PARTY FOOD

Three Party Themes, Three Menus

We have suggestions for your next party.
Themed parties are in—some are more grand and elaborate than others, some pepper the venue with their DIY projects—but themes undeniably add more fun to celebrations. From teddy bear-themed soirees to get-togethers with a Lego motif, we round up menu suggestions to ...

Tip of the Week: How to Make Homecooked Food Party-Ready

We have tips on how to create an effortless Instagram-ready spread.
We asked food stylist Sharlene Tan on how to make your homecooked food look party-worthy: Skip the metal chafing dishes and opt for pretty ceramic plates. Think of a theme and a color palette—if you want a fresh, springtime feel, use colors ...

5 Steps to the Perfect Holiday Ham

A Pinoy Christmas is not complete without ham! We have a few tips if you're making it at home.
.A holiday spread almost always includes ham—whether you serve the sweet, baked, or smoked kind. Ham always makes a buffet table more festive and there aren't as many dishes which evoke as much emotion or a wave of nostalgia whenever you see ...

Prawn and Crab Thermidor

For an even richer version, top with grated Gruyère, queso de bola, or Parmesan cheese before baking.
Make this festive prawn dish for the holidays! Butterfly the prawns and carefully remove the meat from the shells. For an even richer version, top with grated Gruyère, queso de bola, or Parmesan cheese before baking. ...

Funnel Cake Recipe

For an interactive dessert party, have a do-it yourself funnel cake station!
For an interactive dessert party, have a do-it yourself funnel cake station! ...

Tomato Crostinis Recipe

This is an extremely easy-to-prepare appetizer for weekend parties.
This is an extremely easy-to-prepare appetizer for weekend parties. ...

Strawberry Fun-due

Whip this up and wow your friends with this sweet, fruity dip.
Whip this up and wow your friends with this sweet strawberry dip. It’s so fun and easy to do, plus it’s super yummy too! For fun shapes, cut butter cake using cookie cutters. Try it!  ...

Mini Beef Morcon Recipe (Stuffed Meat Rolls)

Smaller versions of this fiesta and party staple cook faster.
Beef Morcon is usually cooked during holidays or fiestas, and the marinade used for this recipe may also be used for other meat cuts for grilling. These smaller-sized versions cook faster, too! ...

Ham with Sweet Mustard Sauce Recipe

A classic cured and smoked Christmas ham served with a sweet yet tangy mustard sauce.
Holidays in the Philippines aren't complete without ham as part of the spread. This recipes combines a classic cured and smoked Christmas ham served with a sweet yet tangy mustard sauce. ...

Ice Cream Fruit Parfait Recipe

Melted vanilla ice cream instead of traditional cream and condensed milk?It makes this fruit salad extra rich and velvety.
An easy dessert: instead of traditional cream and condensed milk, you can use melted vanilla ice cream to make this fruit salad recipe extra rich and velvety. ...

Spanish-style Paella Recipe

This recipe is a fuss-free paella—it makes use of store-bought, inexpensive paella seasoning— but no less festive.
Paella always makes any party spread more festive. This recipe is a fuss-free paella—it makes use of store-bought, inexpensive paella seasoning— but no less festive. ...

Chicken-Ham Embutido Recipe

Queso de bola and sweet ham give additional flavor to an already tasty roll.
Queso de bola and sweet ham give additional flavor to an already tasty roll, while broccoli florets and quail eggs steal the show once the embutido is sliced. ...

Roasted Beef Tenderloin Recipe

This roasted beef recipe is a more festive take on an easy beef dish (marinate and roast!).
Parties call for extra special dishes and this roasted beef recipe is a more festive take on an easy beef dish (marinate and roast!). You can prep for the party while the beef marinates! ...

Hazelnut Mousse Recipe

Put a spin on your usual chocolate mousse by adding hazelnuts and topping it off with the popular French pastry.
Chocolate mousse is a pretty easy dessert to whip up but for holiday parties, try new flavors and toppings. You can put a spin on your usual chocolate mousse by adding hazelnuts and topping it off with the popular French pastry. ...

Mini Portobello Pizza Recipe

Swap out traditional pizza crust for large mushroom caps!
Pizza is always an easy favorite for parties. Make them extra special for the holidays by using mushrooms instead of pizza crust: this recipe swaps out traditional pizza crust for large mushroom caps! ...

Baked Penne with Queso de Bola Sauce Recipe

The simple, wonderful addition of queso de bola to the cream sauce makes it more festive.
This pasta dish is perfect for your holiday spread! The simple, wonderful addition of queso de bola to the cream sauce makes it more festive. ...

Chocolate Tablea Torte Recipe

This recipe uses the local tablea and makes for fun flavors and textures in this dessert, ending your holiday party on the sweetest note!
Tablea is made from pure cacao beans: roasted, ground, and formed into tablets. This recipe uses the local tablea and makes for fun flavors and textures in this delicious dessert, ending your holiday party on the sweetest note! ...

Baked Salmon with Lemon and Herbs Recipe

Looking for a stress-free main? This more than fits the bill!
Looking for a stress-free main? This more than fits the bill! This baked salmon recipes uses lemon and herbs and they easily elevate the flavor of delicate baked salmon. ...

Arroz Valenciana Recipe

Complete your holiday spread with this vibrant and tasty dish.
Complete your Noche Buena table with a vibrant plate Arroz Valenciana. Paired this rice recipe with a succulent roast chicken, you’ve got a sure showstopper. ...

Seafood Paella Recipe

When preparing paella, use only the best ingredients, from the rice down to the premium real saffron.
Paella always makes a meal more festive! When preparing this paella recipe, use only the best ingredients, from the rice down to the premium real saffron. This paella recipe combines seafood and chorizo! ...
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