18th February 2017

The Sweet Taste Of Success

If you like working for yourself and enjoy ice cream and frozen yogurt, then consider opening your own frozen yogurt business. This is an endeavor that is often rewarding personally and financially. It's a business that will allow you to talk to the customers and get to know their likes and dislikes. Since there isn't a large variety of items that are sold, you likely won't be spending as much money on your product as ...
20th September 2016

RECALL ALERT: Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles

Kellogg Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other Eggo products are impacted by this recall. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and ...
5th July 2016

Knorr Pork Sinigang With Sweet Peppers, Green Onions, & Green Beans

While reading the book, The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier, I thought about spending a whole week in my kitchen cooking Filipino dishes. Pinoy dishes like Adobo which is basically, sort of, the star in the story aside from 'The Butcher' of course were prominent in the story. There were also references to lumpias, champorado, and sinigang. The Butcher is a psychological drama with the Filipino flair thanks to the grandmother of one of the main ...
14th June 2016

A Simple Cookout Party Menu

For my son's high school graduation party with family and friends, we had a simple cookout with the usual burgers, hotdogs, pork ribs, cold side dishes, and chips. The side dishes were prepared pretty much the day before the party so all we had to do was grill the meat.   It's the season for fresh fruits so here's a huge bowl of grapes, watermelon, honey dew, cantaloupe, and strawberries.   Pasta salad with broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, sweet ...
6th May 2016

#PizzaHut Seasoned Fries: Cajun VS Ranch

Last Friday was Caine's Prom Night so while he was there, Scott and I took Emma to Pizza Hut as promised. She had her personal pan pizza fix while Scott and I got wings and seasoned fries instead. We didn't want pizza since Caine was having a birthday party with pizza the following day anyway. Scott got ranch fries and I got the cajun version for our sides. I wanted the ranch too but I ...
19th December 2015

Your Guide For The Perfect Cheese Platter

I LOVE CHEESE. You love cheese. Who doesn't love cheese? Let FTD help you make the perfect cheese platter for your next holiday party. From the type of cheeses to the tools you'll need to cut that perfect bite size and the perfect pairings. For the complete guide and chart of how to make a perfect cheese platter, check out the FTD website.
8th November 2015

Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers Review

We were first introduced to Margaret Holmes when our neighbor Ms. Peggy invited us to her family's Easter dinner a few years ago. She served Margaret Holmes Collard Greens as one of the side dishes and it was really good. I love collard greens but I don't make it that often because it takes a while to cook and it needs to be seasoned well. I have no expertise on collard greens. I think I've ...
26th August 2015

Steak Escape Sandwiches & Fresh-Cut Fries

My husband and I had a lunch date at Steak Escape Sandwich Grille(Dunn) yesterday and it was really good. I had BBQ Steak sandwich with green peppers and onions with a side of fresh-cut fries. I wish they didn't cut the steak too fine while cooking but the flavors were on point. Scott had Steak Mignon sandwich which also had green peppers, onion, and mushrooms. The price was reasonable too. I had the small sandwich ...
14th July 2015

WORLD FOOD EXPO (WOFEX) On August 5-8 2015 At World Trade Center & SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

WOFEX (World Food Expo) on its 15th year, continues to be the food and beverage industry’s main source of supply solutions. The phenomenal rise of the event in terms of exhibitor bookings, visitor traffic and sales generated has reinforced its growing importance in the industry. WOFEX 2015 will be held from August 5 - 8, 2015 at both World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center, Philippines and we invite you to be part of our continued growth as we bring together all segments ...
14th May 2015

How Do You Serve Your Tacos?

This might be a silly question because really, how else can you serve a taco but by filling a taco shell with the usual taco fixings? What I meant was, do you prefer to serve the fillings in separate bowls and everyone will build their own or do you assemble the tacos beforehand then family members or guests would just pick however many tacos they want to eat? This is one way I serve my tacos. ...
21st May 2014

Mom’s Homemade Strawberry Jam

This is NOT a recipe post for a homemade strawberry jam. I'm just showing off the one my mother-in-law made when she and my father-in-law were here for a visit last April. It's true what they say about homemade food being better than store-bought stuff. Not that I'm being a snob about store-bought food items. I buy and use them too and some are really good but generally, homemade is always the way to go. ...
21st February 2014

Dinner At Mi Casita

For Scott's post-birthday dinner tonight we went to what I've concluded as my favorite Mexican restaurant here in North Carolina, Mi Casita. Scott and I have eaten there before for lunch and it was an enjoyable experience. The food is great and I love the space. Unlike other Mexican restaurants we've been to Mi Casita's tables and booths are far from each other that you really get that safe and private ambiance. You don't ever ...
7th November 2013

Pretty Long Decorative Serving Platters From Thrift Store

I scored these 2 long decorative serving platters from a Thrift store last Friday. It's $1.99 each. I like to scour thrift or flea market stores for serving platters. I can't wait to finally get a china cabinet I can afford and can fit in my kitchen so I can display all my finds. They're not just for displays of course. I use what I buy. I love the 3 sections of the platter. I ...
16th August 2013

Spices – A Way of Stimulating Your Appetite

The aroma and flavor that spices add to food is the key reason why people like Vasco da Gama made voyages across the Indian Ocean looking for spices. To date, spices are some of the most prized commodities in the world. Thanks to improved infrastructure, you can get spices as far as from India to spice your foods with. In addition to being used to add flavor and taste to foods, spices have also been used ...
6th August 2013

Baker’s Dozen At Power Plant Mall Rockwell(Philippines)

If you ever find yourself gallivanting around Rockwell(Philippines), go to the Power Plant Mall to check out Baker's Dozen and all it's decadent sweet treats that will rock your world. [PRESS RELEASE: Baker’s Dozen brings sweet and yummy treats to Power Plant Mall Power Plant Mall’s all-time favorite pastry fest – The Baker’s Dozen – is back this August to excite and delight shoppers at the heart of fashionable Manila. Make a beeline for the Concourse ...
3rd July 2013

Angry Birds Freezer Bars

Who doesn't like freezer pops during the Summer? In this humidity albeit rainy weather, freezer pops really helps keeping us cool and refreshed. Generally, we're satisfied with regular freezer pops and we try our best to avoid the novelty brands as much as we can. However, when you have a 6 yr old who is head over heels in love with Angry Birds, sometimes you just have to indulge. She saw this box of Angry ...
25th June 2013

Lowrey’s Microwavable Chicharones(Pork Rinds)

We were at Family Dollar the other night to find Angry Birds gummy bears for my daughter coz that's the only place nearby that seems to sell them. I also grab a bag of Pork Rinds for myself coz I love them, I really do, with vinegar dip. It must be a Filipino thing. Before we headed to the cashier we stopped at 1 shelf and that's when Scott saw this Lowrey's Microwavable Chicharones(Pork Rinds). ...