Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Cookies are one treat all kids jump for. I find cookies take so much more time to make then a cake because you have to keep putting batches into the oven. Also lately I've been having them end up flat. I love the idea of cookie bars where you spread the batter into a pan, bake and then cut them into squares. These cookies are a bit on the salty side so if you would like a sweeter cookie then reduce the salt. They also use oil instead of butter so no creaming butter and sugar which for me is a timesaver. The first time I made them we thought they were very tasty but a little greasy. So I reduced the oil. Less oil meant they required a little more effort to spread in the pan but we enjoyed more this way.
Monday, April 7, 2014
This is one of our favourite chickpea salads. We love to crumble pita chips or crackers on top for nice little crunch. I saw this recipe on Kalyn's Kitchen but made a few changes. I left out the tomato. It adds great colour but I preferred to leave it out. I also left out the green onion since I usually don't have any and I wanted to reduce the chopping. For Kalyn's recipe the avocado is optional but for me it's a must. I love the creamy texture it adds.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Today I am sharing a non food related post. For the last 2 weeks we have been using Kidoodle.TV. Kidoodle.TV is an ad-free streaming video service aimed towards kids.
Our kids have time limits for watching TV and they are not allowed to watch shows with any violence. Kidoodle.TV allows you to set up to 5 custom profiles where you can select which shows your kids have access to. I find one of the hardest thing about having kids watch TV is getting them to turn it off. With Kidoodle.TV you enter a time limits for how long they can watch. This is a feature that I really liked.