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10 Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes

It’s funny to think of Planter’s Peanuts just recently getting into the peanut butter market. When I think peanuts, Planter’s comes to mind. So when I received a sample of Planter’s new smooth peanut butter I was curious if it would live up to my expectation and put it to the test like any peanut butter lover would. I made peanut butter cookies. […]

Cooking with Kids and Chef’s Plate

No surprise there are many benefits to kids learning to cook. Along with it being a skill they will carry with them through life, being part of the food preparation process can open a child’s mind to different dishes and lead to less food battles. That’s what I had in mind when Chef’s Plate approached me to try their service. It would provide the perfect opportunity to get my kids excited about food and cooking (beyond making cupcakes and pizza). […]

Korean-Style Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

You’ve probably seen countless pieces on what kids eat for breakfast around the world, like this article from the New York Times. I’m reminded of how boring our toast and cereal often seems. If you’re looking for something fairly quick to pull together that will definitely have the kids scurrying to the breakfast table try this Korean-Style Breakfast Sandwich recipe. […]

Halloween Chocolate Bat Biscuit Recipe

I’m a big fan of holidays, from the decorating and the songs to drinks and food. Halloween is no exception and these lactose-free Chocolate Bat Biscuit cookies look too cute to eat, but eat them I will. Want to  add these to your child’s lunchbox or Halloween party? Follow this simple recipe: […]

October 27th, 2015|Tags: , |0 Comments

Paloma and 4 Other Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

A trip to tropical destinations always stirs a desire to eat and drink locally. On a recent trip to Royalton Riviera Cancun with Sunwing I thought it would be cliché to order a margarita, a drink one associates with Mexico. Looking for alternative that didn’t involve shots I discovered a grapefruit and tequila cocktail known at the Paloma. […]

At Home Recipes for Our Favourite Disney Food

As you can guess from our previous post and video on preparing for our Disney World road trip, we’re a tad excited about our visit. Of course riding some of our favourite family rides will be a priority, as well as a few new features, but indulging in Disney treats will be key too. […]

Springs Brings the Desire to Eat Healthy

For many the start of the New Year brings with it resolutions, plans to start fresh and make changes. Exercise more often. Drink more water. Eat healthier. All good intentions but I find the cold winter months after the holidays are so difficult to get through that I call on happy comforts, like food. […]

Apple Pecan Bundt Cake With Caramel Sauce

I tend to cook at home because I have to and not really because I like it but baking is a different story. I’m not one who can “wing it” at cooking so I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks when it comes to finding recipes for after school snacks, lunch treats or even the occasional dessert but does the cookbook hold enough ideas that interest me (and that I can make)? […]

Challenge Yourself – Making Scones

Cookies are nice but when it comes to an afternoon tea break scones are my favourite. They are a necessity at high tea, like the one at Shangri-La Hotel or the Omni King Edward, both in Toronto, but I like the idea of having them at home for my own teatime. In January I challenged myself to try meditation, something that’s been floating around in the back of my head, so it seemed fitting to try making scones at home as my February challenge. […]

Comfort Food and Mozzarellissima

Winter is cold and even without snow on the ground I just want to curl up inside and warm my belly. Comfort foods have a way of filling this need and I’m not talking about chips or chocolate ice cream. Not this time anyway. […]

January 9th, 2015|Tags: , |0 Comments