10 Reasons Why You Should be at Panagbenga Festival this Year

Filipinos certainly know how to embrace life with plenty of smiles and laughter. The numerous amount of festivals that occur all throughout the year in various regions are evidence of the fact that celebration of life and community is essential. With music performances, parades, dancing, colorful decorations, beauty contests, and of course lots of...

A Visitor’s Guide to the Baguio City Market

Markets are one of the best ways to immerse yourself in local culture, sample exotic food, and get a sense of the traditional handicrafts or goods of that particular country or region. For those of you who are lucky enough to soon be traveling to the Philippines, allow me to...

Pear-y Improved Tart

This was my second attempt at making a Pear Tart and I think it came out looking beautiful! The autumn leaf designs make it look like I spent hours on this creation (I didn’t). I took a small portion of the dough and rolled it out to cut the leaves with cookie...

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Over the Christmas break I made Salted Caramel Cupcakes and Snowy Penguin Cupcakes. For both batches, I actually just used store bought cake mix and frosting since I wanted to spend more time decorating than actually baking haha (shhh don’t tell). I’m still getting my baking legs back into gear so I...

Snowy Penguin Cupcakes

I was able to do a little holiday baking and came up with these cute little creations.     I made the penguins from York Peppermint Patties and just cut off a piece of the chocolate shell. I used white chocolate chips dotted with black frosting for the eyes, and...

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Philippine Adventures

  Mabuhay! I recently served in the Philippines for three years (2011-2014) as a Peace Corps volunteer. I was assigned to a small NGO in Baguio City which is located in the mountainous region of the country. My work consisted of a variety of youth and family programs including life...