Chocolate Chip And Nutella Cookies

So I love chocolate chip cookies. But the ones that are really good, are usually really expensive. So I decided to try and make my own.

And I discovered that they’re expensive for a good reason. The best cookies, are almost always made from the best ingredients. Our chocolate selection in Manila is quite limited, and I don’t know of any bakers dream kind of stores as of yet. Though “Dough It All” in BF is pretty awesome, but I have yet to try their chocolates.

How I wish I could get American ingredients here in the Philippines without losing an arm and a leg in the process. There was this one store in San Francisco, at the fishermans wharf, which had over 300 chocolate variations. *sigh*

But thankfully, I’m slowly learning to make a pretty good cookie. It’s the basic chocolate chip cookie recipe which I added a few things of my own to the dough and 3 kinds of chocolate. Semisweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and Nutella.


Cooking and Baking

I have recently discovered a love for the kitchen. Cooking and baking, experimenting with different herbs and spices. And surprisingly I found that the food that comes out isn’t bad at all. Of course sometimes it takes a turn for the worse, but overall I’ve discovered, that I can cook!

So now I’ve started baking cookies, and am pleasantly surprised that people have been ordering them. And my lovely girlfriend has been bugging me to sell them regularly, not just for fun, but as an actual source of income.

Here’s my problem. I love too cook and bake. I hate thinking about costing and all that. If it were up to me I’d give them away. Feeding my friends makes me happy. Seeing people enjoy the food that I cook makes my heart giggle. Yes, I have a heart that giggles. It also squeals in childish glee sometimes.

Anyway. So now, Arianna does the costing and basically the managing of Kalookies, while I do the baking.

So. “Kalookies” (thank you Zach and Rinka), are now somewhat available to the public, depending on where they are as I have no idea how to deliver them, and because I hate driving in Manila traffic. I’m a firm believer in “your mood affects your cooking”.

Thank you God for giving me the ability to feed and cook for myself, and not just corned beef and hotdogs etcetc.
And thank you for all the friends and family who have been so wonderful and supportive. And I thank my girlfriend who pushed and pushed for me to make it a business.

I don’t know if this will do well or do badly, but I’m thankful either way, the support of friends and family is enough. And making them full and happy. 🙂

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Rosso Pomodoro

Ever since I was blessed with a trip to Rome and I was able to experience what pizza is really supposed to be like, every other pizza pales in comparison. It’s like the Death Star obliterated every other pizza I’ve ever tasted.

If ever you get the chance to visit the beautiful city of Rome, you must try this restaurant.

Rosso Pomodoro.

This is Pizza Napoletana.


Cru Steakhouse

Cru Steakhouse in the Marriott Resort’s World.

Absolutely excellent service. Super friendly, probably the best service I have ever experienced in my entire life in a restaurant. And so sweet the staff gave me a cake when I had my birthday dinner there, and they all signed a card wishing me a happy birthday.

And the food is perfect. The best steak I’ve ever had. I’m drooling just thinking about it. Prices are very reasonable considering the quality of food and service. If I could afford it I would eat there at least once a week.

I highly recommend dining there. It’s a nice place to go for an anniversary. Dress code is semi formal, but they seem to let guests of the hotel wear whatever they want.

I rate it a 10 out of 10.