So for World Baking Day, I chose to make the Bake well Tart Biscuits by Beckie Smith,which is a level 15 in the challenge list.This is a really simple sandwich cookie with a jam filling drizzled with an icing glaze.This recipe is super simple to follow and everyone will be able to make these delicious cookies.The ingredients are also very inexpensive and the directions are very inform
Its World Baking Day Today! Are you up to challenging your baking skills and join in on the fun today.Well if you are be sure to visit World Baking Day and find your baking level to become a Brave Baker! I am testing out Bakewell Tart Biscuits at Level 15. They look really delicious and I'm excited to make them.Have Fun everybody!
This is yet another cheesy snack that is such a well known favorite in our childhood; that this recipe has to either be spot on or go beyond the original flavor.So did this recipe even contend with the original? Well lets find out by breaking down the recipe and see if its worth our time to make our very own homemade goldfish crackers.Also, remember if you have friends,family,and even the children
Now with any Snack Cookbook you definitely need a Chapter dedicated to Cheesy Snacks and I am so glad that the author Casey is on the same track with her cookbook,"Classic Snacks Made From Scratch". She has made sure to experiment with making some very popular cheesy snacks such as Frito's,Nacho Doritos,Cheetos and even the childhood favorite, Goldfish Crackers.I believ
Well those homemade deep fried doughnuts were a surefire hit around here and I hope everyone gets a chance to make the treats themselves sometime.Definitely to delicious to pass up the recipe opportunity;however with that being said I couldn't just pass this chapter up and not test out another "cakey treats" for everyone.
So for me I chose a treat that everyone should
The next chapter of Classic Snacks is dedicated to the popular Cakey Treats such as Sno-balls,Hostess Cupcakes,Entermann's Doughnuts and even Twinkies.The original treats in this chapter are actual cakes I have never even tried myself while some are only sold within the states.So since I was unable to compare these versions to the original I chose a recipe that really inter
Happy Easter Everyone! Hope everyone is having a great long weekend while spending time with friends and family.My weekend has so far been pretty good and I was lucky enough to get Friday and Saturday off to enjoy a delicious turkey dinner for Easter. I also was able to fit in one recipe test for the next chapter of Classic Snacks and I'm excited to show all of you very soon.Well anyways,I
Since the Homemade Oreo's were such a hit I made a decision to stay in the cookie chapter for one more recipe.I chose a recipe based on the store bought cookie called "Nutter Butters",which is a treat I haven't even tried since its sold in the states.Based on this homemade version they are a peanut butter shortbread sandwich cookie shaped as a peanut filled with p
Don't you think Cookies are the perfect choice for the beginning of Classic Snacks Made From Scratch cookbook? Well I definitely think so! This chapter includes some pretty creative homemade recipes such as Animal crackers,Mallomars, Nutter butters and even the beloved Oreo cookie.
So now that I have mentioned just a few of these treats.How do we narrow down what we really want to t
Classic Snacks Made From Scratch is a cookbook written by Casey BarBer and published by the Ulysess Press.Classic snacks is inspired to make homemade versions of all our favorite brand name treats and even encourage readers to implement their own creative idea.Casey BarBer has taken on a big challenge to find out exactly how all these treats tick and develop a recipe that everyone can
We have reached the final chapter of Petite Treats that is dedicated to the "Fancy Stuff" that will definitely test your skill and expertise in the kitchen. Some of the recipes included in this chapter are canoli's,eclair's, mini cheesecake's and bear claw's. Don't those all sound so delicious and creative that you just want to test them all out.Well before you dive into this chapter you m
"Classic Bites" is the next chapter in Petite Treats that is inspired by all the classic desserts we all grew up enjoying.This chapter includes many enticing recipes for cakes and pastries, which made it quite difficult to narrow down just one to test out.However one special recipe really interested me to the point I really wanted to know if an "apple pie cookie" could really measure up to
"Sweet Snacks" is the next chapter in Petite Treats that is dedicated to our guilty pleasures from cupcakes all the way to doughnuts.When I saw this chapter I thought about all my favorite baked treats and many of the recipes from this chapter I wanted to test out.However that being said it made it that much harder to choose a recipe when I have so many guilty pleasures.So I ended
"Petite Treats" is a cookbook inspired to create our favorite bake goods and transform them into mini mes.This little book created by Christy Beaver and Morgan Greenseth delivers us mouthwatering photos and simple recipe approaches.So to give this recipe book a fair test and review I feel that the simplest way is to pick one recipe from each chapter.
So to begin with, we have a chapt
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!
Hope you all have a great time and spend it with the ones you love.For me I will be spending most of this day working; however for now I will share with all of you a special little treat I made specifically for this love day. I am very passionate about baking so I knew I had to make a delicious recipe to celebrate what I really love.
Wow! January has already come to an end and now were full throttle into February.That means Valentine Day is coming up close and everyone must be excited to test out their recipes.I definitely excited and already have my recipe plan out to make for the special love day;however for now I have a little treat,big treat to share with all of you. Can you guess it?
Well If your a Facebook fol
Wow! It's been such a long time since my last post and I certainly need to pay more attention to let everyone know what's going on.So to get you all up to speed on this past month. Mostly I have been working;however I have done a couple recipes,purchased new bake ware and even accepted a brand new cookbook to review. So by saying that, 2013 has been pretty great towards me and I say please send
Its crazy that its already new years eve and this year is coming to an end.So for a final goodbye to 2012 I thought that I should share how grateful I am for all the positive things that have happen throughout this year.I have been given so many great opportunities this past year,especially in the blogging world with all the recipe reviews,books and even product testing.It was lots of fun to try
Do you want a quick holiday treat to give as a gift?Well how about a delicious and quick to make banana bread.Its so easy that you can make it to freeze until the big day or bake it before Christmas.Its definitely a great gift and whoever you give it to will certainly appreciate the work you have put into it.
This kind of quick bread is also good on the budget and easily adaptable.Meaning y
Need an impressive and crowd pleasing dessert to finish off your Christmas dinner with success.Well how about a delicious chocolate mousse that is so rich and creamy that your chocolate adorers will love you for it.Its so simple to follow that anyone could make it and its definitely well worth the time and effort to create it.This was the first time ever making chocolate mousse and I was exc
I'm back again with a new recipe where you can use Dairyland Fat Free Sour Cream to help create a light chocolate brownie.Now I know this season is all about enjoying the sweet treats and comfort food;however if you want a recipe that is a little healthier this season then try out light recipes.You might find something you really love!
Now this recipe that I use
These little lemon softies are delicious and are a great recipe for this holiday season.They are quick and easy to make and use pretty basic ingredients.For this actual cookie I was able to incorporate Dairyland European Style butter and Regular Sour Cream into the recipe.These ingredients are super important for the overall texture and flavor of these softies.So are you wondering how
Do you need a simple and impressive dip this holiday season? Well I have a delicious three layer dip that you can make with very little time and money.So are you interested yet? Well if you are.Then lets jump in because all you need to impress your guests is a great glass dish to showcase this dip.Its all about simple ingredients that work together.
Anyways, We all want to get on
The next chapter after "Seasonal Studs" is called "Aqua Fresca And Shrubs". These sodas are all about utilizing watery fruits and shrubs to create unique drinks. This chapter however includes too many ingredients that are either expensive or too hard to find.So instead of making a recipe from this section I chose to wrap up the entire review with the last chapter called "Fizzy Teas,Flo
Do you have some overripe or leftover fruit? That you can't figure out what to do with.Well I have a simple recipe where can use any fruit that you like and create your own fruit spread.Its a unique idea where the recipe is so basic that you easily put you own creativity towards it.Meaning If you don't like the fruit to the original recipe then you can easily change it and even put y
This chapter,from the Artisan Soda Workshop is all about taking advantage of seasonal fruits to create unique and healthy syrups.So,the recipe that I chose to make from "Seasonal Studs" was a simple peach syrup.
The syrup recipe itself had pretty basic directions and only needed three simple ingredients to make it.The most important part to the whole rec
The Artisan Soda Workshop:Chapter 3:Cherries & Berries
Have you ever thought about making your own natural soda by utilizing the flavor and health benefits of berries.Well this chapter is all about this idea,to use our favorite berries to create syrups.
So to get started it says to receive the best results in flavor is to use berries at their peak seaso
Do you want to impress your friends & family with your appetizer skills at an upcoming dinner party? Well then I have just the recipe for you, where simplicity and flavor run together.This dish can be served to hold everyone over before that delicious feast and everyone will love you for it.
So you must want to know, what this might be?. Well, its a quick and easy homema
The Artisan Soda Workshop Cookbook: Chapter 3:
Soda Adventures With Herbs & Spices.
In the introduction of this chapter, I am told that these soda recipes are more fit for the grown-up palate.With this information, I knew that these soda's would be less sweet with more natural flavor.So when I chose a recipe to test out I knew I was in for something quite
When I first chose to pick up Dairy land's 2% and 1% Cottage cheese, I thought right away I should compare these products for all my viewers.So what I did was simply test them out on their own by serving them with a little fruit.
The first serving I tired was Dairy land's original 2% cottage cheese served with strawberries.It had a thick and creamy texture while the flavor was ver
Happy Halloween Everybody!!
Hope its full of candy,great costumes,delicious spooky food and best of all lots of fun! So to get myself in the blogging Halloween spirit.I will let you see the special treats I made to celebrate this very spooky day.
The treats I made were Halloween Cake pops.This was my first ever attempt to make cake pops and it sure was an experience.It took som
The second syrup that I tried from The Artisan Soda Workshop Cookbook was the recipe for Orange Cream syrup, in the copy cat chapter.This specific syrup is to resemble one of the favorite treats as a child and mind you probably still is,the beloved orange creamsicle. Now, I had my doubts that this would taste anything like a orange creamsicle,especially since I have never had
This time in our Dairyland reviews, I get to share with all of you about a great recipe to make home made vanilla ice cream.This is a simple recipe made from a cookbook called Women's Day Desserts,which includes a chapter for ice cream and sorbets.Ever since I have seen this recipe for Fabulous Vanilla Ice Cream I have been waiting for the best time to test it out and when I was asked t
When I was offered a chance to review the artisan soda workshop cookbook by Andrea Lynn.I was so excited to finally be able to make my own homemade soda's with healthier ingredients.It may be a cookbook a little off topic for my blog, but I just couldn't let go of this offer.
When the book arrived, my first impression was that it was full of creative ideas.I have rarely seen home
Dairylands Homogenized Milk
Dairy land's homogenized milk is a rich, high in fat milk.It contains 3.25% milk fat and is about 160 calories for each cup.It is also high in calcium, Vitamin D and A.It is great to use for your cereal,desserts, baking and also in beverages.
For me, I purchased Dairy land's 4L Homogenized milk to test out.I'm an avid milk drinker and use it a lot wh
Dairyland Review:Part 2
Old Fashion Buttermilk &Aerosol Whipping Cream
When I first picked up Dairyland's Old Fashion Buttermilk at the store.I just knew I had to use it to make home-made buttermilk pancakes.This is because I have always wanted to make these panc
Dairyland Product Review
I was so excited when Argyle Communication's offered me a chance to review Dairyland products that I just had to jump at the opportunity.They were so helpful with any questions I had and Dairyland themselves was so generous with a $50 Save on Foods Gift card. I was so surprised when I read how much I would receive and I definitely was able to
Julia Child would of turned 100 years old today and I pay my respects to her for being such an inspiration to so many foodie's around the world like me.
I wish she was still here today because I would of loved to have met her like many dream.She was so passionate about food and I loved her can do attitude to cooking.She made it purely about the food and n
Hey! I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up on a great summer freebie event I heard about.It's not just any ordinary sample either!
The Dairy land Mobile Team is launching a Summer Dairy land Fresh is Never To Far tour and will be giving out free samples of their refreshing milk products at events.
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Hey! I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!I just wanted to give everyone a heads up about a great summer freebie I heard about.It not just any ordinary sample either!
The Dairy land Mobile Team will be giving out free samples of their refreshing chocolate milk on August 18th at the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition). Located in Vancouver,British Columbia (mainland to me) o
If I said the name Julia Child in a room full of people. Many would have different thoughts pop into their head.They may think an inspirational,humorous,and strong women that doesn't take herself to seriously.A person that is very passionate about food and doesn't let her mistakes bring her down.Or a women that purely wants to teach everyone that they can cook and be successful at it.The
Grace Mass Langlois is a women that purely wants to share her experiences, recipes and Italian heritage with the world.She wants to inspire,teach and help others to follow their passions in life.In her book "Grace's Sweet Life I feel that these are the most important aspects throughout this cookbook.Its not just about learning great dessert recipes, but also connecting with the author.She has
Wouldn't you love to get your hands on this for the summer.Well your in luck because Ronco Rotisserie is having a daily giveaway for the entire month of July for people to win their world famous Rotisserie.This item is worth $199,99 and all together they are planning on giving away $ 6,200 worth in prizes.Shipping is also free to the winner.So its definitely worth it to enter and win.Its known
I have finally done my first set of spritz cookies, using a Wilton's Cookie Pro Ultra 11 Press.This gadget makes it so easy to make homemade cookies with a really fancy designs such as stars,trees,flowers, hearts etc.Once you get the hang of it with how it works It becomes a really quick process.Its easy to clean,has a nonslip silicone bottom and it offers 12 disk designs.The even cooler t
Remember when I reviewed those doughnut muffins and I mentioned how I would love to redo the recipe, for better results.Well just recently I had way more success with the recipe and I think its all because I had newer baking powder to work with and way more control over my mixing.These two aspects made such a big difference in the overall product and I'm surprised how well the recipe d
After making two cakes, I wanted my next treat to be a simple and quick recipe.So I chose to make cookies, but not just any ordinary ones,Italian style cookies.These treats are very similar to sugar cookies in texture;however, what really sets them apart to make them special is their flavor.They have vanilla and almond extracts paired together to bring a really great layer of flavor to t
So my boyfriend Dave just turned 22 years old this passed Monday and ever since we've been together I always make him a birthday cake.So the day before, which was Mother's Day,I made him a 2 layer round cake along with making a second cake for my Mom.It was a very busy day of making treats. So since it was so busy I made it simple on myself and made another banana cake, following the same
I told you I be back to tell you all about my Mother's Day dessert.I spent many hours this passed Sunday, making two cakes! One for my mom and the other for my boyfriend's birthday;however for now I'll just be sharing about her delicious cake and I'll leave the other to share about next time :)
Anyways, you probably want to hear about what kind of cake this is?It's probably quit
Happy Mother's Day Everyone!
Its a beautiful and warm day here on Vancouver Island! I'm already feeling that summer warmth coming through! So to celebrate my mom for Mother's Day I am making her a delicious treat for tonight.I hope she likes it!
Now for everyone to find out exactly what I'm making you"ll have to tune on my new post about it.You"ll definite
Here in B.C, were finally getting our beautiful spring weather.This weekend is suppose to be all sunny and blue skies.So far that's exactly what were getting and I'm taking advantage of it for my photos.I'm excited for more warm weather and the summer season to come upon us.BBQ's,nature walks,swimming, the beach, and even ice cream.Now the warmth,is not the best time to bake, b