My Father

Posted: February 2, 2014 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: Who do you live with?

Right now, I live with my father. Although, I am not sure until I’d get to live with him as my sister’s petition of him is already underway.

So, I am making the most out of the time we have together. Dine out and watch movies as much as my budget would allow. Go somewhere we haven’t been, if my free time would permit it.

He is one of my best friends in the world. Also, the most supportive father. He will actually run to the nearest grocery store to buy things I need in the kitchen that I, typical me, forgot to buy earlier that day when we went grocery shopping.

I am happy that someday soon he and my mother will be physically together again and he’d get to see his grandchildren. But I am also sad that he might leave me soon. Bittersweet. Mixed feelings.

I will surely miss the times we spent together. Having fun. Arguing. Or simply watching TV together.

He is indeed the pillar in my life.


Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Posted: February 1, 2014 in baking, passion
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I haven’t baked in a few days. Too busy and all that.

But a couple of days ago I hatched this plan to try coating plain cookies with candy sprinkles and other edible decorations. So, I looked up a simple cookie recipe online, followed it to the letter (except to cut it down to half), and made it my own by adding the sprinkles.

Vanilla Sugar Cookies


Mother. Cook/Baker. Writer

Posted: January 31, 2014 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: Who do you want to be?

As I posted a couple of months ago, I have several dream jobs that I would like to fulfill.

I want to be a mother. A good mother.

I used to want to be a good cook but now I also want to be a good pastry chef (?). I want to be good enough to bake for a living. Nothing extravagant. Just cookies and brownies. But sweet enough to poison you if you eat too much. 😉

And, of course, I want to write. I want to be able to give voice to the voices in my head. And I hope to have enough audience so that I can also do this for a living.

All these are just dreams for now but I hope that they will soon become my reality.

This Question

Posted: January 30, 2014 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: What do you want to forget?

I am a firm believer that you are who you are now because of what you did and experienced in your past.

Your past molds your present. And your present your future. After all, your present will be part of your future’s past.

So, for someone who likes the way she is right now I’d say I’d like to forget this nonsense question. There is nothing in my past that I’d like to forget. Because everything I did and that happened to me either helped me become who I am now or taught me certain things.

And these lessons in life are some of my greatest treasures.


Posted: January 27, 2014 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: Which art movement best describes you today? (Surrealism?  Modernism?  Dada?)


I’d say surrealism because of only one thing. Two more people were interested to buy cookies from me. 🙂

I already baked the batch for my coworker and I will bring it tomorrow. I hope she likes them.

As for my friend, I have yet to schedule it as I want to be able to deliver the cookies to her as fresh as possible.

It just felt surreal that people actually want to buy cookies from me.

I really hope this is the start of something amazing for me.


Posted: January 26, 2014 in passion, Q and A
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Question of the Day: Today you needed more __________.


The weekend is just waaaaay too short. Specially if you only have one day for it. Sunday. Like I do.

When I wake up on Sunday mornings, I feel so good because I’ll be able to putter around my little kitchen for a couple of hours. But, then, time seems to fly by when you’re relaxing or having fun. That’s what happens when I’m in the kitchen.

So, before I know it it’s Sunday afternoon and pretty soon it’ll get dark. Then, Monday morning comes. The bane of my existence.

Oh well.

We have to feed our tummy and our addictions sometimes. I just hope that I can find a way to turn my addictions lucrative.

White Chocolate Brownies

Posted: January 26, 2014 in baking, passion
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As I was lying in bed last night trying to create sleep, it suddenly dawned on me to look for a brownie recipe that uses white chocolate instead of the usual semi-sweet or unsweetened chocolates.

And, what do you know, there are several recipes online. So, this morning, I followed one of the recipes I found.

White Chocolate Brownies


I followed it to the letter. But I did use baking paper instead of just greasing my pan.

Turned out really good. But I might try to also use brown sugar next time to make it hold better. It’s a bit crumbly.

I also noticed that the top cooked really fast despite the fact that I used only the bottom heater. Maybe I shouldn’t have used the top heater when I preheated the oven. Hmmm…