Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Homemade Delights: Frosted Orange Pie

My first ever homemade pie. And also homemade pie crust. Look at the crust, it shrunk, hahaha!

I know it doesn't look yummy but my neighbors and my hubby said it was!

I got the recipe from Taste of Home's Prize-Winning Recipes "Clip and Keep" Recipe Card Collection and I thought to give it a try since the ingredients are available in my pantry and in my refrigerator. I got the recipe for the pie crust online. I suggest to just buy the crust though it is more fulfilling if you make it too.


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1&1/4 cups water
2 egg yolks lightly beaten
2-3 tbsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 pastry shell 9 inches, baked


1/2 cup sugar
2 egg white
2 tbsp water
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt 
1/2 cup flaked coconut, optional toasted (I used desiccated coconut) 

In a saucepan , combine sugar, flour and salt; gradually add water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 2-3 mins or until thicken and bubbly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir 1/2 cup into egg yolks; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 mins. Remove from the heat, stir in orange and lemon peel. Gently stir juices. Pour into pastry shell. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Chill at least 3 hours.

In a heavy sauce pan or double broiler, combine sugar, egg whites and water, cream of tartar and salt. With a portable mixer, beat on a low speed for 1 min. Continue beating on low heat until frosting forms stiff peaks, about 7 minutes. Spread over chilled pie. Just before serving, sprinkle with coconut. Store in a refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.

This is a very easy recipe. If you love pie and orange, you gotta try this!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Chewy Filipino Coconut Macaroons

Oh! so sweet, chewy and yummy Filipino Coconut Macaroons!

This has been my second post about this sweet delights and I would say that this recipe is way better than the first. (Photo above is owned by the author)


2 cups desiccated coconut
1 can condensed milk- big
1/3 cup butter-softened
2 eggs- room temperature
1/2 cup flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
I/2 tsp vanilla


1. Cream butter using hand mixer on low speed. Add sugar and beat together until well blended. Add eggs one at a time then add condensed milk, vanilla and continue to beat until blended thoroughly. 

2. In another bowl, combine flour and baking powder, then add desiccated coconut. Add to egg/milk mixture and beat  until combined.

3. Scoop into paper-lined mini muffin pans then bake in a preheated oven in 325F for 22 minutes. 

If you are looking for a Filipino Macaroons, try this recipe, it won't make you down, trust me :)

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You have a good one!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Paksiw Na Lagao

Thanks to the husband for pushing me to cook paksiw in the house. I always use my barbecue grill with an extension stove when I cook Filipino foods in Winnemucca but we did not bring it here in Round Mountain with us. 

After I cooked rice with bagoong last month, I was like hesitant to cook Filipino food already because I had to light scented candles afterwards until the foul odor is gone and I had to open the windows to let the air out.

But hubby said it is ok because he wants me to be happy and full.

So I did cook the paksiw but had to do the lighting of scented candles and opening the window which made me shiver because of the cold air coming in. Brr! 

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You have a great one!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Do You Eat Red Hot Pepper? I Do!

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I just discovered myself that I can eat raw red hot pepper! Seriously! 

When I tried Pinoy Spiced Tuba Vinegar, I thought it was really spicy that could burn my tongue but it was not, I eventually eat the meat of the hot pepper because I did not want to waste them, hehehe! 

When hubby and I went to MelVicky International Store in Reno two weeks ago, I bought a pack of red hot pepper and I started eating them raw with my Bilong2x paksiw (which I forgot to take photos). It was not really as hot and spicy as I thought!

It was all gone and I am using Jalapeno pepper now while waiting for my next trip to Reno.

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