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DIY Coffee Scrub


Source: DIY Coffee Scrub

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Dakbokkeumtang…OUR WAY


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This is a recipe I saw on Maangchi YouTube channel! It's a spicy braised chicken with potatoes and onions! It's a sweet heat and it will keep you comin back for more! So let's get started!

Ingredients
2-3lbs of chicken pieces (we used drummettes)
1medium onion, cut into chunks
2medium potatoes, cut into chunks!
(Sometime we use carrots but I will keep it simple right now)

Sauce Ingredients
1/4cup soy sauce
1/4cup pepper paste
1/4cup garlic
1tbsp sugar
1tbsp ginger
2tbsp pepper flakes

Other ingredients
2cups water

Directions
In a bowl mix the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

Over high heat, In a big pot add your chicken and onions sauce and water. Cook on high for 15- 20min covered. Stir occasionally!

After the 15-20min are up add in you potatoes, lower the heat to medium and stir the potatoes in with the chicken and spicy broth!

Cover and cook for and additional 15-20min.

The sauce should be thick if not, then take a potatoes and smush it on the side on the pot and let it cook for 5min more!

Garnish with sesame seeds!

Serve with rice and kimchi! (We served our with kimchi and. Rolled egg!)

We also added a little bit of bok choy in with the chicken! To give it a little more crunch!

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New blog names….?


Hello everyone! It’s been a while now! We have been contemplating on whether we shoukd change the name of our blog…since now we have iur new addition to our family! Our treats will soon be Jaden’s and AJ’s treats. So what should our new name be? Should we change the name or keep it? Give us some ideas on names! The blog will be getting updated more now, because mommy bought herself a new tablet….so that means no more neglect, no more being so lazy that I don’t feel like touching my desktop/laptop!

So again, sorry for being gone so long, we had a lot of things going on with AJ and Jaden! Sleep has become something of the past and its still not getting any better! So please pray for my sanity and my nerves! LoL just kidding….no but seriously help me! 🙂

Xoxo jaden and aj’s treats

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Long time no see


This is becoming a common post for me! LoL! We are back, but with a new arrival, and no I’m not talking about a new winter collection of new fashion! Antonio “AJ” Jr arrived December 23, 2012…a whole month earlier than expected! I have been pretty busy with him but the blog is going to become easier now! No more sleepy days and nights (yea right), no more back pain (so true). We are going to be posting more today, especially our story of our new addition!

Xoxo
Jaden’s Treats

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3D ULTRASOUND OF OUR TWO KIDS….


I WANTED TO POST A RANDOM POST OF MY 3D ULTRASOUNDS THAT I HAVE TAKEN OF MY TWO BOYS! JADEN IS MY OLDEST SON, HE WILL BE 3 ON DECEMBER 30TH, 2012; AND ANTONO “AJ” JR IS STILL KICKING AROUND IN MY BELLY! IT WAS PURE COINCIDENCE THAT I TOOK BOTH ULTRASOUNDS AT THE SAME STAGES IN MY PREGNANCY, BUT I WENT 1 WEEK EARLIER TO GET AJ’S DONE, BUT HE DIDNT WANT TO COOPERATE AND SO I HAD TO RE-SCHEDULE FOR THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY. LONG STORY SHORT…HERE ARE THE COMPARISON SHOTS OF MY 2 BOYS! =) ENJOY

OUR BOYS

3D ULTRASOUNDS OF OUR BOYS!

 

JUST A RANDOM POST! =)

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HOMEMADE TOMATO BASIL SOUP


TOMATO CLOSE

   There is nothing better than comin home, on a chilly night and having a nice bowl of tomato soup with a crusty bread  or a grilled cheese sandwich …mmmmmm! Oops, back to the recipe lol. This recipe is one that I make all the time, and since I have been preggers I have been craving veggies, fruit and starch! So saturday I decided to make homemade Tomato and Basil soup! I served it with already made mini french baguettes, because I’m 8 months pregnant I dont have time or the ankles to stand a make bread right now! LoL! The recipe is fairly easy and all you need are  tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil! If you want creamy tomato soup I will also list how much you will need in the recipe, but the soup pictured is a basic soup no cream added!    ENJOY!!!!!! 

INGREDIENTS

4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes, (WE USED 4 BEEFSTEAK TOMATOES)

1 large onion, chunks

4 whole cloves

2 cups chicken broth

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste

2 teaspoons basil, thinly chopped

1 cup heavy cream (optional for a creamy soup)

 

DIRECTIONS

  •  In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, vegetables, and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil, and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in the basil.
  • At this point, you may puree the soup if you wish.
  • Add the butter; return to medium-low heat, and stir until butter is melted and soup starts to thicken
  • Add the cream if you want a cream of tomato soup
  • Serve immediately. With grilled cheese sandwiches or crusty bread!

If you want a little heat…. add a bit of red pepper flakes per bowl… or 1/2 tsp for the entire pot!

BETTER THAN THAT CANNED STUFF!

BETTER THAN THAT CANNED STUFF!

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Recipes to come this week…


Hiiiii! This is a quick post to let you guys know we are still alive and well! I am 30wks along and the baby is doing great! We wanted to give a list of recipes we have made and have neglected ( aka LAZY) to post! 

Kimchi fried rice

Kale chips

pumpkin muffins

Spicy chicken stew

Curry potatoes

and maybe more.  

 

See ya next post!

 

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Southern Style Lemonade…Our way


Southern Style Lemonade

Southern Style Lemonade

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
INGREDIENTS
  • 10 lemons, plus more for garnishing if desired
  • 2 – 2½ cups sugar
  • 6 cups water, divided (4 cups needs to be ice cold) 
DIRECTIONS
  1. Wash lemons thoroughly. Roll lemons firmly on a hard surface until they become soft. This will make them easier to juice.
  2. Zest 2-3 lemons and set aside.
  3. In a pot over medium heat, add sugar, lemon zest and 2 cups of the divided water.
  4. Simmer lightly for about 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolves and the mixture has a light yellow color. Remove from heat.
  5. Juice the lemons.
  6. Strain the lemon juice into a large pitcher.
  7. Strain the sugar mixture into the large pitcher.
  8. Add in 4 cups of cold water.
  9. Taste to make sure it’s not too sweet for you if so add more water.
  10. Store in the refrigerator
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50-50 Chance!


boy or girl

Which will it be?

 

Hello my friends, tomorrow is August 23rd, 2012, the day WE (Jaden, mommy and daddy) find out if we are having a boy or a girl! We are sooo excited, Mommy wants another boy, Daddy wants a little girl and Jaden just wants a baby! LOL Either way we are all excited, but want the baby, whatever sex it may be, to be healthy and happy!

XoXo ~ Jaden’s Treats

 

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Korean Kimbap….Our Way :)


Crab Kimbap

Korean Kimbap….its a quick snack and can be bought in your local Korean grocery store, well I know that they sell them at my local Korean grocery! They are like Sushi rolls,  but they are the Korean version! They are light and tasty! The filling can range from imitation crab meat, beef, chicken or vegetarian…it also contains cucumber, Korean pickled radish, a strip of scramble egg.  As a dipping sauce I combine soy sauce, Korean pepper flakes, rice vinegar and sesame oil…its gives the kimbap a salty, tangy, sweet kick. I will put the recipe for the sauce and the kimbap below!

Kimbap  (this recipe is for 10 sheets of seaweed)

  • 1pkg of Seaweed wrappers
  • 3cups cooked short grain rice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large & long cucumber
  • 10pcs Korean pickled radish
  • 10-20pcs of imitation crab meat (10pcs if u like thin meat or 20pcs if u want meaty kimbap)
  • 1tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper flakes (optional)
  • bamboo mat (we used a silpat!)

DIRECTIONS

  • In a microwaveable safe bowl, add the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper flakes. Heat on medium for 1min or until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
  • Season the rice with the vinegar mixture and let it cool! HOT RICE WILL MAKE THE WRAPPER TOO SOFT TOO FAST AND MAKE UR KIMBAP GO KAPUT!
  • Once the rice has cooled (about 10-15min, warm rice if ok!) take one wrapper at a time and press the rice to one ends of the wrapper.
rice and wrapper

rice and wrapper

  • At the end of the wrapper, closest to the edge of your mat, add the crab, the cucumber, the egg and the pickled radish, and start rolling. First roll with your hand, to secure the filling, then roll the kimbap the rest of the way by using the mat! Once rolled, tightly squeeze the roll to make sure that it’s secure and the filling won’t fall out.

There you go! You have made your very first kimbap! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Now for the sauce, don’t worry this is easy! The fills 10 wrappers, but this can feed a huge party! We filled 3 tupperwares of  long bowls. This recipe would be get for a party, potluck, or just to have frozen for a quick snack down the road.

Our Kimbap Sauce

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Korean pepper flakes

Directions this is going to be the hard part!

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl!
  2. Mix!
  3. Serve!

Below is the gallery for the kimbap! I hope you enjoy it!

p.s.  I KNOW I SAID THIS WAS GOING TO POST LAST NIGHT, BUT AFTER I ATE…..I FELL ASLEEP! SORRY 😦

 

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