Monthly Archives: February 2016

Snacks To Go

My husband and I went to Costco the other day, and this caught my eye.

I found these at Costco

I’m still trying to figure out why this bugs me.  There are three readymade snack-packs, the cost is about $6 USD, for that busy who-ever.  This must be targeted towards that person who just can’t find the time to go to the market, buy a couple of healthful snack items and put it all together for the next day or week even.  Isn’t that why you can now find snack sized zip top baggies, so that we can make up our own food-to-go?

But wait, there was more!

I found this at Costco as well

I must have seen 4 different types of premade stuff, all for what I thought anyways, was expensive.  I know that there is a market for this type of product, but I am having the hardest time wrapping my head around this.

This trend first started a while back for the kids, Lunchables®, and now I see that you can even get a snack subscription mailed to you.  You can get five snack bags for $19.95 USD … I’m in the wrong business!

Thank you for indulging me, I’ll get off my soap box now.

Oops, Things Happen In The Kitchen

You may remember the Apple Crostata (Pie) that I made for my husband on Thanksgiving.

Well, I decided yesterday that I’d make another one for him with some small, tart apples that I had in the fruit ball that no one was eating.  What better way to NOT waste food, but to transform it in to something that’s edible.  Heh, and don’t I have a recipe of Pâte Brisée in the freezer?


Things really do happen in the kitchen from time to time.

Somehow, one of the “folds” of the crust fell over while baking.  A flood of ooey gooey goodness, yaknow that wonderful brown sugar and cinnamon mixture that I fill my Apple Pies with, came bubbling out on to the pan, which of course lead to burnt sugar; not appealing.  Not to mention, that is one funny lookin’ pie! But boy howdy doody, that is one tasty hunk-o pastry, let me tell you friends and neighbors!