I made the beer battered fish for the first time.

Growing up in the tropical country of the Philippines, I love eating fish. Any recipe that has a fish, definitely I eat it. My family loves to eat fish except my Summer Babe so I made her a different dish that Friday night.

My first time to cook beer battered fish.

My first time to cook beer battered fish.


  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
  • 8 (4 ounce) fillets cod
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Rinse fish, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine flour, garlic powder, paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper. Stir egg into dry ingredients. Gradually mix in beer until a thin batter is formed. You should be able to see the fish through the batter after it has been dipped.
  3. Dip fish fillets into the batter, then drop one at a time into hot oil. Fry fish, turning once, until both sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve warm.

I paired my beer battered fish with rice and corn.

I paired my beer battered fish with rice and corn.

I loved how it turned out though I used the tilapia fillets. It tastes delicious. Next time, I will only add half can of the beer. It makes it so watery. My family has the french fries and corn. Their Daddy also has the salad. I have the same except I have rice instead of french fries.

You can also check the original recipe from Allrecipe.com There is also a video for you to watch so it easy to follow.

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Ways how to make money during the summer

Maybe you wanted to start your own lemonade stand as a child and never got a chance. Today, anyone at any age can start and operate a successful lemonade or beverage business. Choosing a good location, the right product and marketing are keys to success.

Choosing Your Product

Lemonade is a popular summer drink, but there are many opportunities to sell cold beverages and water during hot weather. If you choose lemonade, you have to decide whether you want to make it yourself or buy a readymade product. Making your own may not be cheaper. With a readymade mix, you may only have to add water. With readymade lemonade, you only need to keep it cold to serve.

Finding a Good Location

There are any number of places to sell lemonade including street fairs, carnivals, flea markets and concerts. Beaches and parks are also favorite locations. You will need to find out if you have to pay for a space or if you can just set up and sell.
Before making a big investment, check with your local chamber of commerce for licenses, food handling permits or other documentation. This will help you to decide where you want to sell your product. Larger venues like sports stadiums may require more paperwork than your local park or church picnic.

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Build or Buy Your Cart

For a very simple business, you may only need a table, chair and a tub of ice along with your lemonade. However if you want to do this as a regular part time business, you may want to look into something more sophisticated. There are any number of readymade vending carts that can be used to sell beverages. Stick to reputable companies like www.allstarcarts.com when making your choice. Not only can you find an attractive beverage cart, they also offer financing. You can choose a cart with a canopy, umbrella, insulated beverage compartment or a custom logo. This will give your business a professional look and attract more customers.

Pricing Your Product

The best advice for pricing is to check out your competition. If you are priced too low, some customers may think you are not selling a high quality product. If your price is much higher, customers may seek out a cheaper price. Set up a budget including materials, equipment, supplies and a range of profits from high to low. With some practice, you should be able to come up with a formula for a successful business.

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A co-worker from work gave me this banana

It is hard to resist this banana who I called “saba” in my dialect. Growing up in the Philippines, I love to eat this banana raw or cook. I can also eat when it is raw or ripe. Either way this banana will fill your stomach.

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A co-worker from work gave me this banana. She gave me two packages. There are six bananas in one package. These bananas are ripe. You just microwave it for five to six minutes. You can eat it.

These bananas are so good. I can eat the whole thing. It is perfect for snacks. My co-worker from the health care facility ordered this bananas in Canada. It is sold from the Filipino store in Canada.

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Three Ways You Can Make Your Food Style Healthier

These days, many people are interested in optimizing their health. Whether you’re attempting to boost your energy levels, improve your mood, lose weight, or accomplish some other wellness goal, it’s important to know that optimizing the way you eat can help you realize the objective. Here are just three ways that you can start making your food style healthier:

1. Update Your Kitchen Equipment.

No matter what types of foods you like to eat, you can get on the road to healthier eating by updating your kitchen equipment. When equipment becomes old, it can pose a wide range of health hazards that compromise your mental and physical well-being. Luckily, there are now numerous online shops that can provide you with the devices and machines necessary to prepare food in a safe, sanitary manner. Companies like Online-reps.com offer several types of such equipment, including refrigerator freezer parts.

2. Replace Coffee With Green Juice.

The majority of Americans drink coffee, and this is typically a double edged sword. While research has indicated that coffee provides us with several brain-boosting benefits, it’s also important to understand that many people consume the beverage because they lack energy. Coffee is a stimulant, meaning that it is not the ideal source from which to attain energy. The best source is nutrient-dense food, which is why replacing coffee with green juice is a good idea. You can pack a wide range of fruits and vegetables into your juice, including spinach, kale, apples, grapes, cherries, pineapples, and tomatoes.

3. Try Veganism.

If you’re serious about optimizing your way of eating to attain health benefits, you may want to give veganism a try. This mode of eating incorporates no animal products, meaning that the diet contains no chicken, cheese, yogurt, turkey, etc. Individuals who really love these foods will be happy to find that there are numerous companies who make vegan alternatives that taste quite similar to these animal products. In fact, some people wind up liking the taste of the alternatives better than the original animals they were consuming. Moreover, there are a wide range of health benefits you can attain from removing these high cholesterol, high fat foods from your diet. Some of them include weight management and a lowered risk of heart disease.


If you’re interested in optimizing your health, now is the time to make the dietary changes necessary to realize the goal. Use the food strategies outlined above to make it happen!

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How to cook pork stir fry with Filippo Berio Olive oil

As you know, my family is half Asian. My family loves to eat Asian food as well aside from American. Sometimes cooking for them is hard especially on what dish to prepare. There are times that I am craving for Asian food that my family does not like to eat.

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One Asian food that my family loves to eat is stir fry. This recipe is easy to cook ad prepare. I am so thankful that I received some coupons to try the Filippo Berio olive oil. I LOVED this olive oil compared to the ones that I normally used. I LOVE the smell of the olive oil.

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Cooking stir fry is easy. I specifically loved this stir fry ready that you can buy in your local Wal-Mart store. You can use the package in two preparations as it is a big package. All you need is meat. I use pork but you can use chicken or any meat you wish or available in your fridge. The Filippo Berio olive oil makes this dish more fun and delicious to cook.

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I also use onions and garlic.

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Asian people loves spices and we use it more often when we cook every time especially if there is meat. You can also use ground onions or garlic if you cannot tolerate the smell.

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Saute the garlic, onions then add the meat. Fry the meat until there is no pink or thoroughly done.

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Add the ready mix stir fry with the meat.

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Then add the seasoning that comes with the stir fry package. You can add a little water to make it watery.

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Let it simmer for at least ten minutes. Serve it with white rice and enjoy.


I received the coupons to redeem the Filippo Berio olive oil from influenster in exchange of my honest review.

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Ways how to earn cash back from your purchases

I love to shop when I get rewards. Who does not, right? Sometimes I shop to earn points for my airline mileage so the points will add.

There are many ways how to earn cash back from your purchases. You can shop at a certain website like if you purchased CozyWinters. I know it is spring but it does feel winter here in Western New York. You could check out their Website to shop for clearance for next winter for you and your family get cozy while eating and have a wonderful time.

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Where to buy accessories for your Peterson guitar

There are times that once we found a brand that we loved to play we stick to it. I know I do that all the time. I am very picky. My husband told me that you pay what you get for. I have to make sure that I really loved the product.

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Just like any musicians, they stick to a product that they loved to play like the
peterson strobe tuner. You can check out all the accessories you needed in here. They got everything you need. Practice always brings any musician to perfect their performance. It could be in a show, concert or a dinner invitation. They get paid a lot and of course they want their audience to cherish their songs, music and performance.

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How to have an easy and healthy breakfast with Jimmy Dean

Once in a while I do not cook breakfast for my kids especially when I am so exhausted. I feel badly but it rarely happens that I do not make them breakfast especially for my son that goes to school first.


Jimmy Dean makes breakfast so easy ad healthy

Jimmy Dean makes breakfast so easy ad healthy

Today is that day when I am so tired and did not make him breakfast. He usually eats rice, eggs and sausage for breakfast except this morning. I am thankful that Jimmy Dean have this breakfast sandwich ready. All you have to do is heat it up in microwave.

The box cost around $10 or so. The box contains 8 sandwiches. You can buy any variety. My boys like this kind. It has an egg, sausage and cheese.  Jimmy Dean really  saves time preparing for breakfast. I think it is healthy too.

If my son still hungry, he can eat breakfast at his school. He has lunch money that we deposited every month for $50. When he has low amount, we deposit another $50 again.

How about you? What does your kids have for breakfast?

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Music makes dining sounds fun

We were invited at two Christmas parties last year. One is for the Filipino American Western New York foundation and the other is for fellow Filipinos. It was fun and the food are all delicious. It was two different occasion and two different locations as well. Overall, we had a blast and mingle with other Filipinos.

What is common with these parties are the music? There is dancing, singing and enjoyment. There is also playing of different kind of music while people are enjoying their food. Nobody plays the guitar. I am sure that this kerry king is a big help. I love listening to the sound of guitar especially when the performer is in deep with his musical instrument. I hope that next time, there are more performers that will show their talent. I am sure that they are just hiding and shy to shine as a star.

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My simple Christmas birthday celebration

I turned 42 years old last Christmas. I am getting old. I am proud of it and no shame at all. Age is just a number, right?

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Anyway, my husband and my kids ordered me this beautiful birthday cake from our local store. It looks so pretty. I loved it so much. I also cooked a noodles.  As Filipino,it is our tradition to have noodles during birthday celebration. It means to wish you a longer life. It was a simple birthday celebration with the people I love the most which is my family.

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How about you? How was your Christmas celebration? Did you attend a party?

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