Strawberry Ice-Box Cake, Make-It Monday

The weather is getting warm, the sun is staying up late, and it’s the time that you have friends over and you head out. So, that means more potlucks and barbecues- easy and light recipes that don’t keep you in the kitchen and feeling heavy afterwards. This couldn’t be an easier recipe and it can be thrown together in less than 5 minutes- this ice box cake is the perfect summer recipe!


Strawberry Ice Box Cake,Make It Monday

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Snapshot Saturday, 17 June 2017

Snapshot Saturday, the day where you get to see the things that I see! I like to share the little things because that is what makes us who we are and what makes the world go around. I’m also guessing (and hoping) that you are reading this blog because you have at least a tiny bit of interest in what I’m up, and want to share what you’re up to, too. This week is all about summer!

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Quick Question, 30 May 2017

Welcome back for another Quick Question! These are fun questions that let you get to know me and let me learn something about you, my wonderful reader. Feel free to respond in the comments here, or tweet your answer at me @anhistorianblog. Today’s question is all about birthdays!

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DIY/ Recipe Trial: Chocolate Bark

While my fudge DIY turned out really well- all of it was gone by the end of the day at work- I know that not everyone loves fudge. I personally can eat a little bit of it, but a little bit goes a long way. I was on the hunt for something that was chocolate but not just molded chocolates. (I’ve made them before and want to branch out this year. If you are interested in making a super easy and fast treat, molded chocolates are a great starting point!) I found the idea of chocolate bark on Pinterest, and thus my new DIY was born…. Continue reading

Recipe: Rice Krispie Squares

In terms of classic, memory-evoking recipes, I don’t know if there is a bigger recipe for me than Rice Krispie squares. Never falling prey to regional or familial variations, Rice Krispie squares are fast to make and faster to eat! I decided to make some for M’s visit- they are one of his favourite treats, so I know that they will be well appreciated. They are also quite simple to make, and given that I haven’t been baking and cooking as much as I could be, this was a good way to get back into it again! So, for those experienced cooks and those brand new to the kitchen, the ever easy Rice Krispie squares:  Continue reading

Trial: Root Beer Float Pie

I’ve kicked off my summer of recipes! Root Beer Float Pie was first up. I was at the lake this past weekend, and I figured that it would be the perfect place to make- I just brought our handmixer from home for the whipped cream. And if you had to whip it by hand, you could! (Your arm might fall off after, though….)  Continue reading

Trial: Brownie Trifle

This past week, I needed a quick dessert last minute- only two days notice, and I had to be able to make the parts quickly after volunteering on Monday evening. It took a bit of thinking, but I was able to come up with something- brownie raspberry trifle! Continue reading

Trial: Slow Cooker Brownie Pudding

When I saw the recipe for Slow Cooker Brownie Pudding on Crazy for Crust, I was interested but unsure. I do like to do my own baking, and this calls for a brownie mix with pudding mix on top. Still, our family loves a good dessert, and if this works out, it could be a good option for potlucks and family events.  Continue reading

Trials- Sugar Cookies, Banana Bread, S’More Cookies

This is a smorgasboard of my recently tried recipes! Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the first two, but I still have thoughts/recommendations! I have tried the sugar cookie recipe from Butter Baked Goods, a banana bread recipe, and a s’more cookie recipe!

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Trial- Almond Raspberry Shortbread

loooove shortbread, I could eat it for every meal (I don’t, just needed to say that). I am always up for trying variations on shortbread, and I have been looking at these almond cookies for quite a while. I’m not sure why, I think that almond flavouring makes a cookie irresistible. It doesn’t even taste like almonds to me, but it is deeeelicious. I hi-jacked my regular shortbread recipe to make these!  Continue reading