Scotch Shortbread

Scotch Shortbread

Light, crispy, and buttery this 3 ingredient shortbread cookie recipe would please even Mary, Queen of Scots. JUMP TO RECIPE A Brief History of Shortbread Cookies Shortbread cookies didn’t start out as the buttery, tender cookies we recognize today. They evolved from...
Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

JUMP TO RECIPE “Oh my, It’s Fruit Cake Weather!”, declared Truman Capote’s character in A Christmas Memory. Each of the thirty one fruit cakes for which she joyfully gathered ingredients and skillfully baked were given to people who “struck her fancy.” It was a...

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Spanish Style Filipino Cocido

Spanish Style Filipino Cocido

JUMP TO RECIPE Spanish-style Filipino Cocido is a dish from Betty Ann Quirino’s childhood. The ingredients were easily accessible in their new country and it provided comfort and familiarity to her family in a new and foreign country.  photo credit: Betty Ann...
Kamayan Feasts aka No Forks Given

Kamayan Feasts aka No Forks Given

JUMP TO RECIPE Yana Gilbuena gives us permission to dispense with our forks, reach across the table, and engage with diners we’ve never met. FULL TRANSCRIPTION Yana Gilbuena: It’s a joyful thing to be dining together. How often do we get to dine with strangers...