Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Another cold day in New England. October but outside is white. This is the 1st time for 11 years of living here in US that it snow before thanksgiving even before holloween. I decided to bake a carrot cake but the girls requested for pumpkin pie. This is the 1st time for me baking pumpkin pie. Hope they will like it. Let you know what the outcome but here is the recipe I followed.


  • 1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree, canned or fresh
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup evaporated milk, undiluted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9-inch)whipped cream or whipped topping, for garnish.


  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, salt, spices, and flour in a medium mixing bowl. 
  2. Add eggs; mix well. 
  3. Add evaporated milk, water, and vanilla; mix well.
  4.  Pour into pastry-lined pie pan. 
  5. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350° and bake about 35 minutes longer, or until center is set.

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Fried Dough Recipe

If my kids are excited going to carnival to ride on their favorite rides while I am looking forward to have my fried dough. My mother-in-law introduce me to fried dough. Since then I have been addicted to this. But now even how much I love fried dough it is the price stopping me from buying especially now that the girls like this as well. So I realize why I have to buy why not have to cook this myself. Made this to my family once and all of them gave me a thumbs up which means one of the recipe I can make again so I did not just once but more than once.

Another recipe I can add in my site.

1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. shortening
1/3 c. milk


1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.

2. Blend in shortening with pastry blender.

3. Stir in milk with a fork until soft dough is formed.

4. On lightly floured surface, knead dough 2 or 3 times.

5. Pat smooth to 1/2 inch thickness.

6. Cut into fourths with a floured knife.

7. Place two at a time into the deep fat fryer, turning often once they reach the top to brown evenly. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

8. Drain on paper towels.

9. You may sprinkle with cinnamon, confectioners' sugar or butter.

Sit and eat.

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Binangkal Recipe

Recently I am in the mood of cooking and baking. My family loves it because there are more choices they can have In the house.

This recipe "binangkal" my family loves it except for the girls they want this less the sesame seeds. For Roger he said I can make this anytime I want. I did brought this to couple Filipino party I been to; my most of them I guess likes this as well.

Anyway here is the recipe:


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup water

2 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon vanilla flavor

Seasame seeds


1. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder.

2. Mix brown sugar, water, oil,  and vanilla flavor. ( or add flour mixture in step 1 all at once to the liquid mixture, not little by little). Mix to blend.

3. With a teaspoon, take a but of batter and drop into a bowl of sesame seeds. Pick seasme-seed covered batter and roll between palms to form a round mixture.

4. Drop into prepared tray. Make sure your deep fat fryer or Kawali is full of hot cooking oil but make sure temperature is moderate.

5. Fry in deep hot fat until brown (slightly dark brown). This is crispy outside and soft inside.

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Apple Crumb Cake

Got this recipe from my coworker.
Made to my family one Friday night. They all loved it. YES another recipe added to my cook it again list and to my recipe book.

3 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 c. oil
2 tbsp. water
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
(No baking powder is correct)


2-3 lb. apples, peeled
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. chopped nuts
Put flour in a bowl. Add sugar and salt. Add water, oil and egg; mix with pastry blender until mixture forms crumbs. Cover bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch pan with 1/2 of the crumb mixture.
Prepare filling by grating the apples on the coarse side of the grater. Mix with sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Spread filling over the crumbs in the pan and then cover with the remaining crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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