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...]

Banana Chocolate Smoothie #SilkCreamyCashew

banana chocolate smoothie silk creamy cashew

We are a family that drinks cows milk because I drank it as a kid and so did my parents etc etc. Creatures of habit! Oftentimes I'd glance at the other alternatives while out shopping, such as almond and coconut milk, and wonder if we should switch. I had just assumed the alternatives were backups for those with cows milk allergies or intolerances. You put money on the fact that there was always cows milk in our … [Read more...]

Egg and Vegetable Casserole #CanadianEggs

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 Eggs.ca 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

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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

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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

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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...]