Browsing Category : Food

coffee drink from a shop in Montreal

The Food First Before Friday Results – Coffee Shop Drink


Oh, how I love coffee drinks!  Mocha!  Caramel Macchiato! Vanilla Latte!  I love them all!  The hotter the better!  So, what happened yesterday when we stopped into a coffee shop for this weeks challenge?  I ordered a Pineapple Black Tea Lemonade.  What!?  I know!  This is what happens when you are challenged to try something new. The first drink I…

Read More »
Greek Salad Food First Before Friday challenge

Greek Food – A Food First Before Friday


Did anyone take a little trip to Greece this last week?  I hope your family tried and loved something new!  I attempted  to eat a little bit healthier this week, Mediterranean style.  During my last trip to the grocery store, I picked up some red and yellow bell peppers, spinach, feta, tomatoes and arugula.  Colorful salads tossed with homemade vinaigrette…

Read More »
Buckets of fresh strawberries

Strawberry Jam – Try It Homemade


We have a small strawberry patch at our home that usually gives us a couple of bucket of berries to enjoy each June.  Just perfect!   This summer we had a bit of a problem when our small strawberry patch exploded with berries!  We’ve already picked 20 buckets of berries and I think the end of our strawberry season is…

Read More »
Candy Bars

A Food First Before Friday – The Candy Bar Challenge


Yes, we like our sweets in our household.  The candy bars that we tried this week were all winners!  Wasn’t this an easy challenge! Four of the candy bars that we tasted were purchased in Canada.  The Canadian candy bars were Coffee Crisp, Crispy Crunch, Caramilk, and Crunchies.  Are all candy bars sold in Canada required to begin with the…

Read More »
Deep dish pizza

Pizza – A Food First Before Friday Challenge


Do you know of anyone who doesn’t like pizza?  I sure don’t.  The problem is people usually order the same kind of pizza over and over again.  Our family favors sausage, pepperoni, and onion on a thin crust. What are we missing out on?  Read the menu at your local pizza place or browse the frozen pizzas at the store…

Read More »
vanilla ice box cookies and coffee toffee cookies

Cookies! – A Food First Before Friday


We love cookies in our family!  Especially warm cookies straight from the oven.  We have our favorites of chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter.  Those are probably the top three homemade cookies that all families bake together.  So, hopefully you accepted this last week’s challenge and tried something new. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Read my…

Read More »
Small town diner

Small Town Cafes – The Best Breakfast You’ve Never Had


It’s been five hours since we stopped at Lona’s Corner Cafe for breakfast and I am still stuffed!  Lona’s Corner Cafe is a tiny restaurant in an even tinier town that serves breakfast and lunch.  I drive by this cafe everyday that I go to work, and have always thought “someday we have to eat there”.  Well, since the goal…

Read More »
Cook the Cover Rachael Ray Every Day

Cook the Cover – How Rachael Ray Made Me Hate Baking


So after doing a pretty darn good job cooking the cover of Bon Appetit, I declared my next cook the cover to be the June issue of Rachael Ray Every Day.  I knew that whatever dish was on the cover, it was going to be full of flavor and yum-o.    The June issue arrived, and being a sweet-lover, I…

Read More »
Vodka Martini

The Beverage Challenge – A Food First Before Friday


How did the beverage challenge go?  Were you able to try a few new beverages during the week?  Here’s what we tried: Last Tuesday I had my bi-monthly yoga class that just happens to be held in a vodka distillery.  I know!  The benefit of having yoga class in the distillery, is the drink we have afterwards.  I knew I…

Read More »