Pancakes ~ Fluffy, Delicious and Easy to Make {Recipe}

This past week we celebrated Shrove Tuesday which is also known as Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras (which is French for Fat Tuesday). Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the custom for many Catholics of marking the day with feasting on pancakes (in ancient times it was a good way to use up eggs, milk and sugar) before the fasting season of Lent begins. For Tuesday's dinner we had a feast of delicious, fluffy pancakes and home-made baked beans, it was so good! … [Read more...]

Cranberry Pistachio Bark {Recipe}

This recipe is from a former co-worker of mine.  I'll caution you to resist the urge to double the recipe, if you do, trust me, you'll eat it all!  We make it every Christmas and it is unbelievably good and super simple to make! Cranberry Pistachio Bark   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Co-worker Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients 1 pound good quality white chocolate (I use Belgian) 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup shelled … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Wholly Guacamole & Beanitos to the rescue!

For many the back to school chaos has started; lessons, basketball, piano, soccer, cub scouts, choir, football, hockey, girl guides and the list goes on...!! Most are taxiing kids from one event to another and trying to balance all the activities with work, school and dinner.  On weeknights, no one has time to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a nutritious and quick dinner.  Let Wholly Guacamole and Beanitos come to the rescue and save your back to school dinners!   … [Read more...]

Quesadillas ~ Simple, Quick and Delicious! {Recipe}

Quesadillas are perfect for busy school nights, prepare the ingredients the night before; when you get home, simply spread the flour tortillas with cream cheese, top with your favourite ingredients, pop them into frying pan for a couple minutes on each side and voilà, dinner is served! This recipe is adapted from -  Fresh with Anna Olson … [Read more...]

July Means it is Strawberry Shortcake Time! {Recipe}

Where I live, in southern New Brunswick, the first week of July usually means its strawberry season.  Well for me, strawberry season means it's time for Strawberry Shortcake! I know there are many variations on this tasty treat...first there's the bottom layer; there's biscuits, white cake, sponge or angel food cake and marianne shells to name a few.  Then the berries themselves; whole, sliced, mashed, lots of juice, a little juice or maybe even frozen.  Finally the cream; freshly whipped, … [Read more...]

Deer Guard ~ Do The Deer Think of Your Planters as a Salad Bowl?

Deer Guard ~ Until a couple of days ago, we had some pretty lush looking planters on either side of the garage door...notice my use of the word "had".  The poor deer have come to think of our planters and flower gardens as one big salad bowl.  I don't blame them, massive subdivisions have sprouted up overnight and the deer have nowhere to go. … [Read more...]

No Fail Pie Crust

Lately, I haven't been making as many pies as I once did.  Probably related to two things, first, I'm certainly more health conscious than I was 20 years ago.  And,  lets face it, with a cup of shortening/butter/lard in one double crust pie, it doesn't matter if the filling is all carrots, quinoa and celery, it could never be considered a health food.  However, sometimes healthy just isn't the priority...comfy and homey is, and a pie certainly fits that criteria.  Secondly, now that I'm a … [Read more...]