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    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…

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    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…

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    In The Kitchen: Bicol Express

      When I was still young, I never want to eat anything that has too much coconut milk in it. I feel like throwing up because of dizziness it causes me – no, I did not have hypertension then or even now. I think it was more of a psychological “kaartehan” or an alibi so I could eat or ask for something yummier for a child. My Mama was from Bicol province where people are known to cook almost all their delicacies with coconut milk and wild chili (local name: siling labuyo).  But when I started to mature, and became interested working in the kitchen, my alibi faded. It came…

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    Rangemaster Cookers Continue To Improve in 2013

      Getting a great review on appliances means someone had to work hard enough to earn the trust of consumers on a regular basis within a considerably respectable amount of time. Great reviews deserving of higher accolades come from long-standing quality, upscale performance features and reputable customer attention-to-detail factors. Where do you look for such an appliance company? You find it with Rangemaster. Rangemaster appliance products have been earning culinary respect for decades. As a top appliance choice for Britain’s finest home cooks and chefs, Rangemaster ovens have proven over and over again who is top dog in the high-end oven appliance market. The praise doesn’t just begin and end…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Tiny Pineapple

    Have you seen a Pineapple this small? I am not even sure what this plant or fruit is called but it does look very similar to a Pineapple. The on work at home jobs ly difference is its size. This is totally a baby! We visited a relative one time and as I look at her plants, I noticed this small Pineapple. At first I thought it isn’t part of the plant and was just a decor but as I touched it, it made me realized its real. I was amazed as I looked at it closely. It is indeed a Pineapple, I wanted to pick it! LOL! Aunt Estel…

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    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…

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    In The Kitchen: Holy Week Special – Sardines

    Catholics observed the Lenten season last week. No meats, that is! As expected, prices of seafood and vegetables went up. For a budget conscious mom like me, “diskarte” is what I implemented! Ha ha! I bought a can of Ligo sardines and a medium sized Chayote. I have 2 kids that needs to eat too so this is the idea that came to my mind last Good Friday. Very timely for the Holy Week. My 2 year old loves tomatoes and fish and my elder daughter likes to eat vegetables, Chayote in particular. Hubby and I can go with anything that is not pork that day. I normally saute Chayote…