When you’re a mom, the to-do list just never seems to end! But if you do find some time for yourself and you love to cook, why not embark on a food project? These may sound a little difficult and more time consuming than usual, but they are totally worth the effort! Here are a few recipes you can try:
1. Mango Float Freezer Cake
This classic no-bake dessert is a sure crowd-pleaser. Plus since it's no-bake, you don't need an oven! If you haven't tried making this yet, this dessert needs at least three hours in the freezer so best take that into consideration if you're serving it at a party.
Makes 6 to 8 servings
300 grams ladyfinger cookies (broas) 1 tea bag earl grey tea 2 cups hot water 4 teaspoons white sugar lemon juice 1 cup graham crackers crumbs, crushed 100 grams butter 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped into stiff peaks 4 large mango, cubed 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
Nachos make great finger-food for the family on a lazy weekend afternoon. This Pinoy version of the classic Mexican snack uses pork adobo and a few unexpected Filipino familiar flavors. You may be able to find all you need in your pantry already.
Makes 6 to 8 servings
1/4 cup soy sauce 1/8 cup white vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped 1 piece bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns 250 grams pork, use ground pork water, as needed 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped 1-2 tablespoons red onion, chopped fish sauce (patis), to taste black pepper, to taste 1/4 cup cheese sauce 1/8 cup whole milk 2 packs (180gram) tortilla chips green onion, chopped (for garnish)
Remember how much you loved buying “dirty” ice cream from mamang sorbetero when you were little? Share your childhood love with the kids and make them homemade street food-style cheese ice cream. If you're not a fan of cheese, find Yummy.ph's basic ice cream recipe here that you can flavor any way you want.
1 cup all-purpose cream 1/2 cup fresh milk 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg 125g cheddar cheese, diced
Nothing beats hearing that crackle of crunchy pork skin as you bite into a piece of delicious roast pork belly. Everyone in the household, especially the kids and hubby, will shower you with thanks for making this! Serve with seasoned vinegar, lechon sauce or gravy on the side for dipping.
Makes 10 servings
2 kilos pork, use bone-in pork belly slab sea salt 3 large carrot, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 3 white onion, quartered 3 stalks celery, sliced into 2-inch lengths 6 bulbs lemongrass (tanglad), pounded 2 cups vegetable oil 2 cups canned applesauce, to serve
Because we know you've always wanted to try making your own! You don't need a lot of ingredients to make salted egg chips but for the best outcome, use the best salted eggs you can find. Then, consume immediately while they're still crunchy, said Yummy.ph.
Fill your home with the cozy and comforting smell of freshly baked cookies. If you don't have an oven, don't worry, you only need a toaster oven for this recipe. Yummy.ph said you can even make a big batch to store in the freezer and then enjoy whenever you're hit by a sugar craving.
Makes 12 cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 3 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 12 large peanut butter cups
There's a reason lasagna is so delicious -- it's a harmony of different flavors. The recipe above is the same, requiring quite a long list of ingredients, but it will be worth it! Yummy.ph said you can also replace the sausages with garlicky longganisa for a Filipino twist. For an easier, more basic lasagna recipe, check out Yummy.ph's Easy Lasagna.
Makes 6 to 8 servings
1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup white onion, minced 1/2 cup carrot, minced 1/2 cup celery, minced 500 grams pork sausage, casings removed and crumbled 1 425-gram can button mushrooms, drained 2 medium eggplant, cubed 2 medium zucchini, cubed 1 225-gram can canned diced tomatoes 1 720-ml bottle tomato purée 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup chicken stock, plus more if needed 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons parsley sprigs, chopped salt, to taste 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups milk, warmed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 12 sheets lasagna sheets, cooked according to package directions 1 200-gram pack ricotta cheese 2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, (grated), mozzarella cheese