Advertisements


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

Holiday glitz

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com Ode to Hollywood This gold velvet long dress is red-carpet ready. Top it off with a glittery shag jacket.   RETRO CHIC Go '70s with purple metallic cropped top and high-waist pants combo.   SHEER LUCK A sheer black lace top and a sequined bandeau make for an eye-catching evening look.   THINK GREEN Accessorize this green velvet dress with layered necklaces.   FLAPPER GIRL This gold fringe dress requires minimal accessories. It's a standout on its own. Photography Toff Tiozon Styling Luis Carlo San Juan Makeup Sari Campos for Makeup Forever Hair...Keep on reading: Holiday glitz.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News51 min. ago

Qualcomm wants iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR banned in China too

MANILA, Philippines – Chip giant Qualcomm hopes to extend the range of iPhones banned in China, the Financial Times  reported Thursday, December 13. On Monday, December 10, Qualcomm announced a Chinese court, the Intermediate People's Court in Fuzhou, had granted the company's request for two preliminary injunctions against 4 Apple subsidiaries, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Intel announces Sunny Cove CPU architecture for 2019

  MANILA, Philippines – Intel on Wednesday, December 12, announced its latest CPU chip architecture which the company called Sunny Cove as part of its Architecture Day event . Four of the features that come with the Sunny Cove architecture are the following: Enhanced microarchitecture to execute more operations in parallel. New ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

2018 ISSC MEET: ILOPRISAA, 4th CDSA clinch wins in secondary boys’ football

BOOTERS from Iloilo Private Schools Athletic Association (ILOPRISAA) capitalized on their quick chip shots as they pulled off an opening game victory in the secondary boys’ football against 5th Congressional District Sports Association (CDSA), 2-0, at the Iloilo Sports Complex (ISC) football field, Dec. 13. ILOPRISAA is composed of Central Philippine University (CPU) and Ateneo […] The post 2018 ISSC MEET: ILOPRISAA, 4th CDSA clinch wins in secondary boys’ football appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Gift boxes from award-winning Filipino chocolate brand

  He has always loved chocolates but when he became part of its manufacturing process, Mark Ocampo says he began to appreciate chocolates even more. That's understandable considering that the chocolates his company makes have won international awards just over a year since it was launched: two awards from the Academy of Chocolate Awards in London, and the Great Taste Award also in London.   Auro chocolate bars are now sold in Tokyo, Japan, and in San Francisco, California. In the Philippines, Auro is available in SM's Kultura store, in the Duty Free shops and in specialty stores. Aboard Philippine Airlines, Auro chocolate bars are also given to both economy and bus...Keep on reading: Gift boxes from award-winning Filipino chocolate brand.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

A Coconut Cookie that’s Perfect for the Holidays

(NC) This coconut-studded milk chocolate cookie with two layers of buttery dough – one with an added hit of cocoa – makes these slice-and-bake cookies an instant holiday hit. Incorporating milk chocolate with toasted coconut makes them irresistible. “This recipe makes a large batch, but don’t feel like you have to make them all at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

In Focus: These 3rd Gen K-Pop Girl Groups Prove That There s No Bad Blood Among Them

In the age of fan wars, we're glad that BLACKPINK, TWICE, and Red Velvet have nothing but love for one another!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Samsung to brace for slow growth in 2019 in personnel reshuffle | Inquirer Business

SEOUL - South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is poised to conduct its year-end personnel reshuffle, which is widely expected to reflect anticipated slow growth for the chip and smartphone marke.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Harris has 27 and Nuggets edge Blazers 113-112

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gary Harris, who had missed Denver’s last two games with a sore left ankle, scored 27 points and the Nuggets won their fifth straight game by edging the Portland Trail Blazers 113-112 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Paul Millsap added 22 points for the Nuggets, who led by as many as 17 points but nearly squandered it in the frantic final minutes. CJ McCollum had 33 points, but missed a short jumper at the final buzzer as the Blazers came up just short. Jusuf Nurkic added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Portland, which has lost four of its last five games. The Blazers started to chip away at Denver’s lead late in the third quarter. McCollum’s jumper got Portland within 98-97 with 6:04 left but Monte Morris answered with a three-pointer for the Nuggets and the Blazers couldn’t get any closer until Nurkic’s basket with 1:30 left counted on a goaltending call to close the gap to 108-106. McCollum added step-back jumper to tie it at 108 with less than a minute left. Jamal Murray made a pair of free throws for Denver before McCollum came through again with a layup to re-tie it with 37.1 seconds left — but Harris nailed a corner three-pointer to put the Nuggets in front 113-110. McCollum dunked on the other end and Murray was called out of bounds after the inbound to give Portland back the ball. After a review, the call was overturned. The game clock was re-set to 6.9 seconds and Murray was again called out of bounds on the inbound, but McCollum’s jumper at the buzzer was off to end it. It was the first of a five-game road trip for the Nuggets, who were coming off of a 117-85 victory at home over the L.A. Lakers. Harris hit a three-pointer that capped a 14-2 run that put the Nuggets in front 28-17 late in the first quarter. Denver led by as many as 14 points in the opening period. Meyers Leonard had an emphatic dunk over Mason Plumlee as Portland struggled to close the gap. McCollum got the Blazers within single digits with a layup that made it 53-45, but Harris’ layup and free throw extended Denver’s lead again. Millsap had 16 first-half points and the Nuggets went into the break with a 68-53 lead. Portland was hurt by 10 turnovers. Nurkic had a tip-in that got Portland within 79-72 with just over five minutes left in the third. Damian Lillard’s three-pointer closed the gap to 88-85, but Trey Lyles answered with his own long triple for Denver. The Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 115-112 victory over Orlando on Wednesday. Lillard had 41 points in the game, including a franchise-record 10 three-pointers. But against the Nuggets he was cold at the start, and had just five first-half points and finished with 15. TIP-INS Nuggets: It was the first of four games between the two teams this season. Denver won last year’s series 3-1. ... The Nuggets held opponents under 100 points in each of the previous three games. Trail Blazers: Nurkic played for the Nuggets for more than two seasons before he was traded to Portland in early 2017. ... Portland has lost four straight to the Nuggets. UP NEXT The Nuggets visit Toronto on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). The Trail Blazers visit San Antonio on Sunday (Monday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

New Malagos chocolate varieties bag awards in Florence event

DAVAO CITY -- The Malagos chocolate brand of cacao grower and chocolatier Malagos Agri-Ventures Corp., is capping the year with another four awards in a global competition, the International Chocolate Awards–World Final held Oct. 26-Nov. 2 in Florence, Italy......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Recipe for Love review: Like watered-down chocolate

Like watered-down chocolate, Jose Javier Reyes’ Recipe for Love has all the appearance of a sugary drink but tastes like some rancid brew culled from leftovers. Only agony This is a romance that strangely carves catastrophe out of a formula that, at the very least, should result ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

5 activities to book for your dream luxury travel experience

MANILA, Philippines – Traveling is like opening a box of exquisite chocolates. We try it once but we can’t help lifting the lid up again: what else is in there? That velvety dark chocolate shaped like a fine seashell, what does that taste like? After getting a taste of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Celebrate all things sweet with a decadent pastry flight. Indulge in our best-se…

Celebrate all things sweet with a decadent pastry flight. Indulge in our best-selling Paparazzi tiramisu, raspberry tart, and Malagos cake (72% dark chocolate) with a shot of espresso. The pastry flight is available at the Lobby Lounge from November to December. #EdsaShangriLa #MyUrbanOasis Source link: Celebrate all things sweet with a decadent pastry flight. Indulge in our best-se….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Batang Gilas duo shine for NU in UAAP 81 Juniors action

The Nazareth School of National University (NS-NU) Bullpups opened their UAAP Season 81 Juniors' Basketball tournament campaign on a high note after holding off the FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws, 78-70, at the Blue Eagle Gym Sunday morning. With the game tied at 57 following a JB Sajonia jumper from 15 feet, NS-NU held off a furious run by the Baby Tams, as Bullpup Terrence Fortea scored six straight points to keep their opponents at bay.  FEU-Diliman's RJ Abarrientos cut the lead to as close as four, 61-65, but NS-NU answered emphatically with the game-deciding 16-3 run, capped off by Harold Alarcon's fastbreak layup. "Medyo nag-start out ng maganda yung defense namin. Na-contain namin yung FEU noong first half. Noong bandang gitna ng third quarter, medyo bumaba na naman. Siguro we have to be more consistent," NS-NU Bullpups head coach Goldwin Monteverde told ABS-CBN Sports. NU tried to pull away initially in the first half, venturing on an 11-1 run bridging the first two quarters to lead 28-16, but the Baby Tamaraws found a way to slowly chip away the lead. Batang Gilas duo Carl Tamayo and Gerry Abadiano had a great debut for the Season 80 runners-up, combining for 28 points. The sharpshooter Fortea meanwhile added 11 markers of his own. Abarrientos top scored for the Baby Tamaraws with 15, while Ron Tolentino added 14. Meanwhile, in the first game, the De La Salle-Santiago Zobel Junior Archers drew their first win of the season in a comeback win against the UE Junior Red Warriors, 66-56. Game tied at 49 in the early goings of the fourth quarter, DLS-Zobel wrestled away the game from UE through a 15-4 run to lead 64-53. Henrie Subido, brother of UST Growling Tiger Renzo led the way with 19 points. Lance Jomalesa, a key cog in the game-sealing run added 17 markers of his own. For UE, Shane Dichoso paced their offese with 20 points and six rebounds, but coughed the ball nine times. Big man Jesse Sullano meanwhile had a double-double performance of 11 points and 10 rebounds. FIRST GAME DLSZ (66) -- Subido 19, Jomalesa 17, Sevilla 13, Macasaet 6, Pingol 4, Villarin 3, Buncayo 2, Milan 2, Cudiamat 0, Luna 0, Marana 0. UE (56) -- Dichoso 20, Sullano 11, Alinsoring 8, Lima 6, Manaug 5, Flores 3, Tajonera 2, Agbas 1, Almacen 0, Villarta 0, Gatdula 0, Escamilla 0. Quarter Scores:  15-17, 35-29, 44-45, 66-56. SECOND GAME NS-NU (78) -- Tamayo 18, Fortea 11, Abadiano 10, Gonzales 8, Alarcon 7, Dayrit 7, Torres 6, Felicilda 5, Quiambao 5, Mailim 1, Vinoya 0, Enriquez 0, Buensalida 0. FEU-Diliman (70) -- Abarrientos 15, Tolentino 14, Alforque 12, Anunuevo 7, Bautista 7, Sajonia 6, Ona 5, Bagunu 2, Torres 2, Libago 0, Barasi 0. Quarter Scores: 20-16, 41-34, 54-52, 78-70.   __     Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Filipino Chocolate Brand Auro Just Opened Its First International Boutique In Tokyo

By Cheryl Tiu/forbes.com – Auro Chocolate is a proudly Filipino bean-to-bar company that sources their cacao from farming communities in Davao, Philippines. They have been making waves not only for their quality (at the 2018 Academy of Chocolate Awards in London last July, they won bronze for their 70% Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Apple s 5G iPhone expected in 2020 - report

MANILA, Philippines - Apple will launch its 5G iPhone in 2020, according to a Fast Company source. The Cupertino-based tech giant wants to use an Intel 8161 5G modem chip for the 2020 devices. Apple, however, has reportedly been unhappy with Intel lately as it has yet to solve heat ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Humans and chocolate: A 5,000-year love story

Humans have hankered after chocolate for centuries longer than previously thought, scientists said Monday, tracing the earliest known consumption of its key ingredient to more than 5,000 years ago in South America. Archaeologists have long believed that ancient civilisations in Central America started drinking concoctions of cacao--- the bean-like seeds from which cocoa and chocolate are made--- from around 3,900 years ago. But in a study that shifts the origins of chocolate centuries backwards, a team of scientists traveled to Santa Ana-La Florida, in modern day Ecuador, the earliest known archaeological site of the Mayo-Chinchipe civilization. They analyzed artef...Keep on reading: Humans and chocolate: A 5,000-year love story.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

With Messi out, Suarez takes leadership role for Barcelona

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Even though it ended up a blowout, there was a moment in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Real Madrid on Sunday when the result seemed in the balance. Madrid had just pulled a goal back after overcoming the control Barcelona had imposed to take a 2-0 lead into halftime, and the hosts didn't have Lionel Messi to come to the rescue. That was when Luis Suarez stepped up to add two more goals to his first-half penalty to complete a hat trick that has placed Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui's job in serious peril. "Almost every season I score against Madrid," Suarez said. "They came out of the restart going for the match. They pressured us a lot and had chances to draw level. We scored the third goal and took advantage of our speed and the open space to wrap it up." His second goal was a superb header, as he powered a soft lob from Sergi Roberto past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. That goal came when his teammates were under pressure after Marcelo had scored and Luka Modric hit the post. Suarez also showed quality marksmanship on his penalty, driving it just inside the post and the diving Courtois, as well as fine finishing to chip in his third goal. "He scored three goals today, but the work of Luis is always there," Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. As work goes, Suarez multitasks. The Uruguayan bumps and battles with opposing defenders, makes runs to free up teammates, offers an outlet up front, and helps form part of Barcelona's intricate passing attack. Suarez dedicated his first goal to his family by lifting his shirt up to reveal a T-shirt with a image of this three children on it. "This week my third child was born and her siblings wanted to come with me today, since mommy and Lauti are watching from home," Suarez said. The 31-year-old Suarez has scored nine times in 11 matches against Madrid since joining the Spanish champions after he left Liverpool following his biting of an Italy defender in the 2014 World Cup. Since then, Suarez has been on his best behavior, and become one of the club's veteran leaders. Suarez scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Madrid that helped Barcelona secure the league title late in the 2014-15 season. The next season he scored twice in a 4-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu that Messi also missed. He netted in a 1-1 draw with Madrid in 2016-17, and also in a 3-0 win at Madrid and a 2-2 draw at home last season. But the Uruguay striker has been especially important recently with Messi on the sidelines. Since Messi broke his arm in the first half against Sevilla on Oct. 20, Barcelona has outscored its opponents 9-3, including four goals by Suarez. Messi went down while Barcelona was leading Sevilla 2-0. Suarez immediately stepped up by scoring a third goal in an eventual 4-2 victory. He set the tone against Inter Milan in the Champions League last week, assisting Rafinha for the opening goal of a 2-0 win. But Suarez had saved his best for Sunday night, when he fueled a lopsided win that Barcelona's fans will savor. THE RIGHT MOVES Madrid's comeback attempt was triggered by Lopetegui sending on Lucas Vazquez as a right back at the start of the second half. Lethargic until then, Madrid surged forward in waves and Vazquez helped start the move that led to Marcelo's goal. Valverde then made three moves that all contributed directly to goals by catching Madrid off-balance in defense. Valverde swapped Rafinha for right back Nelson Semedo, which allowed him to move Roberto into attack. The versatile Roberto created three scoring chances for Suarez. Valverde also sent on forward Ousmane Dembele and midfielder Arturo Vidal. Dembele dribbled free in the area and crossed for Vidal to head in the fifth goal to complete Madrid's humiliation. "I thought we needed players who could use their speed because we no longer had the control we had in the first half," Valverde said. "The back-and-forth was risky. Sergi helped us get out on the attack.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018