Archive | December 2012

Ringing in the New Year Abroad!!

Sorry about not posting for a couple of weeks, but I’m away in beautiful Turkey, for the holidays!! My hubby and I are in foodie heaven here, and I’ll post some of what we’ve eaten when I get back. I just wanted to drop a quick post before then though 🙂

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas last week, and has a very Happy New Year!! Wishing each and every one of you, a wonderful 2013, filled with all the blessings that new beginnings bring…

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂

Baking Season is Here…Hooray!!

As Christmas creeps every closer, my baking bug kicks into over drive, and my mind races trying to figure out what to make this year. I came across a Fudge Crinkle cookie recipe, and knew I had to give it a try. Now, being the naive baker that I apparently am, I had NO idea that you could use cake mix to make cookies. I…KNOW…I was like ‘whaaaa?’ too!! You definitely can, and the cookies that come out of it, are super nummy!! They’re soft and not hard or crispy (unless you overbake)…BONUS 😀 The photo above is from the first batch I made, for my hubby to take to work, as gifts for his bosses and friends. They came out good, but the second batch I made for Christmas baking gifts for family, looked MUCH prettier with the use of ganulated sugar. I TOTALLY recommend rolling them in granulated sugar – hands down. I also added 1/2 a cup, of peanut butter chips, to bump up the numminess factor 😀 They’re also REALLY quick and easy (only 4 ingredients) to make too, so once you’re used to making them, you’ll be munching on them within 15-20mins…omnomnom.

4-Ingredient Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Bon Appetit, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!! 🙂

I Went To Philly – December 1, 2012

For our next voucher dining adventure, my hubby and I went to a placed called I Went To Philly. It’s a small place, with a few tables to eat in, and the now mandatory tv with CP24 on. It is a wee bit expensive though, with the most expensive sandwich in the $8 range, paired with fries you’d be looking at $13-$16 total.

Our voucher included 2 classic Philly cheese steaks with ‘whiz’ (we added onions and peppers to it), 2 hand cut fries and 2 cans of pop. What we got were two HUGE, beautiful white buns, filled with the steaming hot goodness of thinly shaved steak and cheese smothered on top. The steak was like butter, and paired with the cheese, it was so addicting – I ate the entire sandwich…omnomnom!! The fresh cut fries were just that…what more can you say…you can’t go wrong with fresh cut fries 🙂 I ended up leaving most of the fries, behind though, when I opted to eat the gargantuan meatwich. My hubby and I both agree, that for our health, we’re so very happy that they are located downtown!! We’ll definitely go back again, though probably SHARE a side of fries next time LOL If you’re ever near the Yonge and College area, and in the mood for a pretty good Philly cheese steak, you should check them out yourselves.

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂