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Eva’s Original Chimneys

Above is my handsome hubby, showing off the Funfetti Party Cake cone, which he picked out for…what else?? His birthday treat!! πŸ™‚

We decided to finally give Eva’s Original Chimneys, at Square One Mall, a try for hubby’s birthday. We’d been avoiding this place for a while, until the loooong lineups faded away. And thought yesterday was a great reason, to give them a try. First off…this cone was definitely a two-person job!! WAY too much and too sweet for one person to eat. We thought that the embellished cones shouldn’t have sugar baked in them, because with all the sweet sauces on top, it’s just too much. Not to mention this cone had Nutella stuffed inside the cone, along with cake (just like the topper) AND a chocolate ball at the very bottom. Now I know it sounds like I’m complaining, which I guess I kind of am LOL But believe me when I say, we did enjoy the cone!! It would just have been that much better with the few things I mentioned. Next time, I think we’ll stick to plain ice cream in the sugared cone though LOL On that note, I do suggest you give one of these sweet cones a try…

Eva’s Original Chimneys

Bon Appetite Everyone!! πŸ™‚ 

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Crock Pot Pumpkin Dump Cake

Found this recipe on Pinterest, plus it looked quick and easy to put together and cook in the Crock Pot. This was the first time I’d ever made a dump cake, and since I love pumpkin, it seemed like a perfect recipe to try out. I had no idea what to expect, but the flavour was good…though it could’ve used a bit more pumpkin spice for my liking. What I didn’t expect is how soft and moist it was. I didn’t mind it though, since it didn’t take away from the flavour. We added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was a perfect combo. Not sure I’ll make this particular recipe again, but will definitely try another Crock Pot dump cake recipe in the future.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Dump Cake

Bon Appetite Everyone!! πŸ™‚ 

Crock Pot Leftover Turkey Corn Chowder

Few weeks ago we Canucks celebrated Thanksgiving. And of course, after spending a wonderful day filled with great company and food, there’s the leftovers. So. many. leftovers. The majority of it being the turkey meat itself. So, I went to Google, to find a Crock Pot recipe I could use it up with. I came across the recipe below and thought I’d give it a try, as I had never made a chowder before. It was easy to put together, which is always important to me!! The sweetness of the corn and the spiciness of the red pepper flakes were a great combination, which myself, hubby and our son enjoyed. We’ll definitely make this again sometime. For those of you in the U.S., about to celebrate Thanksgiving day a few weeks from now – give this recipe a try to use up that leftover turkey you’ll have. I think you’ll enjoy too!!

Leftover Turkey Corn Chowder Recipe

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Frank’s Favourite Slow Cooker Thai ChickenΒ 

I came across this recipe online, as always…amirite?! LOL Was craving chicken and peanut butter, and this recipe ticked those boxes nicely. I know what you see in the photo, doesn’t look like much, but we really liked it. Next time I’ll make this the same way, but will add veggies for sure!! The flavours melded together nicely…I even put more peanut butter then it called for, but that’s me!! It will definitely be added to our rotation. Next time I’ll also try my best to remember the cilantro and peanuts as garnish LOL I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one too, if you’re a peanut butter lover too!!

Frank’s Favourite Slow Cooker Thai Chicken
Bon Appetit Everyone!! πŸ™‚ 

Tim Hortons Smile Cookies Are Back!!

My hubby went to get us coffees yesterday, when the smile cookie caught his eye. So he bought a couple, for a sweet snack to go with our coffee, as well as to help support local charities. They’re available from Sept 11th – 17th, so grab one the next time you stop by a Tim Hortons, and help your local charities.

Bon Appetit Everyone!! πŸ™‚ 

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

I know, I know…from the photo above, you’d think it was chili right?! Nope!! It actually IS the deconstructed stuffed pepper soup…just like the title states. I didn’t have any green peppers to use, so Iade it with red and yellow ones instead. Being that it’s a Crock Pot recipe, it was easy to prepare. I only had to brown the ground beef and sautee the onions before hand. Other then that, everything went into the pot (even uncooked rice with extra liquid) to set and forget!! Now, I was pressed for time, so I set it to cook on high for 5hrs. But when I checked it around the 4hrs mark it was ready πŸ™‚ My hubby, our son and I all loved it (hubby and I added hot sauce for a bit of a kick to ours too)!! It tasted exactly like stuffed peppers, without all the work. I bet it will taste even better, with some green pepper in there next time too…omnomnom. If you love stuffed peppers, then I HIGHLY recommend this recipe!! I believe you’ll enjoy it as well πŸ™‚ You can make it exactly the same as the recipe below, or add your own spin to it too…

Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken


Found this recipe on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try, for this week’s Crock Pot dinner. I love the combo of honey and garlic together. I made the recipe almost exactly, though I added onion and put less lemon juice in it. I served it over some Jasmine rice. It turned out okay, though it seemed a bit bland, which made me sad. The garlic flavour was perfect, then again, we always put more then is called for in a recipe LOL But we barely taste the honey flavour 😦 We even added Sriracha to it, after tasting it, to give it a bit of oompf. I had high hopes for this recipe. I will definitely try another recipe sometime though, but we’ll be passing on adding this one into the rotation. The search continues!!

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Bon Appetit Everyone!! πŸ™‚