Archive | September 2012

Turkey Pizza Bagel Melt

So, I was thinking, I haven’t had a pizza bagel in AGES. Remember those? Now, I’m not talking about the store bought frozen kind. I’m talking about the homemade kind. Whether you made it as a teen, or your Mom or someone else made it for you, it brought back a bit of nostalgia for me 🙂

I took an Everything bagel (any bagel of your choosing), spicy pizza sauce, real turkey breast (any meat or veggies or both of your choosing) and Kraft 4-Cheese Italiano blend (or any melty cheese of your choosing). Now, the best way to make this, is in the oven – hands down. But, if you don’t want to bother with the oven, I’d suggest toasting the bagel first before putting it into the microwave for melting. Of course you’ll get a crisper result in the oven, but if you don’t have the time, the microwave melts just as well minus the crisp bagel. Either way, it’ll be ooey gooey delicious!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

The Nutty Chocolatier, Huntsville Ontario

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While we were away, we stopped into a chocolate shop, on Huntsville’s historic Main Street. It was aptly called The Nutty Chocolatier. Like the location in Port Perry, there was an antique chocolate display, and jars upon jars of candies from our childhood.

But, I’m a chocolate gal, so we only bought a couple of their in-house made truffles. We decided on a square dark mint chocolate, a plain dark chocolate and a maple white chocolate truffle. The plain dark chocolate was good, but a tad chalky, for me. The dark mint chocolate was a perfect combo of mint and chocolate – can’t go wrong with that. I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate, but the white maple chocolate worked really well together.

There are a few Nutty Chocolatier locations sprinkled around Ontario. If you’re ever in Guelph, Huntsville, North Bay, Peterborough, Port Perry or in the Beaches area of Toronto – take time out to step inside, for some nostalgia and nummy chocolate. They are a bit pricier then most places, but it’s not like you’re going to buy the whole shop either…maybe 😉

The Nutty Chocolatier

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Pumpkin Spice Malt Balls

So, my hubby and I were at a Bulk Barn (bulk food store, here in Canada), and they had their plethora of Fall and Halloween candy out. As we were perusing the bins, we came across these pumpkin spice malt balls!! Now…we love malt balls, and usually get some during the holiday season, but pumpkin spice? We had never noticed these before. So, we bought a small amount to try out, and they’re nummy!! They’re a combination of the classic malt ball flavour with pumpkin pie – can’t go wrong with that. If you have a Bulk Barn near you, and you have a chance, I’d recommend you trying these out – they’re pretty omnomnom-worthy!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Downey’s Farm Pumpkin Donut

(This BETTER photo is credited to Sandy at her blog Sandy’s Creations. They look much better then the horrid one I initially posted LOL)

Now THIS pumpkin flavoured gem, made up for the disappointing pumpkin ale we had!! Nothing more glorious then fried dough, infused with pumpkin, spices and rolled in sugar to round it out perfectly….’round it out’…get it?! 😉 Needless to say, my hubby and I scarfed our own beautiful donuts, for dessert last night. If these beauties didn’t help ’round out’ my thighs, at the same time, I would’ve bought a dozen. But will power prevailed, and we left with only 2!!

Downey’s Farm

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Barkleys Dark Chocolate Truffle Mint Bar

We had also picked this gem up at the same farm. One of those at-the-counter impulse buys LOL Plus, by that time my hubby and I were getting a little peckish, so we shared this delectible treat 🙂 This chocolate bar, definitely made up for the disappointing Peach drink we had also bought. Then again, how can you go wrong with silky smooth dark chocolate truffle and mint right?! If you ever come across this bar, and you love dark chocolate and mint, I would definitely recommend you give it a try…

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Afternoon at the Brampton Fall Fair – September 15, 2012

So, today we spent the afternoon at the Brampton Fall Fair. It’s a small fair, but still a good way to spend the afternoon with your family. The weather was perfect as well…not too hot and not too cool either. Was very comfortable for walking around, photographing the grounds and noshing a bit as well 🙂

Ah…kettle corn. No fair is complete without it!! Alas, we skipped buying any, but I couldn’t help taking a photo of it – especially with the multicoloured variety 🙂

This food stall look familiar?! Yep!! It’s the same Hank Daddy’s we tried out at the CNE 🙂 This time though, we tried their smoked sausage, with sauteed onions and Carolina mustard sauce. Now, it doesn’t look like much, but the sausage was amazing. It had that, fantastic snap when you bite into it, and was super juicy on the inside. The Carolina mustard sauce was sweet, and if you ate it on its own, it would seem even more so. But, in combination with the onions and sausage, it paired up really well with the savory flavours of both. I would definitley recommend you give them a try, if you ever come across their truck/trailer. Right now they only do the Fair and Festival circuit, so if you’d like to find out where they’ll be next, just start following them on Twitter (@HankDaddysBBQ). They tweet which upcoming events they’re going to be at 🙂

Hank Daddy’s BBQ

Other then that, I got me ANOTHER candy apple, as the last one was a dud 😦 First, whoever made the last one, didn’t wait long enough for the candy to harden, before putting the plastic wrap around it. So, when I went to take the wrapper off, basically all the candy went with it…BOO!! 😦 What was worse, was the apple itself, wasn’t the best either. So, hopefully this new candy apple will make up for it!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂