Cant Google Everything

Nov 24, 2015

Try Treats Box Review!

Recently I received a complimentary box from the company Treats to try out!  Treats is a subscription box service that sends you a box of treats from a different country every time, so you get some very interesting treats to check out.  Carter and I had a lot of fun unpacking the box and trying our treats out!

Our box contained treats from Japan!  Here is what we got:

  • Fruit Gummy Assortment (Kasugai)
  • Soy Sauce Potato Crisps (Jagabee)
  • Giant Caplico Strawberry (Glico)
  • Baked Shrimp Chips (Calbee)
  • Cola Puccho (Uha)
  • Watapachi Cotton Candy (Meiji)
  • Pocky Tsubu Tsubu (Glico)
  • Himemaru (Amanoya)
  • Milk Caramel (Morinaga)
  • Kaki-no-tane (Uegaki)

We had fun making a video of our unboxing (see below!).  Carter loved pulling everything out and holding the items up for the pictures!  I think he wants to be the next youtube sensation.

This was Carter's favorite treat, the Giant Caplico Strawberry, which was an ice cream cone with strawberry fluffy candy on top and chocolate inside!  By the time I took this picture he already ate half of it and has chocolate all over his face!  My favorite was the milk caramels!

We both also enjoyed the Pocky Tsubu Tsubu, which are sticks with strawberry icing on them!  My husband ate a bunch of these, too.  Another big hit with Carter was the Cotton Candy, which was sour apple flavored and has little candy rocks in it.  We are still making our way through the treats, but I have to admit, I am a little nervous to try the baked shrimp chips!

With Treats you can try things from all over the world and discover new treats and snacks you've never even heard of before!  And, Treats is offering a discount to my readers!  Use the code: CANTGOOGLEEVERYTHING at checkout to recieve 15% off your first box!

You can watch our unboxing video below and be sure to check out Treats on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages!

Have you tried Treats before?  What country do you think you would you like to receive treats from?

Nov 23, 2015

Zwetschgenwähe: Swiss Plum Pie Recipe!

Welcome back to Mini Chef Mondays!  This week Carter and I headed over to a new friend's house to learn a Swiss dessert recipe!  Almost every step is kid friendly with just a little bit of parent assistance, depending on the age of your kid.  This is a very easy fruit pie with a custard like filling.  We used plums, but you can also use apricots, apples or cherries so it's very easy to customize!

Plum Pie:

You will need:
  • 1 pie crust- homemade or store bought
  • 3 tablespoons ground hazelnuts, or other similar course flour such as almond, coconut or even cornmeal. (to soak up the fruit juices)
  • 850g frozen plums (about 4 cups) or other fruit of choice. 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, plus extra for dusting if desired.

Parents job: preheat over to 425 degrees.  Measure ingredients.

What to do:

1. Spread pie crust out over a large pie pan.
2. Use a fork to poke some holes around the bottom of the crust.
3. Sprinkle the course flour evenly over the crust.

4. Add the fruit, filling up the pan.

Make silly faces when mom tries to get a decent photo of the pie!

5. Mix together the milk, cream, egg and sugar.  Be sure to mix briskly so all the sugar doesn't sink to the bottom!

6. Pour the milk mixture over the fruit all around the pan.

7. Bake in preheated oven about 45 minutes or until custard is set.  Optional: sprinkle sugar over the finished pie.  I would recommend this step, as the custard is not super sweet.

Slice and enjoy!

Have you ever made a pie similar to this?  What fruit would you use? I'm going to try it with cherries next time!

I am hosting Mini Chef Mondays along with 11 fabulous bloggers!

Be sure to check out each of their Mini Chef posts as well. We would love it if you would share your Mini Chef posts with us each week, too! Follow along socially and join in on the fun by using our hashtag #MiniChefMondays to share creations your mini chef created in the kitchen. Additionally, if you have a kid-friendly recipe that kids can easily recreate link up! Don’t have a blog? Share the URL of your instagram photo in our linky below.
  1. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake with Whipped Cream // Courtney's Sweets
  2. One Hour Bread Recipe // Momma Lew
  3. Homemade Berry Granola // Baby Loving Mama
  4. The Best Sweet Potato Pie Recipe // We're Parents
  5. Cranberry, Orange, & White Chocolate Bars // Frugal Novice
  6. Easy French Pastries Kids Can Make // Eating Richly
  7. Thanksgiving Fruit and Cheese Turkey Centerpiece // Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps
  8. Easy Peasy Cheesy Puffs // Step Stool Chef
  9. Twinestrone Soup // Vegging at the Shore
  10. Banana Smoothies // Mom's Messy Miracles
  11. Harvest Kale Salad // O'Boy! Organic
  12. Zwetschgenwähe: Swiss Plum Pie // Can't Google Everything

Nov 20, 2015

10 Turkey Crafts for Preschoolers!

It's less than a week until Thanksgiving and you have plenty of time to fit in some fun crafts with your kids! I've gathered 10 fun and easy turkey themed crafts to make with your little turkey! These activities are great for toddlers and preschoolers and none of them require very much prep work. You may have most of these items around the house already!

Turkey Pine-cone

Paper Plate Turkey

Hand Print Turkey T Shirts

Pudding Cup Turkey

Terra Cota Turkey Treat Pots

Handprint Candy Corn Turkey

Turkey Suncatcher

Tiny Turkey's

Turkey Hat

TP Roll Turkey

Which craft will you try this Thanksgiving with your kids?