55 Uses for Baking Soda

55 uses for baking soda

I can bet your baking soda is stored with your baking supplies, I have one in my baking and cooking cupboard. Yet, did you know that there are a ton of uses for Baking Soda, other than using to bake your favourite treats? You'd be surprised at how many uses it does have around your home, it's actually such a versatile and must-have item to have on hand - at all times. Here are 55 uses for Baking ... read more

Crunchy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Crunchy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Snack Bites recipe

Yum "Can I have a snack?" This is heard countless times a day in my home, my kids are snack-crazy. Needless to say, I have to keep a lot of snack items on hand. Not just for the daily request at home, but due to activities and outings, our mealtimes can be squeezed in at the craziest of times. Since my kids are so active {and basically growing little human bears beings}, I try to provide them with the most ... read more

Healthy Kale Pesto Pasta

Healthy Kale Pesto Pasta

Yum I'm relatively stubborn when it comes to trying new foods. So, when I started hearing a ton about kale and its health benefits, I ignored it for the longest time. But then, everywhere I looked it was all about the kale, kale, kale. KALE! So, I thought I'd better give it a try, or else I should stop nagging the kids to always try something once before dismissing it a big fat NO. After all, you gotta say as ... read more

Fiesta Rice

Fiesta Rice recipe

Yum  During the winter months, our meal sides consist of a lot of potatoes root vegetables. Before the summer salad craving sets in, we tend to ease the transition with -rice. Yet, our rice side dishes aren't boring to say the least, there is plenty that you can do to change up the flavour of rice.  One of our favourites is Fiesta Rice, it has a wonderful taste {fiesta says it all!} and also sneaks in ... read more

California-Style Devilled Eggs

California-Style Devilled Eggs

Yum 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, ... read more

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls recipe

Yum 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. ... 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

Yum 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 Eggs.ca for a new brunch idea on a lazy Saturday morning, because, ... read more

Spiced Chili Cheese Fries

Spiced Chili Cheese Fries Recipe

Yum 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 ... 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

Yum 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 ... read more

Blueberry Cake – a Farmers Recipe

blueberry-cake-recipe

Yum 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 ... read more