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!!
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!!
Happy 2018 Everyone!! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays as much as we did 🙂
Before the holidays, I was looking through Pinterest for a baking recipe, when I kept coming across these clusters. The face that they were made in the Crockpot was a huge plus, since I’m all about using mine!! The recipe I used was a 3-ingredient one consisting of almonds, chocolate chips and sea salt. The first time I made it was to try it out and made the original recipe. I did use dark chocolate instead of milk, as we like it better. We enjoyed that batch as well as gave some away. So when I decided to make it as part of our holiday gifts, I did add a 1/2 cup of dried cranberries to the recipe. We enjoyed this batch as well and thought the cranberries were a nice addition to it. I do think this year I’ll make them with almonds, another nut (either cashew or peanut), milk chocolate and cranberries – see how that turns out 🙂
So I’ve never been a huge fan of Peeps. Always found the flavours unappealing, for one reason or another. But I’ve kept on searching and trying to see if there ever would be a flavour I might like. Well, we were in the U.S. last month and I saw these in Target and thought we’d give it a try. We opened them up today and I can actually say that I LIKED these ones!! The chocolate dipped bottom added a nice touch to the peppermint flavoured marshmallow. Would buy this flavour again, if I come across them, or next time we’re in the U.S near the holidays.
Bon Appetite Everyone!! 🙂
Above is my handsome hubby, showing off the Funfetti Party Cake cone, which he picked out for…what else?? His birthday treat!! 🙂
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…
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
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 🙂 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 🙂 You can make it exactly the same as the recipe below, or add your own spin to it too…