Archive | March 2014

Crock Pot Corned Beef Brisket with Carrots, Onions and Garlic Smashed Potatoes

The brisket turned out fork tender, and the onions and carrots were cooked just enough. Add garlic smashed potatoes, and it made for a wonderful dinner!! Plus washing it down, with some yummy green Mill St. Organic beer, rounded out the entire meal nicely 😉

Bon Appetit and Cheers Everyone 🙂

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Pistachio St. Patrick’s Day Bread

Holy green colour Batman!! LOL Found this recipe last year, but never got around, to making it until today. With it’s green colour, it’s perfect for this holiday 🙂 A super simple recipe using box cake mix, pistachio pudding mix a few other ingredients, and 40-45mins in the oven will produce a pretty good tasting bread. I opted to bake it in the bundt pan, though the recipe says to use bread pans.

Pistachio St. Patrick’s Day Bread

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!!

Nothing says Irish, like some good ol’ fashioned corned beef, am I right?! This year we forgot to grab, a brisket in time to pickle it ourselves, so we bought a pre-seasoned one. We bought Rachel’s brand (if you’ve heard of it), and it’s looking great so far, in the Crock Pot. We’re cooking it on low for 8 hours, and added the onions and carrots at the 4 hour mark. I know cabbage is traditional, but we just aren’t feeling it this year. Being able to set this-forget it, and come back to a fully cooked meal in hours, is a wonderful thing…especially when beer will be involved later tonight 😉

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Krispy Kreme’s Lotta Latte Donuts!!

So, my hubby and I finally tried out the coffee flavoured donuts, at Krispy Kreme. And they were good!! Both of them, were nummy in their own right, with coffee flavoured cream on top of the Caramel Coffee Kreme donut, and the mocha flavoured cream inside the Mocha Kreme donut. We’ll definitely try these again, the next time they come around. If you’re a big Krispy Kreme fan, give them a try yourself, before they’re gone!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Starbucks Maple Macchiato

March is ALL about Maple flavoured everything, and of course, Starbucks is getting in on action too. Now, if you’re a macchiato fan already, I think you’ll like this drink. I do like macchiatos, but with this one, I didn’t really taste any maple flavour – except for a bit of the drizzle on top 😦 So for me, it was disappointing, especially since I’ve enjoyed other flavoured macchiatos from them before. Glad I had a 25% off coupon, and at least I can say, I gave it a try!!

Cheers Everyone 🙂

Natrel Maple Milk

Saw this a while back, and wanted to give it a try, when it went on sale. Then last week, it was on sale, so we bought one. In a nutshell, it tastes like maple flavoured milk LOL It’s not bad to drink on its own as a flavoured milk, but being that it’s high in sugar, I won’t be having it very often!! We also used it when making homemade pancakes last weekend, and though I didn’t notice the flavour in the pancakes, they didn’t taste bad either LOL If you love maple, as much as I do, I think you’ll like it too. But it’s definitely a treat!!

Cheers Everyone 🙂