Posted in Food & Drinks, Lifestyle, Recipes

#Recipe of the Day: HOMEMADE PIZZA

Pizza! Yes, you can make pizza right at your home in a total of one hour and 30 minutes (prep and cooking time)!

 

What you’ll need:

300g plain flour
1 ½tsp instant dried yeast
½ tsp salt
180ml hand hot water
4tbsp tomato paste
150g mozzarella cheese (or any other cheese), sliced
4 mushrooms, wiped and thinly sliced
115g sliced ham/bacon/chicken strips, chopped
½ green pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
2tsp oil

 

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the yeast and salt. Add the water and mix to a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 5 mins until the dough is smooth and
  2. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with cling film. Leave in a warm place until the dough has
    doubled in size (about 1 hr.).
  3. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  4. Punch the risen dough to knock out the large air bubbles and knead for 1 min. Roll the dough out to a 25cm circle and place on a large baking sheet.
  5. Spread the tomato paste over the base leaving a 2cm border. Top with the mozzarella cheese and scatter over the mushrooms, ham and pepper. Drizzle with the olive oil.
  6. Bake for 12-15 mins until the base is crisp and the mozzarella is melted and golden.

 

You can customize the toppings you like and add as many as you want. Enjoy this homemade pizza with your family and friends!

 

Download and print this recipe: homemade pizza

 

Posted in Giveaways

July 2017: Commenter of the Month GIVEAWAY!

The last half of the year has started. Whew! How time flies so fast! And I’m bringing back the most-loved giveaway–be the TOP commenter of the month and win cool stuffs!

 

This is to show my gratitude to my loyal and supportive followers of my blog, Facebook page and Twitter. I love you all! 🙂

 

What you’ll get?

 

portable sewing machine

storage drawer

 

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Posted in Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Tips & Ideas

A Day with Dad

 

Dapat lang we make dad feel loved on Father’s Day!

 

He is a provider, a hero, and a friend all wrapped into one—he is dad. And there’s no better time to show our dads how much we appreciate them for being the pillar of the family than on a day specially dedicated to all the fathers out there.

 

Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, encourages us to express our love to our dads with the Dapat Lang advocacy campaign, where it emphasizes the importance of doing the right thing for the family, for others, and society as a whole.

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Posted in Facts & Random Thoughts, Personal

Losing Someone You Love

This is one of my favorite songs to listen especially when I am alone, or at night, or whenever I feel incomplete. It’s written by  the American singer-songwriter, Jenn Bostic, which is composed for her father who died when she was a little girl. The song is released in 2012.

 

I find the song very powerful and emotional. It feels like your heart is being pricked with a pin in every word of the lyrics. I actually feel like crying every time I hear the song.

 

Losing someone in your life is really difficult. Shadows of the memories… The thought of not feeling or seeing that person or loved one EVER again… The sadness that feels like forever…

 

Here’s Donna Taggart’s version of the song:

 

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Posted in Business, Lifestyle, Tips & Ideas

Top 5 Out of Office Reply Templates

It’s a public holiday today in the Philippines for the commemoration of the declaration of Philippine independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.

 

 

Last Friday, one of my  not so new (^_^) colleague at the office asked me on what I can suggest to put in her out of office reply email for the coming holiday on Monday (today). So now, I’ve come up with this blog post to share with you some ideas on what to write in your professional out of office email replies.

 

Here’s “my” top 5 O-O-O replies that you can use:

 

#1

Thank you for your message. I am currently out of the office with no email access. I will be returning on (date of return). If you need immediate assistance, you may reach me at my mobile – (your mobile number).

 

But of course, you don’t want to be bothered while you’re on a holiday, right? In this case, you may also assign those who need immediate assistance to your colleagues based in other offices (other countries) who can also do the same thing (or has the knowledge/authority to perform such task/s).

 

#2

I will be out of office on (date) returning (date of return). During this period, I will have limited access to my email. If you need immediate assistance during my absence, please contact (contact’s name) at (contact’s email).

 

or, you can use this one:

 

#3

I will be out of office today. If you need immediate assistance while I’m away, please email (contact’s name and email address).

 

You can also be polite enough and utilize this template, too:

 

#4

Thank you for your email. Your message is important to me and I’ll respond as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

And if you are so-workaholic and you think you can have a time to check your emails intermittently, you can try this:

 

#5

It’s a public holiday and I’m out of office. However, I will be taking period breaks to check my emails occasionally while I’m away. If this matter isn’t time -sensitive, rest assured that I’ll respond when I’m back in the office. But, if this is an urgent request, please resend any messages that require my immediate attention with a subject line of “URGENT: (original subject)”

 

Bonus FUNNY and UNIQUE out of office email:

 

Thanks for your email. I’m currently out of the office, returning on [date]. I’ll respond to your message then.

While I won’t be quite as far as Neptune, I will still be completely disconnected from my inbox until my return. So, if you require immediate assistance, please send your email to [contact’s name] at [contact’s email].

 

So, there you have it. TURN ON your out of office replies now and have a good break.

 

Happy Independence Day, Philippines!