RECIPES

Chocolate dipped gingersnaps, gingersnaps, white chocolate gingersnaps, Christmas cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Gingersnaps

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, cinnamon, cloves in a chewy cookie with crispy edges. Now I’m thinking my

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Make your own mosquito repellent using dollar-store ingredients

Make Your Own Mosquito Repellent

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. We use spray-on mosquito repellents like Deep woods and Off and Avon, but I really don’t like the thought of spraying her skin so often – I mean, even if it is supposed to be safe, the

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Strawberry Sangria

Strawberry Sangria

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

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Sour cream coffee cake with raspberry cheesecake filling and shortbread streusel

Sour Cream Coffee Cake – Raspberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Streusel

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 OMGChocolateDesserts.com – but I altered it slightly to suit my sweet tooth. (Her site

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How to get finicky eaters to eat vegetables

15 Ways to Get More Vegetables into Your Diet

This is Lisa Austin and she is the owner of It Fits Personal Training.  I approached Lisa to ask if she would share some of her blog articles here on 100Things2Do and she said yes!  Better still, she is offering 100Things2Do readers a limited time, DISCOUNTED offer on her “21 Day Rapid Slim Down” program!  That would mean that if you start Monday, you could look better, feel healthier and be stronger by April 18th! Today Lisa is helping us

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Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

Creamy Potato & Leek Soup

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

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