Rather than be inconsistent in my posting schedule, I have decided to take a small break from the blog. I am aiming to be back in October, just need to take some time away for now.

I will still be posting to Twitter, and you can find me at: www.twitter.com/myadorableblog.

I made some cinnamon buns on the weekend (find the recipe here), and I think they'll make a great placeholder while the blog is on a break.

Posted by Jen B On Monday, September 08, 2014 7 comments
I got my first zero out of pocket coupon deal last night, although having said that, zero out of pocket in Canada is plus tax. So I actually spent $0.12, but that is as close to zero out of pocket as we get.

These pens were retail $1.87, but I price matched them to a sale price of $0.99. I had a coupon for $1.00 off, so all I had to pay was the tax. And because it was $1 off and I only paid $0.99, that extra cent came off my bill too. A fun deal for fun pens.

Posted by Jen B On Wednesday, September 03, 2014 2 comments
We have a had a lovely long weekend here, sunny, hot, and a little humid. I needed some cookies to take to a friend's house on Saturday and there was no way I could use the oven, so a no-bake treat was needed. I have posted about this no-bake cookie before, but I have since found my favourite recipe for them, which I am posting here today.

**Note About The Photos: I'm still getting used to my new camera and my kitchen photos came out very yellow. I need to tweak the settings some more and possibly use the flash more often than I did with my old camera. Learning as I go!!

Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3.5 cups rolled oats


1. Combine sugar, milk, and margarine in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until blended. Stir occasionally and bring to a boil.

2. Once boiling, continue to boil without stirring for 4-5 minutes.

3. Remove from heat. Whisk in cocoa powder until blended (be careful when stirring as liquid is very hot). Add peanut butter and vanilla and mix until smooth.

4. Stir in rolled oats.

5. Drop by spoonfuls onto lined cookie sheet (shaping them if desired). Allow to chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.


Posted by Jen B On Monday, September 01, 2014 5 comments
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