The Return of Macy's Fields

The past month has revived my baking. It started with the mini cheesecakes I made for our team's brainstorming. They were really easy to make (they were just your basic baked cheesecake) and putting them in cupcake liners made them easier to serve. We smothered the cakes with Nutella and blueberry preserves. I am drooling just thinking about it.

Then just this weekend, I made MoKahlua cookies (which is easily becoming everyone's favorite—I wonder why my Kahlua goodies are always an instant fave! hahaha) and mini cheesecakes for my friend's garage sale. It was just for fun and I ended up selling all the cheesecakes to my friends and my friend's family.

After dinner tonight, I was munching on a piece of Toffifee. I was thinking of making a Toffifee-inspired cake or cupcake. What do you think of a chocolate cupcake with a Nutella buttercream and caramel drizzle? Will experiment this weekend. (:


I just have to blog this before I forget.

Text exchange with a photographer.

me: Are you free on Thursday 2pm?
him: Yup! Is this mannequin?
me: No, This is Macy. But we're shooting the mannequin.

*ba dum ching*

PS. Ginoogle ko talaga kung ano yung "sound" ng punchline. Hahaha!


A Baking Quiz!

Here's a cool quiz I found via Baking Bites.

1) When I prepare a meal, I typically:
a) Rely on classic dishes my family has always enjoyed.
b) Follow a recipe step-by-step.
c) Substitute more healthful ingredients.
d) Go all out and try to impress my guests.
e) Rarely use recipes and like to experiment.

2) Some of my favorite ingredients are:
a) Lots of bread, starches and red meat.
b) Beef and chicken.
c) Fish and vegetables.
d) A trendy ingredient I saw on the Food Network.
e) Vegetables, spices and unusual ingredients.

3) In my free time I like to:
a) Visit with friends and family.
b) Organize the house.
c) Exercise or take a fitness class.
d) Be spontaneous and seek adventure.
e) Take part in creative or artistic pursuits.

4) My favorite things to cook are:
a) Home-baked goodies.
b) Casseroles.
c) Foods with fresh ingredients and herbs.
d) Anything that lets me fire up the grill.
e) Ethnic foods and wok dishes.

5) Other people describe me as:
a) Really friendly.
b) Diligent and methodical.
c) Health conscious.
d) Intense.
e) Curious.

There may be overlap in the answers you give, but is there one letter that you picked most often? Here’s what your answers say about your cooking style:

Highlight to see the results. I got A. (:

a) Giving: Friendly, well-liked and enthusiastic, giving cooks seldom experiment, love baking and like to serve tried-and-true family favorites, although that sometimes means serving less healthful foods.

b) Methodical: Talented cooks who rely heavily on recipes. The methodical cook has refined tastes and manners. Their creations always look exactly like the picture in the cookbook.

c) Healthy: Optimistic, book-loving, nature enthusiasts, healthy cooks experiment with fish, fresh produce and herbs. Health comes first, even if it means sometimes sacrificing taste.

d) Competitive: The Iron Chef of the neighborhood, competitive cooks have dominant personalities and are intense perfectionists who love to impress their guests.

e) Innovative: Creative and trend-setting, innovative cooks seldom use recipes and like to experiment with ingredients, cuisine styles and cooking methods.


The Worst Night Ever, Part 2 (Okay, Maybe Not)

Remember this horrible, horrible night?

Since I've been trying to see the good things in bad situations, here is what didn't happen.

There were no MIB (Men in Blue aka MMDA aka EVIL PEOPLE) involved.
I did not ride at the back of a wrecker.
There were no bribes involved.
It didn't take me ten thousand phone calls to get through.

Lessons learned: always keep your Wheelers Card in your wallet (you never know when you'll need them and I have to say they were quite efficient!), go to the bathroom before travel (hahahaha), keep your mobile phone fully charged, and never ever get involved with those men in blue. They will just make your life a living hell.

Now my night doesn't seem so bad after all. Time to write my story for today and get to bed.