Grilled Turkey Sausage and Summer Greens Pizza {w/Giveaway}

This past winter, I can vividly remember looking out the windows at the mounds of snow surrounding our house and mentally counting the days until warmer weather.  Now finally, after a long cold winter, the warm summer days and nights have arrived.  Very soon now, summer vacations will begin and the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer that we dreamed about all winter will become a reality! While I still don't mind spending the occasional afternoon in the kitchen, puttering around and making a big … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Prize Pkg Blogger Giveaway, $280 Value

I love to bake and cook and have been hearing so many fabulous things about the relatively new Instant Pot. If you're unfamiliar, Instant Pot is the latest 3rd Generation Programmable Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians with the objectives of being safe, convenient and dependable. It speeds up cooking by 2~6 times using up to 70% less energy, and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion. I am very sad to say, even though it is on my "wish … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ $425USD Summer Lovin’ PayPal Cash Giveaway

$425USD Summer Lovin' PayPal Cash Giveaway ~ After a long, cold winter I think it's finally safe to say summer is on its way! School will soon be out, the days will be less structured, the sun will be shining and the barbecue will be getting a good workout.  Summer isn’t just about relaxing though, it’s about slowing down and spending some well needed time taking a break and being with family and friends. I love the relaxed, easy-going vibe of summer! Whether you're planning a vacation, … [Read more...]

Tex-Mex Turkey Rice Bowl with Avocado Dressing

  Tex-Mex Turkey Rice Bowl with Avocado Dressing I love to roast a whole turkey on the weekend.  The house is filled with the most mouth-watering aromas and there is just something so homey and comforting about those delicious smells wafting from the oven. Plus, (shhh...don't tell my family, they think I slave over a hot oven all day), but a traditional roast turkey dinner is one of the easier meals to prepare. And, not only is it a delicious dinner on Saturday or Sunday...big … [Read more...]

~CLOSED ~ The New “Must Try” PC Insiders Collection w/Meal Recipes & Giveaway

It is mid-March and even though...THIS...happened overnight, I am still hopeful that spring is on the way! The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting into the "plus" column and the sun is starting to emit some heat...not a lot of heat, mind you, but definitely things are warming up. I have even seen some brave robins flying among the trees in our backyard. I don't know about you, but I am longing for barbecues, beaches and sipping a glass of something cold on the back … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Spring Giveaway of $200 via PayPal, Ends 3/13, Open WW

Wow...I can barely believe that in just a couple of days we will be in the month of March! Don't get me wrong, I am definitely not complaining. But when I think back to Christmas, which in many ways feels like it was just a few weeks ago, I find it difficult to imagine that we are already heading into March. Weather wise, we have had a fabulous winter with really only two major snowstorms, which just happened to be two days apart that left us with 90 cm plus of snow on the ground. (It's … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Canucks Rock the New Year with a $550 CDN Giveaway

Okay, be honest, is anyone else feeling a little down after all the excitement of the past few weeks? I know I am.  I love all the hustle, bustle and fun of the recent holidays, but I always find this time of the year a little depressing. Nothing much to look forward to except a few bills rolling in...lol! So, in an attempt to make January a bit more fun, a group of Canadian bloggers (including myself), have banded together, to create a little January excitement. We pooled our resources and … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Creating Memories with my Instax SHARE SP-2 Printer (w/Giveaway & Party)

The Christmas holidays are easily one of my favourite times of the year.  However, this year is going to be a little different for us. Our daughter is living in a remote area of the Northwest Territories and won't be home for the holidays. I think she is missing many of our family traditions like baking together, decorating the tree and the house, going out for a festive dinner with a group of family and close friends, Christmas at the market, apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes and the … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ #HoHoHoliday $400USD Giveaway {via PayPal, Open WW}

#HoHoHoliday $400.00 USD Giveaway {Paid via PayPal, Open WorldWide}   Please tell me I'm not the only one who hasn't given a lot of thought yet to the holidays!  I know they are in the rear view mirror and will be arriving before too long, but I haven't even begun to get ready! I haven't started to write even one of my famous "to do" lists. By now, I usually have started making detailed lists of:   What to bake Gift ideas Decorating Parties Christmas Eve dinner, … [Read more...]

Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Chia

I find something very comforting about the autumn of the year.  The hectic but fun, lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have become fond memories and life seems to reset. Everything goes back to normal. The weather is cooler and we have traded lemonade, corn on the cob and barbecuing for leisurely pot roasts, homemade bread and slow-cooked stews. There is another reason I love the change of seasons, there is always a new PC Insiders Collection available. I love to browse through them and plan … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Autumn is in the Air & Halloween is Just Around the Corner

Autumn is definitely in the air. The kids are back in school, pumpkins are popping up all over our neighbourhood, we've pulled out our wool sweaters, the leaves are changing colour and nearly every store you enter has an abundance of tempting candy and fall decor on display. This can all mean only one thing... autumn and Halloween will soon be here!  Witches, ghosts and pumpkins, oh my! I have found Hallmark to be the perfect place to buy all my themed home decor and party needs.  It's so … [Read more...]

Get a Quote and Be Entered to Win FREE GAS for a Year

Where has the summer gone? It seems like just yesterday it was winter and I was longing for the lazy, hazy days of summer! Now we are creeping into mid-August and it's nearly time to exit summer mode and enter into fall mode. It's almost time to close up the cottage for another year, register the kids for hockey, skating, basketball and ballet. Get everything organized for back to school, back to university, and back to a more organized and normal life. Have I said I am going to miss the … [Read more...]

Quinoa & Brown Rice Mediterranean Salad

I love almost everything about summer. From trips to the beach and picnics to camping and warm summer evening, this is my favourite season of the year. Another thing I love about the summer is meals are most often light and easy to make. Let's face it, when the temperature is hovering around 30°C no one wants to be stuck in a sweltering kitchen, tending to a big turkey dinner with all the trimmings...it is just WAY too hot for any of that foolishness! But, having said that. I still want … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Perfect Gifts for Dads and Grads {w/Giveaway}

I don't know about you, but June is a busy month in our household! We have birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate, not to mention the all important dads and grads! It's often sometimes tough to come up with a gift that will be meaningful to the recipient but yet doesn't tax the brain or the bank too much. I find I can usually count on Hallmark to take some of the guess-work out of my shopping. They seem to always have the perfect gifts for every occasion, including Perfect Gifts for Dads … [Read more...]