I grew up with a mother who is a great cook.
Mama’s specialties are pork asado, ginataang alimango and biko. We look forward to every birthday, Christmas , New Year’s or just about any gathering so we could all bug her to make them. It’s me and my siblings go-to comfort food, our default feel good food.
It reminds us of our carefree childhood, of our home. It’s our reassuring thought that no matter how hectic or crazy our own lives maybe now, we can always go back home to Mama with her delicious cooking and we’re those noisy kids at our dining table once more.
That’s the thought I wanted my kids to have when they grow up too, now that I’m a mother myself. I wanted them to know and enjoy the comfort of home cooking brings. So even if I’m hopeless in the kitchen, I stepped out of my comfort zone (which is mostly just eating haha!) and tried cooking for my family.
One of the recipes that I tried and has potential to be my ‘specialty’ is Cheesy Puto by Motherbee herself, Ms. Analiza Laurel Badilles. I got this from one of the Facebook cooking and baking groups that I’m a member of: Newbee Baking & Cooking Int’l. Continue reading