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

blueberry-cake-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

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

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...]

Mini Pumpkin Pies

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...]

Baked Chicken Spaghetti

baked-chicken-spaghetti-recipe

Spaghetti is a favourite in this house, both the for delicious taste and for the ease on those busy nights. Usually I made spaghetti with {red} meat sauce or meatballs - yet I wanted to try a new variety. You know, keep with the same family-favourite yet jazz it up a little to make it new?! Baked Chicken Spaghetti is a hearty and delicious meal that became one of our favourites at the very first bite. With a white … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Cheese Bombs

Bacon-Wrapped-Tater-Tot-Cheese-Bombs-recipe

With a name like Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Cheese Bombs, this recipe better deliver, right? Oh boy, does it ever! Actually, this recipe feature comes from a comment made by my husband one night while we were enjoying Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken. "We need to have more meals that are bacon-wrapped", he said.  I couldn't argue with that, could I? Plus, with the holidays coming {yes, I … [Read more...]

Homemade Granola Bars

homemade-granola-bars-recipe

Supplies have been purchased, labelled and ready to go. Clothing has been bought and washed. I even dug out the lunch bags from the back of the cupboard. It's back to school season! This year marks the first that all 3 of my children will be in school all day. In other words, it's the first time I get 'a days break' from them in 10 years. 10 years! Can you tell I'm excited? I'm so excited, I even made my own Easy … [Read more...]

Peaches and Cream Bars

peaches and cream bars

If you've been to the market lately {or any store}, you'll know that right now is a great time to get fresh peaches at an affordable price. If you are blessed to have your own peaches trees - perfect - and I'm so jealous! So, why not embrace the available stock and make a delicious peaches recipe! These Peaches and Cream Bars are sweet, creamy and has a taste all on their own. It's a fruit + white cake + cream … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Apple-Cinnamon-Streusel-Muffins

It's the final countdown to back to school, and I {like most parents} are busy, busy. Making schedules, shopping and psyching ourselves up for another 10 months of making school lunches.  When it comes to making and sending school lunches this year - do you have a game plan? Meaning, are you determined to not get into the rut and start the chain of daily sandwiches?! I know I am! I have already made a list … [Read more...]

Margherita Panini

Margherita-Panini

Do you always make the same old sandwiches at home? Ya, me too. But, I'm working on changing that. The new school year is coming up and I don't want to be in a sandwich rut after a few short weeks. Margherita Panini Sandwich So, I'm expanding my sandwich repertoire now! When thinking of what kind of sandwich to feature this week - I looked to my favourite pizza. Margherita! I love the combination of tomato, … [Read more...]