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Health and Food / Cheesecake Recipes
« on: July 10, 2008, 01:28:00 PM »
Hi Peeps! You guys can also post any cheesecake recipes you want to share!

Personally, I don't like eating cheesecakes but I love baking them. I am not really of a dessert person except for chocolates or anything cooked with chocolates!  ;D

Here's my 1st cheesecake I baked and probably been baking more than 30 since then including presents for birthdays, weddings, and for just special ocassions. My husband would always say "Hmmm....hhmmm... this cheesecake is the best!"

Tess’ Famous No. 1 Yummy Cheesecake

1-1/3 cups whole almonds, toasted and ground
1-½ cups crushed vanilla wafers
½ cup butter, melted

 4 (8-ounce) packages regular cream cheese, at room temperature
1-2/3 cups granulated sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
¾ cup heavy whipping cream
Assorted fresh fruits

In a bowl, combine almonds and wafer crumbs; stir in butter. Press into the bottom and 2 inches up the sides of an un-greased 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

In a large mixing bowl, place 1 8-ounce package of the cream cheese, 1/3 cup of the sugar, and the cornstarch. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Then beat in the remaining 3 packages of cream cheese.

Increase the mixer speed to high and beat in the remaining 1-1/3 cups of the sugar, then beat in the vanilla. Blend in the eggs, one at a time, beating the batter well after adding each one. Blend in the heavy cream. At his point mix the filling only until completely blended. Be careful not to over mix the batter.

Gently spoon the cheese filling on top of the baked almond-wafer crust. Place the springform pan in a large shallow pan containing hot water that comes about 1-inch up the side of the pan. Bake the cheesecake for 1 hour or until the center barely jiggles when you shake the pan.

Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the crust. Cool 1 hour longer. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate until it’s completely cold, at least  hours or overnight.  Remove sides of pan. Top with fresh fruit. Enjoy!

And voila…. Can I have a slice please?  ;D

Note: I replaced the original crust which is a sponge cake. I’ll post the sponge
        cake recipe for other crust variations. For best result, make sure to bake the cheesecake below
        the middle rack but not at the very bottom.

Ms. Bella and Tita Birdie, try namo ug bake aning cheesecake ug naa pa ko more recipes na i-post!

I am so impressed with Tita Lee's daughter that I can't pass not to post these videos. She is one of a kind. Her style is unique and her voice is really awesome. So, I assumed Aletheia got her nice voice from Tita Lee?  :D

So far, she has 32 videos on

Anonymous Diary Blog / What's in your backyard?
« on: May 30, 2008, 02:09:12 PM »
Hi Peeps! You can post any pictures of anything from your backyard in this thread. It's interesting to see people's backyard.  ;D

Most of you guys already know that I plant herbs and vegetables even though I only have 5 square meters garden.  ;D The rest I plant them in pots or wine barrel.

So, the other things I have in my backyard are:

Aloevera! I started growing them in one pot and keep replanting the baby ones and share them to my family and friends.

Jade plants!


These are my plants that I seldom water for weeks and they still stay green. I call them Hardy Plants.

I have more plants like Maple, Redwood, Kawayan ;D and more.

Health and Food / Grazie's Ace of Cakes and Beyond
« on: May 30, 2008, 01:40:48 PM »
I'm so proud of my Sistah Ate Ging that she makes wonderful cakes. I just learned  today that she has a gallery of her creations and found out these pictures, so I want to share them all to you. For those of you who have pictures of cakes of any kind, you can also post them here. Maybe Ate Ging can make a replica. ;D She loves to challenge herself despite of her pagkawawhon. :P

If you guys are craving for sweets, this thread is the must-to-visit!  ;D

Ate, mao ni nga cake ang nagustuhan ni Andreal.

Four weeks ago, my husband and I signed up for this Weekend Warriors band sponsored by Skip's Music! We were 7 in a band and practiced twice a week. Today, we get to perform at Harlow's that was originally scheduled at Hard Rock Cafe. Anyway, my husband and I had fun! My ever supporting family and friends came over to see us and we all had fun!

The Lame Excuses Band! This was our last rehearsal last Saturday, May 3rd!

People are waiting to get inside of Harlow's

Me with the band!

The 30-minute Rock Star!  ;D

I'll post more pics of the guests tomorrow!   :o

This thread started me thinking of posting because my husband and I are in a band that started 2 weeks ago and so far we only had 2 practices and we will be performing at Hard Rock Cafe - Downtown, Sacramento on May 4th. Aguy kaduol na. :-[  I am a karaoke junky and this will be my first time singing with a band and I am the lead vocalist singing rock songs - I mean REALLY ROCK! (Ambisyosa) ;D I am not nervous right now but I'm sure I will be when performing with a huge crowd. My armpit and palms will be sweating for sure.  ;D

So any advice please? Of course manguros ug mag pray jud ko kay akong dignidad ang nakasalalay ani.  ;D

Facts and Trivia / Words Ending With 'tion'
« on: March 31, 2008, 01:13:02 AM »


Hope you'll watch this video. This little girl is so cute that she was featured in Channel 13 with DaveBender, Channel 3, and Channel 10 here in Sacramento few months ago. She has almost 300,00 hits! Maybe some of you might have seen this video but just in case wala pa here it is.

Question and Answer / How did you learn Tubag Bohol?
« on: March 22, 2008, 02:30:39 PM »
Ate Ging keeps telling me and my husband Kim about Tubag Bohol, the topics and the people she talked to. She sounds like really really having fun at TB. I didn't really bother checking the website for many months ago. I didn't know what Tubag Bohol is. Until recently, I was at Mocha's house and Ate Ging showed me this bunny chocolates that looks like plastic. :D I really, really love chocolates!!!  :o They are so good! So, I asked her where she got those and she said that one of her Tubag Bohol friends from Europe (I forgot what country) sent her. And I thought, Oh my, I've got to check out that Tubag Bohol she's talking about for few months now so I can have chocolates too!  ;D ;D :D ;D ;D

I'm not saying that whoever sent Ate Ging the chocolates, that I'm asking you to send me too because I can get any chocolates from Europe at Trader Joe's!  ;D Having to read all the messages here, sharing, talking about stuff or anything, and having to look forward to checking TB everytime I come home from work everyday is even much better than having chocolates . What I'm saying is you guys are good enough as eating chocolates every day. I'm really having fun being here at TB although I'm still learning your new "TB terms" like "Dokdok"...etc.

I feel like I have to confess this because I told Ate Ging not to tell anyone but here I am - GUILTY. So, again folks it's not the chocolates ok?  ;D

I'm glad and thankful to Ate Ging that she finally convinced me to register TB by just showing the chocolates.  ;D Good job Ate! But I blamed her because I'm getting very addicted. Pretty Bird is jealous and keeps screaming at me asking for attention. :D So, told Kim to talk to Pretty Bird and calm him or her down (ambot kung baje or laki ni nga langgam oi wala mi kabalo). Mao ni picture ganina.

Now, my request for Ate! Can you make me a chocolate cake on my birthday?  :P :P :D ;D ;D

Anonymous Diary Blog / Bohol Vacation Pictures
« on: March 17, 2008, 04:41:02 AM »
Hehehe! karon ra ko nakahinumdom anang esturyaha na ginahampak si Ate ug bahag-bahag kay palaihi! ;D Bitaw anad ko ayu panginhas. Adtong pag-uli namo lately, nanginhas jud ko kaduha: una diha ra sa antahon ug ang ikaduha didto duol sa Maribojoc. Gidala nako ako bana. Ako siya gitudluan pero wala jud siya kakita. Unsaon man nga ga-concentrate man sa iyang beer ug concentrate while galakaw-lakaw sa hunasan ug siguro busy pod pamati sa ininglisan ni Ericmei na iya masabtan na wala siya'y ma miss-out! ;D

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Akong kininhasan... lami napod iuli oi!

Tubig dako.... diha mi ani nagdako ug langoy-langoy ug si Ate Ging nalumos sa gamay pa adtong nineteen something...can't remember the year! Ganus-a gani to Ate?

Nanginhas mi sa Nawjong in between sa Cortes ug Maribojoc! Pauli nami ani kay ngitngit na! Ako lang gigunitan ang beer ni Kim while nagkuha ug picture namo. Kanang sa likod na view, ay Elli Hill sa Manga!

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