Saturday, June 22, 2013


I LOVE crepes! Especially with raspberries in them! Mmmmmmmm. When I was in high school, whenever my girlfriends and I would go to Edmonton to shop at West Edmonton Mall, we always had to stop at Crepe Works to get crepes.
The thought of making them seemed very tedious, but I decided today to give it a shot. It was SO easy! I ate till I was stuffed, but I still wanted more! Luckily there's a bunch of leftovers, so I can snack on them for the rest of the weekend! Yum!

I used a recipe from

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
1 tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups milk
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs

In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients; mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan,  using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan in a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
Cook the crepe for  about 2 mins, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Stack the finished crepes by putting waxed paper between each one. Keep covered with a dry cloth until ready to eat.

So good! I was in heaven eating these :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Crockpot barbecue chicken

Here's a very easy crockpot recipe I made last night for supper. You can use frozen chicken breasts which makes prep time minimal!

4-6 chicken breasts
1 bottle BBQ sauce ( I used Bull's Eye Chicken and Rib Renegade)
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 -1 tsp garlic powder

Place chicken breasts in crock pot. Mix all other ingredients together and pour over top of chicken. Cook on low 4-6 hours.

So simple! You can use your favourite BBQ sauce, or try different kinds to change the flavour slightly. The Bull's Eye Chicken and Rib Renegade sauce gave it a sweet and smoky taste. It reminded me of the taste of pulled pork. The red pepper flakes gave it a slight kick.

To finish the meal I made mashed potatoes and steamed mixed vegetables.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Newsboy hat/diaper cover set

One of my friends is expecting a baby at the start of July and requested I make a newsboy hat and diaper cover for baby. She doesn't know the gender so wanted a neutral tan color with wooden buttons. So I went to Walmart and found this yarn and these buttons. I searched the web for the patterns and was able to make the set for her! I'm sure baby will look super cute wearing these for a newborn photo shoot!