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    Yummy Banana-Pineapple Breeze

    The summer heat is here! Plunging into the water under that bright sun is in! Those tan lines enter trends once more, and sun block will definitely sell like hot cakes this season. I can already feel the sand under my feet and can’t wait for that vacation along the shore.   Well summer doesn’t have to be somewhere else than home. You can still enjoy with your kiddo in an inflated pool at home, or maybe a nice peaceful and reflective time in the tub. We need to freshen up every now and then; not just by bathing, but also by picking the best refreshments to serve our family.…

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    How to cook Japanese Tofu Steak

    If your budget is not enough to take your family in a Japanese dining experience, you can now bring the Japanese taste on your very own dinner table. It wouldn’t require classy porcelain of oriental design. It wouldn’t require Japanese table setting. Just follow this recipe and your family will surely enjoy the tofu steak delight of Japan.   Fried Tofu ¼ kilo Tofu ½ cup flour ¼ tsp. salt 1 egg ½ cup water 1 cup Japanese bread crumbs Cooking oil for frying Ground Pork Topping ½ kilo ground pork 4-6 cloves garlic, minced 1 white onion, julienne strips ¼ c. butter ¼ cup Japanese soy sauce 1/8 cup…

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    Strawberry Melt Sandwich for Your Kids’ Delight

    Are your kids tired of the usual sandwich spread and ready-made snacks you find? The supermarket can never supply what a home-made snack will wholeheartedly provide. A slice of tasty is like a plain paper that would not hold interest on any kid as long as it remains plain. Ready-made spreads become too common, too boring in the long run. They may like it one time or maybe a week or two, yet there will always be that day that they would say, “Mom, is there anything else than that?” When that time comes, most likely, you are one lost individual. Well, don’t fret. Here’s a different and delectable sandwich that…

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    Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies

      There is nothing more enjoyable than a home-made delectable plate of chocolate chip cookies. If you find the cookies in supermarkets too expensive for a day-to-day snack for your little ones, a home-made chocolate chip cookie is your best option.       If you find commercialized cookies too ‘dry’ for your taste, you would definitely choose the luxury of enjoying the soft bites of a home-made one. Baking your own chocolate chip cookies will not only give bonding moments for you and your loved ones, but will also help you enjoy a soft freshly-baked snack with them. One of my students, AJ Valera, shared her aunt Miles’ recipe:  …

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    Marinara Laing Spaghetti

    Who would say no to a plate of spaghetti in any feast? It’s an all-time favorite especially by kids! My friend, Dolly Cabalquinto thought of a way to make kids love Laing (Gabi leaves), a Bicolano delicacy, by including it in a traditional spaghetti recipe. Here’s how: Ingredients: Laing Spaghetti: 1 tbsp. Margarine ½ cup onions, chopped 1 tbsp. garlic, minced 1 tsp. ginger, minced 3 (150 gms.) cans ready-to-eat laing (available in supermarkets) ½ cup all-purpose cream ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. lemon juice ½ tsp. pepper flakes 300 gms. spaghetti noodles cooked according to package directions ½ cup Cheddar cheese, grated Freshly ground black pepper, to taste  …