Classic Red Velvet Cupcake


Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
4 tablespoon red food color
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
red velvet crumb

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
200 grams cream cheese, softened
60 grams butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
A dash of salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda and salt then mix well. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (around 5 minutes).
2. Beat in eggs one at a time then mix in the sour cream, food color, and vanilla.
3. Add flour mixture gradually until just blended. (Do not overbeat as this will make the cupcake dry and hard.)

Part 3
1. In a muffin pan, line muffin cups then fill-in batter up to 2/3 of the muffin cup.
2. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until done. (Cupcakes is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.). Let it cool.

Part 4
1. In a electric mixer, whip butter on medium speed for 5 minutes or until becomes creamy.
2. Add cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla and salt then keep mixing for another 5 minutes or until becomes light and fluffy.
3. Add sugar then beat until smooth.
4. Scoop and spread the frosting on top of cupcakes. Sprinkle with red velvet crumb.
Refrigerate before serving.

Tomato and Basil Salad with Crouton


Ingredients:
200 grams croutons
6-8 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 red onions, chopped
1 tablespoon capers
3 tablespoons black olives, sliced
a bunch of fresh basil, torn into pieces

Dressing:
8 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, ground pepper, and sugar. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine croutons, basil, tomatoes, onions, capers and black olives.
2. Pour dressing over the salad then toss before serving.

Toast Stuffed Bread


Ingredients:
4 slices loaf bread
1 green/red bell pepper, diced
2 slices ham, diced
2 raw eggs, beaten
grated cheese
vegetable oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Slice each bread to make a hole, leaving the outer layer intact. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry ham and bell peppers. Remove and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, Add oil then place outer layer bread.
2. Add 1 tablespoon sauteed ham and bell peppers inside the bread.
3. Pour 2 tablespoons beaten eggs then sprinkle with grated cheese.
4. Top the inner layer bread, wait for a minute until set.
5. Flip and fry the other side until toast.
6. Repeat the procedures for the remaining pieces.

Squid Ball Pancit Guisado


Ingredients:
500 grams miki noodles
200 grams squid balls, cut into half
100 grams pork belly, slice into small pieces
100 grams pork liver, slice into small pieces
2 pieces carrots, sliced
1 cabbage, chopped
1/4 kilo green beans or snow peas(sitsaro)
1 cup celery(kinchay), sliced
6 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 cups hot water or chicken broth
2 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup spring onions, diced(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Wash miki noodles in running water. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add squid balls, pork liver and pork belly then cooked until color turns to brown.
3. Add oyster sauce and hot water then stir and bring to boil.
4. Add vegetables then stir fry until the vegetables are half-cooked.
5. Add miki noodles then stir and cook for 3 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to a serving plate then garnish with spring onion. Serve and enjoy.

Seasoned Baked Potato Wedges


Ingredients:
4 medium-sized unpeeled potatoes, cleaned
1 raw egg, beaten
6 tablespoons olive oil

Dry Mixture:
3 tablespoons cornstarch/cornflour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and ground pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine dry mixture then mix until well combined. Set aside.
2.Prepare beaten egg into a separate bowl.
3. Dip potato wedges in beaten eggs then dredge into dry mixture to coat.
4. Repeat for the remaining pieces.

Part 2
1. In a baking pan, arrange potato wedges then drizzle with olive oil.
2. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
3. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Spaghetti and Meatballs


Ingredients:
350 grams spaghetti(any prefer pasta)

Sauce:
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 can(28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup red wine
1 beef bouillon
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Meatballs:
500 grams lean ground beef
1 raw egg
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano flakes

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions until aldente. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and oregano. Mixed well.
2. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll and compress to form 1 1/2″ round meat balls. Continue this step until the mixture is consumed.
3. In a frying pan, heat olive oil and fry meatballs for about 5-10 minutes depending on the size or until color turns to golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Saute onions and garlic.
2. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and parsley then stir to blend.
3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
4. Add red wine, beef bouillon, Parmesan cheese, adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and sugar according to taste.
5. Add meatballs and gently stir then simmer for another 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

Part 4
1. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, add sauce and meatballs, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley then serve with garlic bread.

Crispy Fries


Ingredients:
1 kilo potatoes, washed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 cup water
vegetable oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cut potatoes into thin slices, then place into ice cold water.
2. In a bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, basil flakes, salt and paprika then mix until well combined.
3. Sifted then add water and stir until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a deep pan, heat oil. Dip potato slices into flour mixture one at a time.
2. Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.
3. Repeat for the remaining slices. Place fries into serving bowl then garnish with parsley.
4. Serve with favorite dipping sauce.

Watermelon Lemonade


Ingredients:
Watermelon, seeds removed, cut into chunks (for 2 cups juice)
Lemons (for 1 cup lemonade)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup water
ice
mint for garnishing (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1 (Syrup)
1. Dissolve sugar in a boiling water. Transfer into glass container and let it cool in an ice bath. Set aside.

Part 2 (watermelon juice)
1. In a blender, puree watermelon until smooth. Transfer into a separate bottle.

Part 3 (lemonade)
1. Squeeze lemons and strain into a pitcher. Add syrup and stir until well blended.

Part 4 (Assembly)
1. In a tall glass, add ice then pour lemonade (half of the glass).
2. Place spoon over the edge then pour slowly the watermelon juice over the spoon.
3. Garnish with mint and serve.

Rigatoni and Meatballs


Ingredients:
350 grams rigatoni pasta
18 pieces beef meatballs

Sauce:
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 can(28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup red wine
1 beef bouillon
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat cooking oil and fry meatballs for about 5-10 minutes depending on the size or until color turns to golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Saute onions and garlic.
2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and parsley then stir to blend.
3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
4. Add red wine, beef bouillon, Parmesan cheese, adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and sugar according to taste.
5. Add meatballs and gently stir then simmer for another 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

Part 4
1. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, add sauce and meatballs, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, garnish with remaining parsley. Serve.

Tuna and Corn Pasta


Ingredients:
400 grams fusilli or spiral pasta
1 big can spicy tuna flakes in oil, drained
1 Can corn kernel (whole)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup all purpose cream
1 onion, minced
olive oil
2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon sugar
sugar salt and pepper

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain well and put in a large bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and mix to distribute the oil evenly. This will prevent the pasta from sticking together.
2. Drain the tuna and corn kernel. Add to the pasta. Add the mayonnaise, all purpose cream, sugar,onion, and Parmesan cheese. Mix all ingredients.
3.Season with salt and pepper according to taste.