Classic Mini Corn Dogs

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Whenever we go to the PNE, or any sort of carnival, I always, always have to hit up the corn dog stand. They are one of my favorite foods.. ever! So when the craving hit, I had to make them. I thought they would be difficult to make, but after a little research and a little trial and error, I came up with a great corn dog recipe. These mini corn dogs turned out to be super simple to make, and so damn delicious! What you will need: 1 - 12 pk. hot dogs; cut in half 24 bamboo skewers 2 cups canola oil- for frying 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal 3 Tbsp. sugar 4 tsp. baking powder 1 cup milk + 2 Tbsp. 2 eggs salt and pepper to taste In a large, heavy bottom pan (like a cast iron skillet or pot) heat oil on medium/low heat In a bowl mix together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs and seasoning. Mix well. Skewer each half hot dog, and dip into the batter. I poured my batter into a tall glass to get a good coat of batter … [Continue reading]

2015 Summer Beauty and Fashion Essentials

Summer Fashion

Last year I did my Summer Essentials list for 2014 - so I thought I would keep with tradition, and share my 2015 beauty and fashion essentials. I'm not much of a fashionista, but I do try my best to be up to date with fashion trends... but I'm usually late to the game. I get there eventually. I like comfortable pieces that can be worn causally or dressed up. Versatility is key. I would say my fashion style is pretty laid back. I like jeans and a t shirt, but I also love maxi skirts and dresses. I could live in sandals all year round (Vancouver weather does not permit that) and if all the clothing I owned was jersey knit, that would be awesome. My beauty routine is pretty simple as well. I don't like to wear a lot of make up in the Summer, and I am a huge advocate for sun protection, but I do like to wear a little, you know - to enhance my... errr.... beauty?! The list below are just some of my essentials *some items shown are not what I have - I just couldn't find a photo … [Continue reading]

Lemon Mint Gin Spritzer

Lemon Mint Gin Spritzer

I'm not a big drinker, but I do like to indulge once in a while. Gin is my alcohol of choice - I love it on the rocks, in a Tom Collins, and in this fresh lemon mint gin spritzer. Kind of a mouthful. I was gifted a bunch of old Bon Appétit magazines, and came across this recipe and I just had to make it! It looked so refreshing, and it gave me a good reason to use some of the mint in the backyard; that shit grows like a weed! This is a simple Summer drink, that is fresh and refreshing. If you are not a drinker, you could totally make this a mocktail. Just omit the gin! What you will need: Makes one drink 4 fresh mint leaves; washed and slapped 2 oz. dry gin 1 oz simple syrup* 1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice club soda ice lemon peel for garnish In your high ball glass add all the ingredients except for the club soda, ice and lemon peel. Stir together. Add in a few large ice cubes and top off with club soda, garnish with lemon peel. Enjoy! *Simple … [Continue reading]

Week Twenty Five of Snapshot Sunday

Snapshot Sunday Week 25

Well that week flew by fast! June is coming to an end, and that means July is right around the corner. There is a lot going on in July - My sister is coming for a visit, I get to go and do my tattoo touch ups.. maybe I'll get a new one? Osoyoos is so close I can taste it and I get to celebrate my 28th birthday! This past week, I actually thought I missed a day, but then I realized that I had done early editing, and didn't miss a day. I was so bummed when I thought I missed a photo. Anyways, I didn't miss anything, and I am actually quite happy with the shots I took this week. So here ya go - week twenty five of snapshot Sunday.   06/21/15 On Sunday we celebrated Father's Day! Chris spent some time with his Dad, and the boys and I treated him to dinner! I wanted to get a photo of the three of them, but the boys were just too squirmy, this is the best shot I could get. My handsome men!   06/22/15 Monday was James' Father's Day celebration at … [Continue reading]

Everyday Cooking with Club House

Everyday Cooking with Club House

Last week, I introduced you all to three new flavours of sea salt grinders from Club House. There is Sweet Onion, Chipotle and Smoked, and for the past week I have been in the kitchen and out at … [Continue reading]

Last Day of Preschool

From the Beginning

Today was Jimbo's last day of Preschool. He enters the public school system in September for full day kindergarten and I'm not really sure how I feel about all of it. I haven't cried yet, because … [Continue reading]

Cedar Plank Salmon with Lemon and Fresh Dill

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  Cedar plank salmon is a dish I have always wanted to make. Usually when we BBQ salmon its on tin foil, loaded with lemon and dill, so when our neighbor gave us a couple of cedar planks, I … [Continue reading]

Twenty Four Weeks of Snapshot Sunday

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How are we almost half way through the year?? Good god its going fast. Firstly, I wanted to say Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies out there... I do hope you have a great day with your … [Continue reading]

Summer Reading List

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Our Osoyoos vacation is coming up fast - ten glorious days will be spent lounging around on the beach with my Summer reading, swimming in the lake and I will probably enjoy a cold bevvy or three. … [Continue reading]

Strawberry Almond Scones

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It's berry season! You know what that means - put berries in EVERYTHING! What does one do when you are gifted a bunch of really ripe farmer's market strawberries? Make strawberry almond … [Continue reading]