Recent posts by Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Spiced Rice Pudding with Saffron Syrup

Spiced Rice Pudding with Saffron Syrup

Autumn holidays are made up of the wonderful aromas of spices. From the kitchen, a cocktail of scents that permeate the whole house makes every home so welcoming. If summer or spring have their own long list of natural bounties to boast about, autumn also…

Persimmon Tiramisu

Persimmon Tiramisù

Tiramisù is one of the most popular desserts both in Italy and abroad and there are hundreds of variations to enjoy. Classic tiramisù will always have a place in everyone’s hearts but when creativity walks in, new versions can definitely perk the interest of anyone who loves…

Leftover_Turkey_Pinwheel_Sandwiches

Leftover Turkey Pinwheel Sandwiches

These turkey pinwheel sandwiches are so easy to make and so easy for everyone to pick and eat without stopping. Both kids and adults love them because after all, they are like your regular chicken mayo sandwich but given a lovely twist of walnuts and…

Fresh Bruschetta Salad as a Thanksgiving side dish | Thanksgiving.com

Fresh Bruschetta Salad

Balance all the richness of your classic Thanksgiving dishes with this Fresh Bruschetta Salad recipe that is healthy, tart, fragrant, and brimming with Mediterranean flavors. You can never go wrong with bright, juicy tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil! For a refreshing side dish salad, we deconstructed the…

Vanilla Pear Rum Cocktail | Thanksgiving.com

Vanilla Pear Rum Cocktail

Just the name alone, “Vanilla Pear Rum Cocktail,” makes me want to inhale the fruity and sweet aromas of the fragrant vanilla and pears. Fresh pears and clementines (which are in season) and vanilla pods add a sweetly subtle flavor to this white rum cocktail. By using fresh ingredients,…

Mini Vegan Pistachio-Crusted Pumpin Pie for Thanksgiving dessert | Thanksgiving.com

Mini Vegan Pumpkin and Pistachio Pies

It’s a well-known fact that a lot of people love pistachios because we see a lot of pistachio-flavored goodness everywhere. For the vegans and the non-vegans too, enjoy your individual pumpkin pies with made with pistachio crust and a dollop of pistachio (what else?) and…

Cool, crunchy Celery Root, Apple and Walnut Coleslaw | Thanksgiving.com

Celery Root, Apple, and Walnut Salad

Is it a salad or is it a coleslaw? Either way don’t judge this odd-shaped root vegetable from the outside because it is actually one of the best vegetables for cooking or eating raw. Celery root has a slight celery flavor and a bit nutty…

Easy green vegetable side dish for thanksgiving: sauteed peas with pancetta | Thanksgiving.com

Sautéed Peas with Pancetta and Onions

If you’re looking for an easy green vegetable side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, look no further. Fresh Sautéed Peas with Pancetta and Onions are a simple and elegant addition to your Thanksgiving table. The pancetta can be substitute for bacon too, after all they’re…