Cobb Salad ~ Recipe

Cobb Salad

Have you ever made a Cobb Salad?  A couple of days ago I was bored with the usual tossed salad and barbecued meat ideas and wanted to try something a bit different.  I have often seen Cobb Salad pictured, but have never made one myself. I decided to give it a try to see how it turned out. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a Cobb Salad, it's a main-dish American garden salad made from chopped salad greens (iceberg lettuce, watercress, endive, and Romaine lettuce), tomato, crisp bacon, … [Read more...]

Arthur’s Wrath!

Arthur's Wrath

I live in southern New Brunswick and last week we experienced Hurricane Arthur's wrath.  I'm not complaining, I know, compared to many, many people we escaped Hurricane Arthur relatively unscathed. None the less, we were clobbered. I cannot even begin to fathom the destruction caused by a category 2, 3, 4 or 5 hurricane. According to the Hurricane Centre, Arthur, which at its peak was a Category 2 hurricane with 100 mph winds,  made the transition to an post-tropical storm early Saturday, … [Read more...]

Greet Summer in Style with a FREE Kellogg’s Summer Tote!

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Summer is in full swing and with that comes lots of family activities.  Day trips to the beach for swimming and playing in the sand, walks on wooded trails, hiking, water parks and cultural events.  Many people are also getting ready to head out on that long-awaited summer vacation! Whether you are planning a day trip or a two-week back woods camping experience,  you need to fuel up in the mornings and have some nutritious snacks available throughout the day.  You need to keep those hunger … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ #SizzlingSummer Cash Giveaway of $300.00 ~ Open WW

#Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Cash Giveaway   Organized by: DownshiftingPRO Baby its Hot Outside. Its time for another great Cash giveaway organized by  DownshiftingPRO and a group of Canadian Bloggers and they want to give you some spending money so you can have some family fun. We are giving away $300 USD Cash via PayPal Enter below Remember: You can’t Win if You don’t Enter Entry-Form Contest Rules: To enter, just use the Giveaway Tools form above.  In order to … [Read more...]

Look to President’s Choice® to Inspire Your Summer Meals! #PCSummer


Do you love to entertain family and friends? Are you too busy enjoying the summer fun & sun to even think about meal planning? No need to stress, you just need to look to President's Choice® to inspire your summer meals & snacks! After a long winter, summer is finally in full swing and the President's Choice® brand has NEW and MUST TRY products to keep you inspired all season long.  They are going beyond the burger with tasty offerings that are sure to become your new summer … [Read more...]

Celebrate Summer with Molson Canadian 67 #TangerineTwist (w/Recipe}


After a winter of epic proportions, including power outages lasting up to two weeks plus record snowfall and temperatures - it is FINALLY summer.  Not only is it summer, it is the first long weekend of the season! (4 days off for those lucky enough to not have to work Monday)  I can think of no better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than with the citrusy, refreshing taste of the new Molson Canadian 67 #TangerineTwist! Have you had a chance to try it yet?  If not, you need to quickly … [Read more...]

Carrot Salad ~ Recipe

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I don't know about you but I'm always on the search for a "non-green" salad as a side dish to the seemingly millions of "green" salads out there.  I'm not knocking "green", one of my favourite summer sides is Broccoli Salad and you can't go wrong with a yummy tossed salad.  OK...I admit, it's part of my obsessive personality.  But I can't put two "green" salads side by side on a plate - it's just not right!  You NEED contrast - I'm sorry, but that's how my mind works. Hence, my go to Carrot … [Read more...]

Fog Buster Scallop Bacon Burger ~ Recipe

Fog Buster Scallop Bacon Burger

The President's Choice® team has partnered with some of Canada's top foodie influencers and chefs to create regionally inspired burgers that are sure to be a hit during backyard barbecues across the country!  But just because the burgers are designed by chefs doesn't mean you can't create them at home.  In fact, this past weekend, I created my version of Chef Craig Flinn's (owner of Chives Canadian Bistro and Two Doors Down in Halifax) Fog Buster Scallop Bacon Burger!  It was, in one word - … [Read more...]

The Crowne Plaza Beaverbrook in Fredericton, N.B. ~ Hotel Room Tour

Crowne Plaza Beaverbrook

 A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Fredericton, N.B. with my daughter.  She was there on a course and invited me to come along - well, we all know I was not going to refuse that offer.  Just ask my kids, I'm always pounding it in to them; my motto is: "If you have the choice to sit it out or dance, you should always dance." So, I threw a few things into a suitcase, kissed my husband and kitties bye and with a promise of a stop at our local Java Moose for a moose size … [Read more...]

Bladder Control Problems? Let’s Talk! #DependFitFlex

Bladder Control Problems

Bladder control is not a topic we tend to discuss with others.  We may joking say to our girlfriends or sisters, something like, "don't make laugh so much, I'll pee my pants".  But, I don't recall ever sitting down with anyone, including my doctor,  and having a serious conversation about bladder control.  I'm a nurse, the rational side of me knows this happens to many men and women, including me, but I have never really had a frank discussion about Bladder Control Problems (BCP) with … [Read more...]

Loblaw Commits to Remove “every extra bit of sodium” from President’s Choice® line up!


Today's consumers, you and I, are very aware of the quality and nutritional value of the foods we eat.  Not only do we have the ability to "Google" anything we want to know, but, we also have valuable information, in the form of the Nutrition Facts, which is found on every packaged food we buy. It is now simple to find the amount per serving of fiber, sugar, sodium, vitamin A, fat...and much more, in any packaged food. It is at our fingertips, neatly laid out in the Nutrition Facts label.  It … [Read more...]