I found this recipe for a Starbucks pumpkin pound cake and we are not big fans of pumpkins, but the cake looked so good that I thought we just had to do it somehow. I figured we could use our slow cooker apple compote, to replace the canned pumpkin. So we went ahead and tried [...]
My mother put this recipe on my wall for apple pie fries. Alex, being a fan of apple pie, really liked the idea. We just happened to have pie crust in the fridge, but no sparkle sugar or no apple pie filling, so I came up with using our apple cinnamon compote and [...]
This is a revised version of our original apple compote recipe. We gave out our last batch before leaving Montreal for Calgary, so we had to make more once we got here. Nico’s a big fan of compote, but not so much apple sauce, so to continue our slow cooker try-outs we decided to [...]
Apple picking, in Alberta? Yes, it’s possible! Back track 30 some odd years in Quebec, when I first apple picked. Back then things were different, if you knew someone with an apple tree you could pick them whenever they were in season. If you didn’t know anyone, often you could stop on the [...]
(August 30, 2013) Today I was looking for some Egyptian crafts for the next country of Around the World in 12 Dishes and I found this Pinterest board in my email recommendations, while looking I found this craft for Canada (which is the last country for ATWI12D this year), I was planning to [...]
So for Nico’s fourth birthday we decided to go with a fireman theme, as he is very much into anything emergency services, but mostly firefighters. So the first step was to arrange a visit to the fire station, which we did just by calling the city and setting one up (might be different [...]
Since we moved, Nico seems lost when I ask him to put toys away. Before he knew what went where but here he just flat out refuses to pick up, but he will if we help and tell him where it goes, so I figured lets make him labels! He can’t read yet [...]
(July 3, 2013) Many swear by slow cooker cooking, I must say I never got what the big fuss was about so I never owned one, until recently when one was given to me as a gift by my mother, cause she liked the design on it, lol. I agree the design is [...]
(July 3, 2013) As part of our new slower cooker try-outs, we decided to slow cook a banana bread from Moms with Crockpots but the bananas had gotten moldy so plan B it was, apple sauce instead, cinnamon and raisins.
As usual I had my little helper. He thought it was [...]
(July 1st, 2013) Two days ago, I found this amazingly good looking recipe on TheKitchn for an icebox cake. It reads really good but honestly it read a little long and high calories so I came up with the “lazy-lower-calories-toddler-helper” version.
We got light whipped topping, which Nico tried for the [...]