Parsley

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