Christmas with my Family

Hi! So how did you spend your noche buena and Christmas? Of course who wouldn't spend it with their family right? Just like you Dec.24 was spent cooking and baking for our boche buena feast. For dessert, I decided to bake Banana Bread with Walnuts and Chocolate Cupcakes with Christmas Toppers(I bought a christmas tree and christmas socks edible toppers at Divi). While I bake, Nora was in charge of cooking spaghetti, lumpiang shanghai, pata tim and biko. We also had buko salad for added dessert.

Come Chirstmas day, we watched a movie at ATC together with the kids. There's no Vice ganda movie there and Bimby and Rizza's movie was also jampacked, the next available screening was 9PM so we just watched Pagpag and the movie was actually good! There were a few scares and the people were actually screaming on most of the scary parts. We got home at around 7:30PM and the kids were happy they get to go out on christmas day :)

Easy Oatmeal Cookies

Love this cookies! So easy to make, though I had a hard time baking this because I used my gas range for the first time. The first batch that I did, it didn't fully baked coz I didn't noticed the fire went off after I closed the oven door. So lessons learned, be very careful shutting the oven door :)

Anyway this recipe only has 6 main ingredients but there are optional ingredients that you can add. I added vanilla and cinnamon so it would be tastier and it really did! It was so chewy coz of the rolled oats and I wished I had more raisins coz I only had about half cup instead of 1 cup :( I had some for work and I also gave a couple of cookies to my daugter for her school snack. This really is yummy, so better try it now!
Easy Oatmeal Cookies

Meet My Newest Baby!

Yey! At last I was able to buy a bigger oven that is a gas range from La Germania! The model that I bought is FS531 30WR. This is the first time that I'm gonna use a gas oven so this would surely be a hit and miss for a couple of baking tries as I'm still gonna figure out the right temp and time in using this.

Well, I already used this the first time and I was able to bake oatmeal cookies. Had a hard time setting up the right temp, first time I tried putting the knob to 170'C but didn't get to 350'F so I put it on 182'C and spot on it went to 350. Then according to the recipe it would be done in 9 minutes but mine baked at 17 minutes! Preheating also took longer than my electric mini oven. If on the electric oven preheating was done in 8 minutes, this took 12 minutes. Anyway, I still look forward on baking using this and the next time I'm gonna try baking cupcakes and brownies. So why don't you meet my newest baby, my La Germania gas range!...
 

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