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The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - April to June

Thanks, I will be heading out today to stock up. My entire family loves these and they are a great deal at Costco.

about 8 hours ago
cheesymama in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - April to June

I am looking for the Snack Factory Ptetzel Crisps. Costco only carries them a couple of times a year and I usually see them around Now. They weren't at Warden last week, has anyone spotted them at any of the GTA store?

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

It is the week of school parties for my kids. Monday was brownies (ghiradelli mix from Costco) for my youngest's choir party. My oldest requested ccc for herchoir party today. I made the recipe from the Back in the Day Cookbook, they were good but spread too much for my liking. Tonight I am making chocolate chip espresso bars (minus the espresso - 11 year olds don't need it!) from bakergirl for tomorrow's band party. My coworkers have been getting the extras and are very happy!

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

It's my day off and I was just wondering what I should bake. First up will be ccc. May do some dulce de leche bars (I couldn't resist the big jar at Costco) and tea biscuits too.

Skor Bits Bars? Help with question on Ritz Crackers in it.

Ritz still come in a single bag in Canada, never seen a sleeve.

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

Thank you, bookmarked!

May 07, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

I would love that recipe if you don't mind sharing it.

May 06, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...bring May flours ;-) May 2015 edition!

My understanding is that in it's second year you should only harvest early in the season. Only take large stalks and not too many.

May 05, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Banana chocolate chip bread for breakfast and snacks this weekend.
Also got some ccc dough made and resting in the fridge. My kids' school is having a bake sale to raise money for Nepal earthquake relief. I'll also be making brownies and cupcakes this week with my daughters for the bake sale, with loads of candy on the cupcakes!

Japanese Candy

Thanks everyone for the replies. Tomorrow we are going to head up the DVP and check out J Town and Pacific Mall. I am hoping these places wow her - she can be a tough nut to crack!
I work on Saturdays but have mentioned the JCCC Bazaar to DH and he is usually looking for something different and interesting to do with the kids.

McDonald's back to deep frying their Apple pies!

We saw signs for the mini bundts on a recent trip to Orlando.

Apr 25, 2015
cheesymama in Chains

Japanese Candy

My 9 year old has become obsessed with Japanese candy after visiting the Japan pavilion at Epcot. I thought it would be fun to take her out shopping for some now that we're home. I just don't know where to start! Looking for a big selection with little to no English on the labels. This will be an adventure and we will gladly travel anywhere within the GTA. Looking forward to your suggestions!

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Looks great and sounds like it was! Pull out your food processor (if you have one) to do the grating for you next time.

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

I figured between the brown sugar, maple syrup and crumble topping they would at least be edible!

What are you baking these days? April showers...2nd part, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Well I was without an oven for about a week, busted igniter. Then we went on holiday for a week, now I am back and happy to have a bit of time to bake. Getting ready for breakfasts the rest of the week I did a batch of tea biscuits and some of those delicious maple brown sugar muffins that get a lot of mention around here. I am on the tired side (why do I need to recover from a holiday?) and worried that I had really messed up the muffins. I thought I needed 1/2 c sour cream and just dumped in the rest of my container, about 2/3 cup and figured I would go light on the milk. I should have read the recipe better - only 1/4 cup sour cream needed and of course by the time I realized that I had added the milk. The only fix I could think of was go light on the butter and add some flour. Surprisingly they turned out great and will be enjoyed by kids and coworkers tomorrow morning.
Also baked off some oatmeal choc chip cookies from the freezer.

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

Delicious! They were a hit in this house, so much so that I took some to some coworkers who were working today. If I hadn't I think 3 of us would have eaten all 24 cookies!
and the batter was like velvety chocolate clouds.

The popularity of Swiss Chalet seems to be waning in the GTA. Thoughts?

Is that sauce packet as good as the "real" thing?

Storing large amount of cheese?

I often buy the big chunks of parm at Costco. It takes me about 6 months to get through it. I cut off a reasonablr amount - what I think I will go through in about a month. That piece goes in the cheese drawer of my fridge. The rest gets well wrapped in saran and then put in a freezer bag and stored in the bottom back corner of my fridge. This has worked well for me.

Apr 03, 2015
cheesymama in Cheese

What are you baking these days? Happy Spring better get here soon, April 2015 edition! [Old]

I have been dreaming of chocolate brownie cookies ever since TorontoJo's post about them last month. So that's what is in my oven today!

Have Farmer's Market apple pies gone downhill??

I don't buy pie often but I did enjoy an Apple pie from Longo's sometime in the past few months.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I have a batch of Blueberry Crumb bars in the oven, but realized that I forgot to add the egg. I'm hoping the crumb part isn't too dry.

Mar 25, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

That's too bad. A fail every now and then is inevitable when you bake as much as you seem to. And it serves to keep us on our toes too!

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

My hubby and I are drooling!

Mar 24, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

Those cookies are calling to me!

Mar 22, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I always think of lemon desserts for Easter, a tart or pavlova with lemon curd.

Mar 21, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

It has so many great recipes. I yook it out of the library and then bought myself a copy once it was due back. I particularly love her crumb cake.

Mar 08, 2015
cheesymama in Home Cooking
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What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

A batch of tea biscuits at the request of my 9 yr old for breakfasts. Cooling on the counter is Neil's Whipped Cream Pound Cake from Carole Walter's Great Coffee Cakes... As I was pouring the batter into the pan I wished that I had done the shaved chocolate version, next time I guess!
Hoping to get to a batch of muffins or some kind of quickbread later in the day.

What are you baking these days? Happy winter's almost over, I hope, March 2015 edition! [old]

I haven't had a chance to do much baking lately - I recently started a new job and DH just returned from working out of town for 5 months. I am quite happy that life is settling down again and today I was able to spend a few hours cooking and baking!
On the baking side were banana muffins (I halved the Chow's sour cream banana bread recipe) and Quaker's vanishing oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips instead of raisins.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Vanilla beans are considered a seasonal product at Costco and are available through the x-mas season, possibly as early as Thanksgiving.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - January to March

Nevy's latest blog post mentuons Beemster Classic on clearance for $4.97 for a 350 g piece. I think she saw it at the Etobicoke location. Has anyone seen it at Warden?