Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Filipino BarbecueFried Tilapia
Sauteed Squash with Okra
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This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Woodstream. All opinions are 100% mine.
Anyway, had we known that there was a product called Havahart Easy Set Small Animal Trap, we would have never hard time catching that squirrel up in the attic...either the rabbit with the help of Havahart Easy Set Large Animal Trap! Now that we will soon be moving to a new house, we would never experienced that problem again and these animals will be happier! But in case, we would be prepared especially now that we've found some Animal Trapping Tips online. The great thing about these live animal traps is that they are constructed of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life. Mesh openings are smaller than competing traps of comparable size to prevent escapes and stolen bait. Aren't these live animal traps great or what? We would be buying these two for future use. To those who invented it, thank you! You, guys made our life easier!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Anyway, aside from the internet, we got help from Rental Assistance, so if you guys are in search of an apartment, why not try using internet, that way you will save time, thus no need for you to go from place to place in search for it. Talking about apartments, I noticed that ever since we moved back here in Texas 10 months ago, there are many studio and luxury apartments are being built in the city. Its location is accessible to everything. I am sure wherever we go, studio apartments is everywhere, like the Nashville Studio Apartments in Tennessee. My cousin who lives in California with his new wife found an studio apartment in there, as well!
For those who are not as fortunate as they are, there is a program that can help them fulfill dream of owning a house. Affordable Housing Options can help. This option will benefits those who are in need of government help to avail what they are eligible for. So, worry no more, for this program is the answer for your worries regarding roof under your head.
Talking back on finding luxury apartment, by the way, my Aunt found their dream apartment through a great source online. The same thing happened when we used the internet to find the apartment where we live now. It made our apartment search easier and stress free. Just like my Aunt, we are happy where we are now.
During the process, the person in charge with paper works and stuffs, explained many things to us including FHA Information, loan application, financing, price of the house, updates, property tax and more. Man, it was really hard to absorb all those things in one seating, thank goodness he gave us folders full of important documents we can refer to if ever questions arise regarding everything that pertains to house building and stuffs like that. We are now done with all the paper works...and are now waiting for the builder to contact us s o we can schedule a time to meet and talk about building a foundation for the house. Yesterday, we went to the site and found out that they already started leveling the ground. Hubby and I were very happy and excited. We couldn't wait to see the house and eventually move in there this summer.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Talking about buying stuffs for our house, we still need to buy washer and dryer, and also refrigerator for they are not included in the house. Oh boy, I didn't know that buying new custom built house is that expensive and the purchases of other things needed can be overwhelming!
Halo-halo (from Tagalog word halò, "mix") is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served cold in a tall glass or bowl.
There is no specific recipe for this dessert, and a wide variety of ingredients are used. The order in which the ingredients are added varies widely. Primary ingredients generally include boiled red mung beans (munggó), kidney beans, garbanzos, sugar palm fruit (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno), and plantains caramelized in sugar. Other components may include jackfruit (langkâ), star apple, tapioca or sago, nata de coco, purple yam (ube) or sweet potato (kamote), sweetened kernels or pounded crushed young cornrice (pinipig), leche flan or custard, ice cream and gelatin. Other fruits, such as papayas, avocados, kiwifruit, bananas or cherries, may also be added. Some preparations also include ice cream on top of the halo-halo.
Generally, condensed milk or evaporated milk is used instead of fresh milk, due to the tropical climate of the Philippines. In terms of arrangement, most of the ingredients (fruits, beans, and other sweets) are first placed inside the tall glass, followed by the shaved ice. This is then sprinkled with sugar, and topped with either (or a combination of) leche flan, ube halaya, or ice cream. Condensed or evaporated milk is poured into the mixture upon serving.
The dessert exemplifies the "east-meets-west" culture in the Philippines, with the ingredients used coming from a wide variety of influences (to cite some examples: red mung beans which are from the Chinese, garbanzos from the Indians, leche flan from the Spaniards, and shaved ice itself, which was introduced to the islands by the Americans).
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Dimplex North America Limited. All opinions are 100% mine.
It is summertime once again and that means going on vacation for most family with kids, camping, and all sort of stuffs. Camping is very popular even though the weather is warm. Whether it is cool or warm, many people love to eat grilled foods. My family for one loves grilled meats, seafood and poultry because it is healthy to eat that way. As you grill meat, the fats melts and drips out of the meat and it is not greasy anymore. However, grilling is not possible for some people including us who live in an apartment or condo for the safety purposes. Others have safety concerns about the gas tanks, lighting and flare-ups. But I have a good news for you; those problems are not an issue anymore because of the new invented grill called the “PowerChef grills. PowerChef grills solve those problems and also it provides the added health benefits of grilled food. Fat drips away from the food as it cooks for quick, easy and healthy meals without kitchen clean-up. Isn't it amazing or what!?
I am glad for powerchef, now I can grill our food without using gas or charcoal. My fearof flames, tanks, lighting is gone. No more burned BBQ for my because of the heat that is not easy to balance by using gas or charcoal grill. And most of all, powerchef grill is easy to use and easy to clean as well. No more messy cleaning of the grill. Dimplex has plenty of grills to choose from, but my favorite is their PowerChef PBQ. Since we will be moving to our new house soon, we would be needing grill and I will definitely consider buying a Powerchef grill for myself. The table top grill easily converts for a freestanding or wall-mounted application with the addition of the optional accessories. It is very versatile that you can bring it anywhere you go. Check the link provided here to learn more about Dimplex PowerChef Electric Grills.
You will love these PowerChef grills because it has a unique dual element cooking system that delivers performance never before seen in an electric grill. You get the perfect 'steak house' sear marks that you expect from grilled food, which also locks in the flavor and juices for delicious results. One more secret of PowerChef's performance is the unique digital control. It comes pre-programmed for a wide variety grilled foods. With a few quick steps PowerChef automatically cooks what you want, exactly how you want it cooked, and chimes when its time to flip and time to serve. PowerChef eliminates the guesswork from grilling, making it easy for anyone to cook like a pro!
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Holding off on a response makes the host feel like you’re waiting for a better offer to come along.
2. Don’t ask the host of a party for a tour of their house unless it’s a housewarming. Let them offer one if they want to.
3. If a wedding invitation specifies you and a guest, don’t call to ask if you can bring your children, too.
4. You can bring a gift for the hostess, but just make sure that it isn’t something that would preoccupy them before or during the party.
If an invitation says no gifts, don’t bring them, or else you might embarrass other gift-less guests.
5. If you've been invited to a wedding but can’t go, you should still send a wedding gift.
6. Don’t ask for cash gifts as wedding gifts. Rely on word of mouth instead.
7. Thank you notes are a must after receiving a gift. Make sure the thank you note gets to the person within two weeks of receiving the gift.
However, an exception might be wedding gifts, since you might be busy honeymooning.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson. All opinions are 100% mine.
This summer, if there is one place I would rather be right now, it would be in Branson, Missouri; a perfect place for the whole family. I called it that way because it is kid-friendly and fun place to visit. I never been there, but based on my friends experienced, they had a great time! I also learned from the research I've made, that we would have so much fun at the Silver Dollar City theme park. Right now, it would be great to go there for they have this deals called the Silver Dollar City Package for their customers as they celebrate their 50th years of wonderful memories. This exclusive package includes deluxe accommodations for two nights in the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing or Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel, as well as two adult tickets and two children’s tickets (ages 4 to 11) for two full days of fun at Silvery Dollar City. It also includes a $25 food and beverage voucher for Level 2 Steakhouse located on the second floor of the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel. This two-night, three-day package starts at $455.00 plus tax. Additional tickets are $53 (plus tax) per adult and $43.00 (plus tax) per child. Come and avail yourself for some great special offer.
While there, there is no better place than staying in either of two great hotels like the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel located at Branson Landing where they offer guests access to shops, boutiques, restaurants, a river walk and other attractions when you’re not enjoying the fun at Silver Dollar City. These two hotels are within easy driving distance of Branson’s championship golf courses, lakes, museums, theme parks and 49 live entertainment theaters., right in the heart of all the city. These hotels offer some wonderful packages for your family visit to Branson. What are you waiting for? Better check it out now and book this special package by clicking the “Hotel Specials” button on the Hilton Promenade or Hilton Convention websites.So, better check it out now!