Holiday Fun Facts: Christmas Around the World

With only a few days in between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, it’s usually over a weeklong holiday celebration for a lot of people. Although I tend to celebrate the New Year’s more than Christmas, I do enjoy Christmas music, Christmas parties, Christmas programs/musicals and the overall feeling of joy and celebration. And the […]

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Fresh Homemade Ginger Tea {Salabat}

Want to know the best fresh tea drink that washes away winter blues? Fresh homemade ginger tea. Yup. It reminds me of Saturday nights when fellowship gatherings simply called “social night” catered for the young and singles in the church community were held. It often became a family event. It involved a lot of parlor games, […]

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J+J: Bee Inspired Fall-Winter 2016

The weather has been cool lately and so it’s a perfect time to go outside for pictures. I set out an appointment with J+J and their cute little pup, S. This young couple came ready for their photo session. They brought a toy for S and it helped get his attention. Well, sometimes. After a few […]

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Tofu Stew in Tomatoes

Tofu Stewed in Tomatoes is a Vietnamese dish that I love to cook at home and for church potlucks. I learned the basics of it from watching my mother-in-law cook. She is a great home cook and I am eternally grateful for her wisdom and instruction. This recipe is my own version and may not be as […]

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Free Printable Thank You Cards

There is so much for which to be thankful. But one of life’s sweetest gifts are the people that we care about. We encounter and interact with many of them on a daily basis — family or friends — who in one way or another have given us many other reasons to be thankful for. In my […]

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Stuffed Bitter Melon/Gourd Soup

I have been wanting to share this Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup recipe because I believe some of my readers with adventurous palates might appreciate this. Each recipe I share in this blog is either a family favorite or a personal favorite. Today’s recipe is a family favorite, well for my husband and me. My children eat rice with the broth […]

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Inspiration: The Cracked Pot

The Cracked Pot is a wonderful lesson about loving oneself, flaws and all. Author: Unknown Music: Solitude by Jahzzan Photos: Pixabay One of my favorite hobby is making simple videos. This is definitely something I would like to spend more time learning, if given enough opportunity. I enjoy tinkering with the video editor or photo editor (click […]

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Polvoron in Paper Cones

Introducing to you, my yummylicious favorite childhood snack: POLVORON. This is so easy to do and fun to eat. As I am becoming more and more health conscious, I might try different ways to make this. This recipe has only 4 main ingredients: flour, milk, sugar and butter but can be modified according to your taste. I like that any […]

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Baked Vegetarian Egg Rolls

I love, love, love crispy fried egg rolls. Who doesn’t? Right, the health conscious folks. I am one of them, well, except I love that crunch when I bite into a FRIED eggroll. What to do? We want a healthier version of crispy eggrolls, right? Crispy but not greasy. So here’s my take on fresh crispy egg rolls, baked to […]

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Oatmeal Champorado

What a blessed day it is to wake up feeling all refreshed and ready to face the day. One of the important things of my day is to eat breakfast with my babies. I’m going to introduce my go-to breakfast — oatmeal. It’s quick, easy, and convenient. I usually prepare it with cranberries, the way my son likes it. Another way is to add chocolate […]

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