I have been craving my old, favourite cookie but couldn't remember how to make them. I recently found a recipe for Indoor S'mores on the back of a cereal box. They are actually a really gooey bar version of the traditional campfire treat. I still prefer real s'mores when camping, but this recipe can satisify your sweet tooth year 'round.
|Image from my cereal box|
|This "coppered mug" is an affordable option($16.95) that stands apart |
from the typical gift of a ceramic mug with a cute saying.
My hubby will be receiving some of the items from the lager and ale collectables available this season. The magnetic bottle openers (shaped like a large bottle cap) are handy. Just stick them on the fridge, or to our metal table outside, to save searching through the junk drawer for one.
Since Father's Day is only a week away, I have a Hallmark Canada giveaway to help set the mood for those shopping for the special guys in their life.
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Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Hallmark and I receive occasional perks as part of my involvement in the #LoveHallmark blog community.
6 x 8 canvas for these activities but you can use a larger size if you like.
- Printed photos of child, or colour printer
- White glue
- Coloured paper
- 6 x 8 canvas
- Paint or coloured card stock paper cut to 6x8
- Puzzle pieces
- Podge (to seal the images when complete)
|"Love You To Pieces"|
Blowing Kisses, would be great for a Preschool child. The 6 x 8 canvas was painted, allowed to dry. A posed photo of each child was printed and cut out for them. The image was glued to the dry canvas along with hearts shapes. Seal this craft with Podge and let dry thoroughly. This was given as is, it is suitable for framing, or can have ribbon taped to the back for hanging.
*Updated post from 2012
I love to BBQ but am not one of those brave souls that will grill in frigid temps. We have had cold and rain for two weekends in a row so I have not fired up the BBQ. I am dusting off my crockpot to get some pulled pork goodness with a smoky, homemade BBQ sauce instead.
Pulled Pork Sammies.
What I use:
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon minced, dehydrated onion flakes
pinch salt and pepper (its easier to add more later)
2 pound pork loin, or cottage roll* if using a seasoned cottage roll don't add salt and pepper*
1 jar of tomato sauce
2-3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
2 tablespoons malt vinegar
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
What I do:
- Mix the first three ingredients from Part 1 together in your slow cooker.
- Put the pork in and roll it around in the seasoning.
- Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours. *Internal meat temperature 165 degrees farenheit
- Mix the sauce ingredients listed in Part 2.
- Pour over the pork and cook another 1-2 hours.Often we will complete the recipe up to the third step and have this for dinner one night and use the left over pork to make the BBQ Pulled Pork Sammies the next day. Just add leftover pork to crockpot and cook in sauce for two to three hours.
Food Safety Reference HealthyCanadians.gc.ca
I received a selection of Spring themed products last week and Star Wars products this week. The first thing my daughter claimed was the fairy ornament and ceramic fairy door. She is collecting items to make a fairy garden this weekend. I claimed the ceramic lantern in my favourite shade of green, it is large enough to house a three wick candle (not included in purchase). The Star Wars gifts were probably meant for the masculine family members but I have used the BBQ Oven Mitt and fork since I do all the grilling here and the framed Star Wars decor has been used to decorate our neglected third bedroom to transform it into a space themed playroom and guestroom.
Hallmark continues to be my go-to store for gifts and products to help celebrate special occasions.
Visit Hallmark.ca to see prices and to find a store near you.
Approx. value $30
Disclosure: I receive perks as part of my involvement in the #LoveHallmarkCA blog community. All opinions remain honest and my own. Prize may not be exactly as shown, and the sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes based on availability.