Sunday, January 31, 2016

Spiced Squash Waffle Recipe

easy waffle philippines

Here's  a quick healthy waffle recipe. Here in the Philippines we don't have pumpkin so I substituted it with our very own squash. Here's the original recipe for your reference.

Spiced Squash Waffle Recipe

  • 1 cup squash puree
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk or fresh milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the squash puree, buttermilk, egg, and melted butter. Stir to combine.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining (dry) ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until moistened.
  3. Preheat waffle iron. Spray hot waffle iron with oil or non-stick cooking spray or use silicone brush to spread some oil, spoon batter to waffle iron, and cook until done. Follow your own waffle maker instructions.
  4. Serve waffles plain, with maple syrup, and/or whipped cream and powdered sugar- depending on your  preference.

Scoop 1/4 cup batter into the waffle maker.

I am using the Asahi waffle maker -available in Robinson's Tacloban Appliance Center.

asahi waffle maker
Freshly made! The recipe makes 4 pairs.

  1. Leftover waffles can be frozen until needed. Re-warm in the toaster on low.
  2. To make a buttermilk substitute by combining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, calamansi juice, or white vinegar with enough milk to equal 1 1/4 cups.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Project 50-15

In December of last year I started Project 50-15. It was intended to help me practice my cooking skills, more so, an excuse for me to use Mr P's imarflex table top convection oven gift. 50-15 was a challenge for me to cook/bake 50 recipes and have it posted in facebook. Here is a summary of all the foodies:

homemade crinkles
1. Chocolate Crinkles

homemade carrot cake
2. Carrot Cake with Buttercream Frosting

chocolate cake
3. Moist Chocolate Cake with Meringue Frosting

homemade choco chip cookies
4. Chocolate Chip Cookies #1

easy plain muffin recipe
5. Basic Muffin

bacon cheese muffin
6. Savory Bacon Cheese  Muffin

homemade banana cupcakes
7. Banana Cupcakes

banana cake
8. Mom's Banana Cake with Raisins

sugar cookies
9. Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

chocolate icecream
10. Chocolate Mousse/ Ice cream

simple baked scallops
11. Bakes Scallops

easy flour tortillas
12. Flour Tortillas

red cupcakes
13. Red Velvet Cupcakes

mac and cheese
14. Baked Macaroni and Cheese

hersheys brownies
15. Hershey's Cake-like Brownies

16. Banana Cashew Muffin
17. Classic Banana Bread
18. Graham Crackers
19. Carrot Cupcakes
20. Bakes French Toast
21. Homemade Pizza
22. Cream-less Eclair
23. Chocolate Cupcakes with Powdered Sugar

24. Shortbread with Caramel Filling and Chocolate Topping
25. Plain Shortbread
26. Chocolate Cupcake with Cashew Caramel Filling
27. Sausage Pizza
28. Orange Cake
29. Grilled Cheese Sandwich
30. Chocolate Chip Cookies #2
31. Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting

easy cream puffs
32. Cream Puffs

chocolate cupcakes
33.Chocolate Garden Cupcakes

choco chip cookies
34. Chocolate Chip Cookies #3

homemade brownies
35. Brownies

easy apple pie
36. Apple Pie

37. Tiramisu

pineapple upside-down cupcakes
38. Pineapple Cupcakes

no bake blueberry cheesecake
39. Blueberry Cheesecake

oreo choco chip cookies
40. Oreo Stuffed Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ghirardelli Brownies
41. Ghirardelli Award Winning Brownies

red crinkles
42. Red Velvet Crinkles

christmas balls
43. Graham Christmas Balls

pb cookies
44. Peanut Butter Cookies

choco truffles
45. Oreo Truffles

46. Yeasted Waffles

chocolate lasagna
47. Chocolate Float

pineapple cake
48. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Choco Gulaman
49. Chocolate Gulaman

Unfortunately I missed one recipe at the end of the year. However, it was still an amazing feat to have made it through 49. Insert "proud moment" here. So what's next for 2016? I'm heading towards savory dishes. Spices and such, here I come!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies

Got extra peanut butter? If yes, you should definitely make this easy peanut butter cookies. As a quick-fix afternoon snack for my two-year-old I let him help me make a batch of peanut butter cookies. The original recipe calls for only three ingredients, but I opted to add wheat flour and oatmeal for more fiber. This recipe is so easy, I let my son do the initial mix. He was so excited when I was setting up that I handed him the whisk and rubber spatula. 

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
printable recipe


  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter (you can also use the creamy kind)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sugar (either brown or white will do)
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (I used the instant kind)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350°F or 177°C.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula. 
  3. Scoop a 1 Tablespoon sized cookie dough on your prepared pan with parchment. 
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes. 
  5. Let cool in a wire rack- be mindful that as the cookies cools it hardens a bit.
  6. Sit back and relax, it's that easy.
Now take a piece of cookie or two, and pair it with milk or ginger tea. 

easy homemade cookies
The bits of peanuts adds a crunch that's just right.

Note: I am using the tabletop Imarflex electric oven, so that's 2 batches of baking. 15 minutes was enough per batch which yielded about 16 cookies.