Friday, February 27, 2015

Bzzagent:Quaker® Steel Cut Quick 3-Minute Oatmeal Review

Quaker® Steel Cut Quick 3-Minute Oatmeal Review

Quaker<sup>®</sup> Steel Cut Oats

Hello Everyone!
Are you excited for the weekends? I am! Although there's no special plan for this week  just being with my lovely family is simply amazing, to add up to the excitement.  I have another exciting and delicious  food review courtesy from Bzzagent and Quaker Oats. Yum! As a big fan of Quaker Oats- getting a chance to try the newest Quaker product on the market for FREE is great. Yes! totally free- Thank you to Quaker Oats and Bzzagent.
So, What is BzzAgent? An international network of consumers who voluntarily participate in word-of-mouth (WOM) campaigns for a variety of products and services.
How Bzzagent works? take surveys, get invited, try the product, review and share, then Keep it UP! Check out Bzzagent website and sign up for FREE. Have fun exploring this amazing site.

Back to my latest BzzCampaign "The Quaker Steel Cut 3-Minute Oatmeal" (Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Flavor) is simply AWESOME! I really love the hearty texture, the amazing brown sugar and cinnamon aroma, the sweetness and most of all how fast and quick it is to make. I can't wait to share my Bzzkit with you all. So join me as we take a peek and discover the New Quaker Oats product..:)

My Quaker Steel Cut Quick 3-Minute Oatmeal Bzzkit was packed perfect and delivered to my mail box. It was the sweetest surprised. ( Thank you Quaker Oats and Bzzagent )
BzzKit Includes:
  • A box of Quaker® Steel Cut Quick 3-Minute Oatmeal in Blueberries & Cranberries or Brown Sugar & Cinnamon depending on the choice you made at signup
  • Pass-along coupons to share with friends and family
 The Quaker® Steel Cut Quick 3-Minute Oatmeal provides:
  • Provide a hearty texture
  • Are available in two delicious flavors: Brown Sugar & Cinnamon and Blueberries & Cranberries
  • Come in convenient single-serve pouches

We ( Me and my family ) has been enjoying Quaker Steel Cut 3- Minute Oatmeal for almost 2 weeks now. It's actually my daughter's favorite breakfast before going to school. The Brown Sugar and Cinnamon smells so good and it taste even better. I love the texture and how easy and fast it is to make. Yes! only 3 minutes of your time and you have this delicious and hearty breakfast. I simply can't resist and so my kids. The Brown Sugar and Cinnamon flavor is actually one of my favorite and been eating it since I received my awesome Quaker Steel Cut 3- Minute Oatmeal bzzkit. Yummmo!
If it happen that your going to grocery this week. Grab some of the New Quaker Steel Cut Quick 3- Minute Oatmeal and give it a try. I'll promise you, It's sooo good. I can't wait to try the Blueberries and Cranberries flavor soon. I think they're just as good as Brown Sugar and Cinnamon flavor. I'm super excited! Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. I'll see you in few days for another fun and exciting food escapades. Stay gorgeous and warm!

xoxox- Melgie

Disclosure: I received Quaker® Steel Cut Quick 3-Minute Oatmeal for free courtesy from Quaker Oats and Bzzagent. My opinion and experience shared on this post is 100 percent mine. Thank you Quaker Oats and Bzzagent for amazing oatmeal experience.:) #Bzzagent #GotItFree #QuakerBrand #QuakerOats


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Baking Party with Splenda

Baking with Splenda Hosted Parties- courtesy from Splenda and Crowdtap:)

Sweet Hello Everyone!

How was your Valentine's Day celebration? I bet it was so much fun. I celebrated mine with my loving family- simple yet so sweet! To add up the sweetness to my Valentines Day celebration. I hosted my very first Hosted Parties courtesy from Splenda and Crowdtap. Wohooo!!together me and my friends baked some sweet treat and goodies to be shared to our family and friends which is so perfect for Valentines Day. Yes! I'm extremely excited to be selected on Splenda Baking Party. As you may all know that I love to cook and bake- When I told my friends about it, they were all excited and the baking party with Splenda is set!
I got everything in the Baking party kit for FREE. Yup! you heard it right FREE. Thank you so much to Splenda and Crowdtap for such a GREAT baking party supplies. :)
Before I revealed my Baking party kit and recipes. Let me share about Crowdtap and Splenda:

What is Crowdtap?-  crowdtap is the place to use your creativity to win gift cards and score free products from big-name brands. Brands will challenge you to discuss and showcase how you use everyday items—through photos, videos, and writing—and then reward the best submissions." 
It's totally free to join Crowdtap all you have to do is sign up. Start exploring the site and let's have fun tappin' together. I been a Member for almost a year now and I LOVE and PROUD to be Crowdtappers. Everything about Crowdtap is great and fun part you'll get a chance to win gift cards at the end of the month. ( Thank you much Crowdtap!)

 Splenda Sweetener Products  Its Zero- Calorie sweetener that taste like sugar but it isn't and its good for baking and cooking!! for more awesome information about Splenda check out their humble beginning HERE.
Its so much fun exploring the site and I love the story behind Splenda Sweetener... Such a sweet information that give me excitement to create my own sweet creations using Splenda! Are you excited as well? Come let's take a look on my super glorious Splenda Baking Party Kit.

- The package is packed really good and delivered on my front door. It was awesome opening the package and exploring everyone of them. As you see the photos above: ( Thank you Splenda )

Splenda Baking Party Kit includes:
  • 1 Bag of SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1 Bag of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener
  • 1 Bag of SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
  • 1 Set of SPLENDA® Brand Coupons
  • 10 SPLENDA® Brand Cutting Boards
  • 10 SPLENDA® Brand Spatulas
  • 10 SPLENDA® Brand Measuring Cups
  • 10 SPLENDA® Brand Jump Ropes
  • 10 SPLENDA® Brand Aprons
How generous! I got a lot of stuff that makes my baking party with family and friends so much FUN~
Now, that we have the supplies, all we have to do now is make some sweet zero calories sweet treat that everyone will love and enjoy. Lets bake together with some sweet treats using Splenda. Check out recipes below.:) Enjoy!

Binangkal " Fried Sesame Seed Balls" with Splenda Brown Sugar Recipe

2 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
5 tbsp Splenda Brown  Sugar
2/3 cup water
2 tbsp oil
sesame seeds
Oil/ Deep fryer- for frying

1.) Shift together dry ingredients. Set aside;
2.) Mix brown sugar, water, oil. Add slowly the dry ingredients into the mixture. Mix it well.
3.) Using teaspoon, take bits of batter, roll into little balls and roll into sesame seeds.
4.) Fry it deep hot oil until brown.
5.) Serve it hot or cold along with your favorite drinks and ENJOY!. I like mine with hot chocolate.:)

 Note: The recipe for Brownie and the Mini cupcakes are the same. I divided the batter into half and make 2 sweet treats. I followed the recipe from Better Homes and Garden Cook Book and substitute the sugar with Splenda Granulated Sugar.

3/4 cup butter
3 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup Splenda Sugar Blend

Directions for Chocolate Brownie's with Splenda Granulated Sugar
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.) In large bowl, combine flour,cocoa powder,baking soda, salt. Set aside
3.) In large mixing bowl beat the butter with electric mixer to high speed. Gradually add the Splenda granulated sugar, add the eggs, and the vanilla and mix well.
4.) Add the dry ingredients slowly until well combine.
5.) Spray the 9x9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour half of batter into the pan and bake it for 15-20 minutes depending on how thick your brownie is. Adjust the baking process if you need to.
6.) Let the brownie cool down. You can sliced the brownie into bite size pieces or leave it as a whole. Sprinkles the brownie with Splenda Granulated Sugar. Yum! Share it your family and friends and Enjoy!

Directions: ( Mini Chocolate Cupcake with Splenda Sugar Blend)
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.) Using 24 mini cupcake pan. Line them up with muffin cups and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Scope enough batter to fill up the mini cups.
3.) Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the toothpick came out clean. Adjust the baking time if needed.
4.) Let the mini cupcakes cool down. Put the frosting and sprinkles. Enjoy your mini cupcakes with your family and friends.
Sweeten Pork Stew with Splenda Bown Sugar Recipe
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar
water- depend on how much sauce you want

1.) In large pan, combine all the ingredients. Pork, soy sauce, vinegar, Splenda brown sugar, spices and water.
2.) Let it cooked until the pork is tender. Add water if you need to. You can also add your favorite vegetables.
3.) Once the pork is tender. Add salt and pepper and taste according to your preference.
4.) Serve sweeten Pork with rice and share with your friends. Enjoy!

The recipe above is my creations using Splenda,  But there's a ton of scrumptious recipe that you might want to give it a try check them out http://recipes.splenda.com/recipes. Yum! The  classic carrot cake recipe and Chocolate Dunk cookies is next to my list for sure.
- The whole baking party experience is so FUN! Me and my friends enjoyed the baking process and our kids are having fun playing with Splenda Ropes. The AWESOME part is able to eat and share such a scrumptious dessert using Splenda Sweetener products to our friends and family. I hope you guys give this recipe a try or check out Splenda site for more delicious recipes. I'll promise you its so good and sweet! Keep browsing on my blog. I'll see you in few days for more awesome recipes. Stay sweet and warm everyone!

Thank you so much to Splenda and Crowdtap for making this Baking party so much and able to share the experience with my family and friends.

xoxox- Melgie

Disclosure: I received all the product mentioned above for FREE courtesy from Splenda and Crowdtap. Opinion and experience shared is 100 percent mine. Thank you so much Splenda and Crowdtap #SplendaSavvies #Splenda #Sponsored #Crowdtap

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chicken Chicharon Recipe

Chicken Chicharon Recipe

(Fried Chicken Skin) 


Hello Everyone!
I'm so excited to share with you all my very own HOMEMADE Chicken Chicharon- Wohoo! I felt like I accomplished something so big (hahahha) I just get so excited having Chicken Chicharon in front me and it taste just like what I have back home. I'm such a big fan of Chicharon wether its pork,chicken or beef- they are all delicious and addicting.
This snack is such a guilty pleasure because we all know that its not good for us BUT the good news is- it won't hurt you if you only eat Chicharon in moderation. That's basically what I did just enough to satisfy my cravings!(hahaha) And to make the whole experience fun invite your friends to come over and have Chicharon for lunch! or maybe cook Chicharon together and remembering all those fun moments:)
Have I told you that making Chicharon is easy as pie? Oh yeah! easy peasy and it only require 3 ingredients. Hello! that is amazingly good right? So, are you excited to make your very own homemade Chicharon? Come on and don't forget to invite your friends and have FUN cooking!

Chicken Skin- cut into pieces
Salt n Pepper- to taste
Cooking Oil-

Sauce (Optional)- Adjust the taste according to your preference.
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 small red onion
1 medium size tomato
Ginger- thinly sliced
- Combine all the ingredients above and serve it along with your very own homemade Chicharon.

1.) Put little salt and pepper into the chicken skin. Set aside.
2.) Pour decent amount of oil in medium size pan. (If you do have a deep fryer then that would work too:) Let it heat through maybe about 15-20 minutes medium heat.
3.) Once the oil is hot. Slowly add the chicken skin cutlets. Let it fry until its golden brown and crispy. (Be careful of splashing oil) Check the Chicharon every once in awhile and make sure the every part of the skin is covered with oil.
4.) Once the Chicharon is cooked. Lay them out in paper towel to drain excess oil.
5.) Serve HOT or COLD along with your favorite sauce and rice (wink)
Enjoy your very own homemade Chicharon. Its also perfect for snacks with friends!:)

I promise you! It won't hurt you if you eat Chicharon once in awhile and its DELISH! I can't help myself going back for more..(hahahha) Its addicting, crunchy, and super yummy! Definitely took me back in Pinas. I'm so proud that I finally make my first Chicken Chicharon and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. I'll see you in few days for more scrumptious recipes and stay gorgeous everyone!

xoxo- Melgie

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Grand Prize Win on Truvia Gingerbread House Contest

Yippee! Winner on Crowdtap and Truvia Gingerbread House contest

Hello Everyone!
I would like to "Thank all of you" for sweet birthday greetings! It truly makes me happy reading all  your comments. I hope you all enjoying the LOVE month! Oh yes!! Can you believe its February already? I can't! So, let me take you back to December (hahaha) were I submitted my entry for Crowdtap and Truvia Geingerbread house contest. Yes! I did participate and luckily I was crown to be their grand prize winner!!!! Wohhooo-  and I'm sharing that excitement with you all.  Let's go!
This is my second time, winning the Grand Prize from Crowdtap and it felt AMAZING!!- You may remembered not too long ago that I won a Grand Prize Weight Watchers cooking along with Ana and Laura. This time around its all about being creative and having fun at the same time. The Challenge was to create a Truvia inspired gingerbread house, with that being said, the theme for my gingerbread house will be "White and Green" So come on you guys! Join me as we make together my "Truvia inspired Gingerbread House!

The Making of Truvia Gingerbread House

Things you'll need:
*Gingerbread house Kit
* Colorful candies- I used just white and green on this project because of Truvia Theme:)
* Sprinkles
* Food coloring
* Icing

- In large bowl cream the butter and the cream cheese together. ( I used electric mixer on this process) Add the Truvia baking blend sugar for sweetness and consistency of the icing. At this point you can add the food coloring and set the icing aside.


1.) Take out the Gingerbread house kit out of the box and lay it on the counter OR put it on the cake holder.
2.) Start by squeezing little icing on the roof top of the gingerbread house. Add the candy of your choice. You might need to press little bit more to avoid the candy from falling out. Repeat the whole process until everything on the top is covered.  Then, add little white candies to cover up the areas which was not covered with first layer of candy.
3.) Covered the whole house with green icing. Smooth it out using the spatula. Then you can start pipping the windows and the door of the gingerbread house.
4.) Be creative and have fun decorating the whole house. I did pipe icicles to have that great effect on the gingerbread house.
5.) Add some sprinkles, candies as you may like. Lastly put little Santa Claus on the side.
6.) I add some Truvia sugar blend all over to make it look like real snow and Whola!! Truvia Gingerbread house is ready!

I submitted my entry las week of December. Week later, I got an e-mail from Crowdtap stated that I'm their Grand Prize winner. I'm totally stoked and speechless. (I think I scream!  Oh YES! I did hehehe)  
 Last week of January, I got my Truvia Grand Prize Win delivered in my front door by FedEx. I'm extremely excited that I have to jump numerous times and then I open my prize!! The prize was packed perfect!  Come on lets take a peek what inside!

$100 Visa Gift Card- with personalized note from Crowdtap and Truvia (wohoo!) 
Wooden Spatula
1 pack of Truvia Baking Blend
1 Pack of Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

Making the gingerbread house with my kids and my friends around is amazing! I love how the idea put together into a very cute gingerbread house. The whole experience is great and I had so much FUN doing it. If ever given a chance to do it again... count me in!!I'm in-love making gingerbread house. Have I told you that this is my first gingerbread house??  O yes! So, next time you make a gingerbread house keep this inspiration in hand and just be creative. Enjoy the rest of the day and I'll see you in few days for sweet recipes and much more excitement!

xoxox- Melgie

Disclosure: I received the prize stated above by joining Truvia inspired Gingerbread house contest provided by Crowdtap and Truvia. Opinion is 100 percent mine.  Thank you so much #Crowdtap #TrufanCommunity #Sponsored

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