Quinoa Summer Salad

When the weather gets hot, I find we like to eat lighter meals. Trying to find meals that aren’t too heavy, but still pack a lot of nutrition can be harder, especially when we’d rather be playing in the backyard or park with the kids than cooking. Quinoa is such a healthy grain, full ofContinue reading “Quinoa Summer Salad”

Pantry Peace

We have a smaller, galley style kitchen. I made an earlier post about how we added 2 Ikea Kallax shelves in to create more counter space and storage. It worked out fantastic and has been functioning well for our house. With such a small kitchen and a crazy me who loves to cook and bakeContinue reading “Pantry Peace”

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies have always been a favourite, especially fresh out of the oven! My family prefers dipping them in milk for the best treat. These cookies have a crisp outside and, soft tender inside. The flavour is the perfect balance of sweet cookie with plenty of chocolate. Quick and easy to make, and theyContinue reading “The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Banana Bread

If your home is like mine you buy a bunch of bananas, start with good intentions and before you know it they are turning brown. You go to put them in the freezer, only to realize you already have quite a few in there. What better way to use them up than by making bananaContinue reading “Banana Bread”

Gingerbread Cake

I first made this cake when browsing through my cookbooks for new ideas a couple years ago. Tired of making the same cookies and treats year after year, I wanted something simple, full of flavour and different from what I had made before. I stumbled upon an old Chatelaine cook book I must have borrowedContinue reading “Gingerbread Cake”

Easy Freezer Organization

Our fridge freezer gets a lot of use. It’s where we keep our most used items. Ice cream, ice packs for lunch bags, frozen veg for dinners, ice trays, etc. I also portion and freeze lunch meat, shredded cheese, pepperoni, things that we buy in bulk but use frequently. My freezer was becoming a disasterContinue reading “Easy Freezer Organization”

Sweet and Sour Chicken

When I’m deciding on our weekly meal plans, it’s part what food needs to be used up, part what mood I’m in and last what ingredients I see that I can “taste” on my tongue. I see a spice, condiment, produce item and all of a sudden can start to taste what I want toContinue reading “Sweet and Sour Chicken”

Cinnamon Buns

Another thing we love to make with frozen bread dough is Cinnamon Buns. The dough is soft and fluffy and with enough butter and brown sugar you get an ooey, gooey filling with a bit of carmelization. These are super simple to make and a family favourite! You will need your frozen dough, brown sugarContinue reading “Cinnamon Buns”

Pizza Buns

I love taking a simple item and seeing what else can be done with it. I’ve posted before about using frozen bread dough to make buns, but there are so many more things that one loaf of dough can be turned into! One of my kids’ favourite things for lunch is pizza. A quick andContinue reading “Pizza Buns”

Stuffed Peppers

These are such a quick and easy meal to make! Our kids will go through phases where they will eat the pepper, other times they just eat the stuffing (which still have veggies in it!) but it seems anything I make with cheese is always a win at our table. I made these a littleContinue reading “Stuffed Peppers”