Sunday, October 30, 2011

Camote Cue/Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

My brother and I used to sell these around the neighborhood when we were kids. Our mother cooked it. These sweet potatoes slices were fried in oil with caramelized brown sugar. Then skewed in bamboo sticks. There would be around 3-4 slices in each sticks and will be then sold. We visited homes and even shouted "Hot Camote Cue for sale." Each stick was 1 peso and we always come home empty handed but with a pocket filled with pesos. Those were the days. So every time I cook these, I remember it. Wants me to shout again "Hot sweet potatoes everyone?"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Using Some Candy Corn Decor For Season-Long Decorations

Guest post written by Dana Cann

I really love decorating my home for the holidays, but I enjoy how it looks more than actually decorating. I actually hate the process of pulling everything out of storage and putting it all up, so I try to put up some decorations that will last for more than just one holiday. That can be a little tough for some holidays, but I think that a lot of fall decorations can last from the beginning of fall through Thanksgiving. Or at least all the decorations that I use last that long.

I looked online for some ideas with my wireless internet Nashville to find some good fall through Thanksgiving seasonal decorations.

I decided on using some candy corn decor because not only is it appropriate as fall decor, but it also is one of my favorite kinds of candy! It alsways makes me sad that I have to stock up on candy corn around Halloween because it isn't really sold outside of that season. So this is just one more way to celebrate it. Not all of my decorations now are candy corn themed, but there's defeintiely a good representation fo my favorite fall candy in the mix.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Deep-Fried Ice Cream

The second time that I tried a deep-fried ice cream. This one was bought at Los Hermano's Mexican Restaurant, the other one was at El Torito's. I couldn't remember the taste of the latter but I am sure it tastes good too like this one. The ice cream isn't really fried as what the name is. The container which the scoops of ice cream are placed is. It looks like a layer of deep-fried tortillas and it's crunchy if you eat it. Tastes good with the ice cream. It reminds me of french fries and ice cream which I really love to it. I eat more french fries if there's an ice cream or milk shake. I like it too with McDo's Frappe. It's yummy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Breakfast SPAM

It's my first time to try SPAM for breakfast and it was good. It was bacon flavor so I made some slices and fried it. It was served as our bacon since we didn't have the strips at that time. We eat the same type of menu two to three times a week but I like it that I can eat it daily. Only that sometimes, instead of french toasts, I make pancakes and use different kind of syrup for a different taste. This morning, I made some french toasts too, fried some eggs and pork sausages. What a nice and delicious meal for breakfast!

What I Wanted To Be

If cooks and chefs use aprons, workers in medical fields use scrubs. It would be nice if I could use both but I am only an at-home Mom, who cooks, works at our home office, take good care of my family and do the household chores.
I have been dreaming to become a nurse when I was a kid. But I became a teacher then a Mom who stays at home. If I pursued my dream I could have worn scrubs now and been browsing for the uniforms to work. But I am happy what I am now and just content to see my relatives and friends wearing scrubs and buying scrub sets online and in store. How about You?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Puto & Dinuguan

Like Samson and Delilah, Puto (rice cake) and Dinuguan (pork blood stew) is a perfect pair. These taste good when eaten together. Snack time is fun when you have these. It sounds and looks nasty but it is really tasty. We Filipinos got used with the taste and some grew up with these as food. I remember, we always had it every weekend because our neighbor used to make the stew every time they slaughter a pig to sell. Now I can only have it when there's a Filipino gathering here in US. Oh how I miss it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blender Parts

It has been three years already since I received my blender as a Christmas gift from my husband. We actually had two old blenders but one was broken and the other one was misplaced somewhere in the kitchen that up to now, I could not find it. So when I accidentally broke the other one, I asked my husband to buy me a new blender. At that time, I wished I can buy the parts. I could have bought it at They have kitchenaid blender parts there. It's nice to know that you can get blender parts online. If you are looking something and you can't find it at your local store, try visiting the website. You might find it there. They have everything, all information you need. So if I need something or a blender part, I can just go visit the site. I should have when my other blender was broken.

The glass container still works with the sharp metal pieces in it. I was using ice cubes at that time and it stuck inside the glass container. The base part was burnt. I smelled it first then a smoke came out so I stopped using it. It was too late, I already broke it. I love blended drinks so much that I couldn't live without a blender. It has a lot of uses too aside from using it to make blended drinks. I make use of it when cooking too. So if I break my new one, I can just look for kitchenaid blender parts. Hopefully, I can find it here at our place when time comes. Thank God, my blender is still working even if it's over used already. I love my blender!