Top 10 Memorable Moments in 2011

Happy New Year! Have a great time welcoming the new year. Be safe and have fun! I’ll see you in 2012. Great memories from 2011 Puerto Vallarta vacation for our wedding week. Our wedding day Our Honeymoon in Pearl Farm in the Philippines Touring underground river in Palawan, Philippines (honeymoon) Swimming in a cave in […]

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

One of my favorite treats that I made this holiday season was a half cookie and half peppermint bark. I know Christmas is over but I’m not over eating peppermint yet. I’ve made these three times in a span of two weeks. I’m a little obsessed, just a little. I think I will be making […]

Christmas 2011

Christmas Eve It’s our family’s tradition to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. Chris and I headed to my aunt’s house (same as last year) for our Christmas Eve party. We had traditional filipino dishes, including a whole roasted pig (lechon). After we ate, it was time to mingle and catch up with everyone at the […]

Happy Holidays

  From our Family to Yours….. Cheerful greetings and joyful wishes to you this Holiday Season!!   All the baked goods have been packed. I’m ready for the joyful eatin’

Holiday Light Show and Healthy Tips

This time of year is about celebrations, and food is a huge part of that. Avoiding great food and decadent desserts isn’t really an option for me. I love desserts too much. I want to enjoy the holidays guilt-free but at the same time, I want to avoid my waistline from growing along with the […]

BeClaws It’s Good – Dining Out With Friends + $100 Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Serve from American Express. Sign up for Serve and receive $10 credit towards your first use. Comment below within the next 7 days for your chance to win an extra $100 credit to your account! ~~~~~~~~~~ Recently, we dined out with friends at one of our favorite local spots. Chris […]

Our Christmas Tree + new ornaments

Before I met my husband, I’ve never had fresh and live Christmas tree. I grew up using a fake tree that we re-used every year.  I guess it was easier for my dad to rely on a boxed tree that he can assemble easily. Having five girls in the house, he really did not have […]

Homemade Gifts – Gifts In A Jar

When my girlfriends and I get together during our annual holiday party, it has become a tradition to give each other small and thoughtful gifts. Instead of bringing one big gift for secret santa gift exchange, we share the love with everyone with our small gifts. After we eat and have desserts and chit chat, […]

Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip

My first exposure to veggie dips was not until high school. I started attending friends parties where they served bite-sized vegetables and a big tub of ranch dressing.  Back then, I thought “Wow, vegetables taste great with a thick and creamy dip”. I always served myself with more dipping sauce than vegetables. It’s not a […]

Scenes From Christmas

Scenes from our Christmas… Eye Candy   More eye candy for your sweet tooth…. Celebrating with Friends – Holiday Party with college friends in San Diego. Our group is expanding. We have two newborn babies this year. Gifts {home} made with love. Small and thoughtful gifts were given to each other.