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Thursday, March 31, 2011

FTF: My Favorite Burger

This my favorite burger, and it is called "Kobi beef" burger. I so love it that I can even eat the whole thing. That pickle is good, too.

Instead of using the usual ground beef...this kind of meat is being use..and do they call it "kobi or kobe burger."

Kobe beef refers to cuts of beef from the black Tajima-ushi breed of Wagyu cattle, raised according to strict tradition in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The meat is generally considered to be a delicacy, renowned for its flavour, tenderness, and fatty, well-marbled texture. Kobe beef can be prepared as steak, sukiyaki, shabu shabu, sashimi, teppanyaki and more. Kobe beef is also called "Kobe meat" in Japanese.

Monday, March 28, 2011

They Need the Help of HMS Home Warranty

A friend of mine has a house that needs a lot of repair. She and her husband once considered putting it into foreclose because they couldn't afford their house payment anymore. Selling it is not an option due to the fact that nobody will buy it for it needs a total renovation on top of broken plumbing and outdated appliances. Had they contacted HMS Home Warranty as soon as they purchased the house, they wouldn't be facing tons of problems at all. Not it is too late. However, I might be wrong...maybe their house is still savable. If that is the case, then I need to talk to her and tell her about the HMS Home Warranty and how it can help then with minor repair in their house.

Be the Total Protect Home Warranty Your Partner!

Do you agree that one of the most expensive investment you could ever had in your life is you home. If so, you would probably agree with me also that this investment needs to be taken care of otherwise you will lose a lot of money or worst, lose it completely. If you own one, I am sure you have contacted the Total Protect Home Warranty. That is one step, next is to have the Total Protect Home Warranty be your partner in taking care of your home. Give yourself peace of mind and let them handle unavoidable emergency even in the middle of the night when you plumbing broke or you heater stopped working during summer time. Call the TPHW now!

Gaston Cantens of the House of Representative

Do you want to get to know Gaston C​antens? If so, then let me give you a little bit about him. Gaston Cantens is a lawyer who is a resident of Miami. Florida. A graduate from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1982. He was born in Miami, Florida, and is married to Ana I. Tejada of Cuba. A Catholic who enjoys riding his bike and jogging as well. He was consistently ranked as one of the most effective legislators in the Florida House by media outlets. Gaston Cantens also was elected and been subsequently reelected to the house. Click the link to get to know him well.Okay, there are just his basic info. Click the link to get to know him well.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

How to Remove a Computer Virus

With computers being used every day, it is important for owners to learn the basics of virus removal in order ensure that your computer is in tip top shape.

If you have some suspicion that your computer has been infected by a virus or malware, you should immediately take steps to make sure it does not stay. Some times these problems make your system slow down due to registry errors, so a good registry cleaner as well as pc optimizer should do the trick.

There are a couple of signs to look for to know that the computer is infected. These signs include the following:

a.. Slow computer as well as slow Internet connection.
b.. Program failures or inexplicable errors
c.. Operating system gives an "RPC error" which then shows a window with a countdown to restart.
d.. High Internet traffic on your computer
e.. Certain system functions that are unavailable, such as the Control Panel, Internet Explorer, and Task Manager.
f.. Strange redirections, pop-ups, and other strange happenings on your computer.
When any of these symptoms occur, you should run your virus scanner and scan all drives of the computer. Make sure that the antivirus is notable, such as Avira, AVG, Avast!, AntiVir, and more. Then you may want to install Malware Bytes software, Spy Bot, etc. But before using it make sure that you reboot your computer and enter it into Safe Mode before you begin your virus removal.

Run virus scanners, malware scanners, and delete all the discoveries that the software comes up with. If the said steps are hard to follow, it may be better to call a service professional. Although this is a bit costly, but getting a new computer actually costs more.

Booting the computer in Safe Mode is extremely important since your computer could be infected with malware, which is quite hard to remove.

On Pet CareRX Reviews

Growing up, we used to have at least three pets. We have the dog, guinea pigs, and rabbit. Back them we don't really do anything fancy taking care of them. We just feed them, play with them, bathe them. No immunizations....we don't even know whether they are sicked or not. Good thing they didn't die. Eventually they get better. Anyway, here in the U.S. pets owner take really good care of their pet. They give them everything as if they are also human. They are very careful not to feed them something they shouldn't be eating. Same thing they do when pets get sicked. Before buying medications, they do some reading like the PetCareRx Reviews. Doing this, they get an idea what's the best pet medications out there....thus making sure that their pets get better. At PetCareRx Reviews, products like K1 Advantix, Frontline and other are being rated for the benefits of animals who so deserve best medications.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Business Cards Everywhere

When we were looking for a house to buy, we had a real estate agent whom we think was laziest of all the agent we have come in contact with. He showed us many properties that are foreclosed. We thought it was kind of weird that not even one of those properties are livable! Little we know, he was planning a scheme. After showing houses after houses, he started talking us into buying a newly built home in the area we didn't even think we can live for it is very far from hubby's job. Disappointed, we went ourselves to that place just for curiosity without the agent's knowledge. We even decided to get a new agent to help us up. Someone who is not lazy and most of all younger and with plenty of energy.

Anyway, when we got to that place, we fell in love with it. It was a new community with all the amenities we needed. Who would not fall in love with it? It has a big park with swimming pool, basketball court, baseball field, walking path, and close to school and everything! To make the long story short, we bought a piece of land and have our house built. It's been nine months but we still get a lot of business cards. Just the other day, I have got one from a man who works at a security system company trying to sell a contract. Sometimes we just find them outside our doorsteps, they even put them in our mailbox. It is driving me nuts!

FTF: Pork Barbecue

I celebrated my birthday two days later with friends at my house and we had so much fun as you can see on the photo below. I have prepared simple Filipino foods such as barbeque, pansit bihon, rice, and chicken macaroni salad (brought by Lyn); meatloaf, mashed potato, and steamed veggies (american foods). There was a cake from Costco, but forgot to take photo of it...but it was so good! Anyway, we were having so much fun that I have forgotten all about taking pictures of the this is the only one I remember taking a snap of....the Barbecue!

My share on Food Trip Friday this week!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Dutch Oven for Hubby

Hubby loves this dutch oven from Le Creuset. He didn't believe me when I said that he is getting one soon and thought that I was just kidding! I told him that I got a GC worth $300 from CSN for placing links on my blog posts. Anyway, a week later, this dutch oven arrived! He was very happy! Of course I was happy, too! He already used it when he made a stew! We both love it.

Okay, this is the last item was the last one to arrived among the three (plastic step can and laptop backpack). I was very satisfied with my experienced shopping at CSN stores. The customer service were great and the items are quality made and worth keeping and worth the price! I will definitely purchase again with them next time. And yes, will recommend them to friends and families alike!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sundials, Focal Point of Gardens

One of my favorite pastime is watch to TV at home. I am really in to detective shows such as CSI, Law and Order, Closer and Monk. One time while I was watching Monk Marathon on TV, there was an episode where Sundials was the answer to solve the crime. It took me awhile to figure that out myself. But of course the crime was solved, It was a very suspense show. Anyway, I love where they put the sundials....they were placed them on a garden and they look very pretty. Sundials are perfect decorations on gardens and patio I think....for they add beauty not only to the garden but also added appeal to the curb/front of the house as well as the yard.

I really like the brass look of the Armillary Sundial . It looks timeless and very beautiful...perfect for the flower garden on my front yard. Adding a decorative item such as this can attract more people; and if you are planning to sell your house...sundials would be a great help on your part! Sundials and Armillary sundials are sold at; and most of them are made from brass, resin sundial, iron sundial, and aluminum sundial. Whether you like traditional brass sundial, or a more contemporary looking aluminum sundial, this online store has it. One more thing is that sundial can stand alone or on base....either way it can be a focal point of your garden.

FTF: Happy St. Patrick Day!

Hubby made us a corned beef and cabbage meal for St. Patrick Day and here it is:

My share for Food Trip Friday and Weekend Eating! Happy St Patrick Day everyone...don't forget to wear something with green or you might get pinch, lol!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Affordable Name Brand Sinks and Faucets

The other day while washing the dishes, I noticed that our kitchen sink has scratches on it. I didn't know how it happened! I don't remember doing anything that can ruin it, but it is there now. It seems like we will be needing a new topmount Sink. I haven't talk to hubby about replacing it yet, but I am pretty sure he would not agree that we replace it soon. Why? It is because it is brand new. We have just purchased this newly built house about nine months ago and it is too early to do any repair or replacement. But even then, I better start looking for a place that sell topmount Sinks that are affordable. I read that offers brand name faucets and sinks for lower prices with the same day shipping. It looks like I have found a place online where I can buy topmount sink for the price I can afford to pay. I am sure hubby will be very happy and he would agree that to replace our kitchen sink soon.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

FTF: Ginataang Langka

I have been craving for this dish ever since I saw this photo at my cousin Facebook. But sad to say that I couldn't find raw jack fruit in any of the Asian market here in Texas. I really want to make some of this but to no avail, wahhh! Anyway, for now...I will just drool and wait till we get to the Philippines in June.

Searching for a recipe online, I found out that this dish is easy to make...thank goodness! I am not giving up looking for the raw jack fruit hoping I would find one one of these days. Okay, this is my share for this week on......

DIY Cubby Wall for the Basement

Guest post written by Samantha Rhodes

When we moved into our house, one of the things that really appealed to us was the unfinished business. I was pregnant with our first child at the time and we decided that we could finish the basement ourselves to make a play room for our future family.

Well, right after we moved in we had our son and we got caught up in being new parents instead of finishing the basement. Now that our son is 7 and our daughter is 4, we thought it would be the perfect time to finish the basement. I went online to come up with some ideas for finishing the basement and when I was online I came across some information about ClearInternet packages and after I read through it some I decided to sign up for one of the packages for our home internet service.

I got the idea to make a DIY cubby wall for the basement because we plan on keeping a lot of toys down there that would be a great storage solution.

Monday, March 7, 2011

How to Make Scrambled Eggs

Growing up, I learned to make scrambled different than how they make it here in U.S. We do it without milk. But here, they put milk in it which makes the scrambled eggs soft and fluffy and rich.

The secret to making moist, fluffy scrambled eggs is all in the scrambling.

You'll need low, gentle heat and patience to make perfect scrambled eggs.

1. To make breakfast for two, we used six eggs, six tablespoons of milk, salt and pepper to taste, and two teaspoons of chopped fresh parsley.

* Plan on using three eggs per person for a good-sized serving.
* If you're counting calories, you can substitute egg whites for one or two of the whole eggs.

* Scrambled Egg Recipes

2. Crack the eggs into a bowl that's deep enough to support vigorous whisking.

3. Thin the egg mixture with milk, cream, or even water: this will make gently cooked scrambled eggs more tender (note: if the heat is too high, the liquid can separate from the cooked eggs). Use approximately one tablespoon of milk per egg.

4. Whisk the mixture until well combined. Don't add salt yet, as it can make the eggs tough.

5. Heat a skillet over medium heat. We melted a pat of butter in the pan to add its rich flavor to the eggs, but you can use cooking spray or use a nonstick pan if you prefer.

6. When the butter starts to bubble or a drop of water added to the pan sizzles, pour in the egg mixture. Immediately reduce the heat to medium-low. Sprinkle the egg mixture with salt and pepper to taste (about ¼ tsp. salt to start). Don't stir the pan: you want to let the eggs begin to set before you start scrambling them.

7. This is the time to add minced herbs, shredded cheese, chopped scallions, sautéed mushrooms, chopped tomato, or anything else you like.

8. With a wooden spoon, start to scrape the eggs from the edge of the pan to the center, forming large soft curds.

9. Continue scraping your spoon along the bottom of the pan to redistribute the eggs as they cook.

10. You should start to see the bottom of the pan as your spoon scrapes a trail through the eggs.

11. When the eggs look wet but are no longer liquid, gently mound the eggs into the center of the pan.

12. Turn off the heat but leave the skillet on the burner. The scrambled eggs will continue to cook from the heat of the pan and from the residual heat in the eggs. Now's the time to put toast in the toaster and grab a pair of plates.

13. Divide your light, fluffy eggs between the two plates. Sneak a taste and add more salt or pepper before serving, or season the eggs at the table.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Comfortable Medical Scrubs

I went out earlier to run some errands and even if I was rushing since it was already late, I had to smile in spite of myself when I saw a bunch of nurses waiting at a transportation stop, probably on their way home since it was after hours already, all clad in cotton medical scrubs and all of them had wide smiles on their faces as though all of the day’s work was not enough to tire them out. Perhaps they didn’t look haggard because they were comfortable in their uniforms while they were working.

Suffice it to say, the evolution of medical uniforms from their former look which mainly consisted of a somewhat tailored white suit and the trademark white nurse’s cap to their present state which consists of colorful scrubs and scrub hats which look like bandannas has definitely changed the way doctors and nurses are viewed. Some people are even so brave to say that they look friendlier now that they are wearing cheap hospital scrubs.

Even surgeons are now wearing cotton surgical scrubs which is a good idea considering that their job is very demanding, not only mentally but physically as well and they need all the comfort they can get while working.

Satellite or Cable TV?

I’m trying to think of the better option between the two once we move back to CDO. We all know how kids can’t survive without TV and it so happens that I have 3 children who love to watch the magic box. They may not even last the day if they can’t watch their favorite cartoons or programs. Besides, watching TV makes them ease off my back for a wee bit. That’s why I’m considering my options and I’m choosing between cable and Satellite TV.

I’m trying to weigh the differences. First up, is their availability or coverage. Cable TV is generally limited to towns and cities, and they typically do not offer service to rural or remote areas while satellite television, on the other hand is more widely available whether you’re in the rural areas or enjoy urban living. Next, I also heard that the satellite television is able to deliver more content and high definition at that because of their large bandwidth.

Since my kids love to watch animation, more content delivered will definitely benefit them the most. Like I said at the onset, I’m in this quandary because of them. However, I think I am more inclined to choose Satellite TV over cable.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

FTF: Pot Roast

We (hubby and I) were craving for this dish since we saw a picture of it on a magazine at the hospital; and so we went to Costco to get some beef pot roast and here it is....

My share on Food Trip Friday this week :-)!