Simply Filipina

Have the passion of cooking, she's sharing you the goodness and deliciousness recipes from her KUSINA to your KUSINA! Or from my Kitchen to your Kitchen that will cost less yet very comforting that the entire family would enjoy! It's all about GOOD FOOD and more!!!

I would say one of the best restaurant in our city right now. If you love Italian cuisines well this is the best place for you. they have all kinds of Italian menus you can think of. Talking about sandwiches, pasta, pizza, salads and Italian breads. Garlic knots are superb! Don't ever miss not to order some with their homemade marinara sauce... delish! It is baked fresh daily so you can't never go wrong with the freshness. The garlic flavor just absorbs in the soft rolls and it just melt it the mouth. Their seafood basket as well is fantastic along with french fries. I like mine with shrimps and fries together. We always have wonderful and stuffed lunch every time we chow in there.

Another beautiful creation by yours truly. I kinda loving what i am doing right now, simply baking some goodies! I love what my costumers reviews s well, I keep getting some positive words by them. One lady sent me a message saying "Thank you for the amazing cake and rolls . It was the best ever! Everyone said they could tell it was made with a passion and love for baking!" I thought it was so nice of her telling that to me. So right now i am totally enjoying my baking career. Thanks to all who loves my stuff. 

We had a long day today, we started our day so early. In the morning i had to bake some breads for orders and after two hours and half it was ready to deliver so we headed up to the meeting place before going to the clients of his cabinet job. Meanwhile, after all the driving we ended up went to the local store and purchased a new stainless fridge refrigerator. While he was in the cashier i was busy looking on vanities department to check some contemporary mirror for the bathroom. I wanted to get its either oval or circle that has gold brownish frame on it. Thought it would match to vanity we have already. Sadly i haven't seen any that i like yet. Will check more later.

I used to have this kind of soup all the time, that was when i was in my parents household 7 years ago! Dad is always making sure that he provides all the necessities that we need including of course the food in the table. My dad has the very thoughtful and generous personality. He feeds his household abundantly, hehe. Anyhow, I've missed those treatments once in awhile. The other night i was having so much thought of my family how we ate together and enjoy each and everyone. So for relieving the homesick mode, I cook my dad's favorite soup, it is the best ever. Made of vegetables and super tenderized pork with fats and chicken with bones with steam rice on the side... Ohh delish!! My housemates enjoyed our dinner and the left overs? i saved it the next day! lol. This is the kinda food i always enjoy because it's very fulfilling to the soul and perfect for the cold days. Wink!
On the second note ive to check this that sissy mentioned me about because her friend needs it for her thesis thingy.

What do you do after a long, pooped out day? Let me rephrase, what do you eat to rid the fuss away? I have many comfort foods but this time, I want an ice cream! The past days were so busy cause am actually starting a new venture here in our new place. What I like about it is because it has something to do with what I love the most, and that’s food. So I've been a busy-body with so many things to accomplish in so little time. So I’m looking for a cure, something that helps me keep going and still be energetic, and I found no less than Arztic Zero- The World’s Super Dessert!

You see, Arztic Zero is no ordinary ice cream. They don’t just taste yummy but the best part, they’re healthy! It's a shake in an ice cream form which i like the most because my family loves shakes every now and then with all our favorite flavors to make. Per pin contains only 150 cal, all-natural, fat-free and gluten friendly. They are perfect for those on a diet but can’t afford to miss out on their favorite frozen dessert.  They comes in 8 different flavors and you can mix and match them with your favorite fruits to make a shake, just like what we did was strawberry milk shake. We use a pin of Arctic Zero Strawberry in it and add some fresh fruits like bananas and strawberries with milk and the vanilla flavor too and it's good!

Thank you AZ for making me happy and kicking with your ice creams. It’s not just me who’s happy but the kids as well, you see the photo above? The kids can’t get enough of them, good thing this kind of ice cream are very healthy and tummy-friendly. Don’t you just agree that ice creams are indeed one of the best cures in the planet? Winks! Go grab your Arztic Zero frozen treats now and indulge at Amazon.

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I've been so busy these fast few days and felt like i am neglecting my other babies. I'm talking about my blogs! Since last week my time was turn to baking. I got orders from local town here, lol. I was ecstatic knowing that I've got orders and they loved my cakes! Here are the cakes i have baked today and tomorrow i have orders again. As well my breads. When they saw the pictures on facebook that i posted that "accepting pre-orders" in my pleasant surprised somebody really wanted to try it! Isn't it great? been wanting this in a long time that somehow someday somebody will noticed my creations and love of baking. Will definitely continue this hobby of mine til i have people loves it! Wink.

On the second note, will have to make up sometime in blogging right now, haha!

I was never the sporty type, my brother used to joke me, that I cannot even carry a ping pong ball in my hand. Well I’m not a wimp but sports is just not my thing. But not saying I’m not a fan, on the contrary I would love to scream my heart out in the bleacher, cheering for my favorite team or athletes while they are receiving their medals and trophies for sports. Never tried watching a live sports event either but my sister and cousin did back home in the Philippines. Accordingly it was such an experience they will never forget! Maybe someday we’ll get to watch a football game here in the locale, I just want to see and feel the thrill. Winks!

I am into baking these fast few days. nope it's not for eating consumption instead for orders. I got several orders here in our local town's people who able to view it on the local community group. Yes one day earlier i was just kind of trying to post my specialty cake and see from thee what's the feedback of pipz. In my nice surprised, i got numbers of messages that they want my cake to try. So am happy to share them my yummy treat. Wink

Remember those good old school days when you look forward seeing your favorite classmate and hang out after class. Then the much learning from your favorite professor and preferred subjects. Oh those were the positive side of things, and we all know there are two sides of the coin. Student life is one of the hardest phase in one’s life I guess, that’s when all stress-factors arises, emotional, financial, and mental. Beating deadlines, make-up classes, sleepless nights of making your thesis are just few of the many things a hardworking student must deal successfully. When I was in school, I was particularly bothered with anything related to writing, essays, term papers and all, so think how surprise am today that I end up having to write every day lol! Seriously, there was not much help available before, I mean compared to how we can get them nowadays. For example, when it comes to essay writing, research papers, etc, a college student can now choose to get the help of professional writers. Let’s say they check out, they’ll be able to get their projects done the easy and smart way. It’s called custom writing where you can be sure of original content, no plagiarism, on time delivery and hassle-free essays and term papers.

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We went to Sonny's last night, the BBQ place in town! Am talking the "best" barbecue restaurant in town. I was craving the chicken wings dry rubs and i tell you it was heavenly satisfying! HAHA. Meanwhile, the hubs ordered the endless ribs, it was good as well! Kids got their own favorites, gourmet cheeseburger for the lil man and mac/cheese for missy. I had the salad bars as well, i got to pick anything and everything i want in my salad. Night was fulfilling and we headed home stuffed. We always love and enjoy going to this place every twice or so a month. Just the cravings continues whenever you think about Sonny's BBQ.

Have a wonderful weekend y'all!

Have you heard about organic soda? For individuals who would like to go all natural, even with their favorite soda drink, an organic soda not just spell interest but excitement. When I was so unhappy with my weight, I did everything to shed a few inches, cut carb and sugar but when it comes to soda, I had a hard time turning my back on a bottle. There are those with zero sugar but still, soda is soda. But then I encountered OOgave, the world’s best organic soda.
OOgave natural sodas are all natural and organic, without GMO products and any chemicals. It is not made from processed sugar or high fructose corn syrup, instead these sodas are made with the healthiest ingredients including agave nectar. It is a plant found in the soils of Mexico and had long been used for culinary purposes. But today it is becoming a popular preferred sweetener of health conscious people because of its many benefits.

My favorite OOgave variant is watermelon cream and root beer. The subtle taste of watermelon cream is so refreshing, especially when chilled, yes, without the guilt because it's gluten free, caffeine free which is the kind of soda i want. Another thing is it is low-glycemic and vegan. If soda makes you happy, grab the soda that’s health-friendly, go for OOgave, yup, try it!

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After the Christian Meetings, i was in the mood of fresh breads! My mouth is craving for freshly made hot breads and  my mind was telling me to go and get some. So i had to use our GPS navigation system just to find out where! Panera Bread is the first choice and we drove for 5 minutes. I was hastily went inside the bakery and found those yummy breads and pastries over that place! Was drooling like a kid in a candy store upon looking on the display, haha! So here's what I've got... just wanted some sourdough bread, got a croissant top with strawberry cream filling, a cinnamon square for the hubs and a huge chocolate chip cookie for kiddos and the rest were mine, lol. They're all good! Will definitely go back to Panera Bread again!

Have you dine in a restaurant and got so amazed with their food and wish to marry their chef? How about wishing to be as good as their master chef? I like the first one but I prefer the latter for I often find myself dreaming to be the queen of my own kitchen. One of the things I’d like to master is how to make the most delectable steak and barbecue my family will enjoy and you know what, that’s totally possible with Char Crust dry-rub seasoning mixes.

I recently tried their Hickory and Molasses and Southwest Chipotle which I have to say perfect for all meats and even fish, you can broil, grill, and bake them. The nice thing about Char Crust is that they seals in the juices and locks the taste! I had baked roasted chicken today and housemates loved it, totally a winner! The chicken is so moist and tender in the inside. I bake it for 1 and half hour for 350 degree and just perfectly done. Anyway, I owe it to Char Crust this time! So grab your self your favorite dry rub seasoning mix, They have 9 varieties of flavors to choose from.

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Wedding cakes sure makes the best centerpiece to any wedding. Honestly, every time I attend a wedding, second to the bride and groom, the wedding cake always catches my eyes. There’s something in it that speaks so much about the couple and the wedding in general. Cakes that are simple and dainty are not just eye-candy but divine. Nowadays though, it’s not just the wedding cake that makes a nice attraction, Cupcakes for Weddings are now becoming the “thing!”

Well it depends. If you’re having a formal wedding, you can never go wrong with a wedding cake. But if you want to go for a relaxed and fun reception, for your guest, family and friends to just enjoy and bond, wedding cupcakes is a good way to set the ambiance. It’s like telling them let’s all be kids again! If I can go back to our wedding day, well it was the best but we could’ve had wedding cupcakes for everyone in the house to enjoy while they’re dancing, lol! Anyway, I’m actually stuck here in cupcakes for weddings webpage called The Cake Shop and I’m just drooling! The concepts are so lovely and very creative, brides and grooms will surely find one that’s perfect for their own wedding.

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What's your lunch, huh? For today's menu.. we have here the adobong tuna - famous Filipino dish ever been! Longing for this in a long time and since fresh tuna steak here in US is quite expensive as in really expensive! I remembered i bought a chunk of steak one time probably a year or so ago. It's 24.99 per lbs!!! What a shocker right? but it's for real so it's too much for us! However, i am so glad i found the fish that hasn't make any difference with the fresh one. If you have Publix store at your area and you love tuna and food like this? Better check out the store guys, they have all kinds of fishes. You can take home tuna steak for only 5.99 a pack with 2 pieces inside. Pretty good deal for fish lover like me! Wink.

Here is my recipe for this yummylicious tuna:

2 steak of frozen tuna (slice in desired size)
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp white vinegar
1/4 cups string bell peppers
ground peppers (eyeball)
1/4 cup water
1 tsp brown sugar

Just sauteed the onion and garlic till fragrant. Add the tuna slices, stir. Add soy sauce, vinegar and brown sugar, cover until the sauce marries together. Add ground pepper add water if desires and bell peppers. Stir and simmer until the sauce is totally thicken. Serve hot with steam rice.

Enjoy cooking!

Lazy to cook, doesn't feeling good at all so we decided to have pizza night later. Been awhile we haven't eaten pizza so this would be a nice idea to enjoy tonight's dinner! We love the pepperoni and cheese and the cheese pizza is kids favorite! Can't wait to hubs to come home he is bringing the pizza! yey!

These days in online world you have to be updated and top of the lists. What better way to achieves those goals?  is you must gain and develop your public name in social media such as facebook, twitter, YouTube, google + and more. Certainly, I am so glad that my fanpages are growing and counting everyday. Thankful to those who supported me all the way. However, i must say that i still need more followers at my twitter account right now. Fortunately, upon browsing to the Internet i bumped into socialclerks their service is to help bringing fans and followers to your account.You can even now Purchase Tweets so your twitter can get more numbers of followers that you wanted. Not just that, they have free services as well but i am interested to the fastest and instant feedback. So thought of checking them. I might try to purchase followers. I need it for my online job! lol.

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Got the taste of real fruits made product here in our local goodies store. We seen the fresh produce store while driving 45 mph one afternoon and asked the hubs to turn back to get some fresh Florida oranges. The store or market i should say is massive and it is cool at the back of it is a good acres of orange groves. All their store products comes from real orange. Like ice creams, candy treats, juices and all that stuff. They also have home accessories in inexpensive prices! We loved this Boston fruit slices, has the flavor of orange, lime, lemon and watermelon, it's a gummy fruity!

Who doesn't love brownies?? It is my favorite chocolaty dessert of all time and my little sister. We crave the delectable squares every now and then. One reason i was so curious when one day i went to a grocery store and i saw this brownie treats in the aisle! It is definitely new to me because it's a brownie brittle instead. I am so thrilled to try them. I requested a sample and so I am glad that I've given the opportunity to review these assorted new snacks from Sheila G's, the founder and creator of brownie brittle snacks. They have 3 different flavors to choose from, traditional walnut, chocolate chip and toffee crunch.

I was excited to open a pack and so i did, I super like the toffee crunch, it is really flavorful melts in your mouth crunchy feeling. If you are toffee lover, surely you would loved it! I gave some to my nieces and they enjoy the chocolate chips flavored as well. It is rich chocolate taste to it that a fresh brownie has. Those two are families favorites. Will definitely send some to the Philippines so sis could try the treats that she can't say no, lol. She can satisfied her sweet tooth in just a snap away. This is really great for travelling or road trip because it is package preserved with resealable zip lock.

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So while waiting for the sister to get online might as well browse the net and hope to find something nice to share. Enough first with shopping and products, this time it’s all about ideas. Well I found something that might interest you especially if you are into conservation of the environment. A lot of people nowadays want to go green and actually push such kind of advocacy. Why because they have seen the world changed in so many ways, when it comes to the environment, it’s only getting worst. In their little ways, they’d like to help so they started a sort of a forum, a place in the virtual world wherein they can post anything and everything about the environment. Their goal is to address issues about the planet earth, answer Environmental Questions, share tips and ideas and of course, some interesting facts about the world where we live in. I actually find it cool, the topics they discuss are timely and upbeat, the common Joe won’t have a hard time relating to it.

So anyway, you can visit the link above and it will lead you to the website am talking about. Have fun learning and join in taking care of our environment!

New house new fridge! Next year we are opting our free refrigeration from the house we just bought. It is basically a top freezer fridge and no much space for stuff. I kinda miss the one we had in our old house in TN, it's a side by side so it's really sucks when we decided to left it with the house for sale. Well, that's how it's going to be the main appliances should remain to the new owner up to them to change or not. This is what happening right now, i want to opt the use single fridge we got right now and update it with my personal choice and husband likes the idea of having a stainless steel side by side refrigerator soon! This match to our budget fine. I loved the stainless steel finished because it is easy to clean up and durable and one more it's futuristic look lol. Eventually if we gonna change the rest of the kitchen appliances will stick to this theme.

My cousin never stop looking for ways to grow taller, I mean she’s unhappy with her height although we always tell her she need not change because she’s amazing, just the way she is. But I guess, it’s a goal for life and she has no plans of retreat, lol! Right now she’s considering yoga or pilates because accordingly, it’s the kind of exercise that not just trims down your body but elongates as well. If I can help her, I wish to shop manduka  kind of way for her! The mats she needs if she’s really into that sort of work out. Or maybe I should just give her plumps and high-heels, they’re actually cheaper. :D

Meet my best buddy in the house! She made my cleaning as easy and simple as piece of cake! Literally, my portable steam mop from shark made my life easy, lol. We both did the cleaning, i handle her and she goes all the works, no more mopping with rugs, no more dusting with sprays and washcloths, no irritating smells of chemicals and etc. It steams your entire house nicely clean and sanitized! Just add water to the purple thing over there, haha! It's ironing your stuff with soft and texturey washables pouches with their specific uses, Cool isn't it? I am thankful i have this in handy, got it years ago when i had my second child, thought it is good alternative of cleaning chemicals and safe for kids too. Until then we are partners. One more thing that she impressed me always, is that she can ungreased your greasy stoves, microwaves and counter tops in an instant! Overall she really did an excellent job for me! lol.

I learned that having a good TV stand will make the “watching your favorite movies” experience more fun because the right eye position level will prevent neck fatigue and eye strain. If you’re the type who watches TV shows and movies in marathon pace, then you should consider such things as getting the right TV stand, perhaps something like crimson mounts, so that the viewing experience will simply be the best. Mounts are customizable and very mobile as well so you can place them in your comfort zone. If you’re interested in having one, just visit Stands and Mounts for they have lots!

I am thinking of baking some sweet breads today and send some to PIL. For sure they will love it because it's been sometimes now that i didn't make some pandesal. They all enjoy my bread whenever i made some and they keep complimenting how yummy it is, well who doesn't like pandesal? I remember in my hometown every morning my dad buys them for breakfast and we will cooking either fried or scramble eggs with it and some hot drinks. It was always good stuff. So anyway, will get going and make the dough so that we have fresh hot breads at lunch time! 

Before checking this cpa raleigh nc feed for my husband's request, I will have to clean my virtual mailbox first again! I always make it a point to clean my email because it’s not fun being flooded with junks and losing tract of the most important ones. Especially now that my internet connection is slow like molasses, I haven’t check my emails for days and I bet am flooded! Oh by the way, I’m hoping to receive an email from someone with an opp, and if it’s there, would be smiling big time. See ya later everyone, when am done. Winks!

Haven't you try this yet? If so you better have a shot of tequila rose margarita cocktail drink! It is so good for an alcohol. It is a liqueur made of from tequila and strawberry liqueur. At first thought it was a very strong stuff however in my nice surprised it wasn't at all. It's creamy and taste like milkshake dancing in my mouth, ohh it is totally good! This is the only liqueur that i can take up to 2-3 shots because otherwise i will be tipsy and literally drank! lol. Anyway, once in awhile i have to have a shot of this one for me to relax when i am super tired from all day working from home. Along with my calming and relaxing tea from Tazo. Those two are the perfect pair for me. They're both good and effective.

On a second note, I so loved my shot glass too, it's rare and it comes with the liqueur when you purchased them, it has all kinds of cute and pretty lil shot glasses to match. Actually this was my second collection of glasses the other two also are dang cool looking glasses! Headed to liqueur place for your TRM! Sure you will love at first shot! Wink.

Remember the time when you used to be scared of stalkers and followers, like a shadow that never leaves you? Well, those days are gone. In today’s world when people are so active with their online life, be it because of their job or hobby, followers are important, in fact they’re desired. If you've got lots of followers, that only means you have something of significance to offer. For a blogger like me, it’s flattering to read nice words from visitors, most them we do not know personally. The more your followers multiply, the more you get inspired to continue on what you’re doing and even strive to be better. So anyway, back to the header, yes, we can now buy followers now. For example, you love Pinterest and you actually have an account and you want to push it, then you can now buy pinterest followers. These are real people ever willing to follow and repin your pins, provide back-links, boost the number of likes, so on and so forth.

It’s pretty cool huh? I know someone who will be interested with this, she loves people liking her pictures in her dashboard and responding to hundreds of comments. Well, find out if this thing works for you, if it does then go!

When your hunger strikes first thing you can think of is just eat anything, of course! But for me, I don't take easy way out instead I decided to fix some delicious and fulfilling seafood meal idea. Since i have some squids and some beautiful tuna steak in the fridge thought of cooking them pinoy style. Housemates except  my lil girl and I doesn't eats seafood so i have the time of my life for this stuff, haha. Anyway, the meal was great! I had tuna steak braised to perfection. Then the squid cook it adobo style which is famous to Filipinos, flavored it with soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, pepper corns and lil bit brown sugar for a sweet tangy concoction sauce! To finished it of, steam rice is the best way to complement the dishes along with pinoy dipping sawsawan tuyu and suka. Twas stuffed and happy tummy after! lol.

I can’t help but smile right now. Thank God we arrived safely here in FL and although we are so caught up with so many things and barely have the time to sit down, all is well and good. So we found a new home, another answered prayer. After days of driving around town and literally hunting for one, we finally set our eyes to this particular house not so far away from the in laws. I fell in love with her right away, the house is so womanly that’s why I said her. Again I can’t thank enough because it’s a done deal now and we’re already just settled in.

I've got another thing to be thankful for and I just need to write about it. It’s the new 20-Cup Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker from Aroma, got it a few weeks ago. Been receiving a lot of treats nowadays but a new, super cool rice cooker? Just wow! I managed to used it couple of times already and i really do loved! I tell you it is multi tasking it makes your cooking so easy and less of mess. When we in our new home i cooked this delicious meal on the above photo and i'm so happy with aroma rice cooker and food steamer . You got to check this out for your self ladies, this thingy prepares perfectly cooked rice! Not just that, just like i mentioned... you can slow-cook meat and steam delicious and healthy vegetables all you want as well. She’s a multi-tasker so she can cook rice and steam chicken all at once. Cool right? So that header above, yeah that’s me right here, right now. Wink!

Here are some of its features:

  • It can prepare 4 to 20 cups of cooked rice
  •  Easy-to-use digital controls for White Rice, Brown Rice, Slow Cook, Steam, Keep-Warm and Programmable 15-Hour Delay Timer 
  • Steams vegetables and cooks rice simultaneously 
  • Programmable Slow Cook sets from 2 to 10 hours for deliciously tender meals 
  • Nonstick inner cooking pot removed for quick cleanup 
  • Includes steam tray, measuring cup and serving spatula
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For those of you out there who loves to go shopping but with a limited budget, why don’t you try DealDash? What exactly is Deal Dash? Well I came across Deal Dash through a friend. She told me that I can possibly purchase products I want in a much lesser price through bidding. I was quite curious about biddings and auctions so I head on and read some DealDash Review. Accordingly, the website provides shoppers a chance to grab the latest gadgets and hot items by means of auctions, but let’s say you did not win, you can still purchase the item in its retail price and get a full refund on all bids for free. That’s pretty fair and square right? Well I tell you, auctions works, I actually got some pretty good deals from them!

While browsing my cousin’s online album, I noticed a lot of polka dots, from dresses, to shoes, and bags. I don’t know what she’s up to now but you see, sissy is kinda weird. Today she likes it dark, tomorrow vibrant, then polka dots for next month. I guess she’s bored, lol! Anyway, since she’s into polky now, I might as well throw some cute and fancy polka dots cell phone cases, saw some really pretty ones and it’s not that expensive. I’m planning to send some goodies for the family before the year ends and who can go wrong with cell phone cases, winks!

Another great recipe I'm proud of to share. This is family's favorite dish. I called it chicken stew, you can cook them in several style however mine i simply added the Heinz pork and beans and corn in a cobs. It was delectably good especially in tired and wore out days of long work you have. I It doesn't give you a long time to cook.


2 cans Heinz pork and beans
chopped small onion
minced garlic about 3 cloves
2 cups water
4-6 corn in a cob
slice chicken meat with bones
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp brown sugar

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Writing, I think is one of the best gifts one can possess. We may not be the kind of writers who would win Noble awards but for me, when you put your thoughts into words, by all means, you’re a writer. When I first started writing, I didn’t have the confidence to let others read it but then I thought to give it a go. Well I’ve been writing the past 5 years of my life, as a hobby and beyond. (winks) Yes, being a writer is a great profession nowadays, especially if you’re really the gifted type. There are online writing jobs waiting for you and yes there are companies that will actually hire you. For instance, at Online Jobs, you can start a career as a freelance writer. Depending where your niche is, like academic writing, dissertation, resume writing, essay or technical writing, you will land on a project that suits you best. Plus the best part is, this is one kind of a good-paying job. So if you think you’re a scribe by heart, why not turn it into a profession? Feel free to visit Online Jobs, writers, they are looking for you!

I must admit that i am loving my new living area arrangements right now and it is designed by yours truly. Can you see the difference the before and after? how the empty space became the cozy and beautiful area in the house for family and friends. Loved my new rug so much, it is the highlight of the entire living room. Just perfect with my sectional sofa i had from my house in TN. Red is really the kind of colors for me, i like how it complement each other. I am so proud of what i have accomplished in my lil home. Finally we settled in. Still doing some touching up here and there, hanging up some decors in walls and all that kind of stuff but i know i will get it through in no time!

What’s in a mug that a lot of people just love to collect them? In my case, a mug or a tumbler is not just something where you can put your iced-cold coffee or hot chocolate, tumblers are pretty aren't they? You can keep several pieces in different shapes and colors and still want for more. Plus, a mug can say something, about time and you. I don’t know but when I think of mugs, I think of morning rush, coffee breaks, night-shifts at work, spending time on a quality book, and late-night conversations.

Since a mug can be your best buddy on your life’s best moments, I am now starting to collect them. My newest addition is from TimeMug i had it in red. Ain't no ordinary mug by the way, there’s something with this kind of mug that makes it tick! From the name itself, this particular mug has a timepiece, a beautiful one attached to it. What’s so cool is that it’s totally dishwasher safe. But of course, to keep them for the longest time, always make sure to follow the manual when it comes to its maintenance.

The photo above is TimeMug’s Natalia Red Rhinestone Eternity. The timepiece has beautiful rhinestones embellishments and its red, just the way I like it! If your heart ticks for time and coffee maybe, grab your TimeMug now! You can use Simply20 for a 20% discount on orders at their website when you checkout. 
Disclaimer - Product(s) received for FREE, contents are mine 100% and I am not paid to give my honest opinion.

Hi! I've missed updating my blogs lately, because finally we're settled in now in sunshine state! Yey. I also missed posting my new recipes here and there. So anyway, i am sharing you guys my black biko recipe or  rice cake. Basically it's made of sweet rice, coconut milk and brown sugar. Meanwhile, mine has a twist on it, instead just the coconut concoction mixture on top of the biko, I made my own specialty version. I tell you it is goodsome, they love it and keep some more, lol. So here is how and what you need.

2 cups black sweet rice ( can buy it at Asian store)
1 can coconut cream
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 can condensed milk
1.5 cup water


Washed the sweet rice. In a pot steam it with the mixture of coconut cream, water and salt. In different sauce pan simmer the remaining coconut cream, brown sugar and vanilla extract until thicken the sauce. When rice cooked, mix together with the coconut concoction. Then pour it to the baking pan, flatten and covered it with the condensed milk. Preheat oven for 350 degree and baked it for 35 minutes or until top is brown. Serve hot or cold.

Enjoy cooking!

I’m sure a lot of YOU will love this giveaway that is hosted by Tips & Experiences because we will have 4 lucky winners to take home to prizes.

This giveaway will run from November 22, 2012 at 12:01am (pacific time) and ends of December 22 at 12:01am. If you are residents of the United States of America and have a valid US address, you are qualified to join the giveaway.

All you have to do is send your entries through the rafflecopter below and the more points you entered the more chances of winning either one of the prizes below.

1st winner will receive 4 products from Mia Mariu with a retail value of $55 - 2 Hydrating Stick Glosses, 1 Luminous Lip Gloss and 1 Intense Lip Liner (winner get to choose the color of their choice). You can check out my review, click here.

2nd winner will receive 1 Jewelry Box from Tatutina with a retail value of $35 - Jewelry Box with Hand Painted Pastel Flowers. All materials and paints are non-toxic and lead free. Dimension; 6” x 4.5” x 9.5” My review for this product is found here.

3rd winner will receive 1 digital Bathroom Scale from EatSmart with a retail value of $28.95 (on sale) - With extra Large Backlit 3.5” Display and “Step-On” technology. Check out my review for this product here.

4th winner will receive 3 pairs of Jean Straps with a retail value of $9.99 each pair - It’s the perfect solution to the challenge of wearing jeans tucked into boots. Product review found here.

So i am really thrilled to invite you all to come and join this fantastic giveaway. Who knows you might be one of the lucky winner who brings the prize home. I myself love all of those prizes so i will take my chances of winning! It's started tonight so check it out! Wink.

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Disclaimer: SIMPLY FILIPINA is not responsible for any damage or loss of item and not liable to replace the item once the post office or shipping company receives it.

If you’re into weight management or in simple terms, you’d like to be fit, then you probably heard of “The Mediterranean Diet.” For many years, it has been considered to be among the healthiest diet in the world! Well, we don’t need further proof, just look at a French lad walking down the street and you can tell. From what I know, the Mediterranean diet is mostly of plant foods and healthy fats, which we all know is good for the health. And of course long with proper lifestyle and a happy disposition.

So anyway, I’m pretty much interested with this Mediterranean diet and actually bookmarked some recipes and articles about it. But getting a taste of it, I’m just glad to discover Mediterranean Snacks, yes those treats you see above. Mediterranean snacks are more than your usual chips and crackers, they are made from lentils, vegetables, whole grains, and they completely gluten free. It doesn't contain any animal product such as lard, so if you’re a vegan then these snacks are for you! I have to say my favorite so far is their Veggie Medley Straw, it reminds me of my favorite childhood junk food, but this time I won’t be guilty because it’s healthy! My kids enjoyed them too! So, if we look at the residents of the Mediterranean and if there’s something we can imitate from them, more than fashion and style, I really think it should be their lifestyle and diet. What do you think?

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Granite Counter top is always a  beautiful choice for counter tops these days. It's timeless and ironic kind of material. For sure it will add a sophisticated look in your kitchen and it will give brightness to the room. I really loved the idea of putting granite tops in my kitchen and i am so happy that i got my wish! Our new house that we will just get settled in is fortunately got it! The color is so unique and vibrant the black marble smooth texture is just perfect for the light oak wood cabinets. Can't wait to do my favorite thingy here, that is prepping and cooking food for the family, i am sure will enjoy my kitchen! Wink.

Before checking about this web to print technology promotion that husband asked me to look for their new office soon, let me first greet you all a very pleasant evening straight from the Sunshine State! It’s Sunday evening and actually we’re quite busy lately because we just had attended our circuit assembly. The whole family was so excited because this was our first time to attend here in FL. Were thrilled meeting new brothers and sisters in faith and I am also happy to saw the happiness of my Filipina sister in-law who able to experienced this very thing for the first time. It is so refreshing and fun for the family and to be part of the spiritual feast is truly a blessing!

I been craving for this in a long time and since i have the ingredients so might as well make some. With no delay i grabbed and gathered 2 cups of all purposed flour, 2 tbsp rapid yeast, and 1 tsp salt. That's it! Mix it together with eyeball water to form a soft dough. Knead it till smooth and let it rice for an hour. I put my bold in the oven and let the light on for warm temperature. After an hour, toast it in the floured surface and knead again. Cut the dough in small pieces. Then make a long finger like size dough and twist it like on the picture. In a baking sheet let it stand for another one (1) hour then fry it to 350 degree fryer. That's all. Serve hot with white sugar coated.


While surfing the net I came across kbr-3d it’s a twin keyboard amp that musicians and leaders of a band used to make beautiful melodies. Well I remember we had this neighbor before who’s a singer and he was so passionate with playing musical instruments. He would often sing that song called Leader of the Band, and well it’s probably one of my favorite songs of all time. The song is about a person who’s been influenced with music and would like to do the same to others through songs of his own. I bet, our neighbor is one of them, a life touched by the melodies and songs.

My first plate so far, haha! Been awhile haven't went to Chinese restaurant because of the hectic schedules we have lately but not until the other day, i can't resist anymore to craved the long see long taste Chinese foodies! So hubs drove us to the nearest buffet here in the new place we moving. Chef Lins Buffet by far is the best resto in this area! I was so thrilled seeing all those familiar foods i love!
The second batch of plate i had! they have plentiful of selection of food, name it you have it when it comes to Chinese buffet! The fried banana is a plus and the other seafoods! Definitely my favorite place to go back again and again!

What are you going to do when you get a box, a huge one jam-packed of popcorn? What if they’re guilt-free pops, with only 39 calories per cup, no Trans fat and no preservatives, with very low calorie and a great source of fiber? Well simple, indulge! I was actually in disbelief when the box landed on our doorway several weeks ago, although I was expecting for its arrival but t’was a surprise it’s that much! So who went smiling big time? Everyone in the household is such a lover of popcorn. The husband was happy to know his got plenty of stock and the little girl were all giggles and “thank you mamas!”

I’m talking about nothing else than Skinny Pop popcorn. It’s not just one of the best-tasting popcorn in the world but most importantly healthy and can help you stay skinny. Because it is low in calories and no fat, and no artificial anything, there won’t be a feeling of guilt after finishing a dozen of packs! It’s great to munch on movie nights with the family and a happy thing to throw to friends. The husband got addicted with it and so i am. We had our long drive going to Florida last week and so i brought some and we enjoyed munching it at the trip! I should brought more bags of it, lol.

If you love pops and don’t want to gain weight, you should try Skinny Pop. Please visit them online to order because I don’t think you’d see them at the grocery stalls. Wink!

Talking about long trips? while your on the roads best way to keep you awake is to have  cup of Dunkin' Donuts latte cappuccino along with a box of assorted DD's, lol. This what happened a week ago when we headed up to Florida, took us 17 hours on the roads just slow and steady with heavy loads behind. It was a very long drive and we arrived like almost 2 am the following day. So when we saw Dunkin' Donuts on the roads we grabbed quite few! Wink.

One of the most common fear/anxiety of every college student is making their own research papers, investigatory reports, reviews and case studies. Been there, done that, believe me it was one of the most stressful times of my school life. On my part, I was lucky to get the assistance of my mom’s friend, a retired teacher who was very generous to share ideas and guidelines on how to make a good one. If it wasn't for her tips, I would probably get lost and screwed up. Those were the days and I’m just thankful I made it through. But for those of you out there, still in that path, don’t frown for help is available.

I’m talking about hiring professional writers and researchers to write your own custom research paper and the sort. They’re not that expensive by the way, to think they can provide you with the thing you need to graduate. If you’d like to contact one of them, just visit BestTermPaper. How it works? Well, you just have to send all the information about your subject. For example you need a case study or a review, just state the topic, the urgency of the task, preferred language and style. They will do the rest! It’s now that easy. Do check them out to know more and view their sample projects.

I never thought that I could possibly end up being a writer/blogger, much more make a living out of it. Growing up, I never had the tick or the talent to turn my thoughts into words. My sister was the scribe-type, there were times when I would bribe her just to compose a short, mushy poem. But then again, things are different now. I write not just to express my thoughts but because I have to, I mean I am obliged. Nevertheless am enjoying it now and actually getting the hang of it! A day won’t actually pass without me writing or at least making a draft. Though, I am very much aware that when it comes to writing, I am still an amateur. I admire those people behind successful books and stories, and yes those minds behind custom research paper, they’re simply genius.

About the latter, was there ever a time when you hired one? Research papers, thesis, essays, were the things I dread when I was in college, I can’t believe I made it through LOL! Anyway, if you are suppose to pass a term paper, a case study, reviews, or reports but lack time and doesn’t have the flair to do so, you can now hire professionals willing to do the job for you. Just visit Best Term Paper dot com and your problems are solved! If they were around before, I would probably ask their hand and get an A! Winks!

Today's snack for kids is brownie. They insisted me to baked them some! The lil boy found a box of brownie mix in the pantry so he asked it with matching a pity voice, haha! Oh well since i am craving too for quite sometimes now why not bake some. So this is the finished product, they are all excited even watching the oven timer so they know when it's cooked! Funny. It is ready mix Filipino brownies which is i like it, we all like it because it's moist and not so sweet. Have a happy snack everyone!

I almost forgot, I took history in college, in fact it was my major. They used to asked me why I took such a course when I could have opted for something else, something that’s more in-demand and profitable. But you know what? I was happy then when I chose that path, I’m actually grateful. It taught me a lot of things normally we wouldn't bother knowing like the history of a particular country and its people. Because of it, I was able to explore several places and discover a whole lot of things. It nurtured the wanderlust in me that until now I’m pretty guilty. LOL!

In one of our discussions, how can I forget that? We were told to do a reporting about our chosen place and bring along props that will describe it. Some bought textiles, and silverware, what stood out however was the Tibetan singing bowls that made a lot of noise, beautiful ones actually. There was a lot of learning and fun at the same time. When it comes to school, many would suggest what course to take, but I’m a believer that learning should come from the heart. When you’re happy with what you’re into, you’re not just learning, you’re actually living and have it within you for the longest time. On a second note, I just got to mention that I recently know where to find those singing bowls and other unique handicrafts from the Himalayas, Click Here Tibetan Singing Bowls and you’ll see different kinds of these ancient instruments. Actually it is really cool kind of instrument! And i think you can use it for your cooking, hmmm that would be interesting! Multi purpose piece huh!

Who doesn't love to cook? I personally loved to cook, my kitchen is my sanctuary! I enjoy cooking for families and friends ever since i could remember. I cook since i was 5 years old! Anyway, this event is so perfect for those who enjoy cooking as well for their guest, family and friends! So i am inviting to come and join us in participating this awesome cool giveaway! Rachel Ray cookware? how cool is that! She got the best brand ever friends! 

Welcome to the Give Thanks Rachael Ray Cookware Event!

Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts Capri's Coupons, Swank Savings, and My Vegan Gluten Free Life!
The stylish two-tone gradient exterior on the Rachael Ray Porcelain 10-piece set adds color and style to any kitchen. This cookware heats quickly and evenly, reducing "hot spots" that can burn foods. A long-lasting nonstick interior allows food to slide off and makes cleanup quick and easy. The rubberized dual-riveted handles are comfortable and oven safe to 350 degrees. Watch your foods cook without having to remove the lid to keep moisture locked in. Comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
  • Number of Pieces: 10
  • Includes: 2-qt. Saucepan with Lid, 3-qt. Saucepan with Lid, 6-qt. Stockpot with Lid, 8.5" Skillet, 1-qt. Saucepan with Lid, 10" Skillet
  • Features: Clear Glass Lid, Riveted Handle, Nonstick Coating
  • Pan-Pot Material: Porcelain
  • Handle Material: Rubber
  • Lid Material: Glass
  • Finish: Enameled
  • Baking cooking surface: Nonstick
  • Care and Cleaning: Oven Safe up to 350 degrees, Hand-wash Only
  • Warranty Description: Lifetime Limited Manufacturer Warranty

One lucky reader will receive a Rachael Ray Porcelain II Orange 10pc Set!

Giveaway ends November 15th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

I’ve always loved jerky, sometimes I crave for this on breakfast and snacks. Being a jerky junkie, I thought I’m going to go for sodium-rich jerky all my life. Not until I’ve tried Krave Jerky. This healthy jerky with all its natural seasonings plus flavors that sounds delish! I simply loved it! So what do I have here? Garlic Chili Pepper Beef Jerky which leaves your mouth on fire, not really for children but girls my nieces likes it. Chili Lime Beef Jerky, the flavors come out as soon as I open the pack, Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky unlike garlic chili, this one’s heat is moderate, and my favorite- Smoky Grilled Teriyaki Pork Jerky which is made from pork and the ingredients are perfectly combined and has a hint of sweetness. Just right texture and smoky and not salty at all! Well, it’s re-sealable after all so you can actually open a few packs all at the same time, so to taste, lol! 

Oh well I can’t wait to get more. So, if you’re a jerky junkie like me, then you’ve got to try Krave! Check them out for a ton of stuff for you to crave! Try the Krave Jerky Sampler so you know what am talking! Wink!

Binignit, ginataan or whatever they call it in different dialect! I was craving for this in while now. Thought of making it yesterday! Good for cold days and famous one of the famous snack in our country, the binignit indeed! It's sweet and creamy, mix with bananas, sweet potatoes, sweet rice and coconut milk flavored it with brown sugar and of course the extra colorful stuff is the rainbow sago or tapioca pearls. Some cook it with jack fruits and more assorted added stuff. However mine i make it simple and yummy. Let's have some y'all. Wink!