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Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I’m not a big fan of spending time in the kitchen but my desire to eat, especially sweet treats, often talks me into baking. As if I need more encouragement, Friday, May 15 marks National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Can you think of a better reason to bake (and eat) a batch of chocolate chip cookies? Add to that my growing collection of Hersheys CHIPITS in my baking cupboard. […]

Beretta Farms’ Chermoula Chicken

After school can be crazy in our house, not unlike many family households. We have a routine of unwinding with a snack and then it’s right into homework or extracurricular projects while I make dinner. Let me tell you, trying to manage dinner with homework questions going on can be a challenge. I’m sure I’ve set-off the smoke detector on more than one occassion. I think that’s one reason why I love kitchen tools that make dinner prep a little easier (especially since I’m not a big fan of cooking). […]

Sunkist® Five Spice–Blood Orange Shrub

This winter has been cold and rough. Even my family who usually goes unscathed during cold and flu season has been knocked out of commission a few times. We all know the historical benefits of adding citrus to your diet and even today many believe it to be a natural source for boosting your immunity and keeping cold and flu away. […]

February 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Gingerbread Bread Pudding from Leftover Gingerbread Cookies

Are gingerbread cookies a holiday staple in your home? The kids love to decorate the men or create holiday villages made from the cookie cutter shapes but it can mean a lot of leftover gingerbread. I love the stuff but there’s only so much I can eat in a given time. […]

Alcohol-Free Blueberry Twinkle Recipe

Celebrating a pregnancy or the arrival of a new baby can be exciting especially during the holidays but I must admit drinking a glass of sparkling water while everyone else enjoys festive cocktails can be a little disappointing. The new Momosas Fun Alcohol-Free Drinks for Expecting Moms changes that with a collection of great recipes including this lemonade based Blueberry Twinkle. […]

Cumin & Ginger Shrimp Grilled Cheese

Yup, fall is definitely here. I’m not complaining. Fall is one of my favourite seasons and it has nothing to do with my birthday. It’s perfect for warm sweaters and cozy socks without the bulky outerwear. The air smells of chimney smoke and the ground is swirling with colourful, crunchy leaves. […]

39 Blueberry Recipes

Cooking and fresh fruit are a favourite with my daughters so when BC Blueberry Council invited us to a blueberry cooking class how could we say no? Held at the Dish Cooking School in Toronto and taught by Registered Holistic Nutritionist Andrea Donsky we discovered that blueberries can make a surprising addition to a dish. […]

Sparkling Watermelon Refresher

When I think of summer, watermelon comes to mind and this Sparkling Watermelon Refresher is the perfect drink to savour on the back deck. […]

August 5th, 2014|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Snack Ideas. Peanut Butter Hummus

We love peanuts in our home so I was a tad excited when the Peanut Bureau of Canada invited me to a cookout lunch at the Evergreen Brickworks. They shared some tidbits on the health benefits of eating peanuts as well as a few recipe ideas for a family summer cookout. […]

Le Dolci’s Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

Le Dolci bake shop and culinary classroom in Toronto is celebrating its third anniversary with a Pop-Up Sunday Market every last Sunday of each month this summer. […]