Friday, April 30, 2021

Reese's with Marshmallow Tops - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Mallow-top

Another new Reese's flavor! I remember a couple years ago Reese's made a chocolate lovers and peanut butter lovers version of their Reese's cup. Now they're catering to marshmallow lovers, not by putting marshmallow inside, but by making a marshmallow flavored top to their regular Reese's Peanut Butter cup. This has a marshmallow flavored creme layer. 

But what can we compare it with? I'm always trying to taste these treats along with something else. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Snickers Popcorn

I can tell you, Alli was excited to see this one coming. Snickers are her favorite candy bar! We've previously tried Candy Pop M&M minis popcorn, Twix popcorn, and Cookie Pop Oreo popcorn

Today we're doing another Candy Pop version with Snickers popcorn!

And along with the popcorn, we'll have what the Mars company calls "The World's Most Popular Candy Bar", the Snickers bar. US candy sales rank it 3rd though, behind M&Ms and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. 

Monday, April 26, 2021

Pizza at Home - National Pretzel Day - Pretzel Crust Pizza - April 26th

Happy Sunday! Today we're celebrating National Pretzel Day! Yes, I know we just made pretzel pizzas not too long ago. But I saw another opportunity to try another variation of pretzel pizza and decided to go for it! 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Ian's Dress-up Book Report - Alli's Show-and-Tell

Ian and Alli just got finished with Spring Break. One of the things Ian had to work on over the break was a book report, but for this one, he's required to dress up like one of the characters! He chose a book called Kitty and Dragon Plant a Garden. Ian is dressing up like Dragon. Alli enjoyed it too, so she decided to join Ian and dress like Kitty!

Both of them enjoy reading books on epic, and they are starting to get into this Kitty and Dragon series by Meika Hashimoto.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Hershey's Milk Shakes

While we were walking around the Dollar Tree, Ian excitedly directed my attention to a new taste test that he found. Hershey's Milk Shake drinks! And there's 3 different flavors!

Today we'll be trying the Strawberry, Creamy Chocolate, and Cookies'n'Creme flavors. 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Pizza at Home - Cinnamon Roll Pizza

Pizza Time! This one is a little different than our normal pizzas we usually make on Sunday. It's a dessert pizza! I've made a few different dessert pizzas already with the Chocolate pizza, the PB&J pizza, and the Peanut Butter/Banana/Honey pizza

Today I'm making a mini Cinnamon Roll pizza! Let's get started!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Key Lime M&Ms

So M&Ms is making a new flavor for Spring? It's the Key Lime Pie White Chocolate M&M!

I like Key Lime Pie, and I always like to make whatever it is we're comparing to, so today we're going to be making a key lime pie from scratch to go along with them! 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Sour Patch Kids Freezer Pops

There's something new from the Sour Patch Kids! We have already tried quite a few things from those guys. Like Sour Patch Kids Ice Pops, Ice Cream, Sour Patch Kids Cereal, Marshmallows, Yogurt, Sour Patch Kids Chips Ahoy Cookies, and Sour Patch Kids Watermelon Ice Pops

Today, the people who bring us Fla-Vor-Ice are bringing us Sour Patch Kids Freezer Bars! 

There's 5 classic Sour Patch Kids flavors, but Fla-Vor-Ice has decided to pick the two most memorable flavors. Both Redberry and Blue Raspberry. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Coca Cola with Coffee Comparison

Today we're trying a new kind of Coca Cola! It's a CocaCola, but it's been infused with Brazilian Coffee! How will it taste? Let's find out!

There's three different flavors available for regular Coke. Dark Blend, Vanilla, and Caramel. They also make a Coke Zero version of the Dark Blend and Vanilla flavors, but we won't be trying them today. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Pizza at Home - Mac and Cheese Pizza

Happy Sunday! Sunday is a day for pizza experimentation! We knew Ruston was coming over for a socially distanced driveway dinner, so we let him choose. 

Ruston - Pizza!

That's a great choice! After talking through a few different pizza options, he decided to let Ian choose which pizza to make. Ian wanted to try the Mac and Cheese pizza! Because I always make at least two pizzas, I asked Ruston what his favorite pizza is. He love ham and pineapple, and when I suggested bacon on it too, he thought it would be even better!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Making 85C Bakery Breads - At Home!

Today's post comes courtesy of another Theresa suggestion. Like most, it took the form of "Hey, look, here's a recipe to make the soft Asian bread." Followed by another "And here's another way to make it" "Here's how to make the filling". Okay, got it. You're requesting homemade Asian bakery bread. I think I can tackle that. 

Our favorite place to go, and one that we take plenty of visitors to when they come (or used to come) is 85C. This bakery has a ridiculous variety and the cost is relatively cheap. Only $1.50-$2.50 per item depending on what you pick. Of course, when you buy a dozen different treats it can start to get expensive, but they are so very delicious. 

Even with all the variety, there's some breads that we have to get every single time. The kids' favorite used to be the chocolate buns, but now it's the cheesy garlic bread. And the adults typically get the sweet cream cheese filled cheese bread. All three are on the menu to make at home today! 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Easter 2021

It's Easter! We've got a few things that have been going on that we've been doing to celebrate. 
The first thing we did was change out the shamrock in the front yard from St Patrick's Day into something more appropriate for Easter. An egg, a bunny? How about a giant carrot!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

National Coffee Cake Day - April 7th

Today is National Coffee Cake Day! Coffee is a little bitter, depending on how you take it, so it's always nice to pair it along with something sweet. Theresa has a great recipe from her sister that everyone seems to love, so her and the kids are going to make that for us today!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Pizza at Home - Carrot Pizza for Easter

This week we did not just one, not two, but three pizzas! We had Easter Egg pizzas and also a pizza with an actual egg on it! 

I still had more ideas for Easter and there was one more pizza I wanted to try. A Carrot Pizza! And since I'm making thin crust pizza with colors, I can shape it like a giant carrot. 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Pizza at Home - Easter Egg Pizzas

Happy Sunday! Not only is it Easter, but it's also Pizza Day! I had quite a few different ideas in mind for today's pizzas that I'm going to be splitting it into two posts!

To start, we're going to look at our pizzas with Egg. These are Easter Egg Pizzas!

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from the Flowers Family! We had a fun day celebrating. I'll be working on the write-up over the next few days!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Saturday morning cereals - Peeps Cereal 2021 edition

Easter is almost here and the kids were thrilled when they saw Peeps cereal back in the store. They loved it back in 2019 when we tried it for the very first time!

It looks like they've made a few changes in the 2021 edition too! Now instead of plain white marshmallows, these marshmallows are shaped like Peeps Bunnies and Chicks! 
We'll of course have some regular Peeps to try along with them. 

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day - April 2nd, plus walking Veteran's Parkway and setting a new walking record!

It's National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! The kids love PB&J and the adults are fans too. We've got a big hike coming up later today and we're going to need food. The kids are all set to make their dinner.