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 […]

Marshmallowy Soft – Aunt Mary’s Divinity Fudge

December 24th, 2016|RECIPES|

One last recipe.

I thought I’d shared it on the blog before, but when I went to find the post there was nothing?

Shame on me.

This is a fudge my Great-Aunt Mary used to make for my Dad every year for his entire life.  She has left us, but her recipe and the memories it brings up are still a staple at our family Christmas.

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Aunt Mary’s […]

Easy, Delicious and Quick Turtle Fudge

December 23rd, 2016|RECIPES|

I know we’re down to the wire here and your baking window is closing rapidly but this turtle fudge is so easy to make – you can whip out a batch in about 15 minutes!  (and no one will know you didn’t spend hours stirring!)

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Look at the caramel drizzling out!

Turtle Fudge

  • 40 caramel squares (I like Kraft the best, but […]

Cake Batter Truffles

December 19th, 2016|RECIPES|

The best part of baking is getting to lick the spoon.  I thought it as a child, and while I do love a warm chocolate chip cookie, I still agree today.

There’s just something about the sugary sweet dough melting in your mouth, or perhaps it’s the temptation of sneaking a taste-test… the forbidden fruit so-to-speak.

Regardless, once I saw these cake batter truffles I knew they had to be on my Christmas treat list for all the batter-eaters in my house.

Chocolate-Dipped Gingersnaps

December 16th, 2016|RECIPES|

If you’ve followed the blog you’ll know that I’m all set up with my faux-fur pillows, my birch candles (from my book), I’m over-stocked in chai lattes and I have a new read – The Nest.  All I need to complete this vision of a perfect Sunday afternoon is a roaring fire and a treat….

a sweet treat….

a sweet, but slightly spicy treat.

I’m thinking ginger, […]

Make Your Own Mosquito Repellent

July 8th, 2016|CLEAN, KIDS, RECIPES, Uncategorised|

Using just three dollar-store ingredients and you can make your own mosquito repellent!

I saw this post on Facebook and decided it was worth giving a try;  Miss Madison is our family’s ‘sweet meat’ and the bugs can’t seem to leave her alone.

Make your own mosquito repellent using dollar-store ingredients

We use spray on mosquito repellents like Deep woods and Off and Avon, but I really don’t like the thought of spraying her […]

Strawberry Sangria

June 23rd, 2016|RECIPES|

I wrote the other day about our Ladies Night yoga and the post-workout binge-fest which included a new concoction I created.

Mainly for lack of ingredients for the “real” version, but since it turned out to be a GIANT hit, I thought I’d share my recipe here:

Strawberry Sangria

  • 1 bottle Strawberry Zinfandel (the largest you can find)
  • 2 cups non-alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri mix
  • 1 bottle Sprite
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • Refrigerate at least […]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake – Raspberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Streusel

April 17th, 2016|RECIPES|

I had to give this post a long title so that everyone in the universe could find it when they are looking for the BEST EVER sour cream coffee cake recipe.

This is beyond your typical moist, delicious, streusel-topped sour cream coffee cake – this is heaven on a plate…

Because it has a raspberry cheesecake filling on top of it!

The original recipe is from – but I altered it slightly to suit my sweet tooth. (Her site is […]

Creamy Potato & Leek Soup

February 18th, 2016|RECIPES|

Last week Hubby was away in Banff on business – which means I had to actually come up with a meal plan for my children.

I have a few go-to meals that are easy and relatively healthy, but if Hubs is gone for any number of days we do seem to find a McDonald’s drive-thru at some point.

Enter our friends and neighbours Sherri & Andy – nope, not the same Andy that showed off his amazing nuts (although I’m […]

Oreo Truffles

January 29th, 2016|RECIPES|

*Repost from 12/16/14  But great ideas are always in style!

Last week Lovely Lisa was over and she asked if we would “Guinea Pig” a recipe for her – Oreo Truffles.

I had to taste-test these 3 or 4 times – you know, just to be sure.

I guess this pin is all over Pinterest, but seeing as I’d […]