Simply Filipina

Have the passion of cooking, she's sharing you the goodness and deliciousness recipes from her KUSINA to your KUSINA! Or from my Kitchen to your Kitchen that will cost less yet very comforting that the entire family would enjoy! It's all about GOOD FOOD and more!!!

Have you try this recipe yet? if so, guess you love it huh? Out of curiosity and wanting to make something outside my taste buds i found this monkey bread recipe in popular pills bury biscuit dough kit. Timely i have 3 cans of biscuits and all i have to add are 3/4 cup white sugar, 3 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 stick butter. Then for 40 minutes under 350 degree you have this super delicious melts in your mouth monkey bread! You've got to try it so you will know what am talking about! Wink.

Here's How:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoon cinnamon
3-4cans Pillsbury Biscuits, Country Style, Value Pack, 4 - 7.5 oz
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 stick butter, melted

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease fluted tube pan with cooking spray. In large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. Shake it to mix.
  • Separate the biscuits dough and put inside the bag. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan.
  • In small bowl, mix brown sugar and melted butter; pour over biscuit pieces
  • Bake 350 for 40 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.

Enjoy Cooking!

Weekend is fast approaching and as always it's our bonding time. We could ask daddy to give as a joyride, or have dinner in our favorite restaurant, and maybe the kids can play with their cousins. Got to be fun for next week will be a very busy week for us. Speaking of, the husband got a big job to do pretty soon. A woman close to our town hired him to do her kitchen cabinets, from the designs to the installation. Would also have some renovations and stuff like that. The other day, they talked about the arrangements and estimated cost, it's pretty much a big project actually. The husband really enjoys this kind of job. He loves to work with his hands, build, construct, design projects. I know it's not easy though and it's a tough, heavy job but fulfilling as well. Good thing because he could use different tools to make his job a lot easier like this construction estimating software we found online. A very helpful website wherein we can browse for anything and everything related to the building and construction industry.

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My kiddos Bf and they both enjoyed it because of the hazelnuts nutella spread is their favorite thing!

Here's how to make this basic and simple crepe recipe for your kids to enjoy!

1 cup sifted all purpose flour
2 eggs
half cup milk
half cup water
2tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 table spoon confectioner sugar (optional)

  • In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour and eggs together.
  • Gradually add in the milk and water, stir it to combine altogether
  • Add the butter and salt beat good until smooth
  • Heat a round frying pan or cast iron over medium heat. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of each crepe mixture in the pan. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so the batter coats the surface evenly.
  • Cook the crepe until brown, scoop with a spatula then turn and cook the other side.
  • Filled with your favorite filling or use the hazelnut nutella filling along with slices of fruits!
  • Sprinkled with confectioner sugar on top before serving! Serve HOT!
Enjoy Cooking!!

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Good day everyone, see you around!

~Combine 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 cups water, 1tsp lye water and couple of drops yellow food coloring or it's up to you how you want your Kutchinta color wise~ Mix it well and sift for smooth texture.

~ Pour in individual molding mini pans. Steam them for 15-20 minutes. Your rice cooker would work for steaming.~

~ Let it cool for 5 minutes~

~The finished product~ Serve with fresh shredded coconut or desiccated coconut~

Enjoy Cooking!

  • 4 huge mashed potatoes (equivalent to 3cups)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 9 pieces big size marshmallow ( better if slice it half and half)
  • Microwave the 4 potatoes or boiled them till tender and mashed them.
  • In a deep bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour in to a buttered casserole or square pan.
  • Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
  • Continue baking for 10minutes with the marshmallow on top. Let the marshmallow brown.
  • Serve and enjoy!
My husband and kids simply love it!

I guess it's perfect timing to get a new set of blankets and sheets, quilts and bed sets for autumn is here and winter is just around the corner. Change of season means a new look for the house, our room in general. I'd like to give our bed a new look in particular. So might as well browse for that one perfect, autumn style. Glad to have found it at BrylaneHome's website. Their shop has the coolest collection of anything and everything for the home. From kitchen, electronics, furniture and decors. And as what I need, some new Bedspreads and Comforters! I love their puff top printed bedspread. It has a cushiony puff and triple ruffles, it looks so pretty and comfy, perfect for long, cold autumn nights.

Anyway, am also planning to send some bedding in the Philippines. My mom's been bugging me about for so long and still I haven't. It's about time, thought I need to look for a better courier this time. It takes me ages to send packages back home and I hate it! Mom will surely love to receive stuff like this! Hope I can do it before the year ends, gosh, it's just three more months I must say!

This is delicious i tell you that! Just experimenting ingredients that i have in my fridge one day afternoon. It is sauteed cabbage with corn beef and pastrami on it, some bake chicken honey tender and basically spicy sauce that i myself combined two sauces to make it tastier, and white rice to complete the meal. Here's the recipe:

For sauteed veges:
  • 2 cups strips slice cabbage
  • Chop small onion
  • Chop 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup strips slice green bell pepper
  • 1 cup slice corn beef
  • 1/2 cup slice pastrami
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • Saute garlic and onion. Add the meat and stir together let it simmer for 5 minutes or till meat gets brown.
  • Add the cabbage and bell pepper, stir altogether add chicken broth and salt/pepper to taste. Simmer till cabbage is cook.

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Anyway, speaking of cleaning, got a lot of chores lined up waiting for me. First up, the kitchen. And the kids room too! Did I just fixed it the other day? Seems like a tornado just passed through. Oh well, kids will be kids. Gotta go for now, see ya around peeps! Take care and enjoy the rest of the day!

This is so delicious if you are craving some sweet and crunchy! When i was in my hometown i love to buy once in awhile the boat tarts of Goldilocks bakeshop. And my sister used to make some of our version. Actually this is my first time of making them again for a long time! I thought i couldn't make it anymore because i kinda forgetting the recipe but i tried there's no harm in trying well in my mind if it doesn't work then will just toast in the sink! haha.

So anyway to make my long story short here's the recipe.


1 roll of pie dough
6 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1tsp vanilla extract
1cup all purpose whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioner sugar (optional for garnish)
basil leaves (optional)

  • Preheat oven 350 degree
  • Spray butter on the molding pans
  • Prepared the pie dough on the mini molding pans ( i bought 12 pieces of mini sauces server from Walmart since i couldn't find the tart molding pan and it works!)
  • Combined the 4 ingredients eggs, milk, whipping cream and vanilla until it is well blend. Use blender for easy job. Sift the mixture for refined texture.
  • Pour into the prepared tart pans and distribute well.
  • Bake into the oven for 35-45minutes or until the pie is brownish. Poke toothpick to make sure it is done.
  • Let it stand for 15minutes before taking out from the molding pans.
Enjoy cooking!

While browsing the net for some cute decors for my daughters newly finished princess bed, I also got to see a lot of other on sale items especially on home products. Good timing because a friend is planning to change the look of their kitchen and dining area. She wants it to have a minimalist look, with marble countertops, and red as motif. I bet she'll find what she likes at Discount Granite, they have this huge sale right now on counter-tops, sinks and faucet, back splash and more! I must say the designs are so chic, the colors so bright and classy.

When we did a little makeover in our kitchen not so long ago, I was the one so thrilled and excited. Kitchen is after all a girl thing. It's like our territory, our haven, our reign. Am pretty sure my friend will have a fun time renovating their kitchen. Who wouldn't?

On a second note, I'll be baking bread again. In my previous post, I was so glad being able to make a bread for the first time. Not using a bread maker though, knead it my own hands. The in-laws really loved it so they're asking for more. Am thinking maybe this will be a good business, a bakery in the process I guess? Lol!

I got the perfect recipe of bistek or (beef steak) but i love the Filipino style that my mother used to cook for us family. Since i wasn't living with them anymore i once in awhile longing for it! One day i was so happy i bumped into panlasangpinoy everything about pinoy home cooking you can think of are there! So that day i cook the bistek recipe! it turn it yummy and love love it! Here's the recipe or visit there.


1 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 piece lemon or 3 pieces calamansi

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 large onion, sliced into rings

3 tbsp cooking oil

salt to taste

Cooking Procedure:

1. Marinade beef in soy sauce, lemon (or calamansi), and ground black pepper for at least 1 hour

2. Heat the cooking oil in a pan then stir fry the onion rings until the texture becomes soft. Set aside

3. In the same pan where the onions were fried, fry the marinated beef (without the marinade) until color turns brown. Set aside

4. Put-in the garlic then saute for a few minutes

5. Pour the marinade and bring to a boil.

6. Put in the fried beef and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Add water as needed.

7. Add the stir-fried onions and some salt to taste.

8. Serve hot.

It's fun being a girl, a lady, a woman. We get to enjoy and just expressed ourselves through different things. One way of course is through our dress and grooming. Nowadays, being fashionable starts at an early age and doesn't stop though we become grannies already. I must admit, I love shopping! Shoes and bags most especially, girls clothes too. I'm fond of leggings and maxi dresses now, so feminine and comfortable. But I guess it's time to change the wardrobe and get back on jackets and hoodies for autumn is here already and winter's next.

Girls are blessed to just be a girl! We can mix and match, put on make ups and stuff like that. It's cool, but we can't go over board too. Balance and modesty should be put to mind. We also need to consider our budget and not just shop till we drop. For moms like me however, there are more important things to attend to than just shopping. But we're very good at looking for bargains and great deals mind you. It's sure fun grabbing some for our loved ones, isn't it?

Got to go for now, thanks everybody. See ya around and take care all the time. Winks!