Baked Chicken Spaghetti


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


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


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


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


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...]

Garden-Fresh Pasta Salad


Most of the pasta salads I make are mayo-based. Which is great, but sometimes it's good for the soul {and tummy} to break free from the usual and try a new recipe. This, my friends, is how you find true gems that are welcomed into your recipe box, to be made regularly. This is the case with Garden-Fresh Pasta Salad, a recipe I found on the Kraft Canada website. What drew me to this recipe was the fresh {but common} … [Read more...]

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

My baking changes with the seasons, are you the same? During the colder months, it's all about the caramels and chocolates. Right now, hello Summer, I can't get enough fresh fruit and berries. Lighter, with that tart-sweet taste and I love taking advantage of the cheaper prices this time of year. I'm bringing berries back! For the past couple of weeks, there has been bowl after bowl of fresh blueberries in my … [Read more...]

Broccoli Craisin Salad


Featured in my recipe box is Taco Salad, a lovely recipe that I got from a Mom at Cheer potluck. This Broccoli Craisin Salad recipe is another favourite of mine, that was given to me at a school potluck! See the trend here? You can really get some great recipes when going to gatherings, it's like a collection of everyones much-loved dishes. I make Broccoli Craisin Salad year-round yet it's especially nice right now … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn on the Cob

grilled corn on the cob recipe

Call me a creature of habit {or just a little bit stubborn}, yet I've always just boiled corn on the cob. It's how I've always cooked corn on the con, and never considered that it could be cooked differently. After all, it always tasted good so why change it? Does this sound familiar? While at the farmers market a couple weekends ago, I bought some fresh corn on the cob. While waiting in line, a … [Read more...]