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2/14/2017

Katherine Heigl and her new Baby Boy

Katherine Heigl with her adorable baby boy
(Photo from Katherine Heigl's Instagram account)
Katherine Heigl is so happy with her new baby boy! Her five week old little guy, named Joshua Bishop Kelley, Jr. (just like his dad!), is so cute, and Katherine posted on Instagram a few days ago that she was busy “soaking up some morning baby love!” The gorgeous 38 year old has been enjoying her last few weeks since her baby boy has been around, but now she is “back on the exercise train!”

Only seven weeks after giving birth, Katherine posted on Instagram that she was ready to get back in shape, and posted a snap of herself in a hilariously mismatched outfit!

Katherine and her husband, Josh Kelley, who have been married since 2007, are also parents to two daughters, Adalaide, 4½, and Naleigh, 8. The family moved a rural Utah ranch in 2010, so that they could have more time for each other and live a more quiet lifestyle. 

Her 15 year old niece, Madison, also lives on their ranch so that she can focus on her equestrian activities. We know that this adorable little guy is going to be super spoiled being surrounded by all these gals! Heigl has said in the past that she loves being out in Utah on the ranch, because she can travel to LA to film or do promotional work when she needs to, and then she can travel back home and turn that part of her life “off”, and just be a wife and mom. Love that about her!

2/10/2017

Date Nights With May Sparkling Grape Juice

I have a confession to make. I am not a fan of wine and other hard drinks (plus beer!) because I can't stand the bitter taste and the hot..err..sweaty sensation that follows after drinking it. No matter how my friends sugarcoat it by saying,  "come on it's good, it's ok, it's good for the heart, a great way for socialization" and other hundred enticing reasons just so I'd finish my 'designated' glass of wine, I still don't like it . 

I remember years ago, during a beach party,  I had no choice but to gulp down one glass of bitter wine because it's part of a parlor game, and we needed to win.  See, I am competitive like that in games so I finished it in a heartbeat.. but duh, I turned reddish and felt a little tipsy afterwards.

So you think my life is boring eh? No wine toasts, celebration, no chilling with wine over cheese and all that jazz. Haha, but no. That's another story though.

Anyways, forward to 2017, I'm still the old me, still having a distant relationship with wines and beer. Then May came. Yes May Sparkling Grape Juice. Hands down, the best thing I've tasted that's closest to wine. Look Ma, no bitter taste. Yay!

It comes in a sleek and elegant bottle design. A product of Belgium,  it is non-alcoholic and is made of top-quality grapes. Even kids and those on diet can enjoy May's delightful taste.

May Sparkling Grape Juice tastes so good and totally refreshing that hubby and I had a grand time finishing a bottle of its Red Grape variant in one sitting (also available in White Grape). This tells me that from now on, it is going to be on my grocery shopping list for future family celebrations and events.


A date night with May Sparkling Grape Juice featuring me and hubby

And yes, Valentines Day is fast approaching,  May is perfect for couples who just wish to enjoy a date night in their own cozy homes.  (like we did in advance!) 

Try it for yourselves and let me know what you think. :)

1/13/2017

Have a STEAKation with McDonald’s New Mushroom Pepper Steak

the new Mushroom Pepper Steak : My new favorite at McDonalds

I went McDonald’s Bloggers' New Year Party here in Davao a few days ago and I was thrilled to taste their new offering, the new Mushroom Pepper Steak!  It was a great time to welcome the new year with my instant new favorite meal at Mc Do.  Mushroom Pepper Steak is welcome addition to McDonald’s range of filling and affordable rice meals, it features a juicy burger patty, smothered in a mushroom cream sauce with a hint of pepper, and topped off with sliced button mushrooms.

With the New Mushroom Pepper Steak, foodies can now enjoy a steakation wherever they are. Taste the 1-pc Mushroom Pepper Steak with a regular drink for only Php55. It also comes as a 2-pc meal with a regular drink for only Php89 or with a McFreeze starting at Php69 for a 1-pc meal and Php 99 for a 2-pc meal.

Indulge in a STEAKation at any McDonald’s restaurant nationwide. You may also order via Drive-Thru or McDelivery (86-2-36, www.mcdelivery.com.ph, or the McDo PH app).


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Enjoying my STEAKation with my Davao Digital Influencers family

1/08/2017

Starbucks Introduces Mouth-Watering Espresso Confections this New Year



Espresso lovers! Give in to Starbucks Philippines' newest heavenly treats. Beginning January 9, you can enjoy these two mouth-watering confections: Salted Caramel Mocha Crumble which combines all the goodness of espresso, milk, mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup. This is topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, Starbucks Sea Salt and brownie bits.

You will also love the Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle, a combination of Starbucks signature espresso, chestnut flavor and white chocolate sauce. Topped with whipped cream and chestnut drizzle.

Both espresso confections are available in hot, iced and blended formats.

12/16/2016

Jolly Desserts for the Holidays: Jolly Creamy Corn Maja Blanca and Jolly Lychee and Peaches a la Creme

I am a desserts monster. Ever since, I  have always loved to prepare desserts for family occasions and even on ordinary days when I just feel like cooking something for my family.

This year is no exception and I thought of something special~~ something divinely white with bright yellow things inside. Haha. They're both soft, sweet and firm, enough to give balance to the rich, sumptuous dishes of pork, beef, chicken, and fish we will be indulging on during parties in celebration for Christmas and New Year.

These two recipes are very easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes each to prepare.

JOLLY CREAMY CORN MAJA BLANCA is my version of a favorite Filipino dessert mainly made of coconut milk. It is likened to a coconut pudding, and it is a popular sweet treat during parties and occasions in many Filipino households here and abroad.

JOLLY LYCHEE AND PEACHES ala CREME is a creamy fruit gelatin dessert recipe which I created in lieu of mango and fruit cocktail that I usually put. You may use or add any fruit of your liking as substitute.


JOLLY CREAMY CORN MAJA BLANCA


Ingredients:


 4 cups coconut milk
1 cup fresh milk or evaporated milk
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup condensed milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 and 1/2 cup JOLLY WHOLE CORN KERNELS
4 tbsp. toasted grated coconut (or ground peanuts)


Procedure:

1.  Pour the coconut milk in a cooking pot and let it boil.