Reminder ~ Enter to Win a 4 Night Trip to LA to See Bryan Adams

Trip to LA

  Zoomer Magazine is giving away a pair of tickets to the Bryan Adams concert in Los Angeles...and that’s not all! In addition to the concert, you will also get to meet Adams during an unforgettable meet-and-greet experience. (I am so jealous!) Here’s what the winner will receive: Round trip economy airfare for two persons to Los Angeles, California (the “Destination”) from one of the following major Canadian airports (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, … [Read more...]

Have You, or Have You Ever Considered, Making a Bucket List

Bucket List

Have you, or have you ever considered, making a bucket list? You know, a list of things that you just “need” to, or, at least, want to do, before you, what the English euphemistically refer to, as “kick the bucket”. The whole idea of bucket lists became popular after the 2007 release of the movie of the same name. It seemed everyone was, not only writing down but actually following through with their notions of what they simply had to do, to make their lives fulfilling and … [Read more...]

How to Make Chicken Parmesan

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My husband is what I refer to as a Chicken Parmesan fanatic! This is his favourite meal and always his request when I ask him what he would like for his birthday dinner or any dinner for that matter. Have I ever mentioned that his birthday is the end of July, in the oppressive heat of summer? Standing over a hot stove in the dead of summer is true Believe it or not, we have even made Chicken Parmesan on our wood stove. A few Christmases ago, our son was living in London, Ontario … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Win the trip of a Lifetime ~ A Night with Bryan Adams in Los Angeles

Trip to LA

You could not have been a girl growing up in Canada in the 80's and not been in love with Bryan Adams I cannot count the number of times I have danced, with my now husband, to Straight from the Heart, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You and Heaven!  And who doesn't know every single word of the Adams' mega hits Straight From The Heart, Summer of '69, Run to You, Please Forgive Me, and Cuts Like a Knife?  I know I sure do!  Good! Unfortunately, I live in the middle of nowhere, … [Read more...]

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports, Are They Right For You?

Poise Impressa

Let's face it, bladder control is not a topic we tend to discuss much with others.  I'm a nurse and although the rational side of me knows stress incontinence happens to many women, including me, I have never really had a frank discussion about bladder control problems with anyone. I'm not sure why we don’t talk more openly about bladder control issues. We're definitely not alone. "Stress incontinence affects nearly 50 percent of women who have had children by the age of 40"* and stress … [Read more...]

Buyer Beware …Of the Fine Print!

Buyer Beware

I try to eat healthily.  As a former Operating Room Nurse, I have far too many times seen the consequences of a lifetime of eating the wrong types of food. Most of these patients weren’t to blame for their dietary choices. They lived in a time when nutritional information on foods was very limited. Nowadays, the consumer is well armed with valuable information on many areas of nutrition, from the general, what foods to eat and what foods not to eat. To the specific, what foods to eat and … [Read more...]

No-Bake Chocolate Macaroons {aka Frogs}

Chocolate Macaroons

I have made the basic recipe for what I know as “Frogs” for as long as I can remember. Many people refer to these cookies as Chocolate Macaroons, but to me, they will always be “Frogs”.  How or why they came to have that name escapes me; they are not green, greenish or frog shaped. What these cookies are, is delicious mounds of chocolate that can be made in a flash using ingredients most of us always have in our kitchen. Nothing exotic or unusual in this cookie, just oatmeal, coconut, … [Read more...]

Hail Caesar…Really? Why We Have a Leap Year

Leap Year

There may well be many reasons to honour the accomplishments and mighty deeds of Julius Caesar, but this business behind the origin of Leap Year, actually adding a day to winter, is definitely not one of them. I mean, it might be nice and warm in parts of Italy at this time of the year but I can assure you, from all of us in the northern hemisphere, it most certainly isn’t warm where we are. I wonder how the conversation actually occurred way back there in 45 BC. (Before Cold??). Was … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Ask the Pharmacist & You May Win a $100 SDM GC

Ask the Pharmacist

  As I am sure you are aware, the value of the Canadian dollar has been rapidly decreasing. For years, the Canadian and US dollar had been roughly at par, fluctuating a few cents above and below. But that is no longer the case.  The value of the Canadian dollar has decreased, and we recently hit a 30 year low!   Because of the low value of the Canadian dollar, many people have altered their travel plans and are foregoing US for other travel destinations, such as the … [Read more...]

5 Frequently Asked Yummly Questions

5 Frequently Asked Yummly Questions

If you love to bake, cook and write about it and are not yet on Yummly™, you need to as fast as you can, and sign up right now! Yummly™ is simple to set up and will not only offer you thousands of recipes but oodles of traffic to your blog. 5 Frequently Asked Yummly™ Questions   What is Yummly™? Yummly™ was launched in 2010 by foodies on a mission to invent the ultimate kitchen tool. Whether it’s finding a recipe or going to the store, Yummly™ wants to make it easier … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Oven Roasted Vegetables

  When I can't decide what veges to have for dinner, Oven Roasted Vegetables is often my go to recipe. This dish is so versatile and really easy to prepare. It is great to serve when you are having guests, you can prepare the vegetables ahead of time and then just pop them in the oven 40 minutes before dinner. You can use just about any combination of vegetables you have on hand. It is a great way to use up those couple of carrots, half a head of cauliflower, overripe tomatoes or most … [Read more...]

In 2016, I Resolve To …

In 2016, I Resolve To

Well, we’re just about six weeks into the new year and I thought it would be a good time to see how everyone is making out with their New Year’s resolutions. If you’re anything like me you have gone through this annual exercise, well, almost as many times as there are candles on your cake. Whether it’s losing weight, reducing your alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, (I thought I would get the really bad habits out of the way, or resolving to learn a second language, or a … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

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The first time I ever made Whoopie Pies was way..way..way back in time.  So far back that it was practically the Troglodyte Era! This recipe came from a recipe book that the staff at a small community hospital, where I worked, created as a fundraiser. In fact, this hospital is where I had my very first full-time job. Although it has seen far better days, I still have the recipe book. I actually use it quite a bit, so often in fact, that I know many of the recipes from memory.  Good thing … [Read more...]

What Does Valentine’s Day Mean to You? {w/ Recipe for Sugar Cookies }

Sugar Cookies

What is Valentine’s Day? Is it a day that we hold special, taking the opportunity to do something nice for the one, or one’s we love? Or is it, as the cynics among us proscribe, just a day created by companies to move product during a particularly slow period in the retail calendar? Actually, it’s neither. Saint Valentine’s Day is, or was, a religious celebration honouring Valentinus, an early Christian Saint. The day didn’t really take on romantic overtones until 18th century … [Read more...]