Best Burgers Ever – hands-down, without-a-doubt, awesomeness

March 14th, 2018|RECIPES|

This post was originally written in the summer – when burgers are a staple – but that’s not to say you can’t whip up some of these super-juicy, cheesy, meaty, savoury best burgers whenever the mood strikes.

Some of the best parts of summer (for me) are the smells….
chlorinated pools, fresh cut grass, barbecues smoking, coconut sunscreen, the crisp, clean air after a storm…  

Kitchen hacks – fresh-baked cookies anytime!

March 2nd, 2018|ORGANIZE, RECIPES|

How many of you love warm, fresh-baked cookies?

Now how many of you love whipping together a batch (from scratch) every time that cookie-craving hits?

Sure you could buy pre-made cookie dough and cut it up every time you want a sweet treat

OR

you could make your own from scratch, save lots of money, look like a ‘June Cleaver Mom’, and have dozens ready in minutes!

I know which way I’d go.

Just call me “Junie C”.

One of our favourite treats in this house is […]

The key to gooey rice krispie treats

February 15th, 2018|RECIPES|

I wrote a similar article to this back in 2014 but it didn’t get any traction?  Could be because I dyed my super-gooey rice krispie treats green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day – which I still think was a cute tribute – but perhaps wasn’t a very appetizing image.  (What!? You guys don’t pin green rice krispie treats?!)

Fair enough, I wouldn’t either.

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Cream of tomato soup

February 10th, 2018|RECIPES|

One of the best things about winter (along with snow, hot cocoa, blankets, books and cuddling) is that it’s soup season.  Warm, hearty, healthy and oh-so-delicious soup season.  It’s like a hot bath for your tummy and a liquid savouriness (yes, that’s a word – at least with respect to this recipe) for your mouth… at least my Mom’s cream of tomato soup is.

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Quick and Easy Christmas Treats

December 22nd, 2017|HOLIDAYS, RECIPES|

Are you ready?

Except for the cooking that is?

I am!!

Mainly because Hubby handles cooking the main meals, and I handle the baking, grocery shopping, cleaning etc.  (aka: he gets all the glory).

Fortunately for me, my baking has been pared down to a few seasonal favourites that we bring out every year – quick and easy Christmas treats that everyone enjoys and aren’t a lot of work.

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Gingerbread Ornaments

November 17th, 2017|HOLIDAYS, RECIPES|

A few years ago my Mom decorated her tree with gingerbread ornaments and I remember sitting near it and thinking how scrumptious it smelled.

This year I decided to make some of my own gingerbread ornaments (with help from Mom and the girls) to create that same warm and homey feel for my own Christmas tree.

The recipe and idea are from Martha Stewart Living circa 1995 – but the recipe tastes just as delicious now as it did then and the […]

Sugar cookies with buttercream icing

May 21st, 2017|RECIPES|

I had this dilemma last week – it was Mother’s Day, my pottery berry bowls that I’d made for my Moms weren’t glazed or fired yet and every cookie-maker in town was booked until August.

How can people be so ahead of the game that they know they’ll need sugar cookies in August!?  I don’t even know if I have underwear for tomorrow morning? (except that I keep 30 pairs just in case)

I digress; my gifts weren’t ready and now I couldn’t even bring […]

Strawberry Brownie Kebabs – an Easy Valentine’s Treat

February 11th, 2017|HOLIDAYS, RECIPES|

These strawberry brownie kebabs are an easy treat that you can whip out in minutes (especially if you buy two-bite brownies) to make for Valentine’s day at school.

There’s not much to it really, you will need:

  • large marshmallows
  • two-bite brownies (or bake-your-own and cut them into 1″ bites)
  • kebab skewers
  • fresh strawberries – washed and hulled
  • semi-sweet chocolate chipits

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Easy Meringue Poppers – Great classroom treat!

January 24th, 2017|HOLIDAYS, RECIPES|

My Mom makes meringues.

She makes a LOT of meringues.

Up until I made this recipe, I’d assumed that she adored meringues for the volume she turned out.

Now I know that a little goes a looooooong way.  (No wonder she kept offering them to us!)

This recipe – adapted from Kraft Canada uses 3/4 of a cup of egg whites and it makes roughly 140 meringue poppers.

This is the kind of treat you want to make when you have to send snacks to […]

The BEST Protein Bars in the world

January 20th, 2017|HEALTH/FITNESS, RECIPES|

“The BEST protein bars in the world” sound like a tall order to live up to?

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You need to try these and tell me I’m wrong.  I don’t even like protein bars as a rule, but I’ve been snacking away on these like they were candy.  Truly, I even had one as dessert the other […]