Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes is a mouth-watering dessert that can be served in all kind of occasion.

Ingredients:
1 small can strawberry pie filling
10-12 muffin cups
muffin pan

Crust:
2 cups crushed grahams
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese:
2 packs cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 tablespoon flour

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix together the crust ingredients until well combined.
2. Grease muffin pan and line with muffin cups.
3. Scoop a mixture and press into the the bottom of each muffin cup.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
2. Gradually beat in the condensed milk. Mix in lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
3. Beat in the eggs at low speed one at a time until just combined.
4. Add the flour and beat again.

Part 3
1. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the muffin cups until 2/3 full.
2. Bake for 25 minutes without opening the oven.
3. Let it cool completely then place scoop of strawberry filling.
4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hourse until ready to serve.

Cheesy Paprika Fries

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy paprika fries is a popular snacks made of potatoes cut into sticks then deep fried until crisp. Toss with cheese, paprika, garlic and salt powder.

Ingredients:
4 large potatoes, washed and dried
2 cups peanut oil
1/2 cup cheese powder
1 tablespoon Spanish paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick sticks.
2. In a small bowl, combine cheese powder, Spanish paprika, garlic powder and salt until blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In deep pan, heat oil then fry potatoes for crisp. Drain.
2. Combine fries and powder mixture, toss to coat then serve with dressing.

Broccoli and Cheese

Filipino Style Recipe: Broccoli and Cheese is a simple side item that can be served together with your favorite dish. It is consists of steamed broccoli topped with cheese sauce.

Ingredients:
2 cups broccoli florets, steamed

Cheese Sauce:
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup non-fat milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
1. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat then add flour, milk, mustard and salt.
2. Whisk until begins to thicken. Add cheese then continue stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Pour cheese sauce over broccoli. Serve.

Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Frosting

Filipino Style Recipe: Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Frosting is another delicious pastry made of lemon flavored cupcake with blackberry frosting on top. Best to serve with coffee or snack for kids.

Ingredients:
For the cupcakes:
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
5 tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1 3/4 all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sour cream
1 lemon (lemon zest and lemon juice)

For the Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 pack (9oz) cream cheese, sliced into 6 pieces
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup blackberry jam or pie filling
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar and mix with hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
2. Using a stand mixer, mix the butter, vegetable oil, and sugar until well combined, around 3 minutes. Add the egg yolks and vanilla until well blended.
3.Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Alternate adding the sour cream and dry ingredients in 3 parts in to the butter mixture until just blended.Do not overmix. Fold in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and egg whites to the batter until evenly combined.
4. Fill cupcake liners until 1/2 full and bake into preheated oven at 350 farenheit for 15 -18 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it cool in rack.

Part 2
1. Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, and salt starting in slow speed for about 2 minutes then at medium to high speed until light and fluffy.
2. Add the cream cheese 1 slice at a time while continuously mixing. Add the blackberry jam and vanilla then mix until the berries are blended.
3. Pipe or simply scoop out the frosting on top of each cupcake. Make sure that the cupcakes are cooled before frosting. Serve.

Seafood Three-Cheese Pasta

Filipino Style Recipe: Seafood Three-Cheese Pasta is a simple yet delicious seafood-pasta dish that is made of seafood cooked together with Three-Cheese pasta sauce and herbs. Toss together in pasta then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 4 persons

Ingredients:
250 grams spinach spaghetti or any pasta
200 grams shrimps, peeled and deveined
300 grams squid, cut into rings
1 pack Three-Cheese Pasta Sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
2 pieces tomatoes, cut into cubed
1/8 cup pasta water
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. Reserve 1/8 cup pasta water. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.
2. Add shrimp and squid then cook for 3 minutes.
3. Pour pasta water and Three-cheese pasta sauce.
4. Season with dried basil, salt and pepper then simmer until almost thickens.
5. Toss in pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve!

Spicy Hotdog and Cheese

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Hotdog and Cheese is another simple yet delicious dish made of hotdog and cubed cheese cooked in spicy red sauce. This can be served as appetizer or pulutan together with ice cold beer.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 2 persons

Ingredients:
8 pieces hotdog, cut into 1 inch thick
100 grams cheddar cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
100 grams tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 white onion, chopped

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute hotdog until cook.
2. Add onion, cheese, tomato sauce and hot sauce then cook for 3-5 minutes.
3. Transfer to serving plate or sizzling plate. Serve immediately.

Cheesy Ground Beef Nachos

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy Ground Beef Nachos is a popular Mexican dish made of delicious corn tortilla chips loaded with various toppings and cheese sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
Corn tortilla chips

Salsa:
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
100 grams sliced black olives
1/2 cup picked sliced jalapenos

Taco Meat:
500 grams ground beef
1 white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt to taste

Cheese Sauce:
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup low-fat milk, chilled
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute onion.
Add beef and seasoning then cook until brown and crumble. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add butter and flour then stir until smooth.
2. Slowly add chilled milk then whisk constantly until smooth. Break any lumps.
3. Add broth and seasoning then simmer until bubbly and thickened.
4. Lower the heat then add shredded cheese, stir continuously until smooth. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In bowl, combine salsa ingredients then toss. Set aside

Part 4
1. In a serving plate, layer the tortilla chips evenly then top with taco meat, salsa then drizzle with cheese sauce. Top with extra salsa. Serve and enjoy!

Brown Velvet Cupcakes with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Filipino Style Recipe: Everybody is fond of red velvet cupcakes! And why not have other colors like brown velvet? This cupcake is as soft and light as the red velvet with just a different color. Plus, the blackberry cream cheese frosting is to die for!

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 25 minutes (plus preheating time)
Good for 18-20 medium cupcakes

 

Ingredients:

For the Cupcakes
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoon red food color
2 tablespoon green food color

For the Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 pack (9oz) cream cheese, sliced into 6 pieces
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup blackberry jam or pie filling
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

 Procedures:

Part 1

1. Using a stand mixer bowl, combine the vegetable oil, eggs, vinegar, buttermilk, vanilla and sugar and beat until well blended.

2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer in 3 parts and mix after adding each part, scrape the sides to make sure there are no left unmixed ingredients. Add the green and red food coloring and continuously mix until the colors are well blended.

3. Fill each cupcake liners 2/3 full of the batter and bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 23-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle of the cupcake comes out clean.

Part 2

1. Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, and salt starting in slow speed for about 2 minutes then at medium to high speed until light and fluffy.

2. Add the cream cheese 1 slice at a time while continuously mixing. Add the blackberry jam and vanilla then mix until the berries are blended. Pipe or simply scoop out the frosting on top of each cupcake. Make sure that the cupcakes are cooled before frosting.

Cheesy Baked Corned Beef Hash Brown

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy Baked Corned Beef Hash Brown is another delicious and mouth-watering breakfast dish. This dish is consists of corned beef and chopped potatoes cooked and sauteed together with bell peppers, garlic and onions in butter. The corned beef-potato mixture arrange and press down in ramekins or any baking pan then submerged in egg-milk mixture. Sprinkle with Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese then baked until done

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

Ingredients:
2 cups Corned Beef
2 cups cooked potatoes, chopped
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated
2 pieces red and green bell pepper, cut into cubed
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil and melt butter then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add bell pepper, corned beef, and potatoes then season with salt and pepper.
3. Stir cook for 3 minutes or until light brown. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine beaten eggs and milk then stir well. Set aside.
2. In a ramekins, arrange and press down corned beef-potatoes mixture then sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
3. Pour egg-milk mixture then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Part 3
1. Bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.
2. Remove from oven then serve immediately.

Notes:
1. You may use quickmelt cheese as an alternative to Mozzarella cheese.

Green Salad Tocino

Filipino Style Recipe: Green Salad Tocino is another variety of green salad incorporated with Filipino twist by adding our favorite breakfast such as tocino or ham. The honey added to the Greek dressing adds to the sweetness of this salad.The anchovies and cheese gives it the right amount of saltiness for contrast.

Ingredients:
1 pack romaine lettuce
1/4 cup leftover cooked tocino or ham
2 tablespoons olives, pitted
2 tablespoons dried tomatoes
6 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons capers
6 pieces boneless anchovies
2 tablespoon ground Parmesan cheese

For the dressing:
1/4 cup Greek dressing
2 tablespoon honey

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, combine Greek dressing and honey then mix well.
2. In a big bowl, tear lettuce into serving pieces.
3. Add the olives, dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, capers, anchovies and tocino.
4. Add the honey dressing then toss.
5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.