My mama’s flan

February 4, 2012 § 4 Comments

Today was crazy bag making day, slowly ticking off the items on my must-make list. I made this:

 

Modesty Fashion has the tute for this Anthropologie inspired bag on Cut Out and Keep. Then I also made the final version of the practice bag I made last week, adding oversized rivets this time.

While deciding what handle to make for this one, I’m taking a break to enjoy Number One on my long list of comfort foods: leche flan, the kind my mama used to make. When I was a kid, she’d make leche flan for very special occasions and upon my very persistent request. While I’ve learned to make it myself, it makes me miss home and family so much I avoid making it unless I’m seriously homesick – which for no apparent reason I am right now. So here’s my mama’s surefire recipe for joy:

1 can condensed milk (I used a 395g can)

1 condensed milk can of water

4 egg yolks

That’s it. Mix together till smooth, strain into a steamable container. Steam for about 15 minutes, let cool, refrigerate for an hour or two (or until you can’t control yourself any longer) and enjoy a little sweet taste of home.

Nutella no-bake cookies

January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Ah, Pinterest, you restore my faith in the world’s beauty and in humankind’s capacity for eating. Today’s find is re-pin via a friend who re-pinned from a friend . . . . you get the picture. Thanks, Grez. And awesome Eats My Pleasure board. How-to from Balancing Babies, Business, Betterment and Bacon

Homemade twix bars

January 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Yes, I admit it, I have possibly the unhealthiest, most sugar-crammed diet in the world. If you look at my cupboards, it’s filled with cookies, candy bars, and ingredients for making simple sinful delights. Then you open my fridge and see maybe a leaf of lettuce struggling for survival and freezer bags filled with pork, chicken and beef cuts. If I were to make a New Year’s resolution it would be to eat healthier. The -IER at the end being the operative word because I sure cannot stay aay from desserts. Feed me salad all day, just don’t take away my desserts. Not when I have very helpful people like the Cupcake Lady around to feed my addictions 😀 At least it’s homemade! And you get to learn how to do it here.

Frozen Tiramisu

January 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

I know, I know, I should stop looking at food and post a clothing DIY now but I found this and couldn’t resist reposting. I think after a month or two of this blogging business I’ll be a 2-ton crafter living in a warehouse filled with furniture, decor and clothes that used to fit a girl called Lee. Recipe is from Donna Hay over at her blog.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

January 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Are you even reading this post? If you’re anything like me, you’re already out on What’s Megan Making and copying her recipe. Perfect with crackers, though I must say this could be another cheesecake in the making . . . excuse me while I raid my cupboards.

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