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

Black bear devours 2 dozen cupcakes left in baker’s car

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) --- The smell of two dozen cupcakes in a baker's car was too much for a black bear in New Jersey. The bruin smashed a window and left only smeared icing and a paw print behind. Christine Allen tells The Record the bear ate every single chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cupcake that she had made for a large order. Awakened by the dog barking and a "crunch sound," her husband spotted the bear early Thursday. Rockaway Township Police Lt. Peter Reilly says it looks like the bear has done some other damage in the area and breaking into a car raises concern. Police have notified wildlife officials. Allen says while she doesn't want her property ...Keep on reading: Black bear devours 2 dozen cupcakes left in baker’s car.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

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

2 detained after deadly music fest in Vietnam

HANOI --- Police have detained two people allegedly involved in the deaths of seven people at a weekend music festival in Hanoi. Le Thai Son, 26, director of the festival organizer company A Chau Connected Agency, was taken into custody for alleged violations of safety in mass gatherings. According to the police, Son should be responsible for the deaths of seven young adults in the worst fatal narcotics-related case in Vietnam to date. The police also issued an emergency arrest warrant for 19-year-old Bui Manh Duy. He was accused of luring others into illegally using narcotics. Duy allegedly gathered a group of 15 young adults to chip in to buy 10 pills of ecstasy and marijuana to ...Keep on reading: 2 detained after deadly music fest in Vietnam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Dixon stamps legacy with 5th IndyCar title

SONOMA, California: Scott Dixon won his fifth IndyCar championship last Sunday (Monday in Manila) at Grand Prix of Sonoma, sealing his legacy as one of the greatest of drivers in the series. After winning his fifth IndyCar championship, Dixon gave tribute to team owner Chip Ganassi. “When I look back at the first time I [...] The post Dixon stamps legacy with 5th IndyCar title appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Abraham Lincoln’s hat in US museum questioned for its authenticity

It has been a question plaguing the museum dedicated to one of America's greatest presidents: Is the hat real? The hat in question is of the stovepipe variety that adorned the head of Abraham Lincoln --- recognized for his fashion sense and lauded for ending slavery. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois had displayed the chocolate brown, beaver fur hat as one that had in fact been on the 16th US president's head. It is a prized possession, a big visitor draw, and valued at $6.5 million (almost P352 million) --- one of only three such Lincoln hats displayed at an American museum. But it may not be Lincoln's hat after all. FBI analysts and cura...Keep on reading: Abraham Lincoln’s hat in US museum questioned for its authenticity.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

14-ton wedding cake shared by Baguio residents

  BAGUIO CITY --- A 14-ton, 24-foot high wedding cake, touted as the largest yet was shared by hundreds of city residents at a mall on Saturday as part of this year's Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Week, an annual showcase of skills and food trends in the summer capital. The four-tiered cake, baked with chocolate, vanilla, banana, and carrot flavors, was unveiled alongside a mass wedding for 43 couples which Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan officiated. The event, organized by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB), was held a week after the mountain city was slammed by Typhoon "Ompong" on Sept. 15. The cake cost P800,000 and took chefs and bakers five days...Keep on reading: 14-ton wedding cake shared by Baguio residents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry

DAVAO CITY -- Domestic processors of cacao, some of which are operated by farmers themselves, have propped up bean prices, offering a safety net for growers at a time of fluctuating global prices for the commodity. The post Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

For P78,000, you’ll get the new iPhone with 512gb memory space

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by ( on Sep 12, 2018 at 11:57am PDT It's that time again when Apple would make our lives both easier and difficult. They officially unveiled the iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR---safe to say, there are a lot of things to be excited for. As we've mentioned before, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will have 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch---the biggest iPhone to date---in size, respectively. Meanwhile, the iPhone XR is at 6.1inches. CNET points out that all three phones almost have the same specs. They're powered by the A12 bionic chip, ...Keep on reading: For P78,000, you’ll get the new iPhone with 512gb memory space.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Apple introduces iPhone XR

Apple’s new iPhone XR.  PHOTO FROM APPLE’S WEBSITE CUPERTINO, California: Apple today announced iPhone XR, integrating breakthrough technologies from iPhone XS in an all-screen glass and aluminum design with the most advanced LCD in a smartphone featuring a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and six beautiful finishes. iPhone XR brings the powerful A12 Bionic chip with… link: Apple introduces iPhone XR.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Apple introduces iPhone XR

CUPERTINO, California: Apple today announced iPhone XR, integrating breakthrough technologies from iPhone XS in an all-screen glass and aluminum design with the most advanced LCD in a smartphone featuring a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and six beautiful finishes. iPhone XR brings the powerful A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, the TrueDepth camera system, Face [...] The post Apple introduces iPhone XR appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Asian markets mostly down amid fears US will ramp up trade war with China

Most Asian equities sank on Friday as investors fret that the US will ramp up its trade war with China by imposing fresh tariffs, while chip-makers were among the biggest losers following a sharp s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Already ahead of schedule, Pumaren aims for Adamson to reach the top

MANILA, Philippines – Imagine these two scenarios for a college basketball team in the UAAP. Both take place during the offseason. In the first one, the said team is unable to secure pre-season tune-up games to get them prepared for the upcoming elimination round. Already in dire need of blue-chip ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

1 dead, 2 injured in gas leak at Samsung chip plant

SEOUL, South Korea – One worker was killed and two injured when carbon dioxide leaked at a Samsung Electronics chip plant on Tuesday, September 4, the South Korean company said.  The 3 were found unconscious in the basement of the semiconductor factory in Suwon just south of Seoul, the firm said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

NU’s Rike, UST’s Mahinay earn nods

National U’s blue chip Fil-Am recruit Troy Rike and University of Santo Tomas’ big man Germy Mahinay have been cleared to suit up ahead of the Bulldogs-Tigers duel in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, officials from their respective teams announced......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

UAAP: UST s Germy Mahinay out to prove LPU wrong about redshirting him

Germy Mahinay was listed as a reserve for Lyceum of the Philippines University in the ongoing NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Just a week after the season started, however, the rookie big man was seen in training sessions of University of Sto. Tomas. As it turns out, Mahinay transferred from Intramuros to Espana for the betterment of his young career. “Lumipat ako (kasi) nawala yung usapan namin ni coach Topex [Robinson]. Sa part ko, masakit kasi pinangakuan ako sa harap ng parents ko na lineup ako sa season,” he shared. He then continued, “(Pero) opening day, sinabi sa akin na, as of now, reserve ka for us.” Last March, the Pirates secured the services of the 6-foot-5 big man, expectedly, to fortify the frontline that already includes Mike Nzeusseu, Toci Tansingco, and Ranzelle Yong. As to why he was left out of the active lineup, however, Mahinay said the Pirates had no explanation. “Wala naman (silang) sinabing reason,” he claimed. That is exactly why, now he has found a new home in UST, the former San Beda High School stalwart said he has a chip on his shoulder. “Ipapakita ko na medyo mali yung ginawa nila. Ipu-prove ko sila na wrong,” he said. That doesn’t mean, however, that Mahinay will be carrying too heavy of a load – even for head coach Aldin Ayo’s rebuilding crew. “Siguro, okay naman yung rookie year ko kasi halos lahat naman ng teammate ko, napapakisamahan ko nang maayos. Sa responsibilities siguro, gagawin ko lang part ko as a big man,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

NU has all the pieces, but can they put them all together?

HOW’D THEY DO LAST SEASON? 5-9, sixth YES, THEY’RE STILL HERE: Issa Gaye, Enzo Joson, Jonas Tibayan, Dave Wilson Yu WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: John Lloyd Clemente, John Galinato, Dave Ildefonso, Shaun Ildefonso, JV Gallego (returning), Joshua Sinclair (returning) GOOD LUCK ON FUTURE ENDEAVORS: J-Jay Alejandro, Jordan Bartlett, Matt Salem, Chino Mosqueda (injured) WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM NU? National University is not messing around as it tries to put an end to its three-year playoff drought. Even though they lost longtime starters J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem, the Bulldogs are all set to welcome blue-chip recruits in the form of Ildefonso brothers Shaun and Dave, John Lloyd Clemente, and John Galinato. “Right now, we’re excited that we got a very talented team, but it’s a very young team.” – head coach Jamike Jarin We named NU the 2018 king of recruiting because of that – and so, nothing less than immediate impact is expected from the Ildefonsos, JLC, and Galinato. “Of course, it’s make or break for everybody – for the entire school, for the entire team.” – head coach Jamike Jarin If all goes well, the new blood will fully fill in the holes beside Senegalese tower Issa Gaye, second-year playmaker Enzo Joson, and stalwart Dave Wilson Yu. More than the rookies, however, head coach Jamike Jarin wants and needs all his holdovers to take another step forward for the Bulldogs to live up to the hype. “We’re so young and the experience that we have is not enough. It has to be a combined effort to make us competitive.” – head coach Jamike Jarin WHO IS/ARE THE PLAYER/S TO WATCH OUT FOR FROM NU? Gaye has a chance to claim the vacant spot of best foreign student-athlete – only if the tall and long-limbed Senegalese tower plays up to his potential. At the wings, NU is brimming with talent in veteran DWY, returning JV Gallego and Joshua Sinclair, and first-year players Shaun and Dave Ildefonso, JLC, and Galinato. “JLC, Dave Ildefonso, Josh Sinclair, those are the guys that you will see in the long run.” – head coach Jamike Jarin The issue that persists, however, is at point guard – as it always has been since Gelo Alolino left. Rev Diputado is as steady as they come and Joson can turn into a problem for opponents as a big guard, but both of them have no time to waste and have to become masterful generals for all the weapons the Bulldogs have. WHY SHOULD WE ROOT FOR NU? NU is, hands down, the 2018 king of recruiting. That means that most of the top talent from this year’s recruitment class will be donning blue and gold. The youth movement is well underway and, coupling that with head coach Jamike Jarin’s uptempo attack, there is no doubt that the Bulldogs will be nothing but fun to watch. Get ready for a lot of running and gunning when the NU Bulldogs will be let out. WHERE WOULD NU BE AT THE END OF UAAP SEASON 81? NU will be fighting for a playoff berth – make no mistake about it. “We’re gonna play with a lot of heart. We’re gonna give a scare to the entire UAAP.” – head coach Jamike Jarin Unlike the likes of favored Ateneo, intact Adamson and FEU, reloaded La Salle, and primed UP, all of whom we know what we’re going to get, we’re still not sure how the Bulldogs look like when they finally play together in the UAAP. When the veterans and the new blood perfectly co-exist, then look out for the Bulldogs. Otherwise, however, add one more year to that playoff drought. WHEN IS NU’S FIRST GAME IN UAAP SEASON 81? NU trots out its stacked lineup up against rebuilding UST and coach Jamike will be matched up once more opposite coach Aldin Ayo on September 7. Of course, It All Begins Here on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Build your emergency beauty kit in your office desk drawer

When you're working in an office, it's unavoidable that your desk becomes your second home. You probably have one of these things: a neck pillow, an office-only jacket or blanket, and a water jug (among other things). Meanwhile, you might also need certain products in your drawer for beauty emergencies. These can range from impromptu out-of-the-office meetings or a night out with friends after work. Whatever the situation may be, stock up on these items we listed below. You know, just in case. Althea Petal Velvet Powder This loose powder comes in two colors: translucent (fair skin) and warm beige (morenaskin). I personally use this to set my concealer and to mask the shine o...Keep on reading: Build your emergency beauty kit in your office desk drawer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

ASIAN GAMES: Pinay volleybelles face another tough squad in Japan

JAKARTA — After collapsing to powerhouse Thailand in the opener, the Philippines marches to battle anew as it clashes with another super team — Japan — in the preliminaries of the women’s volleyball tournament of the 18th Asian Games Tuesday at the Bulungan Sports Hall here. Action starts at 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. in Manila) with the Filipinas coming in with zero expectations knowing that the Japanese are force to be reckoned with. Japan is a five-time Asian Games champion and a regular fixture in elite tourneys like the World Championships, Volleyball Nations League, World Cup and the Olympics. The squad is marching with chip on its shoulder after Thailand dominated it in the bronze medal match of the previous Asian Games in Incheon in 2014. Seasoned international campaigners Nana Iwasaki, Risa Shinnabe and Yuki Ishii remain as the leaders under the guidance of head coach Kumi Nakada. In the opening-day salvo, the troika did most of the damage as the Japanese clobbered the Indonesians, 25-20, 25-11, 25-19, to join Thailand on top of Pool A. Philippines’ head coach Shaq Delos Santos knows that Japan is nearly indestructible so they would use the match as an opportunity to gauge where they stand against an ultra elite team that had already tested its mettle against the world’s best teams like Olympic champion China, Serbia and the United States. “We will study them and train hard in preparation for our match against these Japanese,” said Delos Santos, who just came from a two-week training in Osaka and Okayama City in Japan where they polished their floor defense and blocking. The Thais gave the Filipinos a rude welcome into the Games after a 36-year absence. They had an impressive start, but collapsed in the final stretch of the first set as rising star Chatchu-on Moksri and Pimpichaya Kokram started to wax hot while veteran Pleumjit Thinkaow and Onuma Sittirak asserted their will over the Filipinos. Jaja Santiago and Alyssa Valdez were the bright spots in the first set, but their luster faded as Delos Santos opted to dig deep into his bench in quest of a spark. “They made us realized that the Asian Games is no picnic,” said Delos Santos following their 22-25, 12-25, 15-25 setback to the 11-time Southeast Asian Games champion. “We still have a lot of catching ups to do. We have to work hard and hope for the best. Hopefully, we can match up well against Japan. We’re looking forward to playing them in a tournament like the Asian Games.” Aside from Santiago and Valdez, also tipped to step up are Mika Reyes, team captain Aby Marano, Kianna Dy, Kim Fajardo and Dawn Macandili. Other members of the team are Denden Lazaro, Majoy Baron, Mylene Paat, Maika Ortiz, Dindin Santiago, Cha Cruz and Julia Morado......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Koepka won t be satisfied with 3 major titles

LOS ANGELES, USA – Even when hoisting a US Open or PGA Championship trophy, Brooks Koepka is careful to keep a chip balanced on his shoulder – even if it's just a small one. "I always try to find something where I feel like I'm the underdog and put ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

LOOK: Angel Locsin becomes real-life Darna to flood victims in Rizal, Marikina

Image: Facebook/Joshua Jacinto The rainy weather may be perfect for some to drink a cup of hot chocolate and cuddle in -- but not for Angel Locsin. The former 'Darna' actress became a rea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018