Friday, November 20, 2009

How To Bake Your Delicious Rum Cake

I have a sweet tongue. Anything about sugar, well my mouth already salivated. However, I could not eat a lot, except when a Rum cake is being served. Wow! It is delicious, and so much yummy. It is irresistible, and over the bone indulgent, even to the one who is in diet.  Try also to bake a Rum cake, which is a special dessert from a good baker, Carning Menchaca. This will be for your Christmas Eve.

Here is how to bake your Rum Cake. First, you have to prepare the ingredients.

Ingredients for the Cake:

1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
1 package (18.25.oz) plain yellow cake mix
1 package (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
½ cup rum
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup water
4 large eggs

For the Glaze:

4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons water
½ cup sugar
¼ cup rum


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly grease with shortening and sprinkle with flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. Slightly shake out the excess flour. Sprinkle the pecans or walnuts on the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  3. Place the cake mix, pudding mix, rum, oil, water and eggs in a large bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping the sides down again if needed. The batter should look think and smooth.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it out with the rubber spatula. Place the pan in the oven.
  5. Bake the cake for about 1 hour or until it is golden brown and it springs back when lightly touched with your finger. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.
  6. Run a long metal spatula around the edge of the cake and invert it on a serving platter. Poke the holes in the top of the cake with a cake tester or a wooden skewer.
  7. Prepare the glaze. Place the butter in a small saucepan and melt it over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in water and sugar. Increase the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat slightly and let the glaze simmer until thickened, about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the rum.
  8. Spoon the glaze over the warm cake, allowing it to seep into the holes and drizzle down the sides and into the center of the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely before slicing.

Now, enjoy your rum cake with a glass of fruit juice. This certainly floats you in the clouds. Happy eating!

Mommy Dionisia D. On the Spotlight Again

Even you like it or not, Dionisia Pacquiao, now called Mommy D, mother of 7 times world champion in different boxing division Manny Pacquiao is on the spotlight again. Many had been raising their eyebrows for her talent in dancing, and now her acting is also on the big screen, even her singing. I remember on my first writing about mommy D, which called attention of some people where some has negative comments, but some also have tack full phrases about her.

Well, she now proves her best as a mother and a celebrity. And take note with the role as a mother of delicious Sam Milby. Likewise, co-starring of big celebrities like Ai Aid de las Alas and Erap Estrada. You can’t only seeing her dancing on the youtube site, but her role in the movie is another break for her. After so many product endorsements beyond a lot of criticism about her look, acting in the film is such an achievement. But do you know what I like her? It is her natural acting, and her guts to answer, as well as to face the camera without a hint of shyness. She really acted as one of the celebrities in the movie industry. I just hope that Mommy D won’t be blinded, and can’t forget that in the new world, which she now getting into has no real things or no real friendship. Most of all, she should not forget that celebrity world is like a plastic world.

Good luck mother and Bravo, according to Boy Abunda.

What Are Words You Should Not Say At Work

The most safety guidelines in order to avoid conflicts with your co-workers and even to your boss are the phrase that says, “Think first before you speak.” In such a way, you can’t hurt anyone, and especially you will not put yourself in a dilemma.

Moreover, to definitely avoid from any negative comments from your officemates, learn about what are the phrases that you should not say in your work. These words can help you on keeping your job, and even make your boss to think positive things about you.

Make these phrases as your guidelines for your career development. These are very effective and useful for your general improvements. According to Robin Ryan, author of 60 Seconds & You’re Hired! , avoiding these phrases to utter in your office will also help you smoothly climbing to the ladder of success.

Here are samples of phrases that you should not speak out in your Work area:
Cited from Cosmopolitan Magazine, October 2000, page 134.

Don’t say:
“That’s not my area.”
“Employers are looking for people who are flexible, adaptable, and willing to learn anything related to the position, “says Ryan. So, pitch in whenever you’re asked and you’ll reap rewards.
“I’m too busy.”
You’re never to busy to say yes to your boss. If you’re feeling overloaded, chances are that you boss is too, so don’t expect sympathy. Reprioritize and put his or her latest request at the top of you list.
“I don’t know how to do that.”
On the job, saying you can’t is equivalent to saying you won’t. Instead, ask around for advice, consult a manual, or use whatever means necessary to figure out how to tackle the task.
“I totally forgot about it.”
By saying you “forgot” to complete an assignment, you’re either saying you didn’t take it seriously or you head’s in the clouds. Skip the lace excuse and promise to fix the problem to save face.
“I’m going through a personal crisis.”
Don’t blurt out your personal sagas at the office. If it’s a serious issue, request a one-on-one with your boss to explain, but otherwise, don’t expect to be dismissed from work to deal with your dramas.

Well, how do you find it? You think, it helps you to success? Certainly yes, and good luck. Keep on!