Peanut Butter Flapjacks

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Peanut butter, how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways…..

No really, let’s count. First there was the peanut butter waffles, then there were the dog treats (that I was tempted to eat myself…don’t tell the dog) and then there was the hot chocolate.

And that’s just the recipes I’ve shared on here. That goes no way to talk about the fact I eat it slathered on my toast almost every day of the week.

My love affair with peanut butter has been a strange one. As a child, I detested it. I hated peanuts in any shape or form, actually, and after one spoonful of cheap supermarket-brand peanut butter, I had sworn off it forever.

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15 of the Coolest Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

It’s that time of year when the only thing that seems to cool you down on a hot day (and satisfy your sweet craving at the same time) is ice cream. When I was younger, Sunday afternoons at my Grandparents during the summer would always inevitably mean boxed ice cream sandwiches for dessert. You know, the supermarket ones with the wafers on the outside?

I didn’t really like them and truth be told, I’m not a big ice cream fan. When it comes to dessert, I’ll always choose a cake or cookies (or just plain old cookie sandwiches) over ice cream.

But the days of the humble store-bought ice cream sandwiches are long gone. These days, all the “cool” (sorry, couldn’t help it) kids are making their own delicious gourmet ice cream sandwiches and sometimes creating their own ice cream to wedge in the middle. These days, I’m much more likely to jump on the bandwagon of ice cream sandwiches, with not a pink wafer in sight.

Here’s 20 of the best ice cream sandwich recipes from around the web this summer.

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes For Summer

Maple, Bacon & Buttermilk Ice Cream Sandwiches (via Butterlust Blog): This is like a plate of pancakes all combined in melty ice cream form. It doesn’t get much more grown up than bacon in your ice cream and it’s awesome.

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes For Summer

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches (via The Kitchen McCabe): Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let’s just back up a second. Pies in ice cream sandwiches? Ice cream sandwiches made with pies? My mind just exploded.

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La Perla Amsterdam

I’ve talked about my love of La Perla Amsterdam before, so it’s no surprise that when I was sorely craving some great pizza this week, this was the first place I wanted to go.

Located on the corner of a cute street in the Jordaan neighbourhood of Amsterdam, La Perla owns a restaurant on one side of the street and a takeaway on the other. The funny part is, the wood-fired pizza oven is located in the takeaway, meaning that every pizza ordered in the restaurant has to get carried across the street. Thankfully for me, as someone who *really* worries about things like that, it hasn’t been raining either time I’ve visited La Perla. Which, come to think of it, is  miracle in itself. I dread the day I visit and there’s a downpour and the waitress is carrying my now soggy margherita across the street.

We started off with some Prosecco for me and a glass of red for Scott. They only sell one type of Prosecco, so I was glad that it was light and fruity and not too dry.

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Chipotle Vegetarian Chilli

Chipotle Vegetarian Chilli

How is it July already????? Seriously, how?

I am perplexed. I know everyone’s probably thinking the same thing, but seriously. This whole “time getting away from us” thing has got to stop. Maybe we all just need to down tools and relax for a while. Read a book, take a bike ride, have a picnic. I don’t know. But what I do know is that if half a year flies by and I wonder where it went, I’m probably doing something wrong.

Speaking of wrong, I’ve had some pretty bad meals recently. Not bad as in unhealthy (although they weren’t the healthiest), but bad as in not good. Through no fault of my own, I seem to have either made bad choices when I’ve eaten out or have just been served distinctly “blah” food. This makes me really sad. Remember my food hits and misses series? Maybe I need to bring that back, if only for this past couple of weeks.

I’m talking flavourless, bland and unappealing. In one instance, I was served baby gem lettuce on a pizza. Cooked. Of all the weird pizza toppings I’ve been served around the world (Mexican variations of pizza toppings are particularly intriguing) this was definitely one of the worst. It was wilted, soggy and flavourless. Let’s all make a pact that lettuce should never be cooked on pizza. Ever.

Ok, now that’s off my chest, let’s talk about this amazing vegetarian chilli.

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