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Easy Crock Pot Baked Ziti

Found this recipe and gave it a go this week. Like the title says, it was easy ๐Ÿ™‚ Not too many ingredients, but I did add in garlic, onions (almost everything I make has garlic and onions!!) and mushrooms.

I will say that even though I cooked this dish for less time, it still ended up a bit dry. I personally prefer this dish baked in the oven. At least I gave it a try and it tasted good, I won’t make it again in the Crock Pot. Any of you make this in the Crock Pot and it not be dry?? If so, I would love to hear what you did differently!!

Easy Crock Pot Baked Ziti

Bon Appetit Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours!!



The holidays are always a crazy time, trying to find the perfect gifts, decorating and baking. This year was a blur for us as we had some flooding issues, and didn’t get back into our condo until a few days before Christmas. But, at least we were home for the holidays and that’s all that matters!! Speaking of which, I decided to make a roast for Christmas Day in our Crock Pot. It was great, as it cooked while we opened presents and spent the day watching Christmas shows with our son. I had to cook it on HIGH for 4 hours, since we got a late start on it, but it turned out great!! The photo above is showing you the remnants of leftovers, as I forgot to take a photo before we ate LOL Recipe was super simple…placed the 3lb roast in the middle and placed the carrots, celery, onions and potatoes around it. If you have your own spice blend, then add it with beef broth to the pot. I added a package of Club House’s wet pot roast spice blend, then set the Crock Pot and let it do it’s thing. Will definitely make pot roast this way again!!



How cute are these cupcakes?!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, filled with lots of good food to eat, good spirits to drink and wonderful people to enjoy it all with!! Here’s to a fantasticย 2017!!

Bon Appetit Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread

Hope all of you that celebrated, had a wonderful Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚

As for me, a friend of mine posted a link for this recipe on Facebook, and I finally got around to making it. I had sugar pumpkins that I roasted and used for this recipe, but you can easily use canned pumpkin too!! The recipe itself was super easy and pretty quick to make. The flavour was good too. The pumpkin spice flavour isn’t in your face either…it’s just enough ๐Ÿ™‚ Will definitely make this again sometime.

Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread 

Bon Appetit Everyone!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice


Came across this recipe and thought I’d give it a try. Instead of making it on the stove, I chose to make it in my Crock Pot. It was super simple to make, especially when all you need to do, is throw almost everything in and let it do it’s thing. I let the frozen chicken breasts cook in the salsa verde itself first for about 5hrs. Then, I shredded the chicken and placed it back into the pot. I also added uncooked rice, 2 cups of water, black beans and corn to the pot as well – to cook for almost 2hrs. When I went to check on it later, I saw that it was ready before the timer went off!!

I do like the flavour a lot, but will say the La Costena sauce I used is VERY spicy…woo wee!! So if you can’t handle spice like that, find a milder sauce. Will definitely make this again, but will try a different sauce next time.

Easiest Salsa Verde Chicken

Bon Appetit Everyone!! ๐Ÿ™‚

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

I was in the mood for PB and chocolate the other day, so I fired up the interweebs to look for a recipe. That’s where, I came across this lovely no-bake one, and knew I just had to try it. The notes in the recipe states ‘Reese’s Who?’. Indeed!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It definitely reminds me of a Reese’s PB cup, and even better, it tastes less sweet then one. I always find, that by the end of eating, one of those cups, the sweetness gets to me. These devilishly scrumptious squares, don’t affect me the same way, which I very much enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re like me, then I believe you’ll enjoy this recipe as well!! Instead of a 13×9 pan, I made these in a 9×9 pan instead, as I thought they’d be too thin spread onto a longer pan. I cut the chilled square into 36 smaller squares,ย which are the perfect serving size for us.ย If you end up trying this recipe for yourself, and do make it in a 13×9 pan, I’d love to hear how it turned out!! The recipeย link is below, if you’d like, to give it a try…

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Bon Appetit Everyone!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Super Bowl Sunday 2015!!

Hope you all enjoyed the game!! And have done so, with some great company, and yummy munchies ๐Ÿ™‚ In honour of the love of football so many have, here’s a couple of treats you can make…for any game day. The photos above, are of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs, and Mason Jar Football Brownie Treats. How cute are these?! I’ve posted the recipes below, if you decide, to give them a try. If you do, I’d love to hear about it!!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs

Mason Jar Football Brownie Treats

Bon Appetit Everyone!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Peppermint Coconut Cocoa Balls

We madeย these last Christmas, and we loved them!! Last year, we made them right around Christmas, but this year, we didn’t get to making them until this past Monday. The original recipe calls for rum, but we’re not a fan, so I tried peppermint and they’re so yummy!! This recipe is on our list of holiday recipes, and if you give it a try, it may just get onto yours too ๐Ÿ™‚

Peppermint Coconut Cocoa Balls

Bon Appetit Everyone!! ๐Ÿ™‚