Friday, April 20, 2012

Send A GIftRocket

One of the easiest yet special way to make a loved one happy and special on occasions such as birthdays is through a gift card. But what if the celebrant is far away?

What can cooler than giftrocket gift cards? GiftRocket is the thought of a gift card without the restriction. There's no card to carry around, and ultimately they decide what to spend it on. The recipient can choose bank transfer, check in the mail, or PayPal.

Here's how it works:

Step1: Buy your friend a gift by choosing any business. For example, gift card from a restaurant, boutique or the department store. Deliver the gift to their email or Facebook wall, or as a printable card.

Step2: They Redeem Instantly. Your friend can choose a bank transfer, PayPal payment, or check in the mail.

Step3: Your friend can now enjoy his gift. They use the money to buy something nice or have a fun night out, thanks to you! 

If someone will give me giftrocket gift cards, I'll probably use it to buy new pots and pans for my kitchen. GiftRocket gift cards are available for all occasions, or maybe even if there's no celebration at all. Sometimes, I just give somebody a gift, knowing that the person truly deserves it whether there's an occasion or none. Why not avail a GiftRocket gift card for a friend, surprise him or her.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cooking Games Club

It's been a long since I played a cooking game online. It's such fun to be able to play these kind of games, especially for a foodie like me. Like most of us, I also have a dream of putting up my own food business. Anything that has something to do with food. So every time I play games that has something to do with food, I take it seriously. I look at it as an opportunity to think about the business idea I have through a fun way.

When I say that I'm serious about these online games, it only means that I will do whatever it takes just to acquire and play a game even if we talk about purchasing it online. But that was before, because the Cooking Games Club was built to become a free online gaming destination. Cooking Games keeps me busy all the time. If I'm not blogging, you will probably find me playing online. Cooking Games Club is my recent discovery.
For the sassy ladies out there, here are some cooking games for you.

Decorate Big Picnic
I like decorating both in real life and most especially online where I can make the most of my decorating ideas, for free!
Wedding Table Deco

Play Wedding Table Deco
One of my favorite games online has something to do with weddings. It's something like Weeding Table Deco.
Birthday Dressup Games

Play Birthday Dressup Games
Now here's something different and appealing to us girls. Even in real life we do this--- we play dress- up, especially if we're going to a party and most of all, as we want to look good on our birthday. 
Burger Restaurant

Play Burger Restaurant
Play Burger Restaurant is the most played because it has something to do with my plan on putting up a food business. As I play it, I put myself in a spot where I have to do everything to satisfy a customer. Fast service, accuracy in taking orders, cleanliness and sanitation observed in the restaurant and of course fresh meals.
These are just few of the nice Girls Games you'll find at the Cooking Games Club. Visit and enjoy your game!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Milk Tea Invasion

Milk Tea shops are everywhere in the Philippines. It has become a trend to most of us. As for me, I gotta be honest, I wasn't really a Milk Tea drinker until I gave Raintree a chance. After that, I opened myself to drinking milk tea.If I'm far away from Raintree, like in malls, I would go for the most famous Milk Tea shop just to be sure. If people are raving about it, then there's a 98% possibility that,  that particular Milk Tea chain serves something delightful.

So here's some I've tried. They're offering drinks that are well- worth it.
CHATIME: Jasmine Green Milk tea with Pearls and Brown Rice Green Milk Tea with Pearls, Taro Milk Tea with pearls, Superior Cocoa. Chatime is everywhere here in Manila. The nearest Chatime in our place is at the Gateway Mall branch in Cubao.
DAINEE'S: was one of my discoveries in 2011. It's just right in front of my son's school. It was an easy Milk tea stop. But it closed down after a few months, I don't know why... The have cool drinks by the way, good Milk Tea too.
BUBBLE TEA: is a regular Milk Tea stop in SM Megamall since 2008 up to the present. They serve their beverages including Milk Teas in tall glasses and mugs, served hot or cold. They call their Tapioca (pearls) as Bubbles.
Bubble Tea Taro Milk Tea (cold)
MOON LEAF: The latest addition to this Milk Tea sensation is Moon Leaf. It has been there for years now, but it just so happen that they opened a branch in Shoppersville Antipolo, near our house in Antipolo. Every time I'm at my parents' house, I always go to Moon Leaf for some refreshing drink.

TEA. OLOGY: Aside from Bubble Tea, Tea.ology gave us one of our first Milk Tea experience. In Mercato Centrale, we'd always go for Tea.ology to match the food we eat.

Lastly, RAINTREE: One thing I like about Raintree is the high quality of everything they sell. The standard of their drinks and pastries are way up from the rest. The mere fact that they allotted space for those who want dine- in, is a big factor. I mean, in other Milk Tea shops, I always see myself standing and waiting. If not, the place is just too cramped. Wait for my Raintree entry and be impressed on how they're able to offer affordable, refreshing drinks, freshly baked pastries with a dining area equipped to make their customers happy and satisfied.

Instead of drinking soda whenever I'm out, I look for a place that offers Milk Tea or anything that is tea based. Aside from water, if you want something different for your taste buds, something cold, icy and flavorful, Milk Tea is a good choice. It's healthy!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easy Cheesy Macaroni with Sky Flakes

Servings: 4-5
  • 400g macaroni (cooked to al dente)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium red onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1/2 K ground sirloin
  • 1 cup chopped button mushrooms
  • 1 Kspaghetti sauce
  • 200g quick melt cheese (grated)
  • 1 200g pouch of Del Monte's Cheese Magic
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste.
How To:
  • In a sauce pan, saute garlic until light brown.
  • Add chopped red onions saute for a few seconds.
  • Add ground sirloin, stir and simmer until cooked.
  • Add chopped mushrooms and green bell pepper. Stir for a few seconds.
  • Add spaghetti sauce and simmer for a few seconds.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add cooked pasta and mix everything evenly.
  • Prepare container for baking.
  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Transfer cooked pasta to baking dish.
  • Top with Del Monte's Cheese Magic and grated quick melt cheese.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Enjoy! Best served with Sky Flakes.

Instead of cooking an ordinary Macaroni and Cheese, I decided to extend the use of Del Monte's Cheese Magic mix. One can prepare an easy Baked Macaroni just using Del Monte's Cheese Magic. With the thick texture of the cheese, a good 200g pouch is perfect if one craves for a pasta dish that's easy to prepare. Since I'm a Sky Flakes- Cheese Dip- Cheez Whiz  person and with this pasta dish overflowing with cheese,  Sky Flakes is a better option than your usual garlic bread. I guarantee. :D