Hi!! My name is Samantha and I love cooking, baking, and experimenting with food, flavors, as well as different ethnic cuisines. Transforming ingredients into a dish has been a fascination of mine since I was a child.
When I was a kid, I remember making Filipino Banana Fritters called “Maruya” with my Grandmother, my Dad’s mother. Growing up, I was not a picky eater and ate almost anything that was put in front of me, even my Dad’s family famous goat innard soup (Pinapaitan). I had a curiosity about food and would spend time with my parents and adult relatives asking about food and watching them cook. I started to love food and cooking as it enabled me to express myself creatively.
I love how cooking is an expression of yourself and how it gives you that feeling of ecstasy when you create an amazing dish and cook it for others.
In the near future, I would like publish a cookbook and open up a restaurant. Also, I want to open up dog friendly eatery with a special menu for our furry friends as well. My dog Pipi loves the healthy gourmet food I make for her everyday.
My motivation for this blog is to get out of my comfort zone and do something I can share with the world! I want to continue to share food and flavors with others and show that it can be fun and more satisfying than fetching convenience foods. You too can “Work it!” in the kitchen.
Note: I’m not a pro photographer. Some of my pictures may look wonky, but I’m learning. So let me know what you think!
Feel free to comment, let me know what you think or what you would like to see on this blog! I’m here to be your food blog buddy! I’m eager to learn new things too! You can also e-mail me at email@example.com
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Oh wow! Thank you 😀
Detailed recipes, with stunning photos to match. Your blog looks like a great find.
Awww thanks 🙂 I try to let the food speak for itself in the photos–how it is in real life. I don’t like too frill up the food too much in photos.
Thank you very much for liking my easy tomato sauce post. You seem to have an interesting blog and I look forward to going through some of the recipes here.
Thanks 🙂 I’m a big fan of tomato sauce! Saved the recipe. I hope you enjoy the recipes!
What a beautiful blog! I LOVE your recipes, especially the gluten-free ones! I’ll be hitting them up in the near future and writing my experiences about them. 😉 Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful, healthy meals! 😀
Awww thanks for the nice words. Looking forward to reading more from your blog. 🙂
Hello, Samantha! Nice to meet you. I want to thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post “Meatless Pancit”. I gather you are a Filipina too just looking at your photo. Nice blog kabayan. Have a fabulous weekend. 🙂
Hi! Nice to meet you too! Your recipes make my mouth water 🙂
Oh, thank you, Samantha! I hope you can visit more often. I’ll be exploring your blog soon. Have a great evening. 🙂
You have a very lovely blog! Good luck & we hope you get that cookbook published.
Look forward to all the yummy food you have to share!
Thanks so much! I hope to keep the posts coming!
I really like your blog and this is why I nominated you for the Liebster Award.
Thanks so much for the nomination! I feel very honored 🙂
(I don’t know how to catch your attention but hopefully you could spare me a minute to read this message. I already contacted you through your e-mail, here is my message.)
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Looks like a great food blogging community! 🙂
Would it be odd for me to say I like the hat? 😉
LOL, thanks. I don’t think so, but I don’t mind odd comments.
I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Participation is optional, but if you do want to participate here is the link to find out more: http://kookycookyng.com/2014/05/14/versatile-blogger-award/
Hope you decide to take part. If you choose to participate then post the award badge on your blog, share seven things about yourself and nominate 15 other bloggers.
Thanks so much for the nomination! I feel very honored.
Hi Samantha! Thanks for liking my post “Cast Iron Skillet Homemade Apple Pie”. Nice blog you have here! 🙂
Thanks so much! Your blog is pretty nice. Love the title. 😀
Hello Samantha, thank you for stopping by on my blog. Yours is lovely..;)
Your welcome and thanks for the nice words 😀
really cool blog 🙂
Thanks. Been enjoying yours as well! 😀
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Hey Samantha, I’m running a giveaway from tomorrow morning, hope you like it 🙂