Why I save for my Retirement

Keeping with the theme of financial freedom, the future is unpredictable and a lot of companies have stopped offering the traditional pension plans. If you are one of those lucky ones that have the pension plan, well then you are LUCKY! The goal is start earlier....

Line Art

I was browsing around YouTube and found a video where a lady kept drawing triangles and lines within the triangles. It was interesting to see the effect of drawing many triangles. I tried looking for her video again and could not find it. This art project is a result...

Make your own clay ornaments

This is not a food recipe post. So you must be wondering as to why I am posting this. Well, it just so happens that I have developed a keen interest in crafting over the last couple of years be it, pencil drawings, Zentangle or small DIY crafts. I was snooping around...

Parenting: What is your Parenting Style?

The blog has evolved over the years. As I look back, the blog was intended for my daughter as a diary of some sorts, as my compass of what means to me, that I can hand down to her. I celebrate not the number of visitors that visit this site but celebrate the frozen...

Coconut pumpkin curry soup

This is a good winter soup to serve, especially since pumpkins are in season at this time. ingredients: 20 ounces pumpkin mashed 1/2 onion chopped Coconut milk 1/2 can Red pepper flakes Chicken Curry powder 1 Tspn Coriander powder 1 Tspn 1/2 Tspn salt 1 clove garlic...

Making a Kids Toy Log House: Recycled Paper

There is nothing like working with your child to construct a log house for your daughters dolls. It's not just understanding the " how" to build process and teaching her the basics of putting things together, but it is trying...

Say What!? Beets, Coconut, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Pancake Cookies

Our daughter eats quite healthy all in all, but she does have a sweet tooth like every two months to go to be a 4 year old. I tried to look at recipes around how to incorporate veggies in treats like cookies and I finally found one that worked for her. Mind you this...

What not to do with your money when you move to the USA for the first time?

I came to the US a long time ago, gosh too many years ago and I wish there were bloggers out there at that time to help me with my personal finances. This article is about, What not to do with your money when you move to the USA for the first time? If you are new to the US, this is how you can save money. 

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T’is the season. A simple quick Recipe for Sweet Potato Pie Recipee

This was a request from my husband. He wanted to gift something to one of his colleagues and  thought baking a sweet potato pie would be a good gift. I wanted something easy to bake, that did not require a lot of time and ingredients. We bought some sweet potato's...

Sweet potato apple banana pancake

This a healthy quick recipe you can make for your breakfast. No added sugar in this recipe. Serving size: makes 8 - 10 small pancakes. Serves 3 people Ingredients 1/2 boiled mashed sweet potato 1/2 mashed banana 1/4 apple boiled mashed 2 tbspn flour 1/2 cup milk...

Financial Freedom

How to Finance the Purchase of Properties Abroad

So you’ve always dreamed of a buying that retirement home in Mexico or in Asia but you don’t know what your financing options are? Well look no further here is a list of options on purchasing your piece of your retirement dream if you live in the United States. This...

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The Difference Between a 401(K) and an Index Universal Life

So what is the difference between 401(K) and an Index Universal Life. Index Universal Life is one of the hot products in the market today. The myth is that they can be used as a retirement vehicle. Is that true? Let's dive into the differences between the two. Photo...

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Recipes

Strawberry Papaya Pie

First of all I apologize for the big wound mark in the pie. I ended up using a knife instead of a tooth pick to check on the readiness of the pie. That's my bad. It was one of those really hot weekends where there was not much to do and my 4 year old wanted to eat...

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Rosewater Cheese Cake

This is a Christmas 2013 recipe. I made this for the first time with a twist of Rose Water instead of the vanilla extract. Ingredients: 3 softened cream cheese 5 eggs 2 egg yolks 2 tbspn Rosewater 3/4 cup sugar 3 tbspn all purpose flour 1 graham cracker ready made...

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Pumpkin Pie

I love making this recipe. It was a big hit for thanksgiving. Ingredients: 14 ounce can of condensed milk 14 ounce can of pure pumpkin purée 1 Tsp of cardamom powder 1 Tsp of Cinnamon powder 1/2 Tsp of salt 3...

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