Microwave Bread Pudding

Not having my oven set up, yet doesn’t stop me from making yummy desserts, albeit I admit that I terribly miss baking. This one is pretty easy and even those who don’t have a flair in baking can do it. I got the recipe from food.com; I just added slices of cream cheese on top before baking, so the white ones you see in the photo are the cream cheese.

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Microwave Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 4 cups lightly packed bread, cut in cubes (about 4 or 5 slices of bread)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (I used white sugar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins (I used Craisins)
  • 2 cups milk (not skim)
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Spread bread cubes evenly in an 8-inch round glass pan.
  2. Sprinkle with the sugar, salt, and raisins.
  3. Place milk in a 4-cup glass measuring cup and add the butter.
  4. Microwave on High for four minutes, until butter melts and milk is warm.
  5. Rapidly, stir in eggs with a fork or small whisk and combine well.
  6. Pour over bread.
  7. Microwave on Medium-High for 9 to 12 minutes.
  8. When cooked, center may still be slightly soft, but does set up as pudding cools.
  9. Serve warm or chilled; your preference.
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How to Write a Good Essay

While writing an essay can be a breeze to some, it may be a maddening experience to others. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be a mind-boggling process if you know and understand what to do. Of course, if you really find it difficult to write an essay, the easiest solution is to get the services of a good essay writing company. But, before you decide on it, I would advise that you go ahead and try to do it on your own. You could even find it easy and fun. Below are some tips you could use to help you complete an essay.

RESEARCH

Before you start writing, it is important that you do a research first. Know more about topic, so you can give your readers a better idea and back it up with supporting statements.

ANALYSIS

Now that you basically have a good knowledge about your topic, analyze it. Take a good note of its strengths and weaknesses, define the claims and know the reasons. This will make it easier for you to write about the topic and come up with your own thoughts as well.

BRAINSTORMING

This should be easier now that you have analyzed your research. Ask yourself some questions and answer them as best as you can. This may require a lot of thinking so, go ahead and take your time in order for you to come up with original insights to write about.

Pick your best idea and make it your main point. Make it easy for your readers to understand what’s it all about, where you are going and why.

OUTLINE

A good writer makes a sketch of his article first before finally writing it down. Take a clean piece of paper and start drafting your article. Write a sentence to describe a paragraph what it will contain.

Now you are ready to write your essay. Note that your introduction should grab the attention of the readers. This is where you let them know about your topic and this is where they decide whether they should continue reading or not.

The body of your essay should support what you have introduced to your readers. This is where you present your evidence and express your ideas. Instead of just stating facts and sharing your thoughts, try speaking to your readers. Picture yourself talking to them while writing your essay to pique their interest.

Your closing paragraph should be a summary of your summary of statements and support. It should be short, but concise. Some writers conclude their essays by leaving something for their readers to think about. That, to me, is a very interesting ending because you make your audience think.

Lastly, polish your essay. Read it all over again and correct the grammar and spelling. Check the flow of sentences and make the necessary edits if there are repetitions or you’re swaying away from the topic. Completing an essay can be daunting, but following these simple steps can make it easier.



Strawberries ‘n Mangoes Meringue

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This is one of Solaire Hotel’s best desserts. I had this at Fresh when we had a “staycation” there. It’s really good and not-too sweet. The tartness of the strawberries was complimented by the sweet cream filling. Now, doesn’t that make your mouth water?



Fun at the Park

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While my son and I were busy at the music store looking for a beautiful keyboard, the girls went to the park at the back of the mall to run around. It’s not so often that they get to visit a park, so it’s always a blast when they do. It was right after Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) left and we were having a beautiful afternoon. It was a nice break from all the rains we got and the twins got home really spent after playing and running around. There’s another storm brewing and I’m praying that it won’t bring in too much rain and it’s not as strong as Glenda. Brace yourselves everyone and be safe!



Super Cool Cake Art

Sure, I can bake a cake, but I’ve never really tried frosting the professional way. I’m planning to attend classes in the future and I would love to be able to this. Watch the super cool video on how clay art cream cake decoration is done.