My boys like to wrestle, master games on the iPad, and play baseball. Usually, most games end in a fight. I often retreat to my kitchen—I enjoy baking healthy treats and I also know that when they're done play-fighting, they'll come rushing to try whatever I've cooked up. They know to expect … [Read more...]
Easy Fall Recipes To Get Your Pumpkin-Spice Fix
Say no to pumpkin-spice potato chips, and get back to basics with these quick and simple fall recipes Remember last fall, when the pumpkin-spice craze got a little out of control? (Pumpkin-spice deodorant? Really?) Even this year, the obsession shows no sign of wavering. (Pumpkin-spice… condoms?) … [Read more...]
RECIPE: Italian Panettone Christmas Pudding
Our friends in Woodbridge were the first to introduce us to many Italian traditions. We feel like family when we see them. In fact their kids call us Zia and Zio. "Yes, my Zia is Chinese," Steph would say without a blink of an eye to her friends. That's what about the Italians! We're all family. I … [Read more...]
Corn Muffins right from the backyard!
Last week, She's So Green blogger, Samantha, gave us a few great tips on container gardening. This was a post that is close to my heart. I am a huge fan of uber-local eating and over the past few summers, have slowly been converting my backyard flowerbeds into my own little urban farm, growing … [Read more...]
Kitchen Cheats: We all love them!
When it comes to cooking and eating, I'll try just about anything once. But before trying it again, I ask myself one question,Is it worth it? Take today for instance; we were out for lunch with friends and happened upon the coolest old-school diner. The menu boasted about their world-famous … [Read more...]
Making the Cut
For the past four years I have been lucky enough to get invited to a fantastic cookie exchange hosted by the sister of a dear friend of mine. She goes all out and prepares a spread of amazing appetizers for us to enjoy, games to play, prizes to win, and an afternoon out that is one of the highlights … [Read more...]
Making a Gingerbread House
Tis' the season of shortbread and gingerbread houses. I don't know about you, but my biggest challenge with making the house is getting it to actually stick together! My friend Russell made this video to help out parents at our school in preparation for a fundraiser. I thought I'd … [Read more...]
Closed: Win a $100 Gift Card to Williams Sonoma from PAM®!!
Tis the season for indulging. Sweets, baked goods and Holiday Cheer!!! Our friends at PAM® want to make your holiday baking easy and exciting this year. PAM® makes it easy to bake and shopping at WILLIAMS-SONOMA makes it exciting!! To win this $100 Gift Card from WILLIAMS-SONOMA, go to the … [Read more...]
PAM® makes “Decadent” easy!!
When I was in university, I had a professor who hated the phrase "beyond decadent." He said that by pure definition, something could not be beyond decadent.Well Professor, I have found a couple of recipes that are beyond decadent. Recently, the bakers at PAM® cooking spray … [Read more...]
I am in full holiday prep mode these days with Christmas cards being written, candies for teachers being baked, gifts being wrapped, and the advent calendars ten days in. At home, I just busted out some favourite Christmas books, and was pleased to find a few more in my mailbox, new for this year. … [Read more...]
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