• Thursday , 21 March 2019
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7 Days in Valladolid and Tulum

7 Days in Valladolid and Tulum

Mexico is amazing and has quickly become one of our favorite vacation places.  There’s so much to see in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo that a week was not enough! 7 days in Valladolid and Tulum Day 1 – Ek ...

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Easy Ube Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

Easy Ube Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

This recipe for Easy Ube Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing makes use of  Purple Yam Spread/Ube Jam/Ube Halaya (ha-lah-yah) and White Cake Mix. “Halaya” is Purple Yam or Ube that’s cooked down  with water and sugar to a thick paste ...

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Jogjakarta and Bali in Six Days

Jogjakarta and Bali in Six Days

We started our trip from the Philippines where we were visiting family. Our priority was to see Borubodur and other architectural and cultural sites in Jogjakarta and Bali/Ubud Indonesia. Tips: Set a price before agreeing to a guide or riding ...

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Is Filipino Food Weird?

Is Filipino Food Weird?

Is Filipino Food Weird? Programs like Bizarre Foods or Fear Factor only feature food from the Philippines that are odd to Americans. Foodies who are adventurous appreciate these shows more because they know the dishes or delicacies featured are snippets ...

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Pan de Sal Recipe – a love and hate FIlipino bread story

Pan de Sal Recipe – a love and hate FIlipino bread story

A Filipino table is not complete without a serving of Pan de Sal at least once a day.  The soft bread roll, with a crusty but tender brown shell, is the second food staple to steamed white rice for every ...

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The Philippine Islands in Black and White – Modern Map Art

The Philippine Islands in Black and White – Modern Map Art

It’s been awhile since I posted!  A combination of writer’s block and a hectic work schedule prevented me from giving my website much TLC.  I am currently working on several posts at the moment with the intention of banking several ...

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Cast Iron Potato Carrot Frittata

Cast Iron Potato Carrot Frittata

Before we sink our teeth into a delicious slice of Potato Carrot Fritta, I would like to say that I am in awe at how much I’ve accumulated in just a few years.  Andy and I were in California recently ...

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Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Adobo Baby Potatoes

Happy New Year! I am finally back from a short break from cooking and recipe writing.  There’s nothing new to report but I am hooked on Yuri!!! on Ice!  It’s a sports + romance anime about figure skating that’s captured ...

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Purple Yam Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

Purple Yam Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

Kitchen experiment time y’all!  I am diving into the ‘ber months in sweet treat style.  Lately, the posts here in Amusing Maria have been about sweet stuff, see here and here and there’s more to come.  My sweet mood the ...

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No Bake Chocolate Coconut Chia Bites

No Bake Chocolate Coconut Chia Bites

“Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest” – Elizabeth Gilbert (Big Magic) The quote above  spoke volumes to me, and the line would pop up in my head each time I had an idea.  I was ...

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