Day Out with My Sister from Another Mother

Hi everyone! Tango Golf India Foxtrot!!! Haha Really doesn’t matter. have to work tomorrow. (Boo!) Well, I haven’t blogged for quite sometime now. I almost forgot I had one. lol Anyways, on a chilly day, my awesome friend, Grace and I decided to go out and enjoy some sights in the city. Visited Downtown Tacoma and it was truly fun seeing something new. What made the day better was spending it with someone just about as silly as me. I’ve included some of the photos that we took that day.

"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves."

“Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.”

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Light Vanilla Cupcake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

One cool summer evening, I had a craving for cupcakes. I didn’t have any particular flavor in mind. I just wanted CUPCAKES! haha So anyway, I checked the pantry for ingredients, then all of a sudden, I forgot that I ran out eggs. I couldn’t embrace the thought of making egg-less cupcakes. Luckily though, I had some egg whites. Got those from separating the whites from the yolks to make Leche Flan. (If anyone wants a recipe of my version of Leche Flan, I’ll be more than happy to post it.) Anyways, here’s the recipe:

Cake batter:
1/2 C milk
egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 C all purpose flour
3/4 C white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter (room temperature)

4 C powdered sugar
1/2 C butter, softened
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring milk and butter to room temperature. Prepare a cupcake pan with liners. Combine milk and egg whites in a measuring cup. (I didn’t list the amount of egg whites that you need as I only poured the amount of egg whites that would equal to half a cup.) Add in vanilla and mix well. Egg whites/milk mixture may not look smooth but no worries, it shouldn’t ruin your cupcakes.

In a separate bowl,mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter, mixing on low until the entire mixture looks like small moist crumb balls.

Add in half of the milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix on low until combined. Scrape the sides of your bowl from time to time. Add in remaining milk mixture. Continue to mix on low until just blended.

Using a cookie scoop, divide batter evenly between cupcake liners. Roughly fill each liner 2/3 full. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.

Now for the frosting. In a bowl, cream sugar and butter. Make sure it’s light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of your bowl,add lemon juice and the lemon zest. Mix well, scrape the sides of the bowl. Once your frosting is ready, go ahead and frost your cupcakes the way you want them to look.

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“The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.” Fawn Weaver

Marriage – it’s a union of two people in love. Human as we are, there are times in our marriage when we bicker over trivial things, we argue, but as husband and wife, we should work together as a “team”, not as individuals because once you two are married, you are no longer two separate individuals but one. It takes two to tango as they say. So whenever you fight, ALWAYS remember one rule, NEVER go to bed angry. Resolve your issues before things get out of control. Mutual respect – when you argue/fight, try to do it in a respectful manner. When everything has been worked out, show each other just how much your spouse means to you. Give them compliments, tell them how beautiful they look. Make them feel loved and appreciated. Try these things today. When you see your spouse, tell them you love them. A simple “I love you” goes a long way.
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I took a leap of faith and moved out of my home in the Philippines to be with my then fiance Matt so we could live together in the States. I have never been this happy my entire life. A little over three years ago, I made a decision that would change everything. I made a lifelong commitment to love and cherish the man that God made for me. Our wedding was the best night ever. It was just the beginning of our forever love.


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