Saturday, March 31, 2012


When we delivered  the candies,  one of our neighbors give the kids these pretzels.
A Spice A  Day # 91
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March 31, 2012:
  • We were busy today.  We went to Pittsburgh and  bought some Asian goodies.  
  • When we came back, I coked us dinner.  I prepared beef steak, mashed potatoes, and boiled corn.
  • Hubby mowed our grass with Mr. Burrito's help.
  • Me and Ms. Burrito gave our   dogs a bath.
  • We baked some pop corn shrimp for snack.
  • Ms. Burrito begged me to  blog so I let her blog hop for her Pink Saturday post.  It took her   four hours to visit  60 blogs lol.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Marshmallow as Topping

 When my niece in law made the cake balls, she put different kinds of toppings such as sprinkles and marshmallows. It was a sold out for the kids.
A Spice A  Day # 90
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March 30, 2012:
  • We delivered the rest of the  Easter candies that were ordered from Ms. Burrito.  We visited my FIL and SIL.
  • It's  a Fish Friday at our home so I  baked some breaded  tilapia fillet.  The  men   had a fish sandwiches while the ladies  ate the  fish with rice.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Flowers are Sunshine

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
-Luther Burbank-
A Spice A  Day # 89
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March 29, 2012:
  • We brought Max to the Vet today.  The last time we were there, they told us to set an appointment  so that  they could take the pin away fro his leg (that was the Dad vet  told us).  When we came back today, it was the son who was there, his opinion was different than the Dad.  So going to the Vet office today was kinda waste of time.
  • I am glad that today is Ms. Burrito's last day of school.  She is off tomorrow for Report's Day.  Since we had a light winter, the school did not use their snow days so the students were given three more days off  for Easter.
  • We delivered some of the chocolates that were ordered for the Easter  fund raising in school.  Thanks everyone who made orders.
Today's Flower

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Aside from the love of water, my Burritos love to clean dishes because of the colorful sponges that we use in the kitchen.
A Spice A  Day # 88
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March 28, 2012:
  • After  getting Ms. Burrito from school, we decided to explore  in the woods at the back of  college campus.  I did not have my camera so I told my Burritos that we will be back there again.
  • When my husband arrived from  school, we went to Steubenville,  East Gateway Campus, and  picked up our  additional bunny.  We named her Matilda.  Wubzy won't be able to be with her for 8 months because she just got weaned and still a baby.
  • We had a delicious dinner.  Grilled  chicken, steamed broccoli florets, and sliced  bell pepper.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Caramel Apple

One of Ms. Burrito's favorite snack, apple with caramel.
A Spice A  Day # 87
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March 27, 2012:
  • I was so tired this morning that I could hardly wake up.  
  • Will update this post later tonight.  Gotta start teaching Mr. Burrito.
  • Our dinner was   sauteed napa cabbage with ground beef, tomatoes,  bell pepper, and other spices.  That was delish with rice!

Fish Sticks

For Catholics, Friday is Fish day during lent season.  We bought a pack of this Van de Kampa brand of crunchy fish sticks and baked some  last Friday.
A Spice A  Day # 86
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March 26, 2012:
  • Uh-oh, it is  almost  quarter to one and I am still alive and kicking.  I just got done writing my online tasks which gave me a sever migraine.  I took two aleve and it went away.  Glad I am done now.
  • It's freezing cold tonight  and I am a little bummed out as it might kill the plants that is starting to grow.  
  • Gotta hit the sack now guys.  Thanks for visiting.

Most loved deserts to share at any occasion

Part of the way that we connect with our various friend and family members is by eating meals with them. Anytime there is a large meal that is going to be shared with many different people, you can be sure and certain that there is going to be desert that is thrown into the mix somewhere. Among the most loved of all deserts there is cheesecake. There are many different ways that these kinds of deserts can be made, and there are also multiple places where you can purchase these kinds of items as well. Whether you make them, or you purchase them, cheesecake is something that many people can enjoy.

Cheesecake Sampler - 9 Inch (8001CC)There are also other deserts that are great for any occasion. There are classics like cookies, brownies, and other kinds of pastries that are very popular with all kinds of different people. Your cultural background can also affect the kinds of deserts that you and your family choose to enjoy. There are certain kinds of foods that are only eaten at specific times of the year. For example, there are delicacies like Yule logs that are eaten at Christmas, and there are other deserts that are only eaten at times like new years or Easter.

No matter what kinds of deserts that you choose to make, the best thing that you can do is to share them with the people that are in your life that are important to you. When it means that you can spend more time with family, it is a good thing to try and do what you can in order to make it a good experience, and a lot of it has to do with food. Much of the time that we spend with each other has to do with food. These can be any kind of food, but the deserts are some of the foods that we all love the most.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Baked Potatoes

I made some baked potatoes last week and the kids loved it!  I added some broccoli,  bacon bits, and  cheese.
A Spice A  Day # 85
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March 25, 2012:
  • We attended the Recognition Award Ceremony at my husband's school.  It was inspiring for the kids especially to Ms. Burrito.  When my husband went to the stage, they both said "That's my Dad!"
  • I started  my laundry when we arrived late this afternoon.  I am now on my last load.
  • The kids were exhausted so  at 5 pm they were already sleeping.

Sweet Strawberries

Our neighbor gave us five trays of strawberries the other day. Mr. Burrito was very happy because it is his favorite fruit.
A Spice A  Day # 84
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March 24, 2012:
  • It  was a little cooler today and it's going to be that way till next week.
  • I finally had the courage to work out again after a long hiatus hehehe.  I  did a 30-minute brisk walk at our tread mill and burned 307 calories.  I also did 15 minutes  at our stationary bike.  Ms. Burrito work out for 15 minutes at the treadmill and burned 100 calories.
  • We visited my FIL  this afternoon.  

Gummy Candies

When I was conceiving with Ms. Burrito, my husband used to send me these gummy candies and I loved them! Now Ms. Burrito love it too.
A Spice A  Day # 81
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March 21, 2012:
  • Oh boy, it's past 1 am  and I am still awake.  I just got done folding my laundry, thanks God!  After this post, I will hit the hay surely.
  • Ms. Burrito did not go to school today, she was fevered this morning.  She feel a lot better  this afternoon though.  Our neighbor asked us if she could be a respondent to her study so I accompany her there.
  • Me and the kids jump in the trampoline for almost an hour this afternoon, we had fun.
  • I made  sisig,  mac and cheese with broccoli for the kids.  
  • I washed all our mink blankets, it's time to put them away as the weather is getting warmer and warmer each day.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cooking Sweet Rice

 One of Ms. Burrito's favorite Filipino dessert is sweet rice.  She  was craving for it the other day so  we made some.
A Spice A  Day # 83
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March 23, 2012:

  • Thanks God It's Friday!  Do you feel that way too on weekends? 
  • After  we walked Ms. Burrito to school this morning, me and my son  spent sometime at our backyard removing some weeds growing at my flower beds.  Glad am done with it.  I noticed that  mour bunny has been eating all the plants that is growing in my garden wahhh.
  • Will update this later on.  Me and the kids had fun  outside, they jumped in the trampoline while I cleaned up Wubzy's cage.
  • We visited my  FIL and  the kids played with the neighbor's kids.
  • The movie "the Last Song" made me cry tonight lol.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mango Plant

I tried to grow pineapple and mango in the pot last year but it did not survive inside the house during winter..

A Spice A  Day # 82
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March 22, 2012:
  • Hubby picked up the  patio furniture that we ordered online at sears a couple of days ago.  Tonight was the first time, we got to enjoy our   front porch.
  • Hubby had a job interview this morning.  He said that it went  fine but the manager said that he is over qualified so let's wait and see.
  • We took  Ms. Burrito to her dance  practice  tonight then we grabbed some  chicken sandwich on our way home.
  • Hubby mowed our grass and I cleaned up  the floor.  Having two dogs inside the house, I need to  vacuum twice a week.
  • Ms. Burrito brought home her report card today, everything went up but one particular  subject dropped to two points.  That was when she got sick, we didn't get to study   well before she took the test when she  return to school.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jam & Jelly

When we went to pick some plums, I only picked a basket full and just ate them. Jen and Chris made some jam and jelly with the fruits they picked because they were too many. Jen gave me each a jar of jelly and jam. The dark color jar is a cherry (from her backyard) jelly that my SIL gave me. The big jar is an apricot jelly that our neighbor gave me. I am blessed with generous friends and family, yohooo..
This post is originally posted on Dec. 7, 2010
A Spice A  Day # 80
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March 20, 2012:

  • Ms. Burrito wasn't feeling very well his morning  but she went to school anyway, I feel bad.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

We love these Hawaiian Sweet Roils.
A Spice A  Day # 79
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March 19, 2012:
  • Ms. Burrito had a cold lunch today.  I prepared her a sandwich but she hardly  touched it so when she arrived home, we ate a hearty dinner.  We had broccoli, chicken, and rice.  Then we made  baked potatoes afterwards.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cheesy Domino Pizza

One of the cheesiest pizza from domino I have ever tasted.
A Spice A  Day # 78
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March 18, 2012:
  • Ms. Burrito helped her brother with some  Math works today.
  • We ordered  a patio furniture online.  Aside from paying off one of our credit card debt, this is also one of our remembrance from our income tax return.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Artisan Pizza

Ms. Burrito recently participated in a coloring contest in school and she got a free voucher of Artisan Pizza from Domino's.
A Spice A  Day # 77
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March 17, 2012:
  • Hello everyone, I am just taking a little break.  I just got done scrubbing the kitchen floor and  cleaned up the dishes.  After my break, my kids will help me  vacuum the floor and clean off the dust in the furniture.  It will be a busy day for us for weekend cleaning.
  • My husband   took the kids to Starvaggi while I am finishing cleaning the house then they went to  Dairy Queen.
  • We went window shopping for   patio furniture then bought some groceries afterwards.
  • We visited my FIL on our way from the store.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Shark's Head

Do you see the shark's head that I see in the shadow?
A Spice A  Day # 76
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March 16, 2012:
  • Hubby took us out for dinner but I was disappointed  of the food they served us, it wasn't as good as the ones I used to get  in the previous experience.
  • We visited  my FIL and  hubby baked a cake for him.  

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Green Theme

I decided to cover the glass table we have in the kitchen. I bought a green table cloth.  I got tired of seeing finger prints every time even though I clean  it before and after we eat.  I think I will save money in the long run by covering the glass table as  glass cleaner is expensive.  The  table cloth makes our  kitchen look smaller though.
The swarovski crystal roses that my husband gave me years ago.  
A Spice A  Day # 75
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March 15, 2012:
  • Today is going to be a long  and busy day for us so I want to  update this before we go.
  • We attended an early mass from which  our daughter  was one of the readers.  She did great!
  • We will be bringing Max to the Vet  then we have to go to  my husband's school for an induction.  If we can come back on time, Ms. Burrito has a dance practice tonight, if not, she will miss it.
  • We decided not to go with hubby in his school, I wasn't feeling very well.
  • Ms. Burrito wasn't able to attend dance lesson tonight, she's bummed out.
  • Did laundry  late in the afternoon so I am still up trying to finish it..

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chocolate Cupcake

When the two sweet tooth (Hubby and Son) goes to store, expect them to bring some sweets for their dessert/snack.  They bought   brownies and chocolate cupcakes  the other day.
A Spice A  Day # 74
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March 14, 2012:
  • The kids rode their bikes again after school.  They also jump in the trampoline  while we were waiting for  my husband.
  • Am I  now to go out and  do some cleaning in the garden.  Will update this later.
  • We made some gardening today  after we ate dinner.  The kids rode their bikes once again.  
  • We will be very busy tomorrow.  We will attend mass, bring Max to the Vet,  attend  hubby's induction in  RMU, then we have to rush back for Ms. Burrito's dance class. phew!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


 Our Burritos were craving for their favorite sundae and dip cone at DQ o we zipped down there  last weekend.

A Spice A  Day # 73
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March 13, 2012:
  • I am so glad that Mr. Burrito's counting  skill is improving.    He can now count  1-50 by himself.  Me and him baked  a rigatoni alforno for dinner after our class at home.
  • We  went for a walk  as we had a very good weather today.  The kids had so much fun riding their bikes.
  • Hubby and I  watched the movie called "The Tourist."

Monday, March 12, 2012

International Flight Food

One of the food that was served on the international flight we took coming back here in the States from South Korea.  I think that was  the last flight where we enjoy free meals on  the plane.  Nowadays, you have to pay separately for your food if you want to eat during the flight.

A Spice A  Day # 72
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March 12, 2012:
  • I feel a lot better  today although I have a dysmenorrhea.
  • Mashed potatoes,  Pork  ribs BBQ, and egg noodles was our sumptuous  dinner.
  • I gave Mr. Burrito some spelling test today.
  • Have you ever watched the show "Infested" on  Animal Planet  channel?  I have watched it a couple of times and it's scary and gross.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Happy Eater

The happy eater of a pot roast sandwich. We went out to eat dinner at Eat 'n Park when we had our income tax return. 
Ms. Burrito had  a   salad bar and Mr. Burito had  grilled cheese.
I had my favorite menu  which is the  Nantucket Cod.

A Spice A  Day # 71
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March 11, 2012:
  • We did not go to church today, I was feeling crappy all day.  I stayed in bed most of the time today and now I have chills and body ache.  But as addicted as I am with blogging, I have to update here lol.
  • My husband took the kids outside and they rode their bikes.  They said we had a beautiful day today, too bad I couldn't enjoy it.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Here's my Burritos having a great time before eating dinner at home.
A Spice A  Day # 70
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March 10, 2012:
  • Did my laundry today.
  • I made some caldereta for lunch.
  • We attended a birthday party of one of  Ms. Burrito's classmate/friends.  They had the event at Steel Valley Bowling Lanes.  The Burritos had so much fun.  
  • We visited my FIL after  we attended the party.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Leche Flan

 The leche flan that my husband made   when we attended a get together  gathering at the Brady's  residence.  I honestly did not learn how to make  this custard-like dessert til I came here in the States.  My husband taught me lol.

A Spice A  Day # 69
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March 9, 2012:
  • We went to Steuben Mall after Ms. Burrito's school.  We bought a gift for her classmate's birthday party tomorrow.  Our first time to attend one.  We always get invitations  from her classmates but this will be the first time that we will attend.
  • We   drove by Dairy Queen and bought some yummy goodies.  Then we dropped by at my FIL  for a visit on our way home.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cake Pops

 My NIL, Shelby made these cake pops last weekend.  Aren't they colorful?

A Spice A  Day # 68
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March 8, 2012:
  • It's raining here  today, how about at your end?
  • Hubby took Ms. Burrito to dancing tonight, Mr. Burrito and I stayed because he wasn't feeling good.
  • I prepared  fried chicken, mashed potatoes,  and  sotanghon for dinner.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Baked Chicken

The whole chicken that my SIL Chris baked last weekend for our family dinner get together.  I think I will try to  bake a chicken someday but I would like to stuff the stomach with lemon grass.

A Spice A  Day # 67
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March 7, 2012:

  • I attended   station of the cross in church.  St. Joe's students  were all there  and that's where I picked up  Ms. Burrito.
  • We  went for a family walk  at our neighborhood after we ate dinner.
  • I made some tacos for dinner.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shredded Cabbage

My sister-in-law prepared some shredded cabbage during our family dinner  last weekend.  She put  vinegar, ovlive oil, sgar, celery seeds, and  black pepper.  It was really good.
A Spice A  Day # 66
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March 6, 2012:
  • My husband called the bunny  farm today.  The owner said that the  babies will be ready in three weeks.
  • I made so,me pork BBQ ribs for  dinner.  We ate it with egg noodles and broccoli.

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