Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday!

Have you been attending any celebrations for Canada's 150th Birthday?  I have!  See below!

But first, I thought I'd get in the mood and make some maple leaf ice cream sandwiches!  

Maple Leaf Ice Cream Sandwiches
makes about 44 cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
0.5 tsp red gel dye, optional
2 tsp baking powder
2.5-3 cups flour
Vanilla or other favorite ice cream

Cream butter & sugar together.  Add egg, vanilla and red dye. Slowly add mixture of baking powder & flour until dough gets stiff.  Roll out floured surface & cut out maple leafs!  Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until lightly browned, at 400F. Cool on racks and then place your fave ice cream in between 2 cookies and enjoy!


I attended Ultimate Canadian Patio Party at Joey Bell Tower!  Joey Restaurant Group and Steam Whistle Brewing teamed up to offer a unique taste of Canada to commemorate and celebrate our nation’s 150th. The JOEY + Steam Whistle collaboration kicks off with a series of patio parties across Canada.  

I had a great time catching up with fellow blogger Courtenay of Messy Little Cook!  We had a hoot trying out all the different bites and sips!

I won a gift certificate ( I can't believe it!!!) but Adam took home the coveted big win!  Boo ;P


I took in the ATB Symphony in the City, another event celebrating Canada's 150th, on the Alberta Legislature Ground.  It was a gorgeous day for the event!  

We will also be back to "The Leg" for annual Pancake breakfast tomorrow.  

Can't wait to see the spectacular fireworks the City of Edmonton will showcase later!

Happy Canada Day to everyone!