January 30, 2016

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Using my son’s audio technica and listening to my favorite music while making this yummy Caramel Sauce, my daughter saw me in the kitchen and laughed. She thought it was too cool. I don’t know, but it’s just easier for me to work when I’m listening to music. I didn’t want to bother them with my music and my earbuds were nowhere to be found, so I just borrowed my son’s earphones. Anyway, enough for my explanation. I am sure you are dying to try my caramel sauce, so here’s the recipe.

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Yummy Apple Caramel Sauce


  • 1 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until thickened to desired consistency.

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January 7, 2016

If you want 2016 to be the best year ever, it’s important for you to make health a priority. Oftentimes, people are interested in getting healthy yet lack the knowledge and skills necessary to make it an integral component of their daily life. Luckily, optimizing your lifestyle so that you can attain greater wellness doesn’t have to be hard or super challenging. Keep the process simple by trying the following three health strategies:

1. Determine Whether A Disease Is Plaguing You.

In many cases, people fail to get healthy because they don’t address and resolve the fact that they have a disease which is detracting from their vitality and livelihood. And in many cases, people don’t address disease because they’re unaware that a condition is plaguing them. If you’re currently experiencing health symptoms yet don’t know the cause, it’s important to invest in testing kits which can help you identify the problem. Companies like Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, INc. are pleased to offer testing kits for diseases like HIV, cancer, diabetes and much more. The company’s professionals are also pleased to sell drug testing kits.

2. Find Healthy Recipes That You Love.

Oftentimes, people are interested in getting healthy yet find themselves addicted to unhealthy foods like candy bars, potato chips, soda, pizza, etc. However, you can overcome your addiction to nutritionally vacuous, fat or sugar-filled foods by replacing them with healthier options. For example, individuals who are obsessed with salt-laden french fries can access online recipes for baked potato fries that taste just as good and also offer valuable vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. You can even make a healthier version of ketchup by blending tomatoes, dates, and sundried tomatoes in a VitaMix. Also know that there are thousands of other great Internet recipes that feature healthier versions of typically unhealthy items like cherry pie, hamburgers, and chocolate chip cookies.

Wrapping It All Up

If you put your mind to it, 2016 can be your most productive, positive year yet. But if you really want to make it happen, it’s important to focus on attaining the level of health necessary to give you the energy and vitality necessary to accomplish goals, maintain a positive mood, and think clearly. By using some or all of the health strategies you see here, you’ll likely find that you start to lead the life of profound wellness you always wanted!

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January 2, 2016

It’s been a while since I updated this blog. I apologize because I got too caught up with work, I hardly find the time to post my favorite recipes here. This sweet and spicy gambas dish is a tad easy to prepare.

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Sweet and Spicy Gambas


  • 1 lb. Shrimps, shelled
  • 1 White onion, minced
  • 1 Bell pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 Lady Finger chilis, sliced diagonally
  • 1 Tbsp. Tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. White Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Sugar (Depends on how sweet you want your sauce.)
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Cornstarch Dissolved in 1 to 2 Tbsps. water


  1. In pan, saute onions until translucent.
  2. Add bell pepper and cook for one minute.
  3. Add vinegar, water and tomato sauce.
  4. Season with salt, Sriracha Sauce and sugar.
  5. Once the sauce becomes bubbly, toss in shrimps and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the chili and cornstarch mixture. Cook for another minute.
  7. Serve on a sizzling plate with lightly beaten egg.
  8. If you are not using a sizzling plate, serve on a platter with lightly beaten egg, then microwave on high for about a minute.

I hope you enjoy my Sweet and Spicy Gambas recipe as much as we do.

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December 30, 2015

One of the treats I love to bake whether it’s Christmas or not are Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. The kids love the slightly bitter taste of dark chocolate, so that’s what I use for my cocoa powder. This recipe is adapted from the Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I found online. It’s simple and very easy to make, even a kid can do this.

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup cold salted butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, blend the sugars at medium speed.
  4. Add the cold butter, and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and mix at low to medium speed just until blended. Do not overmix.
  5. Add the flour mix and chocolate chips, and blend at a low speed just until mixed. Do not overmix.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 20-22 minutes until golden. Transfer cookies immediately to a cool surface with a spatula. You can line sheets with parchment and transfer to a cold surface to do it faster.

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December 7, 2015

Coffee lovers have one nemesis: the impact of the love for coffee on their pockets. Buying a gourmet coffee cup in a location like Starbucks can set you back $5, if not more. Those of us who are smart about coffee budgeting understand that the path to tasty & affordable gourmet coffee is not in cafés, but instead with personal coffee makers. So, once you have a great Nespresso coffee machine in your kitchen, how do you find affordable coffee capsules? That’s where alternative coffee capsules like gourmesso.com come in.


Brand name coffee capsules are on the pricier side, but there are alternative producers who create capsules compatible with coffee machines. Gourmesso capsules, for example, are made to fit OriginalLine Nespresso machines by creating capsules similar to the brand name’s capsules. However, the difference in price is significant.

While an original Nespresso capsule will cost at the very least $0.65, Gourmesso offers almost identical alternatives for $0.45 and up, making for a 30% difference. A quick search on the Nespresso site shows that the Ristretto coffee capsules sell at $6.80 for a 10-pack, while Gourmesso’s blend is only $4.59. For heavy coffee drinkers, those savings add up without losing on taste or quality.

There are an additional three ways to get further discounts on the capsules:

The first is the monthly special deals and discounts across all products, available only to customers. It’s worth following their newsletter to get your hands on a great monthly deal.

The second is through their reward points – customers get reward points for a variety of actions, like making a purchase, referring a friend, celebrating a birthday, signing up for a newsletter and so on. The rewards can then be used as discounts on future purchases.

The third way is by buying a monthly subscription or bundle. Because you are buying in ‘bulk’, the price per capsule goes down. Subscriptions can be per month or per every 3 months. You can select the blends you want and automatically receive the capsules on the desired subscription schedule.

Some coffee aficionados may be afraid that lower prices mean a lower quality product, but that is not the case with Gourmesso capsules. The coffee is sourced from some of the best coffee regions in the world, including blends from South America, Africa and India. All beans are roasted, ground, measured and packaged to provide the best taste & aroma possible. The intention is to create an affordable gourmet coffee straight from the comfort of home.

Gourmesso has a whopping 20 varieties of flavors and aromas, each of which can compete with the original Nespresso coffee capsules. Among them are 10 different espressos, 3 lungo varieties, a decaffeinated espresso and 6 flavored espresso blends. They vary in scale in intensity, but follow the same scale as the original capsules for Nespresso machines. Some of the best flavors are the Caramel Soffio, Etopia Blend Forte and the Lungo Latino Mezzo, although it mostly depends on personal preferences.

They also provide a benefit that you can’t easily find with brand-name capsules – a commitment to Fair Trade coffee capsules and sustainability. The coffee industry has awful back end stories, and it’s important that we coffee lovers commit ourselves to supporting brands and companies that ensure rights for their employees and suppliers. Additionally, the fact that Gourmesso is trying to create a more sustainable capsule and lower their carbon footprint is also commendable and makes it a more sustainable buy over competitors.

So how can you find Gourmesso alternative coffee capsules? Easy! Their online site offers all their products for purchase. Shipping is free from $50 on within the US, and $75 on to Canada. With a quick online ordering and shipping straight home, there is no longer a need to look for capsules in exclusive boutiques, which is a great time saver.

Gourmesso is a great way to enjoy coffee while spending less!

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December 2, 2015

This DRESS is definitely a must for that fancy “aye aye captain” look which will go perfect with that themed party you would be attending to. I love how the stripes, though minimal, adds justice to this dress which makes it very cute and girly.

White Chiffon Lace Dress
White Chiffon Lace Dress
White Chiffon Lace Dress

The sleeves of this dress is fluttered outward to create a flattering and pretty detail to the top part of this dress with the lace paneling. The a-line bottom of the dress produces a subtle bubbly but still modest style to the overall look of the dress. It’s made of chiffon which is very airy and lightweight ? adds an extra effortless look to the dress. It is in a beautiful shade of White with two black stripes at the bottom; available in the sizes S M L XL.

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August 24, 2015

There is something about candies that lift my spirits and make me happy. I know what you’re thinking. I am like a child. Yes, yes. I am a child at heart and candies always make me feel good. My favorite is hand made rock candies. There is one store in Rockwell that I used to frequent, but when I got too busy with my work, I rarely ever go there anymore.

Then one time, I was doing a research on the internet, I stumbled upon this fun website that sells handmade rock candies. Designer candies. My eyes feasted on their yummy candies, so of course, I ordered. Their candies were definitely not made by amateurs. Just by looking at them, you’ll know right away that they are made by professionals and made with love. And what about the taste? Sweet and delicious!

The twins’ birthday is coming up and I’m thinking of including rock candies and Gourmet swirl lollipops in their loot bags. I think those Happy Birthday candies are really cute and the lollipops will make a pretty centerpiece.

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Candies would make a great gift idea, so if you are attending a special occasion or you simply want to make someone happy, just send her a bag of handmade candies and you will surely make her day.

The website also offers personalized handmade sweets that you can use for your wedding, as promotional items for your company, or give to a loved one. All their items are handmade to order. You choose the design, color and flavor and their confectioners will handcraft your own batch of yummy candy.

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