A SPONTANEOUS FAMILY GET AWAY

Monte Rio It was a nice hot sunny day and we were going to spend it like any other day, as simple as it could be; stay at home. In the middle of our morning routine, my husband’s cousin calls him to invite us to spend the day somewhere. It was a spontaneous trip to East of Monte Rio.. We took an hour and a half road trip ride to reach Monte Rio Recreation and Park District located below a...

Choosing the Name of Our Baby Girl.

Baby’s Name For a lot of parents-to-be like us, being parents for the first time made us very excited to choose what name should we give for our first baby. It is wonderful to read a lot of beautiful names from different resources and like many others we’ve had a difficult time choosing the right one amongst all that’s on the list. At the beginning, we started to look for a lot of different names from short to the longest...

CHEESECAKE (NO-BAKE) FAST & EASY RECIPE

MAKE YOUR OWN CHEESECAKE WITHOUT BAKING! Ingredients 1 or 2 packs of Sugar Wafers (vanilla/strawberry or any flavor you desire) 8 ounces Cream Cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup Sugar or less 2 tbsp Sour Cream 2 tsp fresh Lemon juice Banana Slices   Preparation Crush wafers and set it aside. Then start making the filling by beating the cream cheese and sugar in a mixer for about 2-3 minutes or until smoothly combined. Add the sour cream and lemon...

Take a Closer Look

In the middle of a street, a quiet street you’ll find a small white and green painted trim house.  In the front yard you will find two tall trees that are almost as old as the house itself. They stand tall welcoming you with open arms. In between the two trees there is a paved walkway that leads to the porch, front door. That’s right, you have found yourself standing at our front porch. Now you wonder how on earth...

How to make Delicious Banana Bread

Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar ½ butter (one stick) 2 eggs ½ cup sour cream ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 large ripe bananas Preparation Preheat your oven to 350 F. In a large bowl pour in butter, egg and vanilla and beat at medium speed. Then add sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Slowly add in flour . Mash bananas with a fork then add...

Homemade Oreo Vanilla Marshmallow Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream Craving for an ice cream? Why not make your own at home! It’s cheap, it saves your time, and most especially its fun to make it with the whole family! With just very few ingredients and very easy steps we have made a superb ice cream tasting the crunch of oreo cookies with the blend of cream and soft mallows! This Oreo Vanilla Marshmallow Ice Cream recipe would only require you 5 ingredients and does only need few easy...

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients 1 Mango, peeled,seeded & diced 1 large Banana, peeled & sliced 1 cup Pineapple chunks (with 100% fruit juice) 3/4 cup low fat Vanilla Yogurt 1 cup Ice cubes 1/2 cup Fresh Milk Sugar for tasting ( exclude if necessary) Strawberry for topping (or any fruit you desire) Preparation Combine all ingredients except strawberry in a blender container. Blend until mixture is smooth . Transfer by pouring mixture into glasses then top with sliced strawberry. (or any fruit you...

Moist Chocolate Chip Muffin

Ingredients 1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter (if you decide to go with salted you can go ahead and exclude the ¼ salt) 1 cup of sugar 2 cups chocolate chip 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 1 ¼ cups milk 1 ¼ cups sour cream 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 ½ cups flour Preheat your oven to 375 F. Place melted butter in a large bowl then add sugar and mix...

Pasta Bolognese Quick and Easy Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp. Olive Oil 5 tbsp. Tomato Paste 3 cups Whole Fresh Milk 1 tsp. Oregano 1 1/2 tsp. Salt 2 tbsp. Heavy Cream 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter Shredded Cheese for serving 1 lb. Ground Beef 1 lb. Penne Pasta 1 medium Onion 4 cloves Garlic 7 baby Carrots SAUCE PREPARATION AND INSTRUCTIONS Start by chopping spices including garlic, onion and carrots into small finely chops then set aside. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat and...

Ang Pagsasalaysay ng Isang Landas

Ako’y tila isang guryon na waring sumasayaw sa musika ng hangin Hanging hindi ko mabatid ang lakas at bagsik Kaagapay ang dalangin at paniniwala sa tibay ng natatanging tali Ako’y wag hayaang mapadpad sa kawalan ng langit Kasabay ng aking pagsayaw sa indayog ng musika Kasabay ng bawat galaw at hakbang na hindi maalintana Isang matibay na paniniwala sa daang may buhay at saya Isang mithiin ng magpakailanman na umusbong noong simula Sa malawak na karagatan ng langit na puno...