Archive | April 2013

Crockpot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I found this recipe from a Facebook Page I follow called Lovefoodies. This looks easy to make, especially since it’ll be done in the Crockpot, and just plain nummy. I’m thinking I’ll give it a try very soon!!

Crockpot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

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Bamboo Bubble Tea Vietnamese & Thai Food

So, my hubby and I were literally buying gas on Wednesday, when I looked across the street and saw this place. I was craving a Coconut bubble tea, so I told my hubby, I was going to walk over there and get us one. He would follow suit after finishing up at the gas station. For the life of me, I’m not sure why I didn’t take a photo of the store myself, but I found one on Yelp, to share with you…thanks Michelle S 🙂 It’s a VERY small store front. There’s literally 4 stools and 2 small tables, so you know most just take out their orders. Now, like I said, I went here with the notion of just buying bubble teas…I was wrong LOL Once I laid my eyes on the menu, and saw that they had banh mi  sandwiches, I was sold!! My hubby and I had always heard of these Vietnamese sandwiches, but we’d never tried one. So, I decided this was what we were having for dinner. And at $2.95 a pop, it was MORE then reasonably priced 🙂

I decided on getting the assorted banh mi with pate sandwich, which was also the most popular. It consisted of an assortment of cold cuts, pork pate (all made in house!), lettuce, cilantro (mmm…), sliced hot pepper and pickled veggies. I gotta say, it was pretty good. The spicy hot pepper and pickled veggies were a good contrast to the creamy garlicky pate and cold cuts. We’ll definitely go back there again, as the prices are very reasonable and the bubble tea was good too, but I’ve yet to have a bad bubble tea!! So if you’re ever in Mississauga, you should drop in, and give them a try. They’re located at Dundas and Erindale…across from the Shell gas station.

 

Maple Porter…Seems I’m Not a Fan…Boo.

A few nights ago, we had ordered pizza, because hey…a girl needs to feed her pizza craving!! And what goes better with pizza, then beer, am I right?! 😀 While at the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario), we saw this Nickel Brook Maple Porter. Since the Pumpkin beer we had in the fall was pretty yummy, I was expecting the same from this one. Not so much 😦 First off, a porter for me, is too strong. And there was no trace of maple flavour. I was sad. And lesson learned. But, onward and upward with our quest to find yummy tasting flavoured beers!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Ferrero Cupcake? Yes Please!!

Over the weekend, we were at Vaughan Mills Mall, and there’s a cupcake shop there called We Bake In Heels. They first started out with a very posh looking stall in the middle of the walkway, but since then, have moved up to a store front. They sell a variety of cupcakes there, but you can also have cakes designed for any occasion. The poor girl behind the counter has to wear heels while she works, but she did look fabulous, and had a stool to sit at when no one was looking!!

They had a choice of Cookies’n’Cream, Classic Vanilla, Classic Chocolate, Ferrero and Red Velvet. Although the Red Velvet was scrumptious looking, we…well…mostly me…decided on trying the Ferrero cupcake this time around. It’s a dark chocolate cupcake, with a Nutella filling, chocolate buttercream and sprinkled with crushed hazelnuts. The Nutella filling alone, was what drew me to this particular cupcake. And it didn’t disappoint!! It was fresh, chocolatey, and the Nutella…well…omnomnom!! The only downside is the price. Each cupcake is $3.75, which to me is pricey, but at the same time makes it a treat. So, if you’re ever at Vaughan Mills, give them a try!!

We Bake In Heels

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂