Like many people, I don’t have a very high self-esteem, but there is one thing that can usually give me a small boost of confidence. Can you guess what it is? No, it’s not baking a nearly perfect batch of chocolate chip cookies or being able to put my girls down for a nap with absolutely no fussing on their part. It’s wearing high heels.
Oreos and milk. Pizza and Beer. Troy and Abed. On their own these are all great, but when paired with each other the combinations are nothing short of amazing. One of my favorite flavor combos of all time is chocolate and peanut butter. After seeing a recipe for Better-Than-Crack-Brownies (thank you How Sweet It Is), I knew that it was one thing I absolutely had to make.
If you couldn’t already tell by my name, I am Filipino-American. For some reason, it is very common for Filipinos to give their children names that combine their parents’ names. (My mom’s name is Arleene and my dad’s name is Rubin.) I can’t speak Tagalog, Ilocano, or Visayan, I only understand the “bad” Filipino words or when my grandma is telling me to go eat and growing up we didn’t practice traditional Filipino customs. We did, however, make lumpia.