Thank you Influenster for the Pumpkin Vox Box

I  received this box full of goodies from Influenster. It is from their campaign called PUMPKIN VOX BOX. You can see myself unboxing it here in You Tube.

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This is what is inside my pretty pink box.

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1 8 oz bag of POPCHIPS in sea salt potato flavor. I tried the chips. I LOVED it. I am sure that you will do too. It is crunchy, healthy and delicious. The chip is gone in few minutes.

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1 bottle 30 ml of ULTRA DOWNY in April Fresh. It cleans 12 loads of laundry. I cannot wait to try to use in my next laundry.

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1 package 1.34 oz WERTHER’S ORIGINAL candy in soft caramel flavor. I have not try it yet but it looks chewy and delicious.

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1 bar 1.20 oz GOODNESSKNOWS bar with Apple,Almond Peanut flavor. I ate it all up. It is so crunchy and yummy as well. What a perfect healthy snack to munch.

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1 Mr. Sketch Stix marker. My summer babe did not used it yet. I am sure  she will.

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1 $1 off of Mr. Sketch scented on any one pack of Mr. Sketch Scented Markers(2 ct or higher)

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1 FREE coupon of any (1) YUCATAN GUACAMOLE.I love avocado and cannot wait to use the coupon soon.

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1 FREE ALEXIA choose any one (1) Alexia frozen side. Definitely will use this coupon in my next grocery.

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I received the products free for tasting purposes from Influenster. I did not receive any compensation.

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I made chicken enchiladas for dinner

This is my very first time to make chicken enchiladas that I found a recipe HERE in ALL RECIPES. My family especially my boys loves Italian foods. I do not like Italian foods. My Asian taste buds does not like it lol.


My first time to make chicken enchiladas

My first time to make chicken enchiladas


Anyway. I am very surprised that it turned out so good. I am so proud of myself. My family loves it too. The only thing about this food is so filling. I bought the recipes in double becasue I have the feeling that in case my family likes it. I can cook it again.


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast meat
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can pinto beans, drained
  • 6 (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream cheese and salsa. Cook, stirring until melted and well blended. Stir in chicken and pinto beans. Fill tortillas with the mixture, roll and place into the prepared baking dish. Spread cheese over the top. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish with your favorite toppings such as lettuce and tomatoes, or sour cream.

It is very easy to make and very delicious too. You should try it too.


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Growing Trends in the Restaurant Industry

The restaurant industry is one of the few that continues to grow. As people branch out and try new things, it opens the door for new types of restaurants that focus on specialty cuisines. Studies demonstrate that the growth of the industry is thanks in part to vlogs or video blogs that are found on popular video websites such as YouTube. Many vlogs show people eating interesting foods, and then watchers go on a hunt to experience these foods. Here is a closer look at some of the growing trends in the restaurant industry.

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Eating Locally Grown Foods

Many people feel a sense of pride for the areas in which they live. As such, they tend to eat dishes that are prepared with local foods. Not only are these foods fresher, but they give people a better idea of what ingredients are grown in their communities. According to the National Restaurant Association, serving local ingredients topped its What’s Hot in 2013 culinary forecast. The list was the result of a survey of more than 1,800 chefs who were members of the American Culinary Federation.

Individuals who are hired to help make restaurants profitable, such Donald Burns, say that serving local ingredients is a growing trend. While it has yet to be determined if serving local ingredients actually has a positive impact on consumers’ restaurant choices, it doesn’t hurt their preferences. Since 2013, it has been a buzzword that has continued to carry weight into 2015.

Healthy Meals for Kids

Parents want to make sure that their kids are eating healthy, which is why creative and healthy meals for kids have been a popular trend in the restaurant industry. This includes quick-service restaurants that are typically known for serving fattening foods. In a blind study of 3,000 consumers, researchers learned that parents want to purchase healthy meals when they take their kids out to eat. However, it’s important that these meals are not only healthy but also tasty.

Both local and quick-service restaurants can improve the health benefits of their kids’ meals in a number of ways. For example, cutting calories is a great step and can be achieved by grilling the food instead of deep frying it. The more comfortable parents are when they purchase a food for their child at a restaurant, the more likely they are to eat there more often.

Snack Meals

Scientists have been saying for years that it’s healthier for people to eat several small meals a day than a few really big ones. People are starting to catch on to this and are looking for flexible portions that are quick and easy to eat. Restaurants can take advantage of this by offering snack meals that are small in portion size and equally small on price.

Trends in the restaurant industry change every year, but it’s the ability of restaurants to adapt to people’s changing tastes that allows them to stay in business. Since not all trends are the same in every state, it’s important for restaurant owners to pay attention to local trends and what people in their area are looking for.

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Baked Pork Chops with Potatoes and Gravy

I LOVED this recipe called Baked Chops with Potatoes and Gravy from Pilsbury website.

I LOVED pork than chicken eat. Pork is a little expensive than chicken. I have to make sure that our local grocery is having sale in pork.

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6 medium red-skinned potatoes, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (12-oz.) jar zesty onion gravy
4 (3-oz.) boneless pork loin chops, trimmed of fat
1/2 teaspoon garlic-pepper blend

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange potato slices in sprayed baking dish; top with onion. Pour gravy over potatoes and onion. Cover tightly with foil.
2. Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
3. Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of pork chops with garlic-pepper blend. Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Place chops in pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until browned.
4. Place pork chops over potato mixture. Cover; bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until pork is no longer pink.

This recipe is easy to make. I also added vegetables and salad. I also made myself a rice.

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How to entertain your guest while hosting a party

It was a month ago when I had a bi party in our house. We celebrated our summer babe’s 9th birthday. She had a wonderful time celebrating with her friends. It was not easy to prepare. We need to clean the house and so as the backyard. I cooked some foods. My husband also ordered foods. Some guests brought foods with them too.

The guests had fun. We appreciated all their time and gifts for making our summer babe’s 9th birthday memorable. Music is also one of the factor. If you need any musical instruments for your next party, why not checkout musicans friend. They will take care of all the entertainment you will need to have the best party ever.
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How easy to cook your eggs with Eggtastic ceramic microwave egg cooker

We love to eat eggs especially in the morning. We are lucky that we do not need to buy eggs in the store. We raised 9 chickens in our backyard. They give us eggs everyday. What is so goo about their eggs is? It is organic and is healthy to eat too.

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I usually cook four little eggs or three large eggs for them for breakfast. They both like scrambled eggs. Morning is always a chaos in the kitchen. I need to cook rice, noodles, sausage and scrambled eggs. There are so many pots to use. I am glad that I do not to do the hassle especially for cooking eggs anymore. I am fortunate to try the eggtastic ceramic microwave egg cooker. This is the best alternative ever to cook your eggs.

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I do not need to use bowls to scramble the eggs or pan with butter to cook them on the stove. All I need is crack the eggs into the eggtastic ceramic microwave egg cooker and beat the eggs from inside. I made scrambled eggs with tomato and onions. My kids just had plain scrambled eggs. The eggtastic microwave ceramic cooker is easy to use. You have to make sure that your eggs stay on the line and not past it. Since I have four tiny eggs, I turn on the microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds. The eggtastic ceramic microwave egg cooker gets hot so be careful when you take it out from the microwave.

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My family recommends this eggtastic microwave ceramic cooker to everybody. It works amazing and cook your eggs perfectly and delicious. I am so happy I do not need to do the hassles while cooking egg. The eggtastic ceramic microwave egg cooker  so easy to clean as well.

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You can read more information from this Website. You can also check their Facebook page for more updates. By the way, one lucky reader of mine will win the eggtastic microwave ceramic cooker when you join my giveaway below. I wish my readers good luck. I know that you will enjoy this  just like my family.

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I received the eggtastic microwave ceramic cooker for free. I did not receive any compensation. All my thoughts and opinions are 100% honestly mine.


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Thank you Aunt K for this delicious mini cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery

I got the chance to visit one of the top city of my bucket list to visit. It is New York City. My girl friends and I had a wonderful time in the Big Apple. I am also privilege to meet my cousin and her family. They took me exploring the beautiful Central Park. We also dine in one of the famous Chinese restaurant where celebrities dine too.

Delicious mini cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in New York City

Delicious mini cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in New York City

She also introduced me to one of her favorite bakeshop in the city Magnolia Bakery. She bought mini cupcakes for her cousin to taste.

Thank you so much Aunt K and family for this delicious mini cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in New York City

Thank you so much Aunt K and family for this delicious mini cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in New York City

I am so grateful and thankful for her and her families generosity. I gave the mini cupcakes to my kids. They both like to eat dessert and cupcake is one of them. They both like the mini cupcakes. They both said it is very delicious. Thank you Aunt K for this delicious mini cupcakes. We hope to show our restaurant if you visit Buffalo someday.

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How to keep your kitchen free of accidents

Accidents happen especially when you have the small babies that explore around the house especially in the kitchen. Despite being careful, sometimes accidents really happen. We feel badly especially when our small babies get hurt. One way to prevent them from not hurting is to secure doors as babies like to explore the most. You need to secure your kitchen accident prone by checking out the grant door hardware. You can search hardware on how to keep your child’s safety your number priority. I remember those days when my kids get hurt from exploring.


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3 Romantic, Healthy Dinners to Prepare at Home

Every now and then, it is absolutely lovely to have a home-cooked, romantic dinner event for two. This is especially true after a long, hard work week that has left the couple feeling mentally exhausted and worn out. The best romantic dinners are healthy and properly cooked, with an appropriate scene and matching music to boot. Healthy, romantic meals do not have to be bland, expensive, or far away!

Relaxing Pizza Night

For the couples who are looking for a laid back, no frills romantic dinner, pizza and Netflix will probably sound like a night in heaven! Everyone loves this dynamic duo; and it can most definitely have a romantic spin added to it. Instead of normal delivery pizza, a healthy homemade Spinach and Ricotta Pizza made with fresh ingredients will be the main course. Candlelight is a must have, and can easily be achieved with two to four candles. A couple of top name beers and one fluffy blanket help to seal the deal. This is probably the most affordable, wonderful “night in” a couple can have.

A Beach Themed Meal

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While it might be hard to compensate for the lack of a beach and waves, there are ways to make a delicious seafood dinner feel like a romantic escape in paradise. A delicious Seafood Risotto made with premium seafood would be the perfect meal, paired with a tropical fruit salad and a delicious fruity cocktail. Candle displays with shells, sand, and leis help to accentuate the dinner, while some beautiful beach sound effects play in the background. If there are two audio sources available, it would be a great idea to play beach noises on one with romantic music on the other!

Authentic Italian

What says “romance” any more than Italian food? Authentic, comforting Italian food is absolutely marvelous, especially a delicious plate of Chicken Parmesan. This simple classic is loved by all, and can most definitely be presented as a meal for two. Pairing it with a fine, imported Italian wine and classic Italian music will help to set the mood; a weaved bread basket with some fresh, decorative rolls and baguettes presented with a side of olive oil pleases the eye. The couple should dress nicely and share their plates.

Romantic does not always mean pricey or unhealthy. Dinners can be prepared at home with a mood setting scene as a nice surprise. The couple could even prepare dinner together, providing some wonderful time to bond affectionately.

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Our first meal in the trailer camp

It was the 18th of last month when my family went camping. We left around ten in the morning after the kids had breakfast. We already prepared all the stuff we need when go camping that night. Everything is ready except the food. It was a two hours drive from we live. I followed my husband.

our first meal in the trailer camp

our first meal in the trailer camp

It was lunch time when we arrived at the trailer camp that my in-laws own. It is in the Southern Tier in the town of Cuba. After we put all the stuff in the trailer camp, we then have lunch. I took this photo by setting the camera for ten seconds. it was our first meal in the trailer camp. I made potato salad before that night to bring with us to the trailer camp. We just had sandwiches and chips for lunch to go with the potato salad. It was simple meal but we enjoyed as a family.

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