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Monthly Archive: February 2019

How to Choose an Affordable Menu for a Backyard BBQ

Most people spend a lot of time outside during the summer months. They are spending time at the beach or going to theme parks. The 4th of July is one of those holidays that people like to spend time outside. It is common to invite your family over to celebrate. Read on to find out how to choose an affordable menu for a backyard barbecue.

Serve Hamburgers

If you are feeding a crowd, then food preparation can be strenuous. (more…)

Why You Should Use a Moving Service

When it is time to move, you might consider renting a truck and taking care of this task yourself. However, there are quite a few advantages to using a moving company. Unless you have a lot of experience and several friends that are willing to help, moving can be quite an undertaking.

Moving is Strenuous

You may be physically fit, but when it comes to moving heavy items all day long, it can take a toll. In addition to all the packing and toting boxes to the most convenient area for moving them, you will be lifting heavy items. Appliances and furniture can be bulky as well. Do you have to navigate tight corners or stairs? This adds to the physical exertion. The last thing you need to do is pull a muscle or strain your back in the middle of moving. (more…)

French Toast with Blackberry Syrup

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the smell of sweet french toast with warm blackberry syrup.

My dad always made my brother and I French toast when we were growing up, and he is a master at it; it’s only natural that I have an almost-constant craving for it during the weekends. With a golden, buttery-sweet crust and a moist, fluffy and creamy center, this French toast is not only satisfying and decadent, but also guilt-free.

The blackberry syrup is a breeze to make and contributes an element of brightness in this traditionally heavy dish. Not only that, but purple is my favorite color, making me love the look of this dish even more! French toast never fails to make me feel happy and to make me feel like I can conquer the day ahead of me! (more…)

Vietnamese Inspired Noodles Recipe

As I have mentioned in a few previous posts, I was lucky enough to go to California with my father over Spring Break 2012! We went up to visit my aunt and uncle (where we got to eat a delicious meal!), but before that we went to San Francisco.

My god.

So. Many. Fantastic. Restaurants.

I was super excited to try some ethnic food in Chinatown, and so my father and I decided to visit this little restaurant, Golden Star, which was right by a beautiful park. I love Vietnamese food, especially when it is done well, and so I was super excited when they brought out a huge bowl of Beef Pho.

Now, you may be asking what Pho is. To simplify it, it is basically a Vietnamese Noodle Soup with your choice of toppings and a flavorful, deep broth. I was inspired by the complexity and flavor of the broth, which is meaty and contains spices such as star anise, corriander, and clove. If you have it with beef, the boiling broth actually cooks the meat (which is super cool!). You get the broth, thin noodles, and other toppings (such as bean sprouts, basil, cilantro, Hoisin, etc)! When I got back, I decided I would try to make Pho. (more…)

Birthday Invitations for your Babys First Birthday Party

Finding the perfect first Birthday Invitations for your baby’s celebration party is something that posses great memorable values for mother, father and the child as well. You can always find these 1St Birthday Invitations ideas on internet, through various websites and touch up with your personalized choices and messages.

1st Birthday Invitations and Kids Party Invites for Birthday Party Celebrations – Together with 1st Birthday celebration Invitations, mothers and fathers can start the particular traditions of organizing wonderful festivities for their children. As the invitations are special souvenirs, they should be picked out after due thought. Nobody wants to save First Birthday celebration Invitations that do not help to make readers remember that day and the special day in your son’s or daughter’s life. (more…)