Saturday, January 31, 2009
Directions: In a medium bowl, mix together the molasses, brown sugar, water and butter until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, allspice, ginger, cloves and cinnamon, stir them into the wet mixture until all of the dry is absorbed. Cover the dough and chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out with a gingerbread boy cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
Treat Time : Help children decorate cookies with icing to resemble “Stripling Warriors.”
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I must admit that even though I have been using computer for almost ten year now, I am not still what they call “computer techie”. And that is the reason why I can't make customize website for myself. I always ended up asking a help from a friend who is very good in webpage designs. How I wished that someday soon, I would be able to design my own website. Well, my wished is coming sooner than I expected after learning about Wild Apricot's Membership Website Software.With this software, I can create and customize a professional looking website in just few hours! Isn't it amazing or what? I can even replicate the overall feel and look of my website with the help of using the right tools and widgets. This 5 in 1 pieces of software includes: Social Networking Software , WYSIWYG Website, Software - With SEO capabilities Secure access for board, staff, volunteers, donors and supporters, Communication tools like automated emails, calendars, and event registration, Online Payments and Contact Database. What are yoou waiting for? Get yourself one for a low price!
She's speaking, of course about the "a-hole" episode, when Jessica called out Bill O'Reilly and then harassed a reporter who didn't want to answer her questions—taunting him with "Be neutral about it, be Sweden!" This, of course, gave TMZ a chance to call her a ditz for not saying Switzerland.
But Jess isn't going to sit around and let people call her stupid, especially when Wikipedia and MySpace exist to clear her name. This is her defense of giving Sweden the neutral shout-out:
"Last week, Mr. Bill O'Reilly and some really classy sites (i.e.TMZ) insinuated I was dumb by claiming Sweden was a neutral country. I appreciate the fact that he is a news anchor and that gossip sites are inundated with intelligent reporting, but seriously people...it's so sad to me that you think the only neutral country during WWII was Switzerland. Check out: [Wikipedia link] if you want to see what I was referring to. I appreciate the name calling and the accurate reporting. Keep it up!!"
Way to go Jessica! I know you are smart, because if not, you shouldn't be reading wikipedia. If they think they are the only one who know everything, they are wrong and you proved it! You can not really under estimate people by the way they look, dress, job they do and the people they associate with; for you don't anything about them, just like Jessica.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Going to school can be very expensive and that is the reason why parents save for their children education while kids are still young. And even with the savings, students life is tough as well all know financially speaking. With all the school expenses such as books, tuition, foods, lodging to name some, they barely survive. Some even get part time job just have extra in case of emergency. The good thing is that there is a help out there though ISIC or International Student Identity Card. This card is the only student ID card accepted globally and the only proof of current student status in existence. The main reason why students need to have this card is to help facilitate student mobility, educational exchange and travel, and for the student to gain knowledge and understanding of other country's culture, traditions, and systems. It also provides services and benefits that they can use while outside their country such as bank and credit card uses and features and so forth. The ISIC can be used while you are abroad as well as at home both online and in- store. It also covers travel insurance while you are away from home.
There are actually three versions of the discount card: ISIC - For currently enrolled students, IYTC - For any youth 26 years old and younger and ITIC - For any current teacher or professor. Whether you are a currently enrolled student, a teacher/professor or 26 year old and younger youth will give you benefits and exclusive discounts from almost everything you need and every place you go. For instance: get a discount when traveling, like a cheap flight at STA travel, transportations like car rentals, Amtrak, Jetblue and Park n; Fly, trip to Museums, Parks, Sports Center, Foods and more. And if you at the Big Apple, get more discount from Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, Skating Rinks, Bike Rentals, Museum of Arts, Medical Service, Botanical Garden and more. The Discounts cover more than 33,000 locations in 103 countries, for you to travel and exploration. Don't forget that discounts also include Virgin Records, Macy's, Target.com and student travel. What are you waiting for? Sign up now and become a member so you can avail of these great services and benefits.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Your mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open..
One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.
You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished. One thing you can't recycle is wasted time. Ideas won't work unless ' You' do.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.
If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.
The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too late to become what you might have been.
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.
It's all up to you if you want to copy the pictures or not, I'll leave the choice to you...or you can be creative with your post.
Give this heart tag to everybody you love and like and that have touched your life in a positive way. So I am giving this to Dhemz, Umma, Madz, Iceah, Malou, Juliana, Sweetiepie, Clarissa, Amy, Faye, Cookie, Elizabeth, Clarissa, Maybel, Carlota and Juliet.
As what President Obama said on his speech given during Inauguration, the country a total change and that means Reinventing America. The change will not happen overtime. It needs time and hard work. Let us all support the growing need for more transparency, from “Radical Transparency” to the Platform for Transparency. A better ethics oneducation and more transparency in Washington politics are the recommended solutions for leading America out of this virtuous quagmire.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I was watching him the whole time and was kind of smiling. He can feed himself if he wants to, I know. He ate a bunch of cereal; and I thought he will not eat dinner. To my surprised, he still managed to eat when we went to our favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Here's what you need to do.
The rules: Answer the following questions through google pictures and you may add some text if needed.
1. 4 favorites things to munch on:
4 Favorite places I would like to go. Why?
4 things that pop up when you google my name:
Too many to put them here :-), I just leave that to you to by looking at the google searcg, sorry!
Now I am tagging: All who wants to grab this tag; grab it guys, it is free :-)!
Friday, January 16, 2009
One of my favorite meats is lamb. I love it whether it is grilled, curried, stewed of just plain roasted. I don't know but I like the taste of it. That is the reason why I like Mediterranean foods.
1/4 cups All-purpose Flour
3 servings Baby New Potatoes
2 servings Chopped Onions
2 servings Thyme, Fresh
2 servings Guinness Draught
2.5 servings French Onion Soup
3 servings Carrots
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil, Canola
Cut lamb into 1" cubes and brown in a saute pan with the oil. Set on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and paprika to taste on the lamb. Saute the onions if desired.
Add lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions, and spices (turmeric, garlic, rosemary, red pepper to taste) to the crock-pot. Pour soup and beer on top. Cook on low several hours. About 20 minutes before serving, stir in the flour a bit at a time to thicken. Serve in a bread bowl, if desired.
What is fun?
* Relaxation, stress reduction
* Sense of humor, lightness
* A recess from the responsibilities of life
* Leisure time
* Recreational activities
* Volunteer activities
* Sanity in the midst of severe emotional distress (and vice versa)
* Making time for yourself
* Athletic or physical exercise
What are some barriers to having fun?
* Poor time management
* Overly serious attitude
* A lack of perspective regarding responsibilities
* Never had healthy role models for having fun
* Too busy
* Lack of financial resources
* Irrational belief system
* Lack of permission from self, partner, family or others to take the time to have fun
* Lack of receptivity to fun activity
* Misconceptions about what fun is
6 cups thinly sliced apples
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
1.Prepare your pastry for a two crust pie. Wipe, quarter, core, peel, and slice apples; measure to 6 cups.
2.Combine sugar and cinnamon. The amount of sugar used depends on how tart your apples are.
3.Arrange apples in layers in pastry lined pie plate. Sprinkle each layer with sugar and cinnamon. Dot top layer with small pieces of butter or margarine. Cover with top crust.
4.Place on lowest rack in oven preheated to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes longer. Serve warm or cold.
Note: For more tips in making apple pie, click here.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Here it is; before he baked it and after baking it. It looks yummy to me. Sorry I didn't watch him while he was preparing it, so can't tell you the amount of ingredients he put into it.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I really admire those youth who are actively involved in sports activities. My brothers and cousins are very close to each other that they even formed a team in playing basketball. I really enjoyed watching how they worked as a team and won the games. They became even closer. I salutes those parents who encourage, support and help their children make smart choices even decision. I am a mother myself and is planning to get my son involve in sports activities even 'though he is only four year old. He can start by joining little league. He really likes watching live soccer game and I think that is his choice. Sports are good for youth's physical health as well as their mental, emotional well being. Plus it has also a positive effects in their lives.Some youth/teens don't know yet what sports they should be involved with. And that is natural and it's alright. Parents, if that is the case, there is a website that can help your teen kids and that is SOGO Active.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The Path to the Pegasus Letter -----10
Search Engine Panel -----------------9
Arohan's investing life ---------------9
Experience DeLux -------------------8
Happy Moments.. Happy Thoughts! -8
Spices of Life & Everything Nice -----8
Saturday, January 10, 2009
These are the foods I made for hubby: steamed broccoli with garlic, salt, pepper and butter; and macaroni salad Italian style with olives, artichoke, red sweet pepper and celery.
Since we can't grill, I just pan fried it with little oil. Not bad for a steak for it is still tender and tasty. It was medium well....so it was still little bit pink inside.
and this is just a tossed salad with craisins, pecan and i added some tomatoes later before we ate it. Oh, the dressing was raspberry vinaigrette. I didn't take photos of drinks and croissants here.