Now that Christmas is looking better this year, families and friends are once again preparing to get together and finally catch up in person—just like the good old times. Make this special moment even more memorable by preparing dishes that your family and friends have always loved.
Whether you’re safely gathering for Noche Buena or Media Noche or a long-awaited reunion, nothing can be as comforting and enjoyable as the familiar flavors of Filipino dishes. That’s why The Maya Kitchen has put together a selection of easy-to-make yet celebration-worthy, and most importantly, Pinoy-approved recipes with Maya products that make holiday preps easier and these dishes more delicious.
A Filipino celebration is never complete without everyone’s favorite pasta: Pinoy Style Spaghetti. This one’s a richer, creamier, and sweeter style of spaghetti—thanks to the addition of banana ketchup. It’s also made meatier by adding in not only ground lean beef or pork but also hotdogs.
Missing all those Simbang Gabi treats? Satisfy your guest’s bibingka cravings by whipping up some at home. The Maya Kitchen suggests you make Oatmeal Bibingka Waffle, which gives your favorite bibingka a healthier spin by using Maya Think Heart Oatmeal Pancake Mix. It has the same beloved Maya hotcake taste the entire family enjoys, and now made thicker, chewier, and more nutritious with real oats.
Butterscotch Walnut Praline is another sweet treat that you can add to the table, reminding you of those panaderya favorite butterscotch bars. The Maya Kitchen’s version requires Maya Butterscotch Brownie Mix to make the baking process quicker and easier, and walnut praline to give this dessert some flair—and crunch.
And finally, complete your Filipino-inspired holiday spread by combining two Maya mixes—Maya Decadence Red Velvet Premium Mix and Maya Oven Toaster Banana Cake Mix—to create the festive Banana & Red Velvet Walnut and Cream Cheese Loaf. This recipe calls for fresh lacatan bananas, which are a must in every Pinoy home’s fruit basket.
This holiday is looking to be merrier and brighter than before, make it count by preparing a Filipino holiday feast. These dishes are not only more familiar and easier to prepare—so you’ll have more time to bond and create new memories with your loved ones, but they are also delectable enough for this season of celebrations and reconnections.
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