Wedding Decorations

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Wedding decorations, wedding themes and motif are easier to conceptualize nowadays. There are a lot of websites offering wedding ideas catering to themes that could be vintage, hollywood, fairytale and more. I so love weddings I keep browsing those websites.Colors or motif gets bolder nowadays, though I still prefer pastel colors, many would opt for hot pink, orange, maroon and brown. 

During Vienna's Bridal Fair, I was inspired by the table setup that caterers and wedding planners offer I kept clicking my camera. Here's one elaborate table setup with pink and orange as motif. What say you? Isn't the colors so bold? Just love it!

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When mom runs out of recipe ideas

A mom's daily grind includes bringing the kids to school, going to the grocery store, cleaning up, washing and hanging the clothes out to dry, cooking, an online job if she's a WAHM, picking up the kids from school, helping with homework and finally cooking again. I didn't mention ironing the clothes because I somehow see others having to hire help for that!

Most of the time, speaking from experience, we run out of  recipe ideas  and even if the ingredients are all ready, we just can't get something out of them. Good thing there are a lot of recipes online to choose from...Before there were a lot cookbooks where us moms could choose a recipe or two, I still have a handful of them but I find Nigella's express meals easiest.



It's fun to browse online since you also see celebs pitching in their recipes. Above is a photo of supposedly, Gwyneth Paltrow's pancakes. 


Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING
350g (12oz) plain flour
75g (2 ½oz) granulated sugar
3 ½ tsp baking powder
2 tsp fine salt
750ml (1 ¼ pint) buttermilk
75g (2 ½oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for cooking
6 large organic eggs
250ml (½ pint) milk
maple syrup, warmed, for serving

Method
1. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.

2. Whisk together buttermilk, butter and eggs in another bowl.

3. Mix the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients.

4. Whisk to form a batter.

5. Cover batter and allow to sit overnight.

6. Heat griddle or non-stick pan and add some butter.

7. Add milk to batter to thin it to proper consistency.

8. Cook pancakes on griddle/pan, flipping when bubbles appear on non-cooked side.

9. Cook for 2 minutes once flipped.

10. Place on plate and serve with maple syrup.

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Voila! That's Gwyneth in the kitchen for you. 

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Sunday Sundae!


Who can say no to caramel Sundaes, mini sundaes with smarties  on a Sunday? Well, you're missing a fourth of your life...well maybe half of that....still you're missing a lot. Happy Sundae!

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Ube Dume (sic) (Purple Dirty)


I reintroduced my two older kids to the red bee 2 years ago. It was my youngest's first time to meet him and needless to say, they god hooked. My brother, then single would almost always give in to their request to visit the bee. This is one of those many meetings with him.  Kids enjoy eating with him - chicken, lumpia, spaghetti, burger, fries and all. They're also delighted how much my Kuya would spend for them and eat double their servings. :D



After this particular visit, the kids asked for ice cream and well...all three ordered their favorite flavor...Ube/Purple yam...and son 1 turned out like this....

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