Peanut Butter Granola Bars

I’m not sure if its the fact that I’m at school all day and I actually just get hungry, or maybe I always just feel like eating at school because I’m bored of class? No idea… I just know I always feel like munching on something. I’ve been bringing Quaker brand granola bars to school lately, but after eating them, I always feel the need to down a cup of water to wash them down because they are soo sweet and packed with sugar. Anyways, I wanted to find an alternative school snack that would satisfy my hungerrr and not be too overly sweet.

Found the solution: peanut butter granola bars.

These bars are really great. Fast, easy, & delicious. Plus they cut nicely into small squares/ rectangles (for easy transportation), have a slightly chewy texture w/ crunchy almond chunks AND they aren’t as sweet as the commercial brand bars (nor do they have all that extra additive/preservative stuff!).

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The best way I can describe a macaron would be something similar to an oreo, but more decadent. A filling of choice sandwiched between two meringue based cookies, characterized by a smooth shell top + frilly bottom edge (aka feet or foot), yielding a cookie that is crisp on the outside, but soft/chewy on the inside.

The mac pyramid with C’s prop.

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Salad Rolls

Between my dad and I, we couldn’t figure out what to have for dinner on saturday, so in the middle of the 1st period of the Canucks game, I came up with the idea that I wanted to make Vietnamese salad rolls for dinner. They are seriously so fast/ so easy to make. How fast you ask? Managed to make about 6 within the first intermission of the game… so yeup, pretty fast.

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A St. Patty’s Day birthday

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day, a day to celebrate the irish. It also so happens to be my brother’s 18th birthday. He usually doesn’t request to have a birthday cake, but this year, he requested an ice cream cake. The weather isn’t exactly warm right now, so naturally, I was a little taken back by the thought of making a frozen dessert (I’m always cold)… whatever makes the birthday boy happy right? Continue reading