Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Macaroni Salad Espesyal Recipe

Macaroni Salad Espesyal Recipe

Hello Everyone! I'm back with another delicious recipe. Yay! My ultimate favorite dessert Macaroni Salad Espesyal. It is special because I made this in celebration of my 26th Birthday last week. It was a joyful and fun birthday celebration with my loving family and friends...cheers!
Last year, As you may remembered I made a very simple macaroni salad recipe .I love those too, but this one its even better. I'm talking about irresistibly good ( hahaha) Can't stop thinking about it and can't stop eating it... Since, It was serve on special occasion. I made it extra special loaded with my favorite ingredients. I wish I have more kaong colors but other than that, Its still very festive and delicious! Try my new version of macaroni salad and as I promise! this is going to be your next favorite dessert and so perfect for potluck party. .wink:)
Who want some Macaroni Salad Espesyal??? C'mon over to my place!! if not!!:( I hope this recipe will satisfy your cravings). C'mon join me in my kitchen and let's make this delicious dessert!

NOTE: Double the ingredients for larger crowd.
             Adjust the taste according to your preference.
             Feel free to add as many ingredients as you want.

1 box of Macaroni Noodles (16oz)
1 Jar 14oz kaong
1/2 Jar of 14oz. macapuno String
1 can 16oz or larger of DOLE tropical fruit- cut into desired pieces
1 can 14oz. condensed milk
1 can 7.6oz nestle table cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise

1.) In the large pot, cook the macaroni noodles according to the package instruction. Drain it really good and let it cool.
2.) Drain the Dole tropical fruit, Kaong and macapuno string separately.
3.) In large bowl combine the  cooked macaroni noodles, slice tropical fruit, kaong, macapuno string, cream, mayonaise and the condensed milk.
4.) Mix everything together. For best result let it chill in the refrigerator for like 4-5 hours or overnight.
5.) Enjoy your delicious macaroni salad with friends company..:)

 Please grab some !!!:)
See you in few days for more exciting, delicious and fun recipes. Have great day everyone!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Birthday Bash Celebration

 My Birthday Bash Celebration

( Thank you, Rose )

 ( Thank you, Mom )

Last year, I made a blog about 25th birthday . This year is no different I'm celebrating my birthday with my loving family and friends. Although I'm like thousand and thousands miles away from my home, My family back in the Philippines never failed to greet me on my birthday and celebrate my birthday every year as they always do. I'm so grateful to have a great and loving family and friends here and back home who always there for me and make my day and extra ordinary one. 
From the bottom of my heart! Thank you so much everyone! and I'm sharing those sweet and yummy moments on my 26th Birthday Bash celebration. 
How I started my ordinary Tuesday routine? clean the house, update my blogs and made breakfast for my kiddies. Since, its my birthday and I know that my dear friends are coming over I skip my breakfast and drink coffee instead.. I mean cups of coffee:) 

(Thank you Rose! for the cake..)
Birthday Lunch! Rose, Cherry, Mj and Me.. Just 4 of us pigging out this scrumptious lunch. Would you like to come over and join us? Not to mention I forgot to take a picture of Boiled Pork, Pritong Bangus and Macaroni Salad Espesyal. I know the food is a lot and it is.. ended up taking home.
I'm so thankful to my dear friends Rose, Cherry and Mj for making my day a super special one and for being so generous to me... ( touched with all your gifts)

Birthday Dinner?? Oh Yeah! My hubby treat me for a birthday dinner at my favorite Steakhouse! YUM.. I got soup, Rib-eye steak and bake sweet potato with cinnamon sugar and honey 
butter. To end the whole evening I got my free sundae for dessert.

Lastly, I celebrated my birthday at my in-laws house, yesterday! Yeah! We have a join celebrations with my mother in-law and sister in-law. It was a blast! My mother in-law made me a chocolate cake with white icing. We have meatballs my favorite meal, rice of course! and corn, veggies, and buns.. YUM! I'm so grateful for having such a wonderful family.
Thank you so much for being so generous as always. I love you all!

 And that's how I celebrated my 26th birthday. I hope you get some food ideas and recipes that you might want to try on your next birthday celebration. See in a few days for more delicious recipes..:)
To my cousin ( Lorlyn )- who also celebrate her birthday yesterday. 
Yes! we have same birthday ( How cool is that?)  Happy Birthday Dai, Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Thank you so much for everything and hope to see you sometime, Miss you much!:)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chicken Barbecue Recipe

Chicken Barbecue Recipe

 Check out my latest addiction " Barbecue" Yup! I'm into grilling lately (indoor grilling) It just a nice way to used my  Cuisinart GR-4N Griddler - Christmas gift from my sister in-law on Christmas. What makes it awesome? Its non-stick, very easy to store and dishwasher safe, Yay! easy clean-up and you can totally cook almost everything! So, that barbecue craving during winter season is not a question anymore using this Griddler super loved it:) Anyways, who loves chicken barbeque??? Any kind of barbeque?? I got a very simple recipe marinade to make the barbeque extra special.. YUM! I'm like drooling while making this post ( hahahah) I'm big fan of any kind of barbecue.
Today, why not try this super easy peasy chicken barbecue. It might be your next favorite dish. The ingredients for marinade is super easy and I'm sure its already in your pantry. Just combine everything and we are on our way to a perfect barbeque... Yay! I've tried this marinade and been using same ingredients ever since, I can't remember who told me about adding the sprite into the marinade but it really does make the difference. Don't worry it is optional and you can totally just add little sugar depend on your taste preference. 
Do you have a good barbeque marinade? or something you add to your marinade. Please share! I love to explore and experience different flavor and I might try it sometimes. I forgot to mention, Mama Sita's marinade is also really good by the way if you haven't tried them, give it a try..:) My favorite is the Mama Sita's Barbeque marinade.. YUM! or you can simply have my recipe...:) C'mon lets start grilling some chicken barbeque..:)
Note: Use your favorite choice of meat and adjust the taste according to your preference.

4 Chicken Breast - chopped into bite size pieces
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 lemon
1 onion- finely chopped
2 clove garlic- finely chopped
1/4 cup sprite or 2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
salt and pepper- to taste
Bamboo skewers

1.) Prepare all the ingredients by chopping the onion, garlic and the chicken. 
2.) In large container just combine the soy sauce, ketchup, lemon juice , salt and pepper. The sprite is optional but it add flavor to the dish I highly recommend to add it to the mixture but if you don't feel comfortable with sprite, a little sugar will do.:)
3.) Combine the chicken,onion, garlic and the marinade sauce. Let it set for couple hours before grilling. I do mine overnight..:)
4.) Turn on the Griddler or Grill. Meantime, skew the chicken into the bamboo skewers until everything is done.
5.) Start grilling the chicken barbeque. Brush little marinade if you have to. It would take couple minutes on each side and.. DONE!
6.) Enjoy the chicken barbeque with your family and friends..:)

See you in few days for some great recipes and if you have any good recipe that you want me to try. Just leave me a comment..:) Have great week everyone!:)


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Biko Recipe

Biko Espesyal Recipe

( with macapuno strings )

BIKO- is traditional Filipino rice cake recipe consist of cooked sweet rice/glutinous rice mixed and top with caramel sauce or locally known as (Latik)
Glutinous rice (Oryza sativa var. glutinosa; also called sticky rice, sweet rice or waxy rice) is a type of rice grown mainly in Southeast and East Asia, which has opaque grains, very low amylose content, and is especially sticky when cooked. ( source: Wikipedia )

Who want some Biko everyone?? Good news to all the BIKO lovers out there! I found out, that by adding macapuno strings to the mix. It adds up really good texture and flavor to the dish and it keeps you keep coming back for more bite and more bite... and more!! My Mom believed that it brings luck and prosperity for New Year to come, the sweet sticky quality to it have something that makes your year filled with joy and success.. wink:) Honestly for some reason every New Year I make BIKO...hahaha. I used to have since I can remember, I felt like something is missing if I don't have BIKO on my table every new year.. same thing with having macaroni salad, or spaghetti, pancit..
I got the recipe from a good friend of mine, Larissa. She loved making this dish and to be honest! I'm in-love with the idea of adding macapuno string to the mix and now I'm sharing this delicious recipe moments with you guys! Larissa's recipe have some peanuts on them but you can totally change it up according to your preference. It just depends on how you like them.. and they taste delicious no matter what:). YUM!
There are varieties of Macapuno string brands nowadays so feel free to choice your favorite brand and I think fresh macapuno will be wonderful with this recipe as well. I just don't have the resources here for fresh macapuno..:) wink. C'mon lets discover how easy it is to make this scrumptious merienda that you and your family will enjoy anytime of the day.Lets get cooking!:)
 Adjust the taste according to your preference!
3 cups Glutinous Rice
3 cups water
1 can coconut milk (13.5 oz)
3 tablespoon of butter
1 or 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar- depending on how sweet you want it to be
 Half jar of 12 oz Tasty Joy macapuno string- used your favorite brand if you want.

1.) Cook the malagkit rice or sweet rice just like how you cook the rice. Simply combine 3 cups glutinous rice and 3 cups water over medium low heat OR You can used rice cooker in this process if you like. :)
2.) While waiting for the malagkit rice to cooked, In separate pan we are going to make LATIK or Caramel sauce. Pour the coconut milk and let it boil. Add the dark brown sugar- NOTE: keep stirring the mixture to get that smooth texture.
3.) Add the Macapuno strings and the butter into the Latik or Caramel sauce and stir until combined. I would recommend to wait for like 5 minutes before turning off the heat..:)
4.) The rice is cooked and the Latik or caramel sauce is DONE. Just simple combine the two, mix it really good until everything combined.
5.) Put the Biko back in the pan or in a baking dish. Add a little latik or caramel sauce on top. I bake mine for like 15 minutes, but you can totally put it back in the pan and let all the flavor put together.
6.) Share it with family and friends and ENJOY!

Grab your plate and let's devour this BIKO together. Sending some warmth and delicious recipe from my heart to your kitchen.
See you guys in few more days for another awesome recipes...:)

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Firmoo Sunglasses

  LOVE my Firmoo Sunglasses:)

Hello Everyone! How was your New Year? It's official! Let's Welcome 2014 with excitement in our hearts! Yay!.. I'm pretty excited this year because I got FREE Sunglasses from Firmoo.
Firmoo is a Global online optical store who offers a wide variety of glasses, including prescription and non- prescriptions sunglasses and specialty eye-wear for men and women. Firmoo offers FREE Glasses to new costumers. If you are interested in getting a pair of free glasses from Firmoo just simply click HERE. Just pay the shipping charges.

 I was totally impressed with how nice the sunglasses are, they are very light and they fit perfect! They come with a very durable case, cleaning cloth and replacement screws. I'm a sunglasses lover and its just right up my alley... wink:)

 I want to know your thoughts about fashionable sunglasses and fashion in general. I'm always on the look out for the hottest fashion. Share your thoughts with me..:)
Please see the link below to know more about my super cute sunglasses:

I'm so excited and ready to rock this sunglasses anytime of the day. It's gonna be fun summer ahead of me...:)
 To my lovely readers, Firmoo is offering 30$ OFF VOUCHER CODE!!! which can be used 5 times towards Firmoo Classic Series Eyeglasses and is valid for ONE MONTH. Just simply type melgiecampbellblogs4 at the check out to get the discount..:)

Also, if anyone of you who are interested to join the Firmoo corporation just simply click HERE:)

 Have great week everyone! See you in few days:)

Disclosure: I received Free sunglasses from Firmoo.com. My review of the product is based on my personal experience. Opinion is 100 percent mine.:) 

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