• Dessert,  food,  meme,  photography

    Photo A Day Challenge for June, 3 in 1

    I am having difficulty with internet connection so I missed half of May with FatMumSlim’s photo-a-day challenge and the first 2 days of June too. But who said I could not post a catch up? None can stop me now as I decided to join through blog posts…and here’s for the first 3 days of June!   B is for BEACH! My girls and I enjoyed a beach in Batangas mid of May and here’s one of the best (I think) shots I have for something B!     A moment… This moment is priceless for me as my little Roey dear overcome her fear of being in the pool…

  • Dessert,  Family,  food,  meme,  Thursday Brownies

    In the Kitchen: Merienda Galore

    What is one best way to spend time with the family? During merienda! Afternoon snacks besides night chats is one part of the day I enjoy spending with my kids. My kids don’t have high levels of appetite (especially my elder daughter) but they have all the thrills and giggles whenever I serve something for them. We call it “Takaw-Tingin” here in the Philippines. It is summer and kids are out for vacation and as we all know, kids nowadays are unstoppable. They make it necessary for us parents to prepare something new for them, be it food, games, toys or unlimited number of activities so as to keep their…

  • Dessert,  food

    New Flavors: Selecta Ice Cream

    We are beating the summer heat! Either we go out swimming or just chill and spend time at home, we make sure to keep our cool! One way of doing so is enjoying cold drinks and desserts – ice cream on top of the list! We have tried the new flavors of Selecta ice cream, Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie and Oreo Rocky Road. And to tell you honestly, these tubs were empty in less than 48 hours. It was not quite fast since I get to enjoy these new flavors with just 2 kids. We all love the new flavors, hmmm… I personally have enjoyed the Mrs. Fields  Chocolate Chip…

  • Dessert,  food,  hobby,  In the Kitchen,  meme,  Products,  Thursday Brownies

    My Tabletop Electric Oven

    My tabletop electric oven was a gift. I have been eyeing a beautiful oven from the appliance center for a long time but saving to get it will take a lot longer. So, with a friend”s suggestion, and since I am not really planning on using it for business purposes (using it now just for my kids), I told Ronald (yes, he”s the financier for this oven) that I would go for this one. I have been Pinterest inspired! As soon as I have read the manual for this tabletop oven, I started baking! I have had my share of baking failures but have a atoledo.com lot of successful ones too. Most…

  • Dessert,  food,  In the Kitchen

    In The Kitchen: Bake Time!

      If I have had a baking sad story, I can tell you more successful ones at least. That disappointment I felt with the cupcake disaster that happened the first time I tried to make buttercream frosting did not stop me from baking. As most positive individuals do, I took it as a challenge to be better.  Carrot-Yogurt Muffins Since most people here says no to super sweets, I decided to do bold cupcakes instead – muffins! The photo above shows a carrot / yogurt muffin and in the next photo are chewy Lemon cookies. Pardon the photo quality as these photos were taken using my netbook’s camera.  Lemon cookies…

  • Dessert,  food

    A Cupcake Disaster

        The excitement in me after buying the new tabletop electric oven was like a flu virus. L0L! It was really all over me! With that feeling, I went to Chocolate Lover in Cubao and bought some stuff I needed to start making cupcakes. I also had to scan through some of my “memory boxes” and found my very first dessert cookbook. Besides that, since my purpose is to really bake for my kids, I logged into my Pinterest account and visited the sites of those cakes and cookies pinned images I have in one of my boards. As soon as I thought I was ready, I tried baking…

  • Dessert,  Events,  food

    Christmas Cake

    With my electric oven, I can’t deny that I’ve been inspired to create and bake goodies for my kids. Aside from being able to make cookies and cupcakes for my elder daughter’s school snack, I also tried making muffins for my toddler. Healthy muffins that is. Something that excites her everytime and wouldn’t mind eating. Last Christmas, my cousins invited us to join their annual Christmas party and exchange gift. Who would say no? Not me! My kids were totally excited! We all love family gatherings and fun parties like this one. Since there were several families attending the event, a potluck was suggested. I was asked to bring something…

  • Dessert,  Events,  food

    Hopeful for The New Year

    Happy New Year! In every year, every one is but hopeful for a better life… in all aspect of it. For 10 years now, I always have in my hopes and prayers the best for my daughter K and since 3 years ago, for Roey too. Best of health is first in every Mom’s wish of course. And as we light up every sparkler at New Year’s eve, it comes with a simple  wish of whatever we want or like to happen or have for the incoming year. Just like what we do as we blow the candles in our cakes every birthday celebration we have. In fact, if you…

  • Dessert,  food,  Products

    Selecta Ice Cream Flavors: Beat The Heat This Summer

    We now have more than a dozen ice cream tubs since the start of the summer. This is my kids’ first choice on how to beat the heat this summer. Well, summer is almost over but it is not too late to share how delicious these ice cream flavors are from Selecta.   These two new ice cream flavors are included in Selecta Hershey’s collection and my choices. I have loved Rocky Road and Double Dutch ever since the first time I tasted the said flavors but just like any one, I too would like to go out of what I consider as “ice cream comfort zone” haha! I eagerly…

  • Dessert,  food

    Dessert: Crema De Fruta

    The ice cream tubs inside the chest freezer of a grocery store near us was so tempting. I found a new flavor to try, but decided not to go get for “my” picky eaters might not appreciate it. I then thought of an idea to just make Crema De Fruta whih cost the same as getting the 1.5L tub I was eyeing at the store. Crema De Fruta is normally serve during the holiday season and there are different versions of it too. Don’t be surprise to see such dessert on each Christmas dinner table. I guess it does add color and sweetness to the holidays. This one I have…