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Red velvet chocolate chip cupcakes

  Now that the holiday season is in full swing, there's bound to be a number of social gatherings in everyone's calendar. Often these gatherings are potluck affairs, with guests expected to bring a dish or two. For busy people, this could be a challenge. Who has time to cook when there are manuscripts to be submitted, deadlines to meet and Christmas lights and ornaments to hang up? Luckily there are shortcuts. You can order a dish from your favorite caterer or restaurant, for example, or just bake an easy dish at home, one that won't take up half your day in the kitchen. I myself am thinking of using the latest cake mix from Maya's line of premium cake mixes: the May...Keep on reading: Red velvet chocolate chip cupcakes.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 30th, 2017

What’s cooking, Luis?

Guess who was spotted taking cooking lessons at the GalaStars Culinary in Pasig recently? TV host Luis Manzano took a break from his showbizzy gigs to learn some holiday recipes from chef Ernest "Erns" Gala, who is the son of renowned culinary mentor Sylvia Reynoso-Gala. A self-confessed foodie, Luis whipped up pot roast and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, under the watchful eyes of chef Erns and his kitchen squad. No, the crash course wasn't in preparation for domestic bliss. Ever-enterprising Luis is eyeing possible business opportunities in the baked goods sector. He enthused that "choco chip oatmeal cookies are all-time favorites." But what noche buena dish would h...Keep on reading: What’s cooking, Luis?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Real Madrid s struggles continue after first home loss to Villarreal

MADRID, Spain - Struggling Real Madrid risk falling further behind in La Liga after a cheeky late chip from Pablo Fornals saw Villarreal escape with a 1-0 win on Saturday, January 13 (Sunday Manila time), their first ever victory at the Santiago Bernabeu. Fornals struck ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Screen time can ‘chip away’ at young children’s sleep, finds new study

  Young children who spend too much time in front of a screen are not getting enough sleep, and especially if they are being sneaky about using it, according to the results of a new United States study. Carried out by researchers from the University of Michigan, the study looked at levels of screen time among 278 preschoolers with an average age of 4 years old, including DVD/VCR, video games and computer/internet usage. The researchers asked the children's parents and guardians to complete a questionnaire about their child's bedtime behavior, reporting the hours of nightly sleep, daily naps, and quantity and times of media usage. Parents were also asked to answer que...Keep on reading: Screen time can ‘chip away’ at young children’s sleep, finds new study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Jrs. MVP leader Cansino already in touch with new UST coach Ayo

Aldin Ayo’s first-ever recruit in for De La Salle University was its high school star. Now with University of Sto Tomas, Ayo is looking to do the same. The new head coach of the Growling Tigers was present at the Filoil Flying V Centre on Saturday for the Tiger Cubs’ matchup with league-leader Ateneo de Manila High School. Of course, Ayo was there to scout the Juniors program of his new school – which just so happens to have the frontrunner in the MVP race in CJ Cansino. While the two-time collegiate champion coach declined interviews from media, he was seen chatting with Cansino’s mother after the game. Asked about it, the King Tiger Cub himself answered, “Opo, nagkausap na sila kanina.” He then continued, “Sabi raw po ni coach na gusto nila akong kunin sa UST. Sobrang saya po naming ganun na nga po ang nangyayari.” In earlier interviews, Cansino has already stated that he wants to stay in Espana for college. “Sana nga po, tumuloy rin ako sa Seniors para bigyan din ako ng pagkakataon na iangat yung Growling Tigers. Gusto ko ring i-prove sa Seniors na may magagawa ako for UST,” he said then. Now, it looks like his wish may just be granted as a source said UST is on the lookout for talent at the wings. Last year, the Growling Tigers trotted out the likes of Jordan Sta. Ana, Reggie Boy Basibas, and Christian Garcia at the wings. Said to be coming back to bolster that weakness is Embons Bonleon. Still, getting the six-foot-two swingman will be a coup for the rebuilding squad as they will be getting a blue-chip recruit who fills a need. Also, Ayo has some sort of success with his first-ever recruit being his program’s high school star. Two years ago, he got the commitment of DLS Zobel star and Juniors MVP Aljun Melecio. That partnership proved to be a big part of the Green Archers’ championship. —- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Valentine Cookies and Cream Bars

Ingredients ¼ cup salted butter, melted 2½ cups finely crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (about 25 cookies) 16 ounces cream cheese, softened 7 ounces marshmallow creme 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup coarsely crumbled cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (about 7 cookies), plus more for garnish Directions: * Stir together the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Japanese chocolate maker eyes investing in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 January) – A high-end Japanese chocolate company has signified interest in putting up a chocolate manufacturing facility in the city, Davao City Investment Promotions Center head Lemuel Ortonio said. Ortonio told reporters on Tuesday that representatives of the Japanese company had already presented a feasibility study to city officials last […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry

LAS VEGAS, USA – Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to "remarkable" collaboration by the tech industry. Krzanich took the unusual step of addressing the security issue as he delivered a keynote ahead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Auro Chocolate is serving up cocoa for a cause

Chocolate for dinner sounds like a very decadent affair but for Auro Chocolate it was also a meaningful one. Founded by Mark Ocampo and Kelly Go, the brand offers premium chocolates produced entirely in the Philippines – the cocoa beans are all farmed in Davao and then ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Chocolate could be extinct by 2050

Chocolate has always found its way through people’s heart. But what if the world would run out of chocolate? A new research said that by the year 2050 the planet will run out of cacao seeds- the key ingredient of chocolate. According to a report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) cacao… link: Chocolate could be extinct by 2050.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Duterte visits mall fire victims’ kin again, promises govt ‘willing to chip in’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte visited late Monday night the families of the victims of the fire that hit a mall in Davao City, according to Malacanang on Tuesday. In a television broadcast, the President expressed his condolences after fire authorities announced that all 37 bodies, call center agents of US-based SSI, a marketing research firm, were [...] The post Duterte visits mall fire victims’ kin again, promises govt ‘willing to chip in’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Fitz has a big day, Cardinals get first shutout in 25 years

By Bob Baum, Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald had a big day in what might have been the final home game of his prolific career and the Arizona Cardinals shut out an opponent for the first time in 25 seasons in a 23-0 victory over Eli Manning and the New York Giants on Sunday. Fitzgerald, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection in his 14 NFL seasons, caught nine passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. He even completed a pass for the first time (in three career tries), a 21-yarder to Jaron Brown. Manning, on the other hand, could not get the offense moving for the Giants (2-13) and got no help on the ground. The 36-year-old quarterback completed 27 of 45 passes for 263 yards and was intercepted twice, both by Antoine Bethea. Manning also had the ball stripped by Deone Bucannon and returned 21 yards for a touchdown by Robert Nkemdiche. Arizona had not shut out an opponent since a 17-0 win over the Giants on Dec. 12, 1992. The Giants were last shut out on Oct. 12, 2014, 27-0 by the Eagles. The only real New York threat came when Aldrick Rojas missed a 33-yard field goal. With the victory for Arizona (7-8), Bruce Arians moved into a tie with Ken Whisenhunt for most victories by a Cardinals coach (49). The Giants fell to 0-3 under interim coach Steve Spagnuolo, who took over after Ben McAdoo was fired. Arians benched quarterback Blaine Gabbert after five starts and returned to Drew Stanton, who completed 20 of 34 for 209 yards, including TDs passes of 13 yards to Fitzgerald and 15 yards to John Brown but was intercepted twice. Fitzgerald, at 34, became the oldest player with 100 catches and 1,000 yards in the same season. He has a contract for next season with Arizona but said last week he didn’t know when he’d make a decision on whether to play anymore. The Cardinals entered the game without a touchdown — but 10 field goals — in their previous 10 quarters, and they added another three-pointer with Phil Dawson’s 21-yard chip shot with 5:29 left in the first quarter. After the kickoff, New York drove near midfield but, looking over the middle, Manning apparently didn’t see Bethea move from his safety spot to pick off the pass, and tight end Evan Engram, the Giants’ leading receiver, injured his ribs on the play and didn’t return. Arizona’s touchdown drought ended in the waning moments of the first half. In a drive that started at their 21, the Cardinals went 79 in 11 plays, aided by a roughing-the-passer penalty against Olivier Vernon on third-and-3, Stanton hit Fitzgerald with a 13-yard TD pass that put Arizona up 10-0 with 1:01 left in the second quarter. Arizona took the second-half kickoff and went 75 yards in eight plays, culminated by a 15-yard touchdown pass to John Brown that made it 16-0. Dawson’s conversion try was no good. INJURIES The Giants lost their leading receiver, tight end Evan Engram, in the first half with a rib injury. New York safety Landon Collins was knocked out of the game with a forearm injury in the third quarter. Arizona linebacker Haason Reddick left with a foot injury in the second quarter. UP NEXT Giants: Finish their season at home against Washington on Sunday. Cardinals: Complete their season at Seattle on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

5 questions ahead of the NBA s 2017 Christmas Day games

It's already December 25 in the Philippines, but that's still a few hours away in the United States, meaning we have to wait before holiday's best tradition will take place: the NBA's annual slate of Christmas Day games. This year's batch of games sees the 76ers head to MSG to play the Knicks, the Cavaliers go to the Bay to face the Warriors in an NBA Finals rematch, the Wizards tackle the Celtics in an Eastern Conference semis redux, the Rockets battle the Thunder, also a 2017 postseason rematch, and the Timberwolves face off versus the Lakers. While you're unwrapping gifts and munching on Noche Buena leftovers, here are five questions to ponder: 1. Will the injury bug play Grinch to this set of holiday games? The Golden State Warriors officially ruled out Stephen Curry from playing. The LA Lakers just announced that Lonzo Ball is sidelined. Chris Paul is a question mark, while fingers are crossed that Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis will be able to go long when they face off. Injury report for tomorrow's game vs. Cleveland: Shaun Livingston (sore right knee), Kevon Looney (gluteal strain) & Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) are probable. Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is out. — Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 25, 2017 Hurt superstars are definitely the coal in an NBA fan's stocking, but let's hope that despite the absence of some of the bigger names, the games will still be able to provide plenty of entertainment. Bonus question: We may not get Curry vs. LeBron this Christmas, but how great of a consolation gift is Durant vs. LeBron? 2. Who will be the Christmas unicorn? Kristaps Porzingis is of course, the OG unicorn, having the tag bestowed upon him by Kevin Durant. The nickname refers to the mythical convergence of height, ball-handling, skill, and three-point shooting, all of which, Porzingis possesses. He's not alone though, as the 76ers' Joel Embiid has all of that in spades too, it's just that, seeing him on court has been more rare, due to an assortment of injuries that have held him back. Imagine, I suppose, if My Little Ponies could draw DNPs. When Porzingis' Knicks and and Embiid's 76ers collide, all eyes will be on the two, as they will inevitably go head-to-head against each other. As of writing, the Knicks are in the eighth seed in the East, while a 1-9 stretch in their last 10 games has the 76ers on the outside looking in at 10th place, three back of the Knicks. Therefore, it's not just pride at stake here; the East is wide open and every game will matter, as both squads harbor postseason dreams. Bonus question: Will 76ers rookie point guard Ben Simmons wind up stealing the show? 3. Who will triumph in the Wall vs. Irving point guard duel? After some strong starts to the season, the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards, the two squads most picked to be potential spoilers to the Cleveland Cavaliers' march to yet another Finals, are going through some rough patches. The Celtics of course, lost Gordon Hayward and started 0-2, but eventually righted the ship through tough defense, only to finish just 5-5 in their latest stretch (though they're still #1 in the conference). Meanwhile, injuries to John Wall and some of their role players have really prevented the Wizards from taking off. They're 18-15, and occupy the seventh spot in the East right now. If someone's going to take charge for either side in this Christmas duel, it'll be each side's respective point guards. Kyrie Irving has embraced being the man for the green and white, while John Wall is an established superstar in the Chocolate City. A Christmas day win for either team could be the foundation for a lengthy run of wins if they can maintain momentum. Bonus question: Who will be the better Morris twin - Boston's Marcus or Washington's Markieff? 4. Which nu-super team will do the most damage, the Rockets or the Thunder? The two most aggressive teams this offseason in revamping their roster to take on the defending champs were without a doubt, the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. H-Town added Chris Paul and a bevy of long-limbed, rangy defenders who can nail open three's, while OKC formed their version of a big three by trading for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. The early returns have looked better for the Rox than the Thunder. Even with Paul sidelined, the team was able to shoot to the top of the West standings, and looked even better when CP3 was healthy alongside the Beard, James Harden. On the other hand, it's been an on-going adjustment for reigning MVP Russell Westbrook to integrate the two other established stars. Their defense has been on-point, but their offense is prone to long, fatal droughts. Chris Paul has been listed as doubtful for this one (among several other Houston players), so we may not get the full experience, but this Western Conference Playoffs rematch from last season should still be interesting, even if it's just in an offense versus defense kind of way. Bonus question: Better odds of happening in this game, Harden scores 50+ for a third straight game or Westbrook adds another triple-double to his season tally? 5. Can Kyle Kuzma carry the Lakers? One can make a pretty convincing argument that Kyle Kuzma should be the Rookie of the Year. Despite not being a lottery pick, Kuz has had a major impact on the court, his scoring prowess adding quite the punch to a Lakers team that needs some (okay, a lot). Originally, this question was going to involve Lonzo Ball too, but with the Lakers announcing that his shoulder will keep him out of this game and the rest of the week, this could be a rare opportunity for Kuzma to steal the LA spotlight. Doubly so if Brandon Ingram remains sidelined too. Sure, he'll likely need to contend with the Timberwolves placing super-stopper Jimmy Butler on him, but wouldn't that be a fun duel to watch? Bonus question: How bummed are you that we won't be having LaVar Ball Christmas shenanigans with Lonzo out? The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or ABS-CBN Sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Top local destinations of 2017

The Philippines saw a double-digit increase, 11.54 percent, in tourist arrivals in 2017, compared to the previous year. The Department of Tourism (DOT) credited the influx of Chinese tourists from January to October, based on a press statement dated Dec. 12. Still comprising the bulk were 1.3 million South Korean visitors that accounted for 24.33 percent of total arrivals, followed by China (14.81 percent), the United States (14.34 percent), Japan (8.97 percent) and Australia (3.77 percent). The DOT says the top destinations in the country this year included Banaue, described as a place "where land merges with the clouds to meet the heavens"; Bohol's Chocolate Hills; the capita...Keep on reading: Top local destinations of 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

This Quick Cake Recipe Is Your Answer to Christmas Dessert

Bet you were expecting another "how to prepare ham fornoche buena" article today, weren't you? Nope, we wanted to change up the holiday food picks for you. We know that not everyone has the time to prepare a feast from scratch. People would opt for quick recipes or just order meals for theirnoche buena. While others are on the lookout for more variety in their Christmas dinner. With those in mind, why not whip up a mug cake for everyone? There are many perks in making mug cakes: They're quick and easy to do, you can customize them, and you can make one for each guest. Convinced yet? No? Then you should watch and read our three-ingredient recipe below. Red Velvet Mug Cake ...Keep on reading: This Quick Cake Recipe Is Your Answer to Christmas Dessert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

The GDLs want a reunion in UP with NCAA Jrs. MVP Gozum

The University of the Philippines is all set to be bigger and better next year. With Nigerian powerhouse Bright Akhuetie, talented Filipino-Canadians David Murell and Evyn Santiago, and versatile swingman Jaydee Tungcab all coming in to join Paul Desiderio, Javi and Juan Gomez de Liano, and Jun Manzo, the Fighting Maroons are already being seen as one of the contenders for UAAP Season 81. Even so, they can still get bigger and better. As first reported by Reuben Terrado of spin.ph, State U is the frontrunner in securing the services of NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum. The 6-foot-6 Gozum averaged 13.8 points in 49 percent shooting on top of 9.9 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, and 1.3 assists all while leading Mapua University to the Finals where they eventually lost in an epic three-game series to College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills. Of course, several schools have already expressed interest in the commitment of Gozum, but perhaps there could be no more personal decision for him than to return to UP. The versatile big man was once part of a promising core for the Junior Maroons with the Gomez de Liano brothers. However, he was cut from the roster for reasons he opted not to disclose. Fortunately, Gozum landed on his feet with the Red Robins and established himself as one of the blue-chip prospects in this high school graduating class. Now, he has a chance to continue what he had already started in Diliman. For their part, both the Gomez de Lianos said they want nothing more than for that to happen. “I think every team would like a Will Gozum in their team. He’s a modern day big man with good range and excellent footwork,” Javi said. “Whenever he steps on the floor, the team plays better.” Juan Gomez de Liano could only agree. “A reunion sounds good,” he said. Along with the on-court contributions, Javi said that the 18-year-old Gozum is nothing but a good teammate to have around. “He has a very good personality and that’s why he’s close to every teammate he has played with. No doubt, I enjoyed playing with him in high school,” he said. The NCAA Juniors MVP still opted to keep mum about his future. “If God’s will, mangyayari yan,” he expressed. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

3 Easy Ways to Revamp the Go-to Chip and Dip

(BPT) – Savvy hosts and hostesses know that the keys to a successful holiday soiree are when the room is filled with laughter and guests leave satisfied from all the yummy treats served. If you’re... The post 3 Easy Ways to Revamp the Go-to Chip and Dip appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

‘Chocolate capital’ title for Davao City pushed in Senate

DAVAO CITY — The Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao (CIDAMI) has asked Senator Cynthia A. Villar, who chairs the Senate committee on agriculture and food, to sponsor a resolution to declare Davao City the chocolate capital of the Philippines. Ms. Villar, who toured the farm of cacao producer and chocolate-maker Malagos over the weekend, […] The post ‘Chocolate capital’ title for Davao City pushed in Senate appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

DOT positive on Mindanao farm tours

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is optimistic that its recently-launched Davao chocolate and fruit tours will be well received by the p.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Save Energy and Money this Holiday Season

(BPT) – The holidays are a wonderful time of year to gather and celebrate with family and friends. This time of year is also when expenses can soar, especially your utility bills. Thankfully, Chip Wade,... The post Save Energy and Money this Holiday Season appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

12 Lifestyle Best Desserts for the holidays

This year is definitely not complete without the traditional and much-awaited Inquirer Lifestyle Best Desserts list. So, grab a fork and dig into these delightful sweets! Choco Tower Come-on: When your sweet tooth craves for rich, deep chocolate-y goodness, go for this Choco Tower that has layers of moist chocolate cake with ganache filling and fudge frosting. Creator: Rina Silayan Go, Nic's Gourmet Cost: P990/whole, P445/mini. Order two days in advance. For pick-up and delivery for a fee. Contact: G/F Phase 1B UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City. Call 9585574, 3549081, 3549082, 0998-9933234, 0999-9948131, 0917-7002513. Visit www.nics.com.ph.   ...Keep on reading: 12 Lifestyle Best Desserts for the holidays.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017