Filipino Dessert: Biko

If you do not know already, I am half Filipino.  I was born in Cebu, Philippines, moved to the states when I was 3 years old, and have gone back to visit 3 times. Every time I go back I have to have biko. Biko is a Filipino dessert with a sticky, chewy and soft texture. It’s literally 3 ingredients minus the water and salt but we know they don’ count :).  If I can’t go back then I usually will ask my mom to make it for me.  But now as a grown adult, I’ve had to fend for myself. 😉 JK, love you mom! But since being on my own I have had these insatiable cravings for some delicious biko. So in an effort to be a self-sufficient adult, I called my mom for the recipe and made my own.  Her recipe is very similar to this one.

This recipe is great for potlucks and especially great for those crazy Filipino parties. If you have never been to a Filipino party and have the opportunity to go, never turn the invitation down. Its always a good time filled with great food and plenty of karaoke.


biko single




Delicious Finds: Speculoos Cookie Butter

I recently discovered something amazingly delicious that I just had to share.  Of course, knowing me, it’s dessert related. This stuff is sooo good that you can put it on anything. I dare say that it rivals peanut butter and I looove peanut butter.

Ladies and gents, let me introduce to you Speculoos Cookie Butter from Trader Joes.  Oh yea, you read that right, its Cookie Butter.  It has a creamy peanut butter consistency but tastes like spiced sugar cookies.  It’s literally crushed cookies that have been whipped. Yea..its amazing.

delicious find

Here are just a few delicious ways that I have used this cookie butter.

  1. On a toasted bagel
  2. On warm waffles or pancakes
  3. Toast
  4. Over ice cream
  5. Filling for macarons
  6. Oatmeal
  7. Cupcake frosting
  8. On a spoon – my favorite

I am definitely going to play around more with this ingredient and share with you other ways we can use this stuff.

What about you?  How do you eat your cookie butter?  What other combination might be good?


homemade creamy alfredo pasta

there was a period of time when all I ordered at restaurants was something served with alfredo sauce. i was addicted. sadly, that era like all good things, had to end. thankfully, I can now recreate this delicious treat in my very own kitchen, although it is now reserved for special occasions. butter, cream & parm. my three favorite things.