Oct 032013

Thank you to The Motherhood and the National Mango Board for providing the products and compensation needed to give my family a mangover and try a mango cake recipe.

It’s kind of weird.  While I love experimenting in the kitchen with all kinds of vegetables and proteins, it seems like I haven’t done much with fruit.  It’s not because we don’t like fruit – we love it, actually.  But we tend to gravitate towards strawberries, oranges, apples, and other more traditional, eat-it-like-it-is fruits.

Recently, though, I had the chance to attend a virtual briefing by the National Mango Board.  They shared the ins and outs of all-things mango.  We learned about the different varieties, how to tell when a mango is ripe, how to store them – even tips on how to cut.

How to Cut a Mango

Mango Recipes & Tips: How to Cut a Mango & Mango Bundt Cake with Pineapple Glaze

The cutting tips are something I really appreciated.  I have eaten mango before, but I mostly just hacked it up with a knife.  Let me share my new-found tips with you. Continue reading »

Jan 192012

Chinese New Year Ideas From Pinterest

It’s our fourth week of the Pin Me! Thursdays, and this week Matter of Centsand I choose to go with the theme of Chinese New Year.  Chinese New Year kicks off on Monday of next week; this year is the year of the Dragon.  I’ve never had a Chinese New Year’s party, but after finding all these great crafts, recipes and party ideas – that may soon change!

Paper Lanterns to Make Your Party Festive

Good-luck Goldfish

Fortune “Cookies” (Made From Cupcake Wrappers!)

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