Peach Blueberry Muffins

This time of year there is so much local, fresh produce I can’t help but want to buy it all. It’s the first thing I see when I go into the grocery store, or farmer’s market and I want all the juicy peaches, plums, cherries, pears and more! This always leads to having way moreContinue reading “Peach Blueberry Muffins”

Vinaigrette Potato Salad

My husband tried this style of salad at a friend’s house and loved it, so requested I try my hand at it. He had a general idea of the ingredients, so I guessed portions and found a balance we like. It is super easy to make, tastes best after it has sat at least overnightContinue reading “Vinaigrette Potato Salad”

Whipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Whipped cookies are usually reserved for shortbreads, or meringues, so to think of a, rich, hearty cookie like a peanut butter one seems absurd! I stumbled upon this becoming a light, airy, whipped dough by accident. I never seem to focus on one singular task at once, I always have three or more going atContinue reading “Whipped Peanut Butter Cookies”

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”

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”

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”

Meal Planning

Meal Planning started when I ran a home daycare. With 7 kids needing two snacks and lunch per day, plus my own family to feed dinner to, daily organization was needed! Meal planning helped ensure we had a variety of nutritional content, food wasn’t wasted and I was using my prep time wisely. Trying toContinue reading “Meal Planning”

Creamy Mac N Cheese

This has always been a house favourite. I love how easy it is to make and how versatile it is. The recipe is not an exact science, but I’m working on writing it down better! What You’ll Need Pasta. Pick something firmer, elbow macaroni, penne even fusili can work. Milk. I use 2%. You canContinue reading “Creamy Mac N Cheese”