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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Old Fashion Pancakes

In our house, pancakes is one of our favorites for breakfast or snacks. My 2 nephews love pancakes so every time I cook, I make it a point to give them. They just live next door. The easiest way to cook pancakes is to use a ready mix from the box and in just a matter of minutes, pancakes are ready to eat. But making pancakes from scratch will yield more and you can save money too. So why not try this recipe and you'll see and taste how easy and yummy these pancakes are.

INGREDIENTS:

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon white sugar
* 1 1/4 cups milk
* 1 egg
* 3 tablespoons butter, melted
* I tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Facebook App

We all know that there are lots people all over the world who are struggling to recover from their addictions. In fact, I know some people in our place who are having a hard time to stop their vices or addictions. Some people opted to go to a rehab center but for those who can't afford it, they are searching for a place to voice out or express how they feel and get some insights and suggestions too. Well, if you know somebody who has the same problem as above, why not tell them to join InTheRooms , a social networking in the world wide web.

For those who have never heard of In The Rooms, well, it is an online recovery community with more than 50,000 members worldwide that connect regularly to form one of the biggest recovery social networking sites on the web. If you signed up in Facebook, you can now add the InTheRooms Facebook App to your Facebook profile and if you know somebody who is in the process of recovery then you can invite him or her to join and share their experiences. Both hubby an I are in Facebook and we gonna have to inform our friends about this app. I'm sure this will help people who are in the recovery process from addiction.
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Chicken Empanada


I haven't been cooking lately because I let my brother do the cooking in the house. He's a very good cook and since we've been here, hubby and I had gained weight. We've been eating too much. I can't help it because it's hard to resist those delicious foods.

Anyways, I would like to post here again the recipe that both me and my hubby love, empanada. I used to cook it before when we were in Texas. I'm planning to cook this again one of these days.


Chicken Empanada


Ingredients:

Dough:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 egg
ice water (enough to make a ball)

Filling:
1 chicken breast, boiled and himayin
2 medium potatoes, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
canola oil
salt
pepper

Instructions:

Mix the ingredients for the dough. Knead it well using a rolling pin. If the dough is already okay and doesn't stick to your hands no more, cut it into pieces according to your desired size. For the filling, sautee the garlic, onion, chicken then add the rest of the ingredients. Put salt and pepper according to taste. If it's already cooked, let it cool first. Then form a ball of the dough that you cut into pieces and roll it with the rolling pin to flatten. Then put the filling about 1heaping tablespoon. Then wrap it. Use a fork to seal the edges. Beat 1 egg and just use the yolk. Apply it to the empanada using a brush before baking. Bake it for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back To Zero

What can I say? My blog's PR was ripped off by the high and mighty G from PR2 then down to PR1 and now PR0. This has been expected of course. This is my 4th blog that was demoted but the good thing is, it took more than a year before Mr. G finally took away my blog's PR. This blog of mine had the longest period that had the PR among my blogs that do paid blogging. Within that period, I did a lot of paid blogging and of course this blog made me some money. I didn't really expect that this blog's PR stayed that long compared to my other blogs. Goodbye PR. Hope Mr. G will give you back to me. If not, it's okay. I made some money anyway...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Squash With String Beans

I just love eating squash with string beans mixed with ground beef, ampalaya and okra. We just had this the other day and it's so delicious I tell you. I won't get tired eating this over and over again. It's one of my favorites. It's good to eat this with rice, Hmm, yummy!

INGREDIENTS:
1 squash, peeled and cubed
10 pcs okra
2 pcs ampalaya, sliced
salt or fish sauce
cooking oil
ground beef
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS:
Pout the cooking oil and sautee the garlic and onion. Put the ground beef and brown it. Add water and let it simmer. Add salt or fish sauce, and all the vegetables. Cook until the vegetables are soft. Serve with rice.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Celebrating Father's Day

I know that this is a late post but I just want to share here what we had during Father's Day. Though our father is no longer with us because he passed away 9 years ago, we had a little celebration with my kinfolks who are also fathers like my brother, my brother-in-law and his dad and of course my hubby. We just bought most of the foods that we had because we didn't have enough time to cook after church. We had pancit palabok, lechon manok, shanghai lumpia, cake, etc. By the way, we were in Baguio during Father's Day at my brother-in-law's house. Here are some photos.



Thursday, July 2, 2009

Foods Again!

It's been too hot here lately, it was in the 90s and it made me sweat a lot. I felt so uneasy and uncomfortable. To beat the heat, my family and I went to the beach last weekend and dipped ourselves in the water. We brought with us some foods for lunch. I don't know why but whenever we are in the beach, I have a very good appetite. I ate too much and after that I felt sorry because I know I've been gaining weight. The last time I hit the scale, I had gained 10 lbs since we were here. I don't really like it but I can't help eating those yummy foods in front of me. My hubby had also gained a lot of weight. We have to do something. We need to shed off those excess pounds. Anyways, we enjoyed swimming and of course eating the foods that we cooked like beef caldereta and squash and string beans with ground beef..