Category Archives: food

Orange Baked Alaska

Our mom always talked about Orange Baked Alaska.  Keywords…talked about.  Nope, she never made them for us kids.  This was a dessert for only her and dad when us kids weren’t around.  And now I understand why.  I don’t want to share it with my kids either!   


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Orange Baked Alaska

1 pint vanilla ice cream

3 large oranges

3 egg whites

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar

Scoop ice cream into 6 balls; freeze until very firm, at least 5 hours.  (Be sure the ice cream balls are frozen solid so they won’t melt in the oven)  Cut oranges crosswise in half; cut thin slice from bottom of each half.  Cut around edges and membrane; remove fruit and membrane with fruit.  Refrigerate.

Heat oven to 500 F.  Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time.  Continue beating until stiff and glossy.  Do not underbeat.  Place orange cups on ungreased baking sheet; fill each cup with an ice cream balls.  Completely cover ice cream with meringue, sealing it to edges of shells.  Bake 2-3 minutes or until meringue is light brown.  Serve immediately.  6 servings

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two hundred and fifty posts!!

We started this blog as a way to document not only our lives, but also the things that inspire us.  Much has changed in 250 posts!  Who knows where the next 250 will take us but we hope you’ll stick around!

 

Fun facts:

Top post:  Models of the Runway

Top Search:  Taylor Fuchs

Most Pinned:  Skylander Cake from Noah turns 8

Most views in one day:  Baby ‘R’ the 5th

 

Thank you to all our followers and those who take the time to comment…let them eat cake!

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‘Tis the Season

In Canada when the thermometers go above 15 degrees Celsius and our igloos begin to melt we pull out our summer wardrobe, our sunscreen and our sunglasses; we don’t want to blind anyone with that pasty white skin we acquired during the winter months. So call us crazy for picnicking when it’s only a few degrees above freezing but we know there’s nothing a Vancouver Canucks fleece blanket can’t handle.

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

In the Boho world pineapples are in. So when cruising through the grocery store the other night I decided to pass by the pineapple section and see what all the hype was about. My inner Nicole Richie couldn’t resist. $4.95 later, pineapple and Coachella vibes in tow, we hit the mean streets of Regina to photograph the carefree vibes of a pineapple. 

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Pie Potluck

I’ve been realizing that it’s a bit hard to host a party and still manage to properly document it:(  But then some say that’s when you know it was a good party!  So bear with me…this one was from back in the fall.

Best Potluck theme ever!  Pies, Pies and more Pies.  Savory and sweet pies.  Pie in a jar and gluten-free pies. I already can’t wait for the next one!

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You can’t have a pie potluck without some sort of pie eating contest!

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My contribution was a nod to my French roots:)

Tourtiere Hand Pies

recipe: Just a Smidgen

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