It's time for another Reese's treat, and this time we're making it ourselves!
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Continuing our story from 2016 about Alli's first visit to Walt Disney World, today is our very first day in the parks!
Monday, November 30, 2020
Happy Sunday! It's pizza day again and today I've got another one of those "interesting" pizzas. I'd say that our Apple-Gorgonzola, Cheeseburger, Potato-Bacon-Egg-Cheese, and Pumpkin Pizzas were all in that category. Today's pizza is similar.
We're going to have a pizza made with nothing but Thanksgiving Leftovers!
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Thanksgiving is over, but why did we even bother making food in the first place? Brach's has us covered! In one bag of Candy Corn, they've provided an entire Turkey Dinner!
Despite my searching high and low for these here in Southern California, my brother had to ship me a bag from Colorado.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
While wandering our local Dollar Tree, Ian happened to see a treat that we just had to try. It's a Pink Starburst Strawberry Sorbet bar! Starbursts are delicious.
Friday, November 27, 2020
One of the staples of Thanksgiving dinner for us is Pumpkin Pie. Richard loves it, and this is really the only time of year that it's widely available.
But, Jelly Belly offers a jelly bean promising that Pumpkin Pie taste in one little bean. Let's see how they stack up.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving! It's 2020 and Covid cases are skyrocketing, so our normal Thanksgiving plans have changed. Normally we'd either be visiting a whole bunch of family or having a bunch of family visit us. This year, we'll have to stick to Zoom visits, but let's continue on with the day.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
For our next Thanksgiving treat, we're trying a special limited edition release from Werther's Original. These are their Harvest Caramels.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Today we're going to be trying a few seasonal flavors from Boom Chicka Pop. It's nearing Thanksgiving and it's time to try a few Fall Flavors.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Sunday night means it's another chance to make pizza! I've made so many different pizzas this year, but I can hardly believe this one didn't get its own special night yet. It's ones of my favorites.
Love it or hate it, we're going to be making Hawaiian Pizza tonight!
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Alli has been keeping her eye out for things that she could do for a taste test.
Alli - Daddy! I found a taste test! We can try all the Dots flavors!
You got it Alli!
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time for another Saturday Morning Cereal! This time it's an interesting one from Captain Crunch. We're going to be tasting Captain Crunch's Sprinkled Donut Crunch!
Friday, November 20, 2020
It's time for another Kids' Taste Test! Ian and Alli are always on the lookout for something they can make a taste test out of. Sometimes they get some weird ideas in their heads, but other times it's right in line with our usual taste tests.
Today's taste test is a results of having one of those giant bags of mixed Halloween candy. They saw all the different Tootsie Roll Fruit Chews and deemed them to be taste test material.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Around the time of Ian's birthday, as we were walking around the stores while in the refrigerated section, Ian saw a whole bunch of flavors of Donald Duck juice.
Ian - I want to do a juice taste test for my birthday!
I think we can do something like that for you Ian.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Follow your nose! It always knows!
Today we're getting to try the brand new Kelloggs Froot Loops Ice Pops! We saw them at the Dollar Tree and knew we'd have to try them.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Tonight we continue our weekly Sunday pizzas at home. For this one, I was inspired by a pizza that BJ's pizza has since discontinued. A Cheeseburger Pizza! It was a little odd to be sure, but it was one of Theresa's favorite. Once BJ's stopped making it, we stopped going to BJ's! So tonight, in an effort to bring back that feel, I'm not exactly recreating BJ's Cheeseburger Pizza, but more being inspired by it and making something unique.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
It's Fall so it's the season to be thinking about Apples. Around this time of year, we should be going to Apple Orchards and eating bunches of apples. That's not going to happen this year, but we can still do a little apple tasting. It's not quite going to be like last year when we tried 10 different kinds of apple, or 2018 when we had 7 different apples. For both of those taste tests, the favorite apple was Honey Crisp, so when Theresa saw this Honey Crisp apple juice, she knew we'd have to try it.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Tonight we've got a special treat. Sour Patch Kids Watermelon Ice Pops!
We love Sour Patch Kids and we've tasted a bunch of different versions. Ice cream, cereal, marshmallows, cookies, yogurt, and even regular Sour Patch Kids Ice Pops. So when we were walking around the Dollar Tree and found this box of Sour Patch Kids Watermelon Ice Pops, I knew we'd have to try them.
Friday, November 13, 2020
Any time there's a new Kit Kat flavor, I'm excited to give it a try. This one is supposed to taste like Apple Pie! Grandpa loves Apple Pie so he's going to join us for this one.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
It's a National Pizza Day! Every Sunday since the beginning of June, I've been making a unique kind of pizza (24 by my count). Toppings and crusts have varied wildly, but there's one kind that I just haven't made.
Richard let me know that his favorite type of pizza is actually The Works. A pizza with green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives, pepperoni, and instead of sausage, ham. Let's make it today for National Pizza with the Works except Anchovies Day!
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Sometimes there's just not enough time to get all the taste tests in before Halloween. Today we're trying the special Halloween release Vampire Hershey's Kisses. Do they taste like garlic? Do they not have a reflection? Will they turn to dust if you take them out in the sun?
Monday, November 9, 2020
Continuing our trip from 2018, we are in Korea! When we last left off, we were at Namsangol Hanok Village, a traditional old Korean village.
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Happy National Doughnut Day! Making Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has been in my queue for a little while now. Today is the perfect day to do it!
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Happy Halloween! When it came time to pick costumes this year, the kids have had a few ideas, but they kept coming back to this one. They have loved watching Phineas and Ferb all summer, but the episode/movie they've liked the most has been Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011). In particular, they love when Dr. Doofenshmirtz meets the 2nd Dimension Heinz Doofenshmirtz. That whole song and dance number has been requested endless times as their bedtime song.
So when they decided to go as Doctor D from both dimensions, I thought that would be pretty obscure, but fun for them. If this was a regular Halloween, Alli might get recognized, but Ian probably wouldn't. But this isn't a regular Halloween, this is a Covid Halloween where trick-or-treating door-to-door isn't happening, and they only people really seeing their costumes are us.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Happy Halloween! Yes we're still stuck at home due to Covid, but we're still trying to figure out ways to have fun. We're missing Disneyland of course, but we can still figure out ways to incorporate it into our celebrations. For Easter, Disney has a big Easter Eggstravaganza where you're searching for eggs through the park. For Covid Easter, I brought the Disney Eggstravaganza home!
But what about Halloween? Pumpkin Duffy has got something lined up for us! It's the 2020 Mickey's not so scary Halloween Hunt!
Monday, November 2, 2020
Happy Saturday! We're celebrating our weekly pizza day just a little early because today is also Halloween! Last week I made Pumpkin pizzas with real Japanese pumpkin. Reviews were mixed, but that wasn't surprising. I think today's pizzas, everyone can get behind. These are regular pizzas, but they are pumpkin shaped!
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
For this week of Halloween Treats, we've got to have a Halloween Cereal to go with it! Last year we had the three Monster cereals from General Mills. Frankenberry, Count Chocula, and Boo Berry.
This year, I was happy to see Kelloggs had some other Halloween options available to us. They've given us Froot Loops, Chocolate Frosted Flakes, and Apple Jacks all with Spoooky Marshmallows.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Tonight we're trying a delicious Candy Corn popcorn from Popcornopolis! And it's National Candy Corn Day! Perfect!