Archive | February 2017

Starbucks Cascara Latte

When the Cascara Latte first came out, I was intrigued by the description…’subtle notes of dark brown sugar and luscious maple’. So we gave it a try. It wasn’t bad and they weren’t kidding when they used the descriptor ‘subtle’. Which was fine, because I don’t like super sugary lattes more then a couple times a year. The syrup they use is made from the dried fruit of the cherry, whose seeds become the coffee beans we know and love. I may try it again sometime, but I wouldn’t say it’ll be my go-to latte. The flat white still holds that spot for now!!

Cheers Everyone πŸ™‚

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Kellogg’s Pumpkin Spice Mini-Wheats

We bought these back in the fall of last year, when we saw them in the store. I love most things pumpkin spice, so it was a no-brainer to try them out!! And they didn’t disappoint!! Now, being that it’s ‘frosted’ it was on the sweet side, but it definitely had the pumpkin spice flavour I love. If you’re into pumpkin spice, like I am, I bet you’ll enjoy this cereal too!!

Bon Appetit Everyone πŸ™‚ 

Another Superbowl in the Books!!

Hope you all enjoyed the game with great people, and of course…food!! This year I tried two new recipes for our game day meal. 

First one being the Super Duper Garlic Dip. It’s a simple recipe consisting of 3 ingredients. Cream cheese, mayo and garlic (I had minced, so used that). I also added some toasted garlic and onion dip mix to added flavour without salt. I placed it all in my Little Dipper mini Crock Pot, and let it warm up for about an hour, stirring occasionally. Served it with veggies and chips and we really enjoyed it!!

Super Duper Garlic Dip 

Next I tried out this Seven Layer Dip Cups Recipe. Usually I make a nacho casserole, but thought I’d change it up. Another easy recipe, that didn’t take long to make, with a 15mins bake time between steps. 

The first step called for placing refried beans and shredded cheese on top of a tortilla square. I also put a little bit of queso sauce in this layer, and though it made the bottom a little soggy, we enjoyed it. 

Then I placed another tortilla square on top and placed it in the oven. At this time I got the condiments ready. I didn’t feel like making guacamole, so used chopped avocado instead. 15mins later I took the tray out of the oven and let it rest for a minute. After which I placed salsa, avocado, sour cream, tomato and green onion, like you see in the first photo. They turned out great and were a nice change from what I usually make πŸ™‚

Seven-Layer Dip Cups

I would highly recommend both recipes for your next gathering or just to test out yourselves!! Will definitely make them again soon.

Bon Appetit Everyone!! πŸ™‚ 

Tim Hortons Churro Donut…is it though??Β 

The two words ‘churro donut’, in and of itself, should make your mouth water – am I right?!?! It sure does mine. So when we saw that Timmy’s had created one of their own, we had to give it a try. At first glance it looks like a crueller covered in cinnamon sugar. And when I bit into it…that’s where it fell flat for me. It tasted just as I described above with the addition of a caramel filling I could do without. Now, for a crueller covered in cinnamon sugar, it hit the mark for sure!! But to call it a churro is sadly a gross overstatement.

Bon Appetit Everyone!! πŸ™‚