Easy Fruity Crunch

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Our family’s counting down days before we (yes, my return to school hours) go back to school. Go back to waking up early, to prepping for breakfast and school lunches. My kids especially my younger one is so used to having dessert (courtesy of the dad, my hubs) and so today I made a very easy healthy dessert.

Easy Fruity Crunch
fruits, fresh or canned, cubed
greek yogurt (I used honey flavored)
granola for crunch and texture

My kids have personalities and preferences on opposite sides of the spectrum as evidenced in this dessert. In the picture above, the left bowl is just plain fruit & yogurt just as my daughter likes it while the right bowl has granola in it for my son.

Verdict: go go go for school lunch 🙂

xo, Emilie

Pilinuts!

If you’re Filipino and has knowledge of what a pilinuts is, then, having “nuts4pilinuts” as a twitter username is pretty much self-explanatory. I probably have roots in the Bicol region (where you can find lots of pilinuts) and loves the nut.

So to make everything official – I am Filipino with roots in the Bicol region specifically Albay province. I grew up eating pilinuts in different forms. My favorite of all is the bonbones and the mazapan de pili.

Recently, I received a package in the mail from a very good friend on twitter, @moiabet. Mind you, we don’t know each other personally. We just happened to be two Bicolanas who met on twitter.

She had a friend that came to the US and so knowing how much I miss them (pilinuts) she had her friend mail the stash to me.

pilinut stash

pilinut stash

Imagine my delight! Inside was Pilinut Cake, Bonbones de Pili, Mazapan de Pili, Pilinut Boat Tarts and Honey Glazed Pili Nuts.

Thank you so much Abet! You’ve truly made me very happy 🙂

xo, Emilie
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