Prawns in Chili Sauce

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Prawns in Chili Sauce


  • 1kg black tiger prawns (fresh shrimps can be used, too)
  • 7 to 8 thin slices ginger
  • 3 spring onions, cut into 1-inch length
  • 1 onion (cut into wedges)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chilli (sliced) optional
  • Vegetable oil, enough for shallow frying + 1 tbsp
  • Sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce


  1. In a wok and deep frying pan, heat up enough vegetable oil to cover prawns when frying. When it is warm, shallow fry prawns in batches for about 5-6 minutes or until pink. Repeat until the whole batch finishes, set aside.
  2. In a new pan, pour over 1 tbsp spoon of the vegetable oil. Under medium heat, put in garlic, onion and ginger. Cook until soft. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and add into the pan. Stir well.
  3. Add in cooked prawns, spring onions and cut fresh chilli (if using). Cook and stir for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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Beautiful Mothers Rings

Have you ever thought of giving your mom or wife a ring? Not just a ring, but mothers birthstone rings. I definitely think this is really cute and I’m sure every mom, and that includes me would love to have a ring that has a birthstone for each member of the family.


It used to be that mothers rings only used to have the mother’s birthstone, but nowadays, more and more moms are choosing to place their children’s Birthstones in their rings, which I think is a wonderful idea.

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Beef Tenderloin with a Mushroom Cream Sauce

A smooth and creamy sauce with melt in your mouth beef tenderloin. This is always a winner. Try it, I’m sure your family will love it, too. Happy cooking!

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Beef Tenderloin with a Mushroom Cream Sauce


  • 1 dash olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 (6 ounce) beef tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 6 tablespoons cognac (or white wine)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1 cup of assorted mushroom (I used canned button mushrooms)
  • chopped parsley


  1. In a fry pan over medium high heat, add a splash of olive oil and half a teaspoon of butter.
  2. Season the beef tenderloin with salt and pepper and add to pan.
  3. Add the clove of garlic and sprig of fresh thyme.
  4. Slowly roast the beef tenderloin on all sides, turning routinely every 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. To cook the beef tenderloin medium, this should take approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Once roasted nicely, golden brown, remove the beef tenderloin and keep warm off to one side.
  7. Pick out the garlic and thyme, return the pan to the heat, and add a splash of cognac and flame so as to allow the alcohol to burn off.
  8. Add the chicken stock and reduce by two- thirds, then add the cream and simmer gently to reduce and thicken by half.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and keep sauce warm on one side.
  10. Using a clean fry pan, over high heat, quickly sauté your choice of assorted mushrooms that have been picked over and cut into hazel nut size pieces.

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How to Find a Good Tenant

You own a residential or commercial property that’s vacant and you decided to rent it out and become a landlord. If it is your first time to rent out a property, finding a worthy tenant can be time consuming and it can challenge your patience. Below are some tips to help you find high quality renters.


Upgrade your property
Check your property for damages. Make sure that all utilities and wirings are properly installed. It is your responsibility as a landlord to ensure the safety of your tenant. Also make sure that the place is clean.

Take photos of your property
Once you are sure that your place is safe and “livable,” take some photos. Take some shots inside and outside the property. Note that providing a more complete view of your property attracts more possible tenants.

Advertise your property
It would be best if you could create a web page for your rental property, where you can post a lot of photos. Other forms of advertising only accept one or two images for your property and some do not allow photos. But I do encourage you to post in print ads and other listings as well because a lot of people still refer to these listings when looking for a property to lease.

Screen tenants carefully
When people start contacting you about your property, be sure to do the following: Do a criminal background check, pull credit reports, verify employment and income and check rental references of your possible tenant. If you are not sure how this is done, there is a website called Tenantify to help you with the verification process. This will not cost you a dime because it’s the tenant who will pay for the service.

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Review: Premium Jumbo Stainless Steel Drinking Straw

I was recently sent a set of 5 cool-looking jumbo stainless steel drinking straws for testing purposes.

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Product Description:

  • 18/8 Stainless Steel – won’t rust or bend
  • BPA Free – Dishwasher Sae – FDA Certified
  • Reusable Cleaning Brush included
  • Free eBook Included – Packed with 25 smoothie recipes
  • An excellent Gift Idea
  • Tasteless and Odorless

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My Thoughts

First off, the stainless straws look really cool. I received 5 jumbo straws and a cleaning brush. The girls were excited, too, when they saw them, so we tried them right away. If you are used to drinking with plastic straws, you know how the acids in some drinks can alter the taste when they interact with plastic. There is also this “plastic” taste when you sip through it. Drinking from a stainless steel straw is totally different. It doesn’t alter the taste or flavor of the drink and it does not get clogged, so you can sip even the thickest smoothies without much effort.

Cleaning the straws is a breeze. Simply insert the sudsy bristle cleaner and brush through the inside of the straw, then rinse as usual. It is also dishwasher safe.


These straws are perfect for any kind of drink and are a great alternative to plastic straws. They are strong and won’t bend or break easily. You can save a lot of money from these straws because they can be used over and over. I highly recommend these.

Where to buy?

The cool Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Straws are available on Amazon.

Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me for free by Eco at Heart for evaluation purposes. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. All photos used in the review were taken by myself or family. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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Wedding Bouquets and Centerpieces for Less

Why spend $50 or more on a simple wedding centerpiece when you can make your own and save a lot of money? Yes, you can and you don’t even have to start from scratch. Bloominous is a hip wedding site that offers DIY floral arrangements. The designers behind this great website understand most brides’ desires to save on their wedding flowers. You didn’t think it’s possible, right?

Well, you better believe it because it is possible to spend just a little and still have the wedding of your dreams. When I visited the website, I was amazed with their gorgeous designs.

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Now, do you believe me? And all these are easy to do and can be done in minutes. You’ll be blown away with the prices. A wedding florist normally charges $5000 at the least. With DIY arrangement kits, you’ll spend way lower than that. And the best thing is, you’ll have the most unique designs for your wedding. Your guests would even think you spent so much time and money on the flowers. The blooms come straight from the farm, so you can be sure that they are fresh and cut to order.

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Spicy Shelf Giveaway (ends Sept. 17)

Spicy Shelf Giveaway

Hosted by: Queen of Savings, Here we go again, ready? & Michigan Savings & More

Sponsor: Spicy Shelf

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Who doesn’t want an organized spice shelf? I always end up buying another bottle of thmye or rosemary without realizing that I still have some in my pantry. That will never happen again with Spicy Shelf!

Prize: 1 Set of 2 Spicy Shelfs

Dates: 9/10-9/17

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: YUMMY AS CAN BE did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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