#BakeItTilYouMakeIt: Our Baking Mama Gift Set from Ka Tunying’s

As a working mom, I try not to let my hectic work schedule get in the way of my kids’ enjoyment. Things like freshly baked desserts served right after a family meal are what treasured childhood memories are made of.

However, baking is not always easy, right? Stocking up on ingredients and shopping for essential utensils can be tedious and time consuming. If only baking could be made a bit easier…

Well, Ka Tunying’s got something for busy moms who also want to try their hand at baking: the Our Baking Mama Pack!

Ka Tunying’s Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying’s Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix

This sweet little package contains an apron, a wire whisk, a baking mitt, a rubber spatula and a 500-gram brownie pre-mix, essentially a starter kit for a baking mama.

And here are the goodies that were brought about by this gift set in mere minutes.

Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix

Awesome, aren‘t they?

All I had to do was pour the contents of the jar into bowl and mix in 3/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup vegetable oil and 3 beaten eggs until just combined. Then I divided the batter into two separate baking pans – one of which I topped with just chocolate chips and the other I topped with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. After that, they went into a pre-heated 350-deg F oven and baked for a little over twenty minutes.

Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix

Once they’re done baking, I let them cool down for a few minutes then cut them into squares. Upon serving, I topped the brownies with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

My kids loved them!

Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix
Ka Tunying's Brownie Pre-Mix

So mommies, get a headstart on your baking adventures with the Our Baking Mama Pack from Ka Tunying’s, available for just Php999 this May. To order, call +63 995 2376684 or +63 917 1038673.

Got fellow momshies whom you’d like to treat with something special? Why don’t you gift them with other gift packs from Ka Tunying’s such as:

  • Kitchen Queen Mother (Php999): includes an apron, a food tong, a wooden ladle, a cooking mitt, a 250-ml jar of Ka Tunying’s Gourmet Tuyo and a 220-gram jar of assorted pasta shells
  • Break Ka Muna, Ma! (Php999): includes 3 pcs sugar cookies, a double-wall mug, a 120-gram jar of ground coffee, a 370-gram jar of butterscotch and a 120-gram jar of choco crinkles
  • As Sweet as You, Mom (Php249/6pcs | Php369/9pcs): special Mother’s Day cookies

Treat mom to Manila Ocean Park’s Under the SEAfood Buffet for an advanced Mother’s Day celebration

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I’m sure we’re all looking for ways to make it a day to remember for our moms.

The most important women in our lives deserve nothing but the very best on their special day, right?

The traffic jams during the mad scramble for our go-to restaurant haunts on May 8 will also stress our mamas out.

So why don’t we treat our moms to a truly memorable time at Manila Ocean Park the day before Mother’s Day?

On May 7, from 4pm to 9pm, with Manila Ocean Park’s Under the SEAfood Buffet (Php2,299/adult | Php1,839/kids 11 years old or younger), our moms and our loving families can look forward to:

A Scrumptious and Sustainable Seafood Dinner.

The whole fam can feast on the sea’s bounty with a delicious buffet spread laden with classic faves and fresh takes on Philippine and Asian seafood dishes as well as local produce, all ably catered by Hotel H2O’s Makan Makan Asian Food Village.

Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park

A Tour of the Park’s Well-Loved Attractions

Awaiting the family’s enjoyment – both the young and the young-heart – are six of the park’s educational and interactive attractions. From a trip into the watery depths at the Oceanarium and Jellies Exhibit, a sojourn to Antarctica for the Penguin Exhibit and the Christmas Village, to the playful forays into the Super Toy Collection and World of Creepy Crawlies, there’s something to catch everyone’s fancy.

Manila Ocean Park
Oceanarium
Manila Ocean Park
Jellies Exhibit
Hotel H2O
Penguin Exhibit
Manila Ocean Park Reopening
Christmas Village
MOP Summer
Super Toy Collection
MOP Summer
World of Creepy Crawlies

Meet and Greet with Manila Ocean Park’s Mermaid

Let’s make our moms’ fairytale fantasies come true with an encounter with Manila Ocean Park’s mesmerizing and magical mermaid.

Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park

Plus, our moms also get their very own special flower souvenir from Manila Ocean Park to commemorate their special day.

A pre-Mother’s Day celebration at Manila Ocean Park is a great way to trear our mamas to new and exciting experiences while showing them our love and appreciation.

So what are you waiting for?

Set up your family’s advanced Mother’s Day celebration at Manila Ocean Park today. Book your tickets here.

Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park

Do take note of these details:

  • Event will be held on May 7, 2022 from 4pm to 9pm at the Oceanarium Area.
  • Registration starts at 3pm.
  • Tour of attractions starts at 4pm and ends at 6pm.
  • Dinner buffet will be served from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
  • Children below 2 feet are free of charge.

Manila Ocean Park is located behind the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

For more news and updates on its attractions and offers, follow Manila Ocean Park on Facebook and Instagram.

Check out my previous posts about Manila Ocean Park:

Photo Credits: Images of the Seafood Buffet and Mermaid were taken from Manila Ocean Park’s Facebook Page. Used with permission.

Express your love for Mom with a Stories & Blossoms gift basket

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we should be on the lookout for the perfect gift to express our love and bring delight to our moms on their special day.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

While Mother’s Day has been celebrated since the early twentieth century to honor mothers and how they influence society through their love and sacrifices for the family, there have been many age-old traditions giving tribute to motherhood. For instance, ancient Greeks and Romans held festivals in honor of mother-goddesses such as Rhea and Cybele while early Christians celebrated “Mothering Sunday” by returning to their mother church, spending time at home and presenting their moms with flowers and tokens of appreciation.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Over the years, Mother’s Day, or iterations of this holiday, are celebrated by various countries according to their local customs. In Thailand, for instance, it is celebrated during the birthday of Queen Sirikit, with ceremonies and parades to mark the occasion.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Mother’s Day is notably the busiest time for restaurants as families give their moms a break from kitchen duties and treat her to delicious meals throughout the day that she didn’t have to prepare herself.

Some would even treat their mothers to a rejuvenating time at the spa, a welcome respite from their usual deluge of duties and chores.

However, with stricter quarantine protocols in place due to the pandemic, bringing Mom out to dine in style or to have a “me time” at the spa may not be the best choice.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Why not treat Mom to a relaxing day off at home on Mother’s Day?

With Stories & Blossoms’ Mom’s Day Off Floral Care Basket (Php3,500), the most important woman in your life will be able to enjoy a beautiful arrangement of preserved flowers, customizable according to her favorite colors and blooms, in an attractively rustic 14-inch basket. Nestled among the blooms is a carefully curated package of locally made yet luxurious self-care items she can enjoy at home.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

To help chase away tensions and lull her to a state of ease, artisanal scent-maker Favori contributes a carbon-neutral and eco-friendly Soy Aroma Candle, a calming Lavender Massage Oil and a soothing Sleep and Relaxation Salve.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Mabula PH, on the other hand, provides lovingly handcrafted, all-natural and organic multi-bars from the farmers of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur such as a set of five mini multi-purpose bars in papaya, turmeric, calamansi, turmeric and cucumber variants which can be used as facial cleansers, body soap or shampoo, as well as a conditioner bar to revitalize her locks.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Your mom might be stuck at home during Mother’s Day but you can make it a deluxe pamparing experience for her with this special floral care basket.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

With this thoughtful and heart-warming gift, you can bring Mom a patch of sunny sky and summer blooms without having to leave home.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Other sets your mom would love from Stories & Blossoms include:

Stories in a Bag (Php1,300 to Php1,500). A tasteful curation of assorted preserved flowers in a transparent box with a gold chain handle, and comes with a 100-gram bar of Belgian chocolate. Treat her to an overload of sweetness with this arrangement.

Stories & Blossoms Mother’s Day

Farmhouse Stories (Php1,800). Hydrangeas represent gratitude, grace and beauty. Gift your mom with a lavish hydrangea arrangement in a pretty farmhouse box to usher in bright and cheery feelings even during these uncertain times.

Stories & Blossoms Mother’s Day

Take your pick from the many arrangements available at storiesandblossoms.com. Order your preferred sets now so that Mom can receive her pleasant surprise for Mother’s Day.

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

Stories & Blossoms Mom’s Day Off

To know more about its newest arrangement creations and offers, like and follow Stories & Blossoms on Facebook or Instagram or call +63 967 5099050.

Disclosure: A product sample was provided to facilitate this feature article. Photos of Stories in a Bag and Farmhouse Stories used with permission from Stories & Blossoms.

Mother’s Day offers from The Bistro Group

It’s that time of the year again when we honor and celebrate motherhood and the mothers in our family!  

While in ECQ, we can still make this day special for moms by sharing meals together and bonding over good food and wonderful conversation.

All of these are available for curbside pick-up, take out  orders and delivery via Grab at the specified branches.

TGI FRIDAYS

Give Mom that Fridays feeling and enjoy its Family Meal comprised of comforting, hearty favorites  –  Chicken Fingers, Liempo, Mozzarella plus complimentary nachos for P995 (from P1,420).

Mother’s Day The Bistro Group

TGI Friday’s Bonifacio High Street
8856-2997 | 0995-481-4847

ITALIANNI’S

Treat mom to Italian-American classics.

Choose from two Mother’s Day Pizza and Pasta Combos (Better yet, why not have both, instead?)

You can opt for the decadent Truffle and Chicken Mushroom Pasta and the healthy and sumptuous Margherita Pizza plus complimentary  Focaccia and Tuscan Rolls. An order is good for 3 persons for P999 (from P1,345).

Mother’s Day The Bistro Group

Or the tomato-based Spaghetti Bolognese and the Pizza Tropicale plus complimentary  Focaccia and Tuscan Rolls. An order is good for 3 persons for P999 (from P1,365).

Mother’s Day The Bistro Group

Italianni’s Bonifacio High Street
0916-461-2182 | 0977-628-4515

Italianni’s Greenbelt
0995-095-1002/0961-7560728

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

Wow Mom at Home with two Buffalo Wild Wings’ Mother’s Day Offers:

Award-winning, handspun Wings and Sliders that can be shared by 3 persons for P999 (from P1,220).

Mother’s Day The Bistro Group

Then there’s the MVP Platter for 3 to 4 persons. It has the meaty goodness of traditional wings with your choice of sauce or dry rub, honey bbq ribs and grilled pork belly and served with rice, also for P999 (from P1,695).  

Mother’s Day The Bistro Group

Buffalo Wild Wings Uptown Parade, Taguig City
(8625-6361/ 0917-629-4442)

EL POLLO LOCO

Have a Fire-Grilled Day with Mom courtesy of El Pollo Loco.  Your family will love to dig into eight pieces of juicy, slow-cooked citrusy chicken plus 4 sides (P945). A fun way to celebrate with people you love while safely at home.

Mother’s Day The Bistro Group

El Pollo Loco
Inside Italianni’s Bonifacio High Street
(8856-3890/0935-860-4544)

DENNY’S

Mom can enjoy some of  the dishes on Denny’s slammin’ menu such as The Original  Grand Slam (- fluffy buttermilk pancakes, eggs, bacon strips and sausages); All-American Slam (eggs, bacon, sausages and toasted bread) and the  Waffle Slam (waffle, eggs and bacon)  for lunch, breakfast or dinner.  All these for P999 (from P1,215)

Mother’s Day The Bistro Group

Denny’s Eastwood
7720-9337 | 0919-604-6366
Denny’s Robinsons Manila
7234-3132 | 0927-392 0798
Denny’s Uptown Parade
8625-6361/0927-392-4442

Promo details and images provided by The Bistro Group in a recent press release.

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