2018 was a pretty great year for my family, from taking our son to meet the ocean for the first time in Myrtle Beach with his grandparents, to graduating from his Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic as he was born a micro preemie. Makes one feel truly thankful 💕 At this time I’d like to wish all of you a very happy, healthy and fabulous 2019 ahead!! May you create new recipes and memories for yourselves and loved ones 🎉🍾🥂🎊
Today was cool enough to have a hot latte, so I decided to try the Cardamom Latte from Starbucks. It tasted okay and not so sweet with only 1 shot instead of the standard 2 in a grande size. If you like chai tea, you’ll probably enjoy this latte. But if you’re into the sweeter options on the menu, this one may be too tame for you 😉
Was perusing Pinterest before Easter, and of course it was full of Easter treats recipes. One that stood out to me though, were these coconut macaroon nests. For the one and only reason…simplicity!! With only a few ingredients, it was pretty easy for me to decide to try this recipe out. It was the perfect choice to make while our son was having Daddy time playing. I was able to whip them up quickly and the nests were done before his bed time. Instead of melting white chocolate (we’re not much fans of it any way), I hacked it with cookie icing, to stick the eggs to the nests. Not as pretty, but I think I actually, almost nailed it visually LOL For me the recipe made 24, since it seems I put a bit more of the mixture in each mini cupcake holder 😉 They were yummy, though on the much sweeter side. I may cut the sugar in half the next time I try, since the coconut flakes are already sweetened. All in all, it’s a super cute treat for Easter or for spring in general. Because who really needs a holiday as an excuse to eat – right?! The link for the recipe is below. Give it a try and let me know what you think of it!!
When we saw a commercial for this frappe, it sounded super yummy, so we gave it a try a while back. If McDonald’s decides to keep it around permanently, it’ll be my new favourite!! Caramel and chocolate are another combo that just goes together perfectly. Now I won’t lie…it’s quite sweet!! So it’s definitely a treat. If caramel and chocolate are your favourite combo, try one before it disappears.
Another year and another Super Bowl behind us!! Was a good game, but I’ll be honest, it was more about the food then the game for me LOL
This year I decided to finally try this Crack Dip I kept seeing on Pinterest. After deciding on which one of the recipes to use, I made it and let it do its thing in the fridge overnight. When I put it out for us to try, I could see how it lives up to its name!! The creamy, ranchy, bacony, cheesy goodness was a tad on the salty side (which is fine!!), but served with an array of veggies made a better compliment then chips. And we couldn’t stop eating it LOL Will definitely make this again sometime!! It’s too yummy to make often though 😉
I also chose to make meatballs, because I knew we’d have leftovers for another meal or two. I came across the recipe for these Thai Chili and Cranberry Meatballs on Pinterest as well. I usually make meatballs differently, but thought I’d change it up this time. I threw all the ingredients into the crock pot and cooked on low for 2 hours. It turned out great – we enjoyed the flavour of sweet and spicy very much. It’ll taste even better over rice later this week too!!