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December 9, 2007

Unique Award


I got a very nice award from Liza, thank you Liza for passing this award to me, I really appreciate it. I am glad to be one of your friends here on blogging world. Thank you so much, You take care always and GOD bless you always.

December 6, 2007

My Wish

Grown Up Christmas Wish
I got tagged by Darlene again about Christmas wish, so nice of her that she's keep tagging me lately. thank you so much Darlene and here's my Christmas wish!

1. A bountiful of blessings so i can share it to my family and friends
2. A good health to all my family, friends and people who got sick.
3. To have a Laptop and a car.
4.I am wishing that i could go for a vacation to the philippines.
5. I am wishing to have a work.

December 5, 2007

online betting

I am sure there are many people who are into sports, like my husband he is really crazy about his American football which makes me annoyed sometimes because his fussing and shouting about the game when his favorite team looses the game. Anyway speaking of football, do you know that there is an online betting website where you can bet on your favorite team, it’s a UK website that has betting facilities and you can also bet on any type of sporting events. You can play any of the online betting with one account it is called the one wallet system, So you can guarantee that you will enjoy the benefits of their full range of gaming activities. They also have a fully secured website. I will tell my husband about it, maybe he might want to bit on his favorite team or even a horse race here and there. I am sure he will enjoy it as much as he enjoys his football.

December 4, 2007

silver

Are you and investor? In long range money making opportunities? Have you thought about investing your money in silver as you know silver is used up faster than it is marketed because it is used in so many different things such as medical and in electronics parts because it is a good electrical conductor. There will always be a good market for silver. Today the best place I found was the monex.com company. This company has a number of convenient ways to buy precious metals. So that makes it easier for you to invest and start your investments growing right now. Its better to invest in silver than almost any other precious metals because it is widely used in all types of industry. So get started now.

November 29, 2007

Teen Girls Bedding

Are you having a hard time getting that teenage girl the right bedding for her ? Well I have the perfect place for you to check out, and I am sure that your daughter will definitely love the designs of their bedding. You can check it at visionbedding.com. They have so many different styles, colors and designs especially for the Teen Girls Bedding. So if I were you check the website now because this is also a great Christmas gift for your teen girls. The prices are very affordable that you can guarantee. They carry all types of beddings like pillows, blankets, and bed spreads. I would even like to get my bedding from this website because it really brightens up the bedroom and it will bring a nice atmosphere.

November 28, 2007

TV Wall Bracket

I told my husband that it is the time to change our old model TV and I would really love to get a flat screen TV that I can hang on the wall, this would surely save a lot of space in our living room especially when we only have a small living room. So I looked online to see if I could find some new models that I would really like to get. I was really glad that a friend of mine told me that there is a website where I could take a look for a TV Wall Bracket so that I would not have to worry about my TV falling off the wall because that was my worst fear about hanging my new TV on the wall. This TV Wall Bracket you can find it at dekomount.co.uk their TV Wall Bracket is really good quality and very affordable price. They produce this product that exceeds common standards involves researching materials and engineered design concepts. So you can trust that your TV will be safe while hanging on the wall. They also have an 18-month warranty. So if you need a good trustworthy Wall bracket for your plasma or LCD screen, now you know where to go.

Travel Insurance

Are you looking for a place to get a Travel Insurance? Well I have found the right place for you to go, this place is Canada’s one stop insurance shop where you can get all the insurance information and quote comparison services online 24/7. They are not an insurance company but they work closely with 30 of Canada’s top insurance providers. So where can you go wrong by putting your trust in kanetix.ca
The advantages of using this website is you don’t have to do any calling around to get quotes from each individual insurance company, they will give you a whole list from different insurance company in a short time and the best part is these services are free. So why not check the website and see what they have to offer, I am sure you will be satisfied of what you find. I check this site out myself and it really looks great, the quotes they give you are very competitive.

November 27, 2007

Planning to buy a new home?

Before buying a new home, refinancing a mortgages, or getting a home equity loan, the smartest step you can take is check out the mortgage finders network, they can answer all your questions. There are several types of loans to choose from depending on your situation, they are offer all types of loan financing, they even have a mortgage blog
where they have lots of valuable facts and information that you can pass up. It really help you in any given situation that you may come across. As you know there are a great number of banks, credit unions, and mortgages companies where you can get your mortgage loans. It is a good policy to shop and compare and find out all the facts on the cost of the loan you are trying to get. Also some financial institutions are brokers also and they could charge you a fee or points. So if your only thinking about mortgage refinance you are still at the right place, you can find everything that you need to know in one place. This is really great, I should tell my friend about it because she is looking for the right place to apply for a new home loan. She will surely be happy when I tell her about this marvelous website.

broadband

I was interested to know about broadband and because I have dial up and it seems that its really slow and a friend of mine told me that broadband is so much faster that you don’t even have to wait for minutes for something to download. So I checked online to see if I could find a good deal on a broadband service. Surprisingly I found the BT. BT is an internet provider with many options to choose from. They also offer a WI-FI for everyone and also the total broadband offers you up to 8MB download speed, a wireless BT home hub, the very best security and the BT vision digital TV recorder. Does it sound great? So if your having trouble with your slow internet access then you already know what to do. Switch to BT broadband especially right now they have 3 price options. So what are you waiting for? You know you can’t beat the price.

Free Online Dating Website

Are you looking for a very special place to meet people or find your special someone, I found a new free online dating website where you can meet people in several ways, with free chat, and they even allow you to post a blog on their website for free. You can also record your own phone message to let others hear your voice while they are on the system. This dating site is really great, So if your looking for a free_dating website why don’t you take a peek at this website? You will surely like it.

November 26, 2007

Want some suman?

Today my sister cooked budbod I am really glad because it has been a while since i have eaten budbod, Imagine i have been here in the US for for 2 years now and I really miss a lot of the Filipino foods especially budbod and utan bisaya. I am thankful that my sister decided to make budbod because i don't know how to cook it. I really like it so much but it wasn't sweet enough for me but i can't complain because i didn't have to prepare it. So guys i will give you a share of the budbod. So enjoy ahehehee

digital camera

I ask my husband to buy me a new camera, and hoping he will get me one for Christmas. So I looked online to see if i can find any affordable digital camera with a great value and a reasonable price. I am so happy when i found the Savebuckets.co.ok they have become very popular in the past few years. Thanks to the many changes in digital camera technology. The one that really caught my eye was the VIVITAR V3188 Digital Camera because it has 3 Mega pixels. and i just love the design and the color plus it has a 1 year parts warranty and 1 year labour warranty. I really want to get this one, I should tell hubby about it.

payday loans

Have you ever found yourself having a lack of funds in between paydays? Well I have found a great solution for your problem, visit the cashadvance1500.com because you can get fast easy service online payday loans and all you need to do is fill out an online application providing personal information, employment information, banking and financial information, and references, You also need to meet minimum requirements. The advantages of an online cash advance payday loans is you don’t have to have excellent credit and you can also apply for your loan in the comfort of your own home. So you really don’t have to worry about being checked by the credit bureaus. You would just be checked on the information that you provided in your application. You can borrow between $100 and $1500 depending on your criteria. I suggest that you check their website now and see what they can do for you.

digital photo frame

Now finally my problem is solved, because I have found a new way to display all my favorite pictures in our house with out using so many picture frames, I found a fantastic website that has so many different kinds of digital frames. I really like it so much because I can display my picture in any room in the house and in one digital photo frame I can display hundreds of photos without buying so many extra frames. You can even display short movie clips you take with sounds. This sound’s like something from the future but its now. So if you’re the person that loves photography and can’t find any way to display all your pictures, then you really need to get a digital picture frame. So visit the digitalframez.com and choose which size picture frames that suits your needs. Oh by the way their picture frames are very reasonable priced you will also get a 256 MB free memory card with each 10 inch frame ordered, So get yours now.

November 21, 2007

Dyson vacuum cleaner

I have been looking for a new vacuum cleaner that will work better, because the one we have right now is not working really good because it don’t pick up the dust, In short it doesn’t work so god in cleaning my carpet. I am really upset with it. So I searched online for the best and affordable vacuum cleaners, thankfully I ran to the Dyson vacuum cleaner website, I had heard about their vacuum cleaners and seen them advertised on TV. I thought that was just what I needed because you don’t need to buy nasty bags to change. It also has many filters to filter the air, they also have so many different styles, color, types of vacuum. I really like the one I found because you can twist and turn it like no other vacuum cleaner. So if your looking for one of the top rated vacuum cleaners, I suggest you really need to go to their website, they have some fantastic deals.

November 15, 2007

I am lazy

Today i am planning to cook pinakbet, since my husband likes veggies, Hmm when i was in the Philippines i was really picky of what viggies i like to eat, But when I got here in the US i eat mostly everything. No wonder why i get fat. Waaaaa I am worried now because i just bought a new pair of jeans and now its too tight for me already. grrrr i have to exercise but this computer gyud ang reason why i am so lazy. Well hubby said he still love me even i get so fat. waaaa i dont like it no agoroy.

No Fax Payday Loans

Have you ever been short on cash and really didn’t know what you were going to do? Well have been that way myself when maybe an emergency arrived, like car trouble, medical emergency, or just about anything. I think I have just a solution to your problem I know they solve mine many times so I can assure you that this website will be a big help for you. This website is PaydayLoanQuotes.com they specialize in short term loans from $100 to $1500. A Payday Loan or cash advance is an easy way to help you through the hard times and you don’t need a credit check. So visit the PaydayLoan.com and get your loan started today, you don’t have to worry about how long it will take because there is No Fax Payday Loans, that means no ugly paperwork needs to be done, you can submit online in just seconds. So what are you waiting for?

November 14, 2007

nursing homes

There are lot of nursing homes operating around the world today, However there are still so many people who are having a hard time finding the right nursing home, why? Because people are not getting any younger. So to those of you having a difficult time finding the perfect nursing home for your loved one or for yourself I have just the place for you to look, this website called bettercaring and you can find it at www.bettercaring.com

Bettercaring is dedicated service for anyone who needs help and care for themselves or for your love one. So if you need one now why don’t you visit the website now and find out more about Bettercaring, I can tell that this is really a great place for you to look. What I like about this website is they also have a forum community which allows people to discuss or share their own personal viewpoints. This site is color coded for easy navigation. So what are you waiting for? Check their website now!

November 13, 2007

So Upset

Yesterday i order some cosmetics online, i was excited about it and can't wait to recieve it. So the product arrive today and I hurriedly opened it because i am really excited to see the items that i bought online but to my dissapointment the product was not as good as it looked. Hmmm it was a little bit expensive but seems that i am not going to used it for a long time because its not as much as i thought. So i told my husband that i am so dissapointed for this item, But he just laughed at me and told me "I told you so " grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I guess this is a lesson for me not to order certain things online anymore.

November 10, 2007

His cooking today

I am surprised that my husband went home so early, and he was carrying so many grocery bags, I never expect he would drop by the grocery store . As soon as he got inside the house he got the pan and i ask him what he is going to do, he said he is going to cook beef roast. Hmmm i am surprised because its too early too cook yet and he dont usually cook during the weekdays. I t makes me think that he just wants to make up with me because of what he did this morning. He also bought some chips and fruits for me even though i did not tell him to buy it because i can wait till tomorrow, we always do our grocery shopping during the weekend and thats not too long to wait coz it is already friday. Hmmm but i am happy though coz i dont need to cook

November 8, 2007

Broadband Speed Test

Just last month I was really mad with our internet connection because it really sucked. We lost our internet for 2 weeks. Oh gosh that was too long for me, we kept on calling the company to ask what was happening with our internet connection and why we lost it for so long but they seemed like they didn't care, they would only tell us to call them back again because they have to see what was wrong, oh gosh they don’t have a good customer service. So I told my husband that we have to change our internet connection because I cant wait any longer to connect back and besides its too slow, when I am doing some important things online it takes me ages to open the page and the worst thing is that I cant use the phone while I am online.

Thankfully when we visited my sister in-law we told her about our problem with our internet provider. So she told us why don’t we change to broadband because using broadband has so many advantages, broadband makes everything more possible , such as surfing at faster speeds, sending and receiving large email attachments and downloading music and videos. So guys if your having trouble with your internet connection why not change it to broadband, especially right now they have a broadband speed test This is really great.

November 7, 2007

online casino


Do you love to gamble but hate having to stand in line waiting for your favorite spot, well you don’t have to anymore because I found the best place that you can have all the fun and games that your heart desires. So check the pro360.com because they have the best and the most online casino reviews, they have hundreds of casinos that have craps, slots, and roulette. What ever your preference. So if you are a beginner or a pro it doesn’t matter because you can begin with less problems and more excitement by choosing the particular websites where you want to play your games.

Oh by the way did I fail to mention the sign up bonus banners on every review page? Just look for the best bonuses on the site reviews pages. The pro360.com is really cool because you will be able to play all your favorite online games without going anywhere and don’t have to spend money for gas and worry about parking.

hemorrhoids

Do you have a hard time choosing the correct medicine for your hemorrhoids then I suggest you go to trustsource.org because they review the medicine before you ever try it and give a rating for the product. This could save you money in a long run from buying products that don’t work so good. So visit trustsource.org now to check the three best product they have.

Venapro, seems to be the number one product that you hear about from people suffering from hemorrhoids. Venapro can bring fast effective relief by improving circulation and also helps to speed up recovery

2nd is the Ziro is a anti-inflammatory formula that also works quickly to relieve the pain and discomfort that you are feeling, it also improves venous circulation.

3rd Is Avatrol it increases blood flow and helps ease the swelling until you no longer have pain and discomfort.

So why are you suffering and trying and spending all your money for the other products that don’t give you any relief. So try some products that will really work. So go to trustsource.org right now and get the facts.

Lazy to cook

Today i told hubby i am not going to cook, i really dont know why i am getting to lazy to cook now. it maybe because i like to spend more on my computer and earn money than cook. Im thankful that we have so many left over from last night. So today i dont need to worry what were going to eat for our dinner. just left overs is ok. Im glad hubby is not picky and he is willing to eat anything he finds in our fridge. But i have to make up with him tomorrow and fix his favorite foods since his been complaining a lot for always eating pinoy foods. Im sorry hubby for not letting you eat ur american food.aheheheh

November 1, 2007

football betting

I know someone that loves so many kinds of sport and he really likes to bet on sporting activities, and I found the great website that I love to recommend to him because this website can give him lots of entertainment about sport betting. And most popular sport betting is the football betting because it seems that everyone likes football. This is really great because they can also provide a range of online betting services through their online casinos. Their one wallet system allows you to enjoy the full range of benefits to let you enjoy playing all the games with the full range of services through one betting needs. So what are you waiting for? This website is really fantastic you can also play against other players, if that’s what you like to do. You can meet a lot of people and also maybe make some more friends. So don’t just sit there make your move now. And lets start the games.

October 30, 2007

Sinigang for dinner

Today, is my turn to cook, since the ppp is kind of boring because they dont give much opps today, i take my time do my cooking but the problem is i was confused what dish to prepare. So i open our fridge and get the meat and other ingredients i see. Since i found some bakchoy, i decided to prepare a sinigang na baboy and also chicken chow mien, I am glad hubby likes it and his able to have some soup since he dont like dry foods.And thats all we have for our supper tonight. it was yummy! ended

top united states online casinos

We all know that there are lots of people who likes to go to difrent casinos to have fun and gamble. why not prefer to go online and play instead of fighting the crowd. Recently i just dicscovered from a friend that she is very fond of poker, i thought that she has to go to the casinos to play but i was wrong because she shared with me this website that has all the list of the top united states online casinos, So if you like to play poker why dont you visit this website because this website has a free quide to assist the players to find a safe and fun online casino. This website website rank by the pro players and blackjack players, they can give you a lot of information that the players needs to know how to play and win. This your opportunity now to find a good place to gamble. So hurry now and start downloading your favorite sites and start learning the game

Know me better

I was doing bloghopping earlier and i found this tag to Ms. waffa carlota, so i decided to snug it from her, hope dae lot you get mad of me by snugging this tag from you hehehe. wla na ko pang filler.

niways i am going to pass this tag to Darlene, Annie, Anne, Joy, Garf, Nancy and Norma


1. What is your Boyfriend/girlfriends name?
>>>Tom and Julie?...

2. What color underwear are you wearing now?
>>>Hmm yellow with smile print at the back

3. What are you listening to right now?
>>>My multiply music...

4. What are the last 4 digits in your cell number?
>>>14344 wink*

5. What was the last thing you ate?
>>>Shrimp with chinese vegies and hunan triple from the chinese resto that we take out this afternoon
6.If you were a crayon what color would you be?
>>>Baby pink and baby blue i am obessesed with this colors.

7. How is the weather right now?
>>>gloomy and cold

8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
>>>Rea Mcmanus

9. The first thing you notice about the opposite/preferred sex?
>>>The eyes

10. Favorite type of Food?
>>>italian, mexican, japanese, chinese, and of course filipino

October 26, 2007

shopping cart software

Now a days internet business is the way to do your shopping with the price of gas you don’t have to drive any where to shop. So for that I myself has been thinking of opening a business online but I don’t know where to start and were I can get a shopping cart software. So I searched online to look and to see what I can find. And I stumble on to this website called Ashop commerce. This place can provide everything what we need to open an online business, I also find out that this is the worlds easiest to use web based administrations. And they also allows the merchant to build their online store that is capable of competing with the web most powerful sites for a simple, low monthly fees. Sounds great right? So if you are also planning of opening a business why don’t you go to ashop commerce and try the ecommerce software to try their 10 day free trial and so that you can start your business now. Hmmm I would definitely used ashop commerce for my online business.

Thinking about dinner

While i am here in my computer i forget that it is time for me to fix our supper, So I look our fridge and see what i can fix for our dinner. So i take out the beef, but my sister told me that she will be the one gonna cook for our dinner. Hmmm so i answer her a big YES. And so that I will just continue chasing some opps. And thankfully GOD heared my prayers, because right now i am doing some opportunity from smorty and in payperpost.

get paid to blog

I have been blogging for almost a year now, And I enjoyed it a lot because I meet a lot of friends anywhere in the world. My main reason why I do blogging is because I want to enhance my English and to entertain myself while I am alone in the house. But I never thought before that we can also get paid to blog. Until I met some friends who are get paid for blogging, So I got curious about it and I ask them how it works and how we get paid. So my friend discussed with me everything about this advertising. Then she introduced me to Smorty. Smorty is one of many connecting advertising bloggers services. The adverters will pay the bloggers to write about opinions with a link back to the advertiser sites.

So if you like to earn money without going anywhere why don’t you try to visit smorty and register yourself? This is really great guys because you don’t need to buy gas for your car in order for you to go to work and earn money. Sounds great right? So don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

October 24, 2007

Sis Cook for dinner

Today since i was so busy catching opps, My sister is the who cook for our dinner, She prepared sweet and sour chicken, i was going to share some pictures but she was not able to take picture of it. I like what she prepared for our dinner last night it was so yummy! I want to try to cook it next time and do some experiment , i want to see what i can do more to the recipe. Well when i ask her about the recipe she just said that she never follow any recipe she just does whats in her mind . I promise to share you guys the recipe next time when i prepared it and take some pictures.

October 18, 2007

My Cherry Pie

Hello friends! how are you all? hmm when was the last time i have updated here? i guess 3 days ago? hehe not sure, have to check my archive, niways sorry for not updating here much, i was just a bit bc this past few days, but i am glad that i am able to write and entry here today.

I have a picture to share to all of you, since i don't like to bake i ask hubby to bake this for me

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It looks yummy isn't it? yes it is really yummy, hubby really bake good, but i don't and i don't like to learn coz it takes a lot of time times. Anyway here's the recipe for this pie and hubby made a few changes of it.



Topped with a lattice crust, Cherry Pies are one of my all-time favorites.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Ingredients:
Pastry for 2-crust pie
1 egg
water
4 cups fresh pitted sour cherries
OR 2 -1 pound cans tart cherries, drained, with 1/3 cup juice reserved
2-3/4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons butter, cut in little cubes
Preparation:
Combine egg and 1 tablespoon water to make egg glaze. In 9-inch glass pie pan, place 1 piece of pastry. Brush with egg glaze. Keep pie crust in refrigerator while making filling.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine fruit, tapioca, salt, sugar and extract. (If using canned cherries add reserved fruit juice. Stir and let mixture stand for 5 minutes.

Spoon mixture in prepared crust. Dot with butter cubes. Use egg glaze to moisten rim of pie. Roll-out top crust to 1/8-inch thick. You may either cut crust into 1/2-inch strips or put pastry on as is. Just be sure to cut vents into the top. Make sure pastries are pinched together. Either brush top crust with egg glaze or milk. If using milk, sprinkle top with sugar.

Bake for 20 minutes and then use foil around the crust edges to protect from burning. Bake for 20 more minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Serve plain or with whipped cream.

October 14, 2007

Grilling and Chicken Barbecue Recipes

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15-Minute Marinated Chicken

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 halves chicken breast -- boneless skinless
Instructions:
Combine the first five ingredients, mixing well; spread on both sides of chicken. Place chicken on a plate. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes or for several hours in the refrigerator. Grill, uncovered, over medium coals, turning once, for 10 to 15 minutes or until juices run clear.

October 11, 2007

Yummy Brownie

Okay, in my previous entry i mentioned it here the food i prepare for our supper yesterday, but after our dinner we had some brownies, this is what we had for our dessert yesterday, Hmmmm i really love brownies especially if its chewy like the one picture ...actually this is only a ready mix what i just did is add some oil and egg and bake it. i really hate baking you coz it takes a lot of time preparing the ingredients then you have to measured it.
Ok enough for now got to go now and i have to start chasing some opps. i hope i will be able to get all my task done today.

Beef stir fry for supper

Since hubby is the one who cook our supper yesterday its my turn to cook today, So while there was no opps i decided to prepare the ingredients for the dish that i want for our supper. I decided to to fix beef stir fry since we often eat meat lately i want to have some veggies this time but with a little beef. In the picture above is the ingredients that i am using a little of green pepper since we are run out of it, cabbage, celery, carrots, onions, and garlic. and a marinated beef.






I hope that hubby will like the taste of this dish because i really didn't follow any recipes for this one, it is my first time to fix this dish also, i just thought of having this for our supper tonight because i like the taste of the beef stir fry that we have last weekend in the Chinese resto so thats why i have decided to try it for our supper tonight. Well hubby really never complain about the taste of the food i cook but i will know when he loves it or not because he will give me thumbs up and kisses when he likes the food so much but if he don't he will just simply say it is ok, so that i wont get upset.


Anyway back to my cooking, I cook the vigies separately because i dont want to cook it too much coz i like it when its a bit crunchy and thats it. So simply and quick isn't it?

Hmmm im sorry hubby i guess i am not preparing american food again for today Lols.

October 5, 2007

Whats for supper?

This afternoon when hubby got home from work he ask me what i am preparing for our supper so i told him i am cooking a gulay na mongo, rice and ill just heat the kalderita from our supper last night...then hubby ask me if next time i could prepare some american food coz he miss eating american food ...ahehehe wawa naman si hubby his not able to eat american food when i am the one is cooking coz i really prefer eatinng pinoy than american food. But i promise him to cook american food next week and maybe tomorrow.So he just smile at me and give me kisses.

October 4, 2007

I love cooking

As a wife i have to do all the chores especially cooking, so b4 when i was in the philippines i used to cook for my family but yung simpleng putahi lang ok na. but since my husband is a foriegner and he was a cook b4, and he dont like to eat the same thing everyday. he always like to have a good meal. So i decided to practise cooking read so many cooking magazine and watch a cooking show pero iba pa rin yung gawin mo na talaga. i thought cooking b4 is a very difficult task. but now that it become my passion wow ang dali lang pala. And i always enjoyed it now.Now and then I always try diffrent kind of dishes . so every weekend b4 we went for a grocery shopping i always plan what food i like to cook for the whole week and what i need so that i can right down all the ingredients that i need. every friday i always try to look for a new recipe but there are times that im too lazy i will just let hubby or ask him what he wants to eat. Yesterday i discover a new recipe from the lebel of the del monte pine apple chunk. And for today im planning to prepare an embutido i Kinda miss it na yum

What i have accomplish

Thank again darl for passing this tag to me, Now i would like to tagged rea

You have accomplished: Being a loving wife

Disappointment: For did not take seroiously my studies before and now im the one is suffering.

Where you spend your time on: Now that ppp just approve one of my blog, i spend most of my time chasing opp

You have neglected: Need to clean the house i wasnt able to clean for 2 days na ew!

You have collected: Shoes, clothes, purse, and fashion jewelries.

Item you take care of: My wedding ring and of course my digital cam.

Moment you were happy: When hubby proposed marriage to me.

Angry you've been: When i encounter idiots & hypocrites

You have cried: When me and sis got into fight 2 weeks ago.

Pain you've experienced: ( Physically) hmmm naka limot man ko oi, (emotionally)when i was young and i encountered lots of trials & hardships on my way as i grew up.

You have been teased about: Being so thin, so many people used to call me tiki,lansang, kawanyan, and also for having a tangag ear bwahaha!

Prettiest time you've felt: Every morning when i woke uup.

Ugliest time you've felt: My childhood times

You've been loved by: My mother,my siblings, and of course my hubby

You love: My Family,my Hubby & and my friends

Word you used: Oh gosh!

Item you've used: Computer

Food you made: Stir fry beef

Amount you have spend in one time: i did not spend any penny yet but maybe later

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You have screamed: When i get really mad

Game you have played: Scrabble,text twist,& free cell card

Happy weekend guys hope you'll enjoy!


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October 2, 2007

A meme

1. Do you ever feel that people can take things too seriously?
* Like what? Day today small stuff.

2. Do you ever have a day where it seems like nothing will go right? have you get past that?
*Wait for nightfall and go to bed and forget it!

3. Whar is the most frustrating thing that has happend you this week?
*Our internet connection has gone for 10 days.

4. What is one thing that is quaranteed to frustrate you every time?
*Tangled string or yarn.

October 1, 2007

What a day

It was a lazy day for me today, i havent done anything except cooking, I really dont know what im going to do so here i am decided to just write a new entry for my bravejournal. and Register this blog in PPP. Tomorrow is my sister biometrics schedule in mississipi, it would takes them 3 and half hours to drive to go to that place. I ask hubby if i could go with them but he said NO, I dont understand him why he wont let me go out, yesterday i was upset bcoz he wont let me go out also to meet rea, his reason is his too lazy to drive.

Hahayz i wish the US of A have a jeepney so that i can go anywhere i want.

September 28, 2007

Earn big bucks today

I feel so great tonight because i am earning big bucks today, if not because of anne i wont be able to grab the 50 opp of freeze it. she teach me how to upload a video using my webcam since i cant transfer my video to my computer. I used the webcam and i never thought about it before until and told me. whew tenk u so much pakner, I really appreciated your help. So for now i am still waiting a little while for more opps. Mamawi ko since i miss a lot of opps when i our connection was gone

September 25, 2007

We are going to change our internet provider

Hello to all my fellow bloggers, How are all doing today?I know there are many of you out there who are wonderding where i go and why i am not arround. I am sorry guys because because we lost our internet connection for a very long time that is why i havent been able to visit you all, But now i am finally back on track hehehe! i really miss you guys and thank you to all who visited me here and for leaving a msg to my tag board... really appreciated!
Anyways i wasn't expected that we lost our internet connection for 1 week and everytime we call them and ask them that happen why we lost or connection they will not tell you whats the problem and will just say that they will just call us later when they find out what was the problem. But guees what weve been waiting them to call us back but it is not happening until we tell them to just cancel our account and we will transfer to another company that has the better service.

September 24, 2007

Miss my muma

Hi guy! How are you all doing today? Im a bit emotional here right now, i couldnt understand myself while listening to music im crying at the same time thingking of my mom. I miss her terribly but before when i was with her i always want to be away from her and i always take her for granted. And now here i am missing her so much. I chatted with her this morning but not too much it was very late there in PI when i talked to her. i was not able to go online early coz sis and i went out to have walk. I am glad to know that my mom fiancee petitions are been approved so hoping by october or november she will recieve the k packet.... and soon if GOD'S will she will be here with us.

September 18, 2007

Blueberry-Beef Burgers

I'm sure that you all know how to make a burger, but do you make a burger that you love, and healthy? In a world where "burger" most often means thin piece of meat whose flavor is overwhelmed by ketchup, mustard, pickle or onion, it doesn't take much effort to make a better one. In fact, its almost as easy to cook really great burger as it is to cook a mediocre one.

Do you love burgers? Im sure if you do you know how to make one also because it is very simple it doesn't take too much effort to make a better one, But do you make a burger that you love and healthy?
So i am going to share you the healthy recipe burger that i just learn its easy to prepare also.


whatever the season, burgers remain america's favorite sandwhich. When it is too cold to grill outdoors, broil the patties or use an indoor grill. In addition to the standard fixings, ketchup,salsa, onions and tomatoes- make your burgers more nutritious by adding dark greens, such as wateracress or spinach.

2 slices whole-wheat country bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
1/3 cup fresh or frozen and thawed blueberries
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
12 ounces 90%-lean ground beef

1. Place bread in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl. (No need to wash the workbowl.)
2. Add blueberries, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic, salt and pepper to the food processor; process until pureed. Scrape into the bowl with the breadcrumbs. Add ground beef and mix well with a potato masher. Divide the mixture into four equal portions; form into 1/2-inch-thick patties, about 4 inches in diameter.
3. Meanwhile, preheat broiler or heat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium-high. If using the broiler, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. If using a grill, oil the grill rack by rubbing it with an oil-soaked paper towel. Cook patties until browned and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 160°F. Serve immediately, with or without rolls and toppings.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 200 calories; 9 g fat (4 g sat, 4 g mono); 55 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrate; 19 g protein; 1 g fiber; 352 mg sodium; 343 mg potassium.

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 21/2 lean protein, 1 fat

September 17, 2007

Turducken






Yesterday when i was browsing i come across to a website with an entry tittled turducken i wonder what was it all about and when i read her entry i was really surprised knowing that turducken is a combination of turkey, duck and chicken.

A Turducken is a de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. The name is a portmanteau of those ingredients, turkey, duck, and chicken. The cavity of the chicken and the rest of the gaps are filled with, at the very least, a highly seasoned breadcrumb mixture or sausage meat, although some versions have a different stuffing for each bird. Some recipes call for the turkey to be stuffed with a chicken which is then stuffed with a duckling. It is also called a chuckey.
Turducken is believed to be Cajun in origin, although it may also have originated in eastern Texas or northern Louisiana. While such elaborate layering of whole animals, also known as a farce, from the French word for "stuffing", can be documented well back into the Middle Ages of Europe, and are even attested in the Roman Empire (e.g. the tetrafarmacum), some people credit Cajun-creole fusion chef Paul Prudhomme with creating the commercial dish. However, no one has ever verified this claim.

Turducken is generally associated with the "do-it-yourself" outdoor food culture also associated with barbecueing and crawfish boils, although some people now serve them in place of the traditional roasted turkey at the Thanksgiving meal. Turduckens can be prepared at home in the span of 12-16 hours by anybody willing to learn how to remove the bones from poultry, instructions for which can be found on the Internet or in various cookbooks. As their popularity has spread from Louisiana to the rest of the Deep South and beyond, they are also available through some specialty stores in urban areas, or even by mail order.

September 16, 2007

Hey guys!

Hey guys! from now i have to post some personal entry to this blog because i am planning to submit this to ppp and its one of the requirement that i have to write some personal. actually I already submitted this blog but they rejected it because of the entries is have in here.

September 15, 2007

Pancit Bihon

Pansit bihon is one of my favorite.  When i was still in the Philippines, during birthdays, mom will always cooked this dish because  she believes in a superstitious that eating noodles on your natal could make our life longer, LOL! But I really don't care if thats even true..what matters to me is this dish is delicious!



Pancit Bíhon (aka Bíjon) is the type with which foreigners usually associate the word "pancít": very thin rice noodles fried with soy sauce and some citrus (kalamansi) and possibly with patis (fish sauce), and some variation of sliced meat and chopped vegetables. The exact Bijon composition depends on someone's recipe but usually, Chinese sausage and cabbage are the most basic ingredients in a pancit bihon.

Ingredients:
1 8 oz. pack pancit bihon noodles

1 cooked chicken breast, shredded

2 cups of chicken broth or 2 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in 2 cups of water

1/4 cabbage, sliced into strips

1 onion

1/3 cup scallions, cut into pieces

1 carrot, sliced into strips

2 tablespoons of cooking oil

3/4 cup diced celery

3 tablespoons soy sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

5 pieces of calamansi or 1 lemon, sliced


Instructions:
Grease with oil a large pan or wok. Sauté garlic and onions.

Wet the pansit bihon noodles to soften

Add the chicken broth, the shredded chicken breast and all the vegetables until cooked.

Mix in the pansit bihon noodles and add the soy sauce, cook for about 5 minutes or until the noodles are soft.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot with sliced calamansi on the side.


Notes: Calamansi or lemon is to be squeezed into the pansit bihon before eating.

September 9, 2007

Cebuano paklay

Ingredients

1/4 k. pork liempo
2 pcs. pork kidney
1 pork spleen
1 pork heart
1/4 k. pork liver
2 tbsps. cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
1/2 cup vinegar
1 MAGGI Pork Broth Cube
1/2 cup hot water
1 1/2 cups unripe pineapple, cubed
2 cups bamboo shoots, cubed
1 piece each red & green bell pepper, cubed
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Prepare pork organs for cooking; simmer just until tender. Mince meats and set aside.
2. Heat cooking oil, saute garlic and onions until limp.
3. Add minced meats, vinegar and broth. Bring to boil; stir in pineapple, bamboo shoots, peppers and seasonings.
4. Simmer just until flavors are blended and vegetables are crisp-tender, about 15 min.

September 8, 2007

Kare kare

Ive been craving this food since i seen it to my friend darlene's blog, now im trying tio learn how to cook this rich stew of ox tail, leg or tripe and a variety of vegetables in a sauce flavored and thickened with roasted ground peanuts (peanut butter is just as good!) and toasted rice flour.


Ingredients :
250 g. of ox tripe
250 g. of ox tail
250 g. of ox leg
1/8 c. of annato seeds
1/2 head of cabbage
1 bunch of pechay (pei tsai or bok choy)
1 bunch of sitaw (long string beans)
1 eggplant1 puso ng saging (heart of banana plant)
1 c. of peanut butter
1/4 c. of rice flour
1 whole garlic, minced
2 onions, diced
5-6 c. of stock
2 tbsp. of cooking oil
salt to taste

How to :

Wash ox tripe, tail and leg well. Place in a large casserole and cover with plenty of water. Bring to a boil, removing scum as it rises. Cover and simmer until tender, about 4 to 6 hours. Transfer meat to a plate, cool and cut into serving pieces. Strain stock and measure 6 cups (you may need less but it’s better to be prepared).

Cut cabbage half into 2 and remove core. Cut off roots and 1/2 inch of stalks of pechay and discard. Cut of roots of sitaw and cut into 2″ lengths. Discard tough outer layers of puso ng saging and cut inner layers into 2″ x 2″ pieces. Cut eggplant into 2″ x 2″ cubes.

Place rice flour in a skillet and toast over medium-high heat until golden. Set aside.

In a casserole, heat oil over medium heat. Add annato seeds and “cook” until they render color and the oil is a bright red. With a slotted spoon, remove annato seeds and discard. Increase heat to medium-high and saute onions and garlic for about 30 seconds. Add meat pieces and cook until they absorb the color or the oil. Pour in 4 cups of stock and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and add vegetables in the following order with a 2-minute interval : sitaw, eggplant, puso ng saging, cabbage and pechay.

Meanwhile, mix peanut butter with 1/2 c. of stock. Mix roasted rice flour with 1/2 c. of stock. Once the pechay has been added, pour in peanut butter and rice flour mixtures into the casserole. Stir to blend well. Season with salt. Cook for about a 2 minutes until sauce is thick.

Serve hot with bagoong alamang.

September 7, 2007

What for supper?

Tonight i prepared a roasted chicken, ever since my mother inlaw give me a rotisserie carrousel, every once a week i always have a roasted. Before i have this rotisserie i was craving for letchon manok which is my facorite when i was in the philippines, and i used to buy letchon manok at san pedro kay lami kaayo ilang manok do. So now i am not craving for it too much kay i have an easy way to cook a whole chicken. Its also less hassle and it taste really good also.

September 6, 2007

Barbecued beef short ribs

sweets-spicy barbecue ribs are always a hit. The sauce is also very good on pork rubs. I was going to post this with picture but I accidentally deleted it to my files.


iNGREDIENTS:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup packaged brown sugar

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

7 pounds beef short ribs, trimmed


SAUCE:

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 teaspoons vegetables oil

1-1/2 cups ketchup

1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

2 tablespoons brown sugar

pepper to taste


In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients: rub over ribs. place in two large resealable plastic bags: seal and refrigerate overnight.


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Marindae for beef

Last night this is what i fix for our supper, and this is the ingredients that you need

1/2 c. chopped inoion
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. salad oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. celery salt
dash pepper

mix all ingredients together. add marinade to meat and let stand 1 to 1 1/2 hours on each side, Use marinade to baste while meat is cooking. A good tenderizer for cheaper cuts of beef. Use oven, broiler or grill.

September 4, 2007

HOT PANDESAL (FILIPINO BUNS)

Before when i was still in cebu, my morning wont be complete with out eating my pandesal saw saw sa kape.

Pandesal (or pan de sal; literally, salt bread) is a rounded bread usually eaten by Filipinos during breakfast.[1]. It is a bread made of flour, eggs, lard, yeast, sugar, and salt. It has a soft, powdery texture and can be prepared in a number of ways by using numerous sandwich spreads. It is also used for dipping into tsokolate (from Spanish chocolate), a Spanish chocolate drink very much like hot chocolate but with pure cocoa as its main ingredient. Despite the literal meaning of its name, the taste of pandesal varies from bland to slightly sweet. It usually costs one Peso (about 40 cents U.S.), with larger varieties costing 2 Pesos.




Place in breadmaker the following ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
4 1/4 cups bread machine flour
1 tbsp. breadmaker yeast (put this last)

Breadmaker Procedure:
Set breadmaker cycle to Knead, & First Rise. Take dough out when cycle is over. Cut the dough in half. Cut each half into 3 lenghtwise & cut each row to approximately 2 inch. Roll each piece in fine breadcrumbs. Turn the side of cut piece arond so the sides will be on the top. Place on Cookie sheet baking tray. Makes about 30-36 rolls depending on your cutting size preference too. Place cookie sheet in room temperature oven to rise overnight or until it almost doubles in size.Bake in the morning or after more than 2 1/2 hours at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-12 minutes.

Quick Method:
While cutting & rolling buns in bread crumbs, heat the oven at 200F degrees for about 8 minutes & turn oven off . Place cooke sheet in warmed oven for approximate 1- 1/2 hours or untill rolls have doubled in size.Bake at 375 F degrees for 8-12 minutes on the top rack

August 30, 2007

PAN DE SAL(Salt Bread)

1 lb plain flour
1 sachet yeast
2 oz butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
7 fl oz lukewarm water
Breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to gas mark 6. Put all of the dry ingredients in the food processor. Mix in medium speed for to minutes. Mix water gradually. Pulse for further 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl and leave to rise and doubled in size (approx. 2 hours). Knead. Divide the dough to make 15-20 pieces or divide according to desired size. Roll the dough on the breadcrumbs. Place in a baking tray and leave to rise again for about 30 minutes. Place in the middle shelf of the oven and cook until brown.

August 27, 2007

PANDESAL (Philippine Crusty Roll)

1 1/2 tbsp active dry yeast
3/4 c lukewarm water
2 tsp Sugar Dissolve sugar in water, then sprinkle yeast. Set aside for 5 minutes or until bubbly. 3 c unsifted all purpose flour
1/4 c sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt Combine and sift together.
1/3 c butter
4 eggyolks
1/2 c milk
Cream butter, then add yolks, milk, yeast mixture. Then add this mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix very well and knead for 20 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Set aside to rise until double in bulk. Roll dough diagonally and set aside to rise again in a board dusted with breadcrumbs. Cut into 1-1/2 inch width. Place cut side up in a cookie sheet dusted with breadcrumbs. Let rise for another 30 minutes to 1 hour. Bake at 300F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

August 24, 2007

Filipino Avocado Milkshake

Stupendous, rich, creamy and refreshing is what a traditional Filipino avocado milkshake is all about.

INGREDIENTS
1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and cubed
5 cubes ice
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/3 cups milk
1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime juice
1 scoop vanilla ice cream

DIRECTIONS
Place avocado, ice, sugar, milk, lemon juice, and ice cream into a blender. Puree until smooth.

August 14, 2007

Beef swiss steak with egg noodles

This is my own recipe, i mean when hubby and I went to Mississippi for my fingerprint interview. We decided to have lunch at the closer restaurant to the US immigration while waiting for our schedule. When i tasted this dish, i remember the swiss steak that I used to prepare for our dinner. but the difference is this one have an egg noodles. So when we get home i told hubby im going to try to fix with this one , and i was lucky because i have all the ingredients that i need. It is so simply and quick to prepare all you have to do is boild the beef first to make it tender then you add 1 can of tomato diced , tomato souce, black pepper, salts, little bit of chilli powder to spiced it up. then wait to let the meat tender and the souce will be thicker.
Hmmm if you guys want to know about this recipe just give me a buzz ok? Soory I can't post the recipe for this one yet because I am in a hurry, hubby has been bugging me to use the pc.

August 12, 2007

Temperature Control Is Important In Food Storage

Controlling the temperature of food is one of the most important aspects of cooking. Bacteria and other microorganisms can grow inside of your food, causing illness and other disease. Not only is it important to cook your food to the proper temperature, but it is also important that your food is stored at correct temperatures. For example, pathogenic microorganisms grow very slowly when the temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, multiply and grow rapidly between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit and are destroyed at temperatures higher than 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This highlights the significance of appliances with thermometers that give accurate temperature readings. For the most proper readings, appliance thermometers should be liquid-filled or bimetallic-coil. Liquid-filled are the oldest type of appliance thermometer. As the temperature increases, the colored liquid inside rises to the temperature on the scale. Bimetallic-coil thermometers are made of two different kinds of metals. Each has a different rate of expansion. The bimetal portion coils with a pointer stem at the other end. When there is an increase in temperature, the pointer rotates by the coiled element to indicate the temperature. Each of these gauges is effective in measuring the temperature in your appliances.

August 10, 2007

Roasted chicken

Guys if your craving for letchon manok then why dont you try this one its really yummy, i tried this once too and it really taste good. I just copied this recipe from some else blog.

INGREDIENTS:
1 chicken (1 1/2 kilo)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. calamansi juice
1 tsp vetsin
butter or margarine

PROCEDURE:
clean whole chikcken, marinate in combined soy sauce, calamansi juice, and vetsin. set aside for 1 hour. pack in bread stuffing and sew opening. brush with butter. wrap in aluminum foil with tied at the side and the neck pushed inside the shoulder. bake for 1 hour or more (until done) at 325 F. unrwap and continue baking until golden brown.brush occasionally with butter .serve with gravy made from drippings.

August 8, 2007

Beef Adobo

This is a very easy and quick preperation of beef adobo. Its also tasty. But i have ni pictures to share with you guys, kay naka limtan nako ug take pic before namo gi kaon.

Ingredients
1 k. beef, cut into 2"-cubes
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1 bay leaf
10 peppercorns
1/3 cup cooking oil

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and let stand for 30 minutes. Simmer and cover tightly for an hour or until meat is tender. Drain and set aside. Heat cooking oil in a skillet and brown meat on all sides. Transfer to a serving dish. Pour off all remaining oil from skillet. Put sauce and cook for a few minutes more. Pour sauce over meat and serve. Garnish with tomatoes and parsley. Serve hot. (Serves 6 persons)

August 5, 2007

Chicken calderita

Do you love calderita guys? Hmmm me too i really lov calderita especially the calderita that my mom used to prepare when there is special occasion, and im craving it so much now since i got here in the US im craving with a lots of food specially the calderita. So today i decided to tried to prepare for a chicken calderita for our supper, gladly my hubby like it so much. will he doesnt complain what food i prepare. he will always tell me that its good.

Ok heres the recipe guys if you like you can copy it. Will i also copy this one.


INGREDIENTS:
1 chicken (1 kilo)
1 can liver spread or
1 cup letchon sauce
1 small can tomato sauce
3-4 pcs. sweet whole pickles (sliced slanting by, 1/4' think)
1/4 cup pickle sauce
2 bell pepper (red & green, stripes)
3 onions (quarted)
4 frankfurthers or sausage (sliced skabtingly, 1/4" thick)
1/2 head garlic, minced
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tbsp. slat
1 tsp. ground pepper

PROCEDURE:
clean chicken, cut into small serving pieces, marinate in vinegar, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic. let stand for 1-2 hours. drain until a little bit brown. put back fried chicken into vinegar mixture, add tomato sauce, pickles, pickle liquid, onions. cover, when it starts boiling, lower heat and simmer until chicken is tender. add the rest of the ingredients, thicken sauce with liver spread or prepared lechon sauce. cook another 10 minutes.

NOTE:
if you want a more spicy caldereta, add minced silling labayo and more powdered pepper.

August 2, 2007

Easy Pear Cobbler


An easy pear cobbler recipe with butter and cake-like batter, along with fresh pears.

INGREDIENTS:
2 to 2 1/2 cups sliced fresh pears
2 cups sugar, divided
4 ounces butter
3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
PREPARATION:
Mix pears with 1 cup sugar and let stand. Put butter in 2-quart casserole and place in 325° oven until melted. Combine all dry ingredients, including the remaining 1 cup of sugar. Mix well. Whisk together the milk and egg; slowly combine with dry ingredients to make a batter.
Pour over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon pears over the batter. Do not stir. Bake at 325° for 50 to 60 minutes, or until nicely browned and pears are tender.Serve hot or cold with ice cream or whipped cream.

August 1, 2007

Chinky's Puto Bread

INGREDIENTS
2 3/4 cups cake flour
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup margarine, softened


DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Mix together the cake flour, sugar and baking powder. Pour in the water and evaporated milk and stir well. Mix in the eggs and butter or margarine.

Pour the mixture into molds or muffin pans. Find a baking pan that your muffin pan will comfortable fit in. Pull the oven rack out a little (perhaps 1/4 out of the oven) and place the baking pan (with the muffin pan inside it) on the rack. VERY CAREFULLY pour about 4 cups of hot tap water into the baking pan which holds the muffin pan. Then VERY SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY slide the rack completely into the oven.

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Be VERY CAREFUL not to burn your hands with hot water or steam when you remove the muffins from the oven. Top with grated cheese.

July 20, 2007

Beef Kaldereta Spaghetti

Ingredients :

1/2 k. of stewing beef, cut into 1/4″ slices
2 large onions
4 tomatoes
2 bell peppers
1 sweet skinless pimiento (canned)
1 tbsp. of finely minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 hot chili pepper, crushed
2 tbsp. of butter or margarine
1 tbsp. of sugarsalt and pepper
2 tbsp. of liver spread (canned)
2 tbsp. of olive oil
225 g. of spaghetti

How to :

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain well and keep warm.

Cut the beef slices into 1″ x 2″ strips. Season with salt and pepper. Finely chop the onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and pimiento.

Heat the olive oil and butter or margarine in a heavy skillet. Pan-fry the beef strips until the edges start to brown. Add the garlic, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, chili pepper, pimiento, bay leaf, tomato paste, and 1 c. of water. Season with salt, pepper and sugar. Bring to a boil, cover, lower the heat and simmer until beef is very tender (about 1 hour). Liquid should be reduced by half and sauce should be a little thick. Add the liver spread and adjust seasonings.

Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss until the pasta has absorbed most of the liquid. Serve hot with grated cheese on the side.

July 17, 2007

Chicken Delights

I learn this recipe from my sister, when she arrive her in the she always cook this. When I tasted it I love it so much so I ask her if she could share me this recipe cause I know my hubby will definitely like it too!


YOU WILL NEED:

3/4 chicken breast and cut into wide strips
1 eeg
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. rock salta
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. oil





SOUCE:
1 Can ( 234 g ) DEL MONTE pine apple chunks
2 Tbsp. DEL MONTE chilli ketchup
2 Medium carrtos, sliced
1-1/2 Tsbp. cornstarch, dissolved in
1-1/2 cups water
1 Red and 1 green bell peppers, cut into Squares

HERE'S HOW:

1. bEAT EGGS. Add 1/4 cup water, flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and boil. Blend well. Mix with chicken. fry each piece until golden brown. set aside.

2. Sauce, combine all the ingredients except pineapple chunks. Season with 1/3 tsp. iodized salt ( or tsp. rock salt. ), 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. pepper. cook for 8 minutes. Add bell peppers and DEL MONTE PineAPPLE CHUNKC WITH SYRUP. aLLOW TO SIMMER.

July 16, 2007

Preparing Cookie Baking Sheets

Prepare cookie sheets and baking pans as directed before you begin to mix the recipe. If light greasing is suggested, use vegetable oil spray or a small amount of solid vegetable shortening. Do not use butter or margarine as it may burn on cookie sheets. You might also want to use bakers' parchment paper (available in many supermarkets and specialty stores) instead of greasing cookie sheets -- it will also save on cleanup time

July 14, 2007

Salad tips

To keep oil and vinegar from separating in you homemade salad dressing. add a little dijon mustard. It aids in the emulsion.
Wash and dry salad greens the day before serving. I dont have salad spinner and used this simple method instead: shake excess water off greens and put them in a clesn plastic bag with sheet or two of paper toweling. Close the bag and whirl it around like a big windmill. Works just great!
Always break up lettuce into bite size pieces by hand. The edges will tend to darken if you cut the lettuce with metal knife.

July 13, 2007

Cooking a Turkey

* If you hate the memory of dry turkey from the old days, buy a fresh-killed (meaning, never frozen) turkey. They truly are juicier, tenderer, and tastier than frozen birds.

* Turkeys range in weight from the 6- to 8-pound category to as large as 26 pounds. Very small and super-big are not better. Small ones get blotchy. Big ones present food safety problems because their mass resists total heat penetration. Best to go with a basic 12- to 16-pound turkey.

* Trussing: The point of tying string around a turkey is to make the bird into a round -- no protrusions, no wings sticking out. This prevents burning of exposed areas. Twist the wing tips, which will burn first, under themselves, using some force. Now run a strand of string under the turkey's girth and up each side, catching the wing tips under the string. Continue the string over to the drumsticks, catching them and the fatty tail flap (Pope's Nose), and tie tightly.

* Turkey lifter: This major help comes in two styles. One resembles an L-shaped metal prong. The prong goes right up the turkey's cavity while a handle remains in your hand. All you do it lift. If you've stuffed the turkey, get the type that looks like snow chains, lies under the bird, and acts like a sling. Either device ends burned hands, greasy potholders and lost drumsticks.

* Instant-read thermometer: This is your most important tool. With this, you don't need a roasting chart or a clock. Read the facts on the dial. There will be no question about the internal temperature of your meat. If you don't have one, get one!

July 11, 2007

About Shallots

The Latin name for shallot is Allium Ascalonicum. The name refers to Ascalon , an ancient Palestinian city where the shallot is thought to have originated. The flavor is a pungent blend of onion and garlic. Their color can vary from pale brown to rose, and the flesh is off-white and barely tinged with green or purple. Shallots burn easily because of their high sugar content. For this reason, saute briefly over low to medium heat. When using raw minced shallots in salad dressings, lessen their pungency by reducing the juice; wrap the minced shallots in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze the shallots so the cloth absorbs some of their juices, then add the shallots to the recipe as directed. Shallots will keep for approximately six months if stored in a cool, dry location.

July 10, 2007

How to use Chopsticks

Place the first chopstick so that thicker part rests at the base of your thumb and the thinner part rests on the lower side of your middle fingertip. Bring your thumb forward so that it traps the stick firmly in place. At least two or three inches of chopstick should extend beyond your fingertip. Relax. Now position the other chopstick so that it is held against the side of your index finger by the end of your thumb. Tap the ends of both sticks on the plate, while holding them at a slight angle to the table. Allow them to slide just a little so that the ends line up. Place a little pressure on the top chopstick. It will pivot on your index finger just above the second knuckle. Remember: the bottom chopstick is stationary. The tip of the top chopstick will move towards the tip of the bottom chopstick.Encourage this. Hold those tips together firmly enough to grasp a piece of food and lift it off the plate. Place delicately into your waiting mouth. Although there's no need to stoop, you may wish to lean over your plate a bit during your first attempts. It might save you a clean-up!

July 8, 2007

Natural Egg Dyes

If you don't want to purchase dyes for coloring your Easter eggs, here are some natural substitutes... Orange: Paprika; 4 Tbsp per quart of water Blue: red cabbage; 4 cups, sliced, per quart of water Red: Pomegranate juice in place of water Pink: Cranberry juice in place of water Green: Spinach; 4 cups per quart of water Ocher: Onion skins; 4 cups of the dry outer skins Mocha: One quart of strongly brewed coffee in place of water To use: Combine dye materials, 2 Tbsp vinegar and water, in a large pot. Simmer 20-30 minutes, then strain and cool. Dip hard-boiled eggs in cold dye until desired color is achieved, soaking anywhere from 5 minutes to several hours in the refrigerator. Turn eggs occasionally to ensure even dyeing. Dry on paper towels or in egg cartons.

July 6, 2007

Calculating Amounts for Canning

Here are some general guidelines for the amount of fresh produce you'll need for each quart jar when canning...

Apples: 2-1/2 to 3 Pounds Apricots: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 Pounds Asparagus: 2-1/2 to 4-1/2 Pounds Beans: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 Pounds Beets: 3 Pounds Berries: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 Pounds Carrots: 1 Pound Cherries: 2 to 3 Pounds Corn: 4 to 5 Pounds Nectarines: 2 to 3 Pounds Peaches: 2 to 3 Pounds Pears: 2 to 3 Pounds Plums: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 Pounds Rhubarb: 1 to 2 Pounds Tomatoes: 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 Pounds

July 4, 2007

Pizza

Ever since my sister got here in the US she always likes to bake and cook, she likes to experiment different recipes. So today she decided to make this pizza its yummy even though it was her first time to bake a pizza. Mao sad ni hinungdan naka paso sa kaong dila hehehe. Hmm i dont know the recipe but im going to share it to you later guys

July 2, 2007

Apple Cobbler


Ingredients:

8 apples
2/3 cup granulated sugar
butter
cinnamon
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Pare and slice apples. Spread half the apples in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with half the granulated sugar. Dot with butter. Dust with cinnamon. Repeat. Blend the brown sugar and shortening. If apples are dry, add water.

Add salt to flour and cut into the shortening mixture to make a crust. Roll out the crust; transfer to top of apples. Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
This recipe for Apple Cobbler serves/makes 8

June 26, 2007

Cook Chicken To Safe Temperatures

Cook chicken to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Use an internal thermometer to check the temperature of the innermost part of the thigh and the wing as well as the thickest part of the chicken breast. If preferred, chicken can be cooked to higher temperatures. However, it is not safe to eat raw or partially raw poultry in any instance.

June 19, 2007

Expert Cooking Tips

Choose The Right Bird For Chicken SoupChicken soup is a popular way to use chicken. The type of chicken used to make soup makes a difference in how it will come out. If you are buying the chicken specifically for soup, choose a kosher pullet (which is a young female chicken that is old enough to lay eggs). Kosher pullets are raised in a free-range environment and eat natural vegetation and insects. If a kosher pullet is not available, select a soup chicken, which are usually older, female birds. The meat might be tougher than a younger chicken, but it has more flavor. Cook the chicken whole first before cutting it into pieces. This process will take longer to cook, but the chicken will release more flavor into the soup.

June 18, 2007

How much food should i eat? part 5

Portion-Control Tips
Being aware of realistic portion sizes and visualizing portions or using the "divided plate" concept will help you avoid overeating. But sometimes these visual cues can be hard — especially when foods are difficult to measure, like a sandwich, or they're foods like chips and cookies that we tend to eat right out of the bag.

More tips for portion control:

Eat your meals on a smaller plate so your meal looks larger. A sandwich on a dinner-size plate looks lost; on an appetizer plate it looks downright hefty.

Avoid taking an entire bag of chips or a container of ice cream to the couch. You're far less likely to overdo it if you serve yourself a portion in the kitchen first.

Try single-serving size foods (like those cute little 8-ounce cans of soda!) to help your body learn what an appropriate portion size is. These days all kinds of snacks and beverages are available in "100-calorie" portions. Of course, the key is to eat just one!

Eat three well-rounded meals (with vegetables, proteins, and carbs) and one or two healthy snacks at regular times throughout the day. Skipping meals or waiting too long between them can make you more likely to overdo it at the next meal.

Add more salads and fruit to your diet, especially at the start of a meal. This can help control hunger and give a sense of fullness while controlling calorie intake.

Try not to rush through your meals. Eat slowly and chew well — giving yourself a chance to feel full before you take more. If you do want seconds, go for more salad or veggies.

Be aware that most restaurant portions are three or four times the right serving size. Try sharing meals with friends, ordering an appetizer as a main dish, or packing up the extra to take home before you begin to eat.

Don't be tempted to go for the giant value meal or the jumbo drink just because they're only a few cents more than the regular size.

Most important, make it a habit to let your stomach rather than your eyes tell you when you're done with a meal. The key to maintaining a healthy weight is to listen to your body's natural signals about when it's hungry and when it's full. Sometimes these signals can be confused by constant overeating or constant dieting, which is why it pays to watch portion sizes and make smart food choices.

June 17, 2007

How much food should i eat? part 4

Using Visual Cues
Serving sizes on food labels and recommended amounts on MyPyramid are usually given in grams, ounces, or cups. Of course, most of us don't carry around food scales and measuring cups. So how can we translate those amounts into quantities we can relate to? That's where the following visual cues come in. (Just be warned: Some might seem small, especially to recovering super-sizers!)

One easy way to size up portions if you don't have any measurements is to take a look at your hand. A clenched fist is about a cup — and a cup is the amount experts recommend for a portion of pasta, rice, cereal, vegetables, and fruit. A meat portion should be about as big as your palm. And limit the amount of added fats (like butter, mayo, or salad dressing) to the size of the top of your thumb.

Another great way to visualize appropriate portions is to use the concept of the "divided plate." Think of your plate as divided into four equal sections. Use one of the top quarters for protein. Use the other top quarter for starch, preferably a whole grain. Then fill the bottom half with veggies. None of the foods should overlap — or be piled high! Not only will dividing your plate like this help you keep portions under control, it can also help you to balance your meals.

June 16, 2007

How much food should i eat? part 3

Eat Smart: What's Recommended
Serving sizes tell you how much nutrition you're getting from a particular food but they don't tell you which foods you need to stay healthy — and how much of those foods you should eat. That's where the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid comes in.

MyPyramid divides foods into six groups:
grains
vegetables
fruits
oils
dairy
meat and beans

MyPyramid then offers guidelines to help people figure out how much of these foods they should eat based on age, gender, and activity level.

Once we know the types of foods and quantities we should be eating, it's easier to figure out how much of that heaping plate of food our bodies actually need as opposed to how much they want. Instead of going along with what your school cafeteria or favorite restaurant puts on your plate, you can take control by eating only the amount you need.

June 14, 2007

How much food should i eat? part 2

Help Yourself: The Truth About Serving Sizes
Look at the label on any product package and you'll see a nutrition information section that gives a serving size for that food. Contrary to popular belief, this serving size is not telling you the amount you should be eating. It's simply a guide to help you see how many calories and nutrients — as well as how much fat, sugar, and salt — you get from eating a specific quantity of that food.

Sometimes the serving size on a package will be a lot less than you are used to eating. In some cases, it's perfectly OK (and even a good idea) to eat more than the serving size listed on the package. For example, if you're cooking frozen vegetables and see the serving size is 1 cup, it's no problem to eat more because most vegetables are low in calories and fat yet high in nutrition.

But when it comes to foods that are high in calories, sugar, or fat, the serving size can alert you that you may be getting more than is healthy. If you buy a 20-ounce bottle of soda and drink it all at once, the amount you consumed is 20 ounces. But if the label shows the serving size is 8 ounces, not only did you have 2½ servings, you also had 2½ times the listed calories as well as 2½ times the sugar.