California-Style Devilled Eggs

California-Style Devilled Eggs

Every Christmas Eve we host a gathering where only appetizers is served. This means that one task of mine during the holiday season is to decide on what I'll be serving our guests. Over the years I have accumulated a list of favourites, yet I do like to change up the same-old and put a different spin on even the classic recipes. One dish on the menu that is always a hit when entertaining is devilled eggs, it's ... read more

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls recipe

Sometimes the best desserts come in tiny bite-sized pieces. Also, the best ones to make are those that are incredibly easy to make. When you have a recipe that includes both = success! I recently made these Peanut Butter Cookie Balls, because - 3 ingredients. You just can't beat that. It did take me a long time to make though, only because I purchased the box of cookies as per the recipe, and hubby ate them. Then, the ... read more

Festive Layered Dessert Squares

Festive Layered Dessert Squares

For myself, making sweet treats this time of year is a little difficult since I don't care much for many of the traditional holiday desserts. I cook and bake what I love, and you'll never find me making fruit cake or dense desserts loaded with nuts. Stemming from my firm belief that Cool Whip should be it's own food group {lets take a vote on that}, I like to keep things creamy and light all year ... read more

Egg and Vegetable Casserole

Egg and Vegetable Casserole 2

A couple of weeks ago I was spooning cottage cheese into little containers for the girls school lunch. "Besides eating it alone, or in Lasagne, what else can you use cottage cheese for?" my husband asked as he passed by me in the kitchen. I couldn't think of a single thing, which totally surprised him and myself. Then while browsing for a new brunch idea on a lazy Saturday morning, because, brunch ... read more

Spiced Chili Cheese Fries

Spiced Chili Cheese Fries Recipe

When eating out in restaurants, I usually order items that I don't make at home. I had a discussion to this effect with a friend last week while out for lunch. After ordering a club sandwich with a side of seasoned fries, she asked me why I don't ever make this sort of meal myself at home. After all, I strive to bring my family meals that they would all enjoy, and I know for certain they love sandwiches and fries. ... read more

17 Christmas Cookies

17 Christmas Cookie Ideas

Christmas Cookies are a super sweet way to enjoy the holiday season! When it comes to cookies, there are endless varieties you can make, and usually you can whip up a batch in no time. Everyone loves to grab a couple after a family dinner, or set out a plate when having guests over. Cookies also make great gifts, simply add to a nice tin with a heartwarming note and it's sure to impress! These 17 ideas below are ... read more

Easy Halloween Fudge

Halloween Fudge recipe using White Chocolate and mini Halloween chocolate bars. Easy to make and so good, they'll disappear

The evidence is in stores, in my house, in our yard and in my kids excitement - Halloween is almost here! I have to admit, Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, and not just for the thievery of the kids loot bags after they've gone to sleep. It's just one totally fun holiday! Each year myself and a group of friends meet at someones house for a potluck dinner, great visits, Halloween fun with the kids and then we ... read more

Blueberry Cake – a Farmers Recipe


Nothing beats what comes from farms, don't you agree? We have dear friends that are local farmers, and it's been an eye-opener for this city girl, for many reasons. Since meeting them, I have been introduced to the most amazing meals and dishes. Even some foods that I never liked at all, I tried out of politeness while there, and loved it. I cannot give enough kudos to the Mrs. of the farm, she's always in the ... read more

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread


I set out this season to make more recipes with pumpkin, asking friends for their favourite recipes to try. I wanted to increase the 'pumpkin' collection in my recipe box, thinking it will perhaps will decrease the amount of Pumpkin Spice Lattes that I make at home. When really, it doesn't. I can't stop the lattes!  So, a friend sent me a recipe to try for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, though it was more of a ... read more

Maple Apple Crisp


Happy Fall everyone! My change in season was marked with a dear friend bringing me a 5 gallon pail of apples. Sound familiar? Right now my Facebook feed is filled with statuses asking who's got some to spare and apple recipes - tis the season for apples right now! I only had to think for a minute about what I was going to do with all these apples. I'm cooking most to make pie filling and then freeze individual portions ... read more

I am an Egg Champion!

Egg Champion

I'll start off with this statement: I totally love eggs. I mean, is there a more versatile food? On it's own in countless ways, a baking staple and a necessity in many main dish recipes. Eggs are one food that we cannot be without in our home - ever. Which is why I'm happy to announce that I'll be wearing a new hat - I am an egg champion ambassador and have partnered with Egg Farmers of Canada to share a ... read more

Mini Pumpkin Pies


Ahh, Fall. This time of year makes me want to turn on the oven again and welcome the scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. The leaves changing, the cooler days and the upcoming Halloween and Thanksgiving season make me think of 'pumpkin'. Have you noticed that this time of year brings on a pumpkin-craze? I love it! When it comes to dessert for Fall entertaining, from casual company to traditional holidays this time ... read more