Friday, July 12, 2013

My First baked cheesecake :-)

I'm a cheesecake  fanatic thus I always had to have it everytime we dine in a restaurant :)  Given the choice between it and a myriad of other desserts,  I'll choose cheesecake :)

First of all, I'm not a baker or pastry chef  (I'm a nurse :P) thus I don't have the complete paraphernalia use for baking, I used basic glass, cups and spoons and convert it "ml/oz/Kg"  :) I have a spring form pan and a rolling pin from my mom :-)

Thanks to you tube tutorials as I've gathered some baking ideas and techniques and eventually I came up with my own recipe:-P 

My First baked cheesecake turned out to be the tastier and creamier cake I've ever tasted :) Maybe I just know what I want in my cheesecake plus I chose the finest ingredients I can have for it. If you really want your cheesecake to be fabulous then choose the best ingredients :) it is so addictively delicious that you'll  be tempted to just sit down, have many slices as you want  and end up by licking your fork and plate like pupupie :P :)

Here's the Melt-in-your-mouth, tangy and sweet New york chesecake with blue berry topping  recipe that's so easy and the end result is realy spectacular ..:)

Prepare the Ingredients


Digestive Crackers (crushed :-) as many as you want )
Butter 1/2 cup melted
1tsp of sugar

 3 Packs of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (8 oz each)
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 tbs Vanilla extract: Mccormick
Nestle cream (1/4 cup) : 
Whipping cream (150ml) :
Sour cream (80 or upto 100ml) 
Table Salt (1 tsp )
Sugar  (1 cup)
All purpose flour (  1/2 cup )
Lemon zest ( 1tsp)


Sour cream 100 ml (or as many as you want)
Vanilla extract (1 tbs)
Sugar (1 tbs)
a pinch of table salt
Blueberry  (Duncan Hines) (I used Smuckers Blue berry for my 2nd cake.. so yummy too :) )


crush digestive crackers using rolling pin  (good thing my Mom has this tool :P ) ,

 Pupupie: Mami Yum yumyum  crackers :) (picture of Pupupie biting  the cracker before crushing it :P )

pour the melted butter in a bowl together with the crushed crackers

Press the mixture firmly onto the base of  9 inches spring form pan, set aside :)

preheat the oven at 350 F...

make the cheesecake filling

Beat the cream cheese on medium-low speed for 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl, add 1/2 cup of the sugar then the 1 tsp salt and beat on medium-low speed for another 1 minute.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and beat again on medium-low speed for 1 minute. 

Add the all purpose flour, bearbrand milk powder, whipped cream and all purpose cream.  beat for 1 minute,

 add  sour cream, lemon zest and vanilla, beat on low speed for 1 minute, Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition just until incorporated

 Pour the prepared mixture into your prepared pan (9 inches springform  pan) bake it for 45mins (320F or less)  until a 3-inch circle in the center of the cheesecake barely jiggles.
The cheesecake center should still jiggle. (it will firm up after chilling) be careful not to over cook it.

Turn off the oven and leave the cake inside the oven with its door open for 20mins,  as cake will still continue to cook even the oven turned off and it can prevent the cake from cracking.

Place the pan on a wire rack and cool for 15 minutes, then run a paring knife around the cake to loosen it from the pan.

What's great about cheesecake is that you can top it with anything you want :) but since this is my first time, i chose sour cream with vanilla and blueberries as toppings :)

Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla spread on top of the almost-baked cheesecake, then return to the oven for 5 mins to finish baking.

(you may opt not te remove the spring form pan when putting the sour cream topping)

Pupupie checking the  cake :) turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake again in the oven with door open for  10 minutes while preparing for the blueberry toppings :)

Place the blueberries & sugar and in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  I want my blue berry topping be so sweet :)  cool for 5 minutes :)

Remove the cake from the oven, let the cake cool for 25 minutes then you may now  put the bluberry topping on cake :)

( you can leave the metal bottom under the cheesecake and place it on a serving plate.)

Pupupie and TeddyMayheart as my tasters :)
the cheesecake can be refrigerated for up to 4 days :)

thanks Pupupie :)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Haters gonna hate

Whatever you do in life, haters are always gonna hate.  What is a "hater"?  Usually someone who leads a very miserable and sad life, dedicating their days to putting others down and obsessing over the details of their lives, to try and make themselves feel better about their own problems and insecurities. 



Its funny how some1 whose meant to know you well, ends up being someone who misunderstands you the most... ARGH
How can one person be so selfish... its them who done wrong... but instead of thinking oh i wanna be right now... they go and think your doing something worst... is that how they feel better about themselves? does that make them feel 'oh i didnt do as wrong as u, what i did was just minor'... cus that really makes you a better person... that isnt what you call caring for someone.. YOU FOOL!
Whenever they have done something that i dont see as 'right'.. i always give myself time to try and think in their position... i always try and figure out why they act that way... i try and understand them... i try and think in their perspective... and so far i have been able to push things aside and let go... but this time... how dare you accuse me of something i havnt done.. instead of correcting YOUR WRONG.. you go and accuse me... seriously... why do i even bother thinking in their perspective... why do i even bother trying to understand them...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

make delish desserts (pag may time) :)

when summer boredom strikes? I make desserts :P

1st week of May:

 a cake dessert without turning on the oven :)

My no bake oreo cheese cake dessert  version :)

prepare  the following :)

Jello oreo ready mix

1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 pack (8oz) Philadelphia Cream cheese

 crust: pour the melted butter to your Jello crust mix, stir until well  combined,  :)
press the crumb mixture firmly on the pan :) 
refrigerate for 5 minutes while making the filling :)

filling: pour 1 1/2 cups of milk into bowl then add the Jello Filling Mix (pack # 2). Beat with electric mixer on low speed or fork until fluffy.  I add 1 pack of philadelphia cream cheese and beat again with electric mixer until smooth:)   

pour the filling over the chilled oreo crust then even it out until nice and flat :)

drizzle the cookie chunks on top of the cake :) refrigerate upto 4 hours or overnight for best results :)

My Tasters: Pupupie and Teddy may heart :)
it's like a no bake oreo cheese cake now :) easiest dessert I made ever :P (yet it took me 30mins to finish the preparation) :P and a "must make again" :)  who doesn't want oreo cookies? :P

2nd week:

 Ghirardelli dark chocolate brownies :)

I am so excited to bake when I saw Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate mix at Puregold Duty free :)

my first try to bake brownies...

add  the Ghirardelli mix, 1 egg, 1/3 cup of  vegetable oil, 3 Tbs sugar and 1/4 cup of milk into a bowl; stir until  well blended..   

 pour the mixture into 8inch pan, then put it in the oven (325F) bake for 20 to 30 mins. 

BTW, the ready mix has a huge choco chips inside.. you can feel and taste the choco chips in every slice of brownies :)

 soo yum thus I'll try to bake again next time.. :)

I'm planning to make cheese cake next week :) I bought a spring form pan yesterday hahaha :)

3rd Week:

 (my 2nd time to make a no bake oreo cheesecake :) )

 Enrico recently turned 24 :p . I had planned to do a no bake cheese cake again instead of a regular birthday cake that can be bought from usual cake stores :) I bought Jello no bake dessert  at Puregold Pampanga and brought it to Cabanatuan where Enrico lives hehe. 

Firstly, Enrico and I looked around for blueberry syrup/glaze, Philadelphia cream cheese, butter and milk before we went to their home :P

here's the recipe with some pictures of us while we're making the cake:

it's such an easy recipe to follow, top it what ever you like. The Blue berry syrup gives this creamy cake a rich taste and flavor :)



Prepare all the ingredients :)


1. Jello oreo ready mix crust (number 1 pack)
2. 1/4th cup melted butter

In a mixing bowl, combine the oreo mix and melted butter with a fork until evenly moistened, the mixture should be like a wet sand, pour the crumbs into tray then press the crumb mixture firmly on the tray. Refrigerate for 5 minutes



1. Jello ready mix Filling (number 2 pack)
2. 1 pack 8oz Philadelphia cream cheese
3. 1 and 1/2 cups of Magnolia UHT fresh milk

 add all the filling ingredients in another bowl 1 at a time and countinue to mix it with a fork/mixer until creamy :) (you may add half of the crushed oreos in the filling) 

pour the prepared filling evenly into the prepared crust and smooth the top with a spatula:)


so OC OC lang niya maglagay ng oreos promise >_<

1. Jello Oreo pack / crush oreo biscuits as an alternative :)
2. blue berry syrup (any toppings you want)

drizzle the remaining crushed oreo on top and pour desired amount of blue berry syrup :) refrigerete for 4 hours then serve :P

I let Enrico to finish it off >_< he's favorite task was to drizzle  the remaining oreo chunks and blue berry syrup on top of the filling :) #antiepal :P

Pupupie's Smile :)

our homemade Oreo blue berry cheese cake :)

------ Im planning to make a baked cheese cake so SOON for pupupie,teddy may heart and enrico  next time:) -----


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Iron Man 3 and sweet cravings at Swensens

better late than never :) we watched iron man on its 2nd week :P again, the comics story of iron man is quite different to the movie and there's a plot hole:P that's what enrico told me :P hehehe...still, it was okay with me. he  has some Marvel comic apps in his cellphone so obviously he already catch up with the comic story :P.  Robert Downey Jr's was so admirable in his super hero and comedian role. We earned plenty of laughs and rendered speechless due to stunning action scenes.the movie is a perfect blend of drama, action and comedy :) I love how tony shows his sensitive part to pepper, that she is her number 1 priority :P the scene where Stark's house being destroyed by missiles sent by the Mandarin then he command his iron suit to gear up pepper instead of himself :) it was a heart wrenching moment for me >_< 

 we waited for the post credit scene, only to found out that its just kinda so so, maybe im expecting too much because it was not  a hinting at another movie like any other marvel movies (even though the story is way back 1999) :p I'll just wait for the Avengers 2 :P

  >_<    then we headed to Swensens icecream shop  :) the place is cozy and bubbly in our eyes.

I had a hard time choosing my order as I wanted to savor all of the flavors they offer. I heard that all ingredients of their sundaes were imported to our country thus all of their sundaes taste great.
so of course I took a picture of my ordered icecream before digging in :P I admired this cute "litle princess ice cream" the presentation is cutee coz Im a kid at heart:) and i love it :)
 The staff are very attentive and fast despite that they have many customers.  

 Their staff will provide you a swensen's trademark refillable glass of water while wating for your ordered ice cream :)

100%  of the menu here basicaly consists of two things:  ice cream and shakes,  But varieties of classic and unique flavors!  

teddy may heart couldnt get over with his little prince ice cream :P  it has an oreo cookie stick with real whipped cream and cherry on top, the strawberry cheese cake ice cream scoop tastes authentic as it's the most creamy and freshest fruit flavor we have ever tasted. each lick is so intense that you dont want it to end :P sweet and sour blend so perfect for my taste buds :Pthe presentation of our ordered ice cream are fantastic as they were served up in a beautiful clear parfait glasses.  the prices are not cheap but you get the top notch quality and Good thing I have an excellent control for sweets, otherwise I would have a stockpile of this stuff in my fridge :P
definetely we are coming back for more,I will have to take more time in seeing what other flavors I am keen to!  I wish Swensens open their branch here in pampanga :)  


Sunday, April 14, 2013

cheese filled pancake with coffee crumble ice cream

 Coffee, chocalate and cheese taste so well :) 

Me and my siblings were craving for something sweet that could also fill our famished stomachs in sizzling temperature afternoon :) 36 degree celsius   >_< and as per forecaster eh mas mainit pa in  the upcoming days

I found ice cream in the fridge freezer and pancake mix in our kitchen cabinet , the i Felt the urge to cook >_< but I'm a self confessed "the laziest/frustrated cook" in our family >_<

 "just add water" lang daw sa pancake mix :P  so okay,  ma try nga :P

cheese filled pancake top with a scoop of coffee crumble ice cream :)

small starchy carbohydrate snack during the day like this can keep your body's blood sugar and energy level even :) syempre youhave  to pair it with glasses of water (ang tamis ng ice cream kaya) or more lalo na these hot summer days or 1500ml to 2500ml of water will be good :p (increase fluid intake for patients na dehyrated ang peg? ):P pero recommended yan especialy when we sweat a lot in a very hot environment. Except for those with underlying deseases pala like kidney/renal failure. Nagkaroon ng fluid retention bcause the kidney's inaabilty to filter waste and the function of  helping to balance the fluid inside the cell /remove excess water in the body (in the form of urine) is limited or not working. excess water builds up in blood and move outside your cells making them swell in to capacity. makikita nyo patients na may KF eh ang lalaki ng eyebags or may edema "mukhang namamaga yung paa s excess fluid" (yung blog n to about sa pan cake lang excuse me haha. I was a part time clinical instructor way back 2 years kasi )  :P

these are the ingredients :)

yung nanay ko was so happy to see me in our kitchen :P while my siblings didn't stop picking on me  >_> himala daw ano nakain ko :P

natuwa nman ako naubos ang ginawa ko, eto nlang ang natira for me

that was my first attempt, I know >_< it looks like bibingka pero pancake po yan at naubos ng kapatid ko :) yummy naman daw hahaha :P


Saturday, April 6, 2013

36 degree celsius today

so Darn Hot today 36 degrees Celsius ba naman  ang temp buong maghapon and we have no  aircon in our living room  :P so after we watched  our favorite noon time show eat bulaga we decided to have our saturdate at Marquee mall with pupupie, baby bear and teddy may heart :) we kinda wandered around and try to find a new bag for me hihhihhi. kaso iba ang nabili ko :) we entered the Toys r Us store 'cause he wants to buy Gunpla daw :p short for Gundam plastic toys :)

while he was busy sa paghahanap ng  gundam nya nakita ko to :P

relieves stress daw ,  without thinkingt twice; I grab the item and bought it. this is a light weight indoor boomerang toy thay you can throw inside your home or office coz it is furniture friendly  :P

pumasok din agad sa isip ko na he works  mon -  fri , more or less than 60 hours a week :P everyday OT  due to heavy work load >_<  :P iba pa yung stress nya sa akin  :P

natuwa naman c big boy :)
di nya mapigilan laruin room a rang nya pati s loob na mall hinagis hagis nya kaya may natamaan syang dalawang babae :P  luckily, the 2 girls didn't get mad on him, they even laugh and seem like they want to borrow the toy :P

serious huh... kagat labi pa :P

 wew sa wakas nagbasa ng instructions :)


sample nga :P


while strolling at the mall nakita namen  to

"just register and you'll get FREE KITKAT"

 wew!we don't want to miss the chance, favorite namen ang kitkat..
(enrico always give me kikat chunks but this time he got free kit kat chocolates too :P

yey, we got free kitkat chocolatess just by signing up to Adeals. We now have the access to the hottest deals and offers from Ayala MAlls

wla kame nahanap na gusto kong bag >_< we're already exhausted and haggard sa kaka room a rang and wandering sa mall ;p

we decided to try tokyo bubble tea's food menu this time, dati ksi puro milk tea lang na oorder namen dito coz enrico is not a fan of japanase/korean food :P our taste buds were so game na game that time to try something different :)

picture picture muna while waiting for the food

Teddy may heart: mami amoy ko muna
Baby bear: penge ako
Pupupie: diet ako , bubble tea lang po ako mami dadi ang buchugan ko  na eh :P

Baby Bear: Teddy may heart naka chopsticks :P ako kaya mo to?
Teddy May heart: didilaan ko nlng baby bear.. yummy  :P

 Pupupie: mami play nlang ako pou, I'm done with my drink po :)

Ang daming poo poo  ng pou ni pupupie :)

- at 6:30pm our tummies already filled with these yummy food kaya umuwi narin kami s kanya kanyang bahay :P --