Montrealer's sure do have a great big sweet tooth especially when it comes to cupcakes! I mean you've heard of our Boozy Cupcakes but this Montreal cafe has something even better. Yup, S'more cupcakes have officially arrived in Montreal!
Café Ferlucci has changed the cupcake game in Montreal with their mouthwatering s'more cupcakes. Located just steps away from Jean Talon metro, you can pick up some s'mores cupcakes at the drop of a hat!
If you love food and drinks and are always looking for the perfect excuse to indulge, then you'll love some of these August occasions where you can devour cupcakes, watermelon, oysters and whisky sour's to your hearts content. Enjoy!
1. National Chocolate Chip Day (August 4)
National Chocolate Chip Day (not to be confused with National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on May 15), falls on the fourth day of August. Chocolate chips have played a huge part in evolving some of our favourite sweet snacks including cookies, brownies and ice cream.
2. National Oyster Day (August 5)
On August 5 we get to celebrate one of the world's most famous natural aphrodisiacs, the oyster! Some say it's a myth that oysters can increase your libido, but researchers have found that they are rich in rare amino acids that trigger increased levels of sex hormones.
The root beer float originated as the ice cream float in 1874 by Robert McCay Green in Philadelphia, PA. Of course today, anything having to do with root beer is associated with the A&W restaurant chain, so you may see many of their stores offering floats and fries on Root Beer Float Day.
4. International Beer Day (August 7)
Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday of every August. Starting in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California and now being recognized in 207 cities, 50 countries and 6 continents. If you plan to celebrate, International Beer Day has three purposes:
To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer.
To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer.
To unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day.
5. Homemade Pie Day (August 7)
Homemade Pie Day is also known as Braham Pie Day; originated and celebrated in Braham, Minnesota, the homemade pie capital. If you're looking for ways to celebrate with the Brahamians this month, check out these 10 Easy Pie Recipes.
6. Kool-Aid Day (August 7-9)
Hey Kool-Aid! Who didn't love this sugary sweet, thirst quenching drink as a kid? Kool-Aid's holiday is celebrated in the second week of August over 3 days in Nebraska, with museum exhibits, Kool-Aid pageants, bicycle tours, food and the Grand Parade.
7. S'mores Day (August 10)
If you plan on camping the weekend of August 7, don't forget your marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers to celebrate National S'mores Day on August 10. But don't stop there, check out your local Starbucks for a S'mores Frappucino. You can also try Ben & Jerry's S'mores ice cream or the S'mores Oreo cookie. When it comes to S'mores flavoured foods, the possibilities are endless.
Save yourself some trouble on August 14, or anytime this month as a matter of fact, and buy your groceries online. This occasion is actually in it's second year for 2015 and was first introduced by The Good Food Blog in July 2014 as a month-long sweepstakes, but they also declared the second Friday in August as the official Shop Online for Groceries Day. Happy shopping!
9. National Cupcake Day (August 17)
You gotta love a food holiday with a cause. National Cupcake Day helps the SPCA and Humane Society in fighting animal cruelty with cupcakes! North America actually celebrates Cupcake Day in February but Australia has their cupcake day in August on the third Monday and it can be celebrated all month. Participants promote, host parties and raise funds to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals each year.
10. National Spumoni Day (August 21)
Spumoni is a molded Italian ice cream made with layers of different colors and flavors, usually containing candied fruits and nuts. If you're near Concordia University on August 21, Restaurant Il Cortile can serve you up a great Spumoni, and why not enjoy some of the fine Italian cuisine while you're at it.
In all your enjoyment of the food and drinks for this month, try opting for less salty foods on August 29 to observe More Herbs, Less Salt Day. Everyone should be encouraged to use herbs in their home-cooked meals, in place of salt. Using more herbs and less salt over time will open your palette to taste the natural salts in any food and make low-salt food/cooking and natural part of your regular diet.
You haven't lived until you've tasted a toasted marshmallow, and what better day to break your toasted marshmallow virginity than on August 30 for National Toasted Marshmallow Day. No, you do not have to be on a camp ground to enjoy them, here is a quick guide on Roasting Marshmallows in the Oven.
Today is the first official day of summer, and what says Canadian summer more than campfires and s'mores? Well, Beavertails knows what's up and is rolling out a mouthwatering special edition s'mores flavour.
This slice of heaven-on-earth is made with a base of their famous deep-fried dough, topped with a slathering of chocolate hazelnut spread, marshmallows, graham cracker crumble and a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce. You might say that it's so good it'll leave you wanting s'more? But for real, you're going to want to eat like 3 of these things. And while technically Beavertails may be considered a dessert food, we're of the belief here that they're perfectly acceptable at anytime of the day.
And as it turns out, Beavertails are so amazingly into s'mores that they're also having a make-your-own s'mores event on Monday August 10th to celebrate National S'more Day - the perfect cure for your Monday blues if you ask me.
The S'mores Beavertail is available now until November in select stores nationwide. Check out their Facebook page for more info.
With summer (finally) upon us, it's only a matter of time before picnics, pool parties, and family barbecues get underway. If you're looking for some simple dessert ideas, or if you want to take a little taste of summer to work with you, then check out these 10 mason jar dessert recipes. Not only are most of them easy to make, but they're the perfect snack for any occasion.
1. Fourth Of July Jar
If you're looking for a sweet summer dessert that takes almost no effort at all, then this Fourth Of July Jar is perfect for you. All you do is layer a yogurt/vanilla/Cool Whip blend with assorted berries in a mason jar and you're good to go. It takes about five minutes to make, and even less time to eat.
Probably the easiest recipe on this whole list to make, the Candy Apple Sundae is perfect for people who are inept in the kitchen. All you do is scoop some vanilla ice cream into a jar, then top it with Granny Smith apple slices and caramel sauce. It's the perfect treat for a hot day, not to mention it makes a great no-mess sundae.
With summer comes everyone's favourite time of year: cherry season! There's nothing better than a big bag of freshly picked cherries... well, except for these Cherry Crisps. This dessert is basically cherry pie in a jar. Although you don't have to use fresh cherries for the recipe, it's highly recommended because it compliments the crispy layer on top perfectly.
If you, like everyone else in the world, enjoys Oreo cookies then you're going to love this dessert too. A decadent love child between Cool Whip, pudding and crushed Oreos, this is a great dish to serve up at family barbecues or birthdays. Just make sure to keep it cold before it's served.
If ever there was a fruit to encapsulate summer, it's coconut. Which is why you should definitely try these no-bake coconut cream cheesecake jars. Not only does it hold the taste of the tropics, but it's the coolest use of goat cheese (yes, goat cheese) we've ever seen. It's creamy, it's crunchy, it's sweet and it's a bit tangy. Definitely worth a try.
If you're favourite thing about summer is the never ending queue of barbecues serving lemon meringue pies, then get ready for the greatest thing since sliced bread (sort of). You can make individual lemon meringue pies in mason jars, and it's not even that hard. Plus, because they're so small, you don't have to feel guilty if you finish the whole thing on your own.
If you've never had the ridiculously indulgent (and often overpriced) Mississippi Mud Pie, then you're missing out. But if you don't want to spend a lot on the delicious dessert, you can make easy one that you can take with you everywhere. All you need to do is layer crushed Oreos, vanilla ice cream and hot fudge in a mason jar, all topped with chilled whipped cream. So delicious.
The great thing about strawberry angel food cake is that it's light, fluffy, sweet, and crazy cheap to buy at your local supermarket. What's even better about strawberry angel food jars is that you can take it with you anywhere you go. This dessert can be made with a store-bought cake or, if you're feeling like Cake Boss, you can give a homemade one a try.
With summer comes the hot weather, with hot weather comes camping, and what would camping be without s'mores? Awful, that's the answer. But if you live in the city and don't have access to a fire pit, or you want a taste of camping but don't want the bugs, uncomfortable sleeping bags, or risk of bears, then you should try these s'mores in a jar instead.
We said all these desserts were going to be in jars, but we never said you couldn't drink them. If the idea of drinking ice cold "moonshine" (it's really a strawberry jam concoction with lots of alcohol) straight from the jar doesn't sound like summer, we don't know what does. Not only is this a fun drink to make, but it makes the perfect dessert to have at the end of hot day spent outside lounging by the pool.