Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Beautiful Drum Set Kit For Any Drum Enthusiast

For those drum enthusiast who would like to build their dream drum set, here is a nice performance series to get you started! This set is handcrafted by DW and is a 5-piece kit is fitted with quarter turret lugs, comes with low mass die-cast claw hooks and finished in a gorgeous pewter framed by chrome hardware! Such a beautiful set to own!

Our Easter Sunday Celebration


The pictures above were taken during Easter Sunday after the Easter mass. We haven't been to church for over a month due to being sick of some kind of respiratory infection. As you can see, my husband is not in the picture, it's because, he still sick and still suffering from the said illness!

Anyway, I was so glad that my boys and I were able to go to church that day. That's how we celebrated our Easter, then came home and the boys were surprised by the Easter baskets that Easter Bunny left for them on the porch at the front door!

Too bad, our church did not host an egg hunting this year, but the boys were satisfied with their baskets. Later, my mother-in-law came over for dinner and fixed some ham and sweet potato balls for our Easter dinner! So overall, our Easter celebration was awesome!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Do It Yourself Home Project!

It's the time of the year again to tackle the unfinished home project now that Spring is here! We have so many things that need to be done before the baby comes on May. So many broken things that need to be fixed! Since we are low on the budget, my husband and I are gonna have to do it ourselves!

Good thing there are tutorials on the internet that we can watch or follow if it's something that we've never tackled before. There are so many articles online that you read that might be able to help with a do-it-yourself home project just like how you can learn more about heavy duty slides if you don't know anything about it! Hopefully we'll be able to finish all of these projects before I give birth!

First Sign Of Spring

It is not officially Spring yet but you can definitely tell that it is here! The first sign that I can see around our yard are my Hyacinths blooming! I just love it when my spring bulbs start sprouting and blooming! My Tulips are also sprouting and I cannot wait for them to bloom!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Promise Ring: A Beautiful Mother's Day Gift

There is nothing more beautiful than receiving a heartfelt gift from your loved ones, especially from your kids! I always love it when my kids make me something whether there is a special occasion or not! The thought of them thinking of you and putting a lot of effort on it makes it even more special!

Speaking of special, Mother's Day is less than 2 months away and will be here before we know it! I always wish my own mother is not 10, 000 miles away so we can celebrate the special day together and give her something extra special like a promise ring for her!

The last time I celebrated Mother's Day with her was before I came here in the US almost 11 years ago! I really miss her so much and I know one day, if GOD permits, we will be able to celebrate special occasions together again! But for the time being, a simple phone call and personal greetings on the phone that day will be good enough!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mamon Or Filipino Sponge Cake!


This morning I decided to make this Filipino Sponge cake or what we call in the Philippines Mamon! This is my first time baking this dessert and it has been a long time since I tasted this, probably the last time was way before I came here in the US almost 11 years ago! I honestly do not remember what they're supposed to taste like! I posted a picture on Facebook and said that I do not remember the taste, and one of my friends commented that, it's supposed to be spongy to the touch and sweet to the taste. So I guess I made it right, thanks to the recipe from panlasangpinoy.com

If you want to try this out, I posted the recipe below from panlasangpinoy.com or you can click the link above to go to the site to watch the video! I tell you, it is very easy to make and it tastes really good! I did add a little more sugar than what the recipe calls for, because I wanted it a little sweeter! And also, if you don't have a cake flour like I did, you can actually make your own cake flour by substituting all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Just put 2 tablespoons of cornstarch at the bottom of your 1-cup measuring cup and fill the rest with all-purpose flour and then mix well!

Mamon Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream tartar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 eggs, yolk separated from white

Cooking Procedure

  1. Combine cake flour and baking powder then mix well. Set aside.
  2. Combine egg whites and cream of tartar then beat until the mixture becomes somewhat fluffy.
  3. Gradually add sugar then continue beating until the texture becomes fluffier. Use high speed for this process; this should take around 4 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add lemon juice and egg yolks then mix again.
  5. Put-in vegetable oil then mix for a few seconds then gradually add cake flour-baking powder mixture. Continue mixing until the texture becomes smooth.
  6. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  7. Grease the molds using cooking spray then scoop some of the mixture into the mold. Continue doing this process until all the mixture is used-up.
  8. Bake for 13 to 16 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  10. Serve. Share and enjoy!
Number of servings (yield): 4