5 Frequently Asked Yummly Questions

If you love to bake, cook and write about it and are not yet on Yummly™, you need to run...run 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...]

Thick Molasses Cookies

When I was little, I loved when Mom would read me the (in hindsight, rather gruesome) story of Little Red Riding Hood. I loved hearing all about her red hooded cape and how she walked through the forest on her way to Grandma's house. However, my favourite part of that story was the basket filled with the thick molasses cookies that Red Riding Hood was taking to Grandma. In my mind's eye, I can still see mounds of thick molasses cookies tucked into a red and white gingham lined, round … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Recipes of 2015

As cliche as it sounds, it really is difficult to believe that 2015 is over. I could swear that just a few weeks ago we were sitting on our deck enjoying those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Now the hustle and bustle of Christmas are behind us and we are looking hopefully toward a new year in 2016. Before totally engulfing myself in a new year of blogging, I always find it fun (and enlightening) to review our blog stats from the previous year. Recipes make up a large part of our blog … [Read more...]

#makeitCDNbeef Twitter Party Oct. 22, 2015 – International Chef Edition

After a slow and rainy start to this past summer, September and October have been fabulous! We still have our patio furniture and barbecue out on the deck. It is starting to get a little chilly, but that hasn't stopped us from firing up the barbecue as often as we can! With the impending winter barreling down upon us, it is so nice to be able to still spend time outside. We love doing many outdoor activities like gardening, camping, hiking, family dinners and, of course, barbecuing! We … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Canadian Beef Twitter Party {& McDonald’s Giveaway}

This summer has been so beautiful, I want it to go on and on. I can hardly believe we are already more than halfway through August. However, instead of getting down about the approaching end to summer, I plan to make the most of the remaining sunny days and long evenings! It is so nice to be able to spend lots of time outside. We love most outdoor activities like gardening, camping, travel, family dinners and of course barbecuing! We have a brand new shiny barbecue this year and have put … [Read more...]

My Visit to a PC Cooking School {#GuidingStarsCA}

My Visit to a PC Cooking School is part three of my #GuidingStarsCA, four-part series. Part one invited you to, Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program and part two featured my, #GuidingStarsCA  Follow-Up & My Meeting with a Registered Dietitian. As I mentioned in my last post, my Personal Level is 4 out of 5 (I started at Level 3).  However, I am determined that by using the resources available at my local Loblaws and by following the PC #GuidingStarsCA … [Read more...]

Canadian Beef Twitter Chat ~ June 10th at 8PM ET

The weather has been beautiful lately and it finally feels like summer has arrived. It is so nice to be able to relax out on the deck in the evenings! And, with the arrival of great weather comes all types of fun activities like gardening, camping, travel, family dinners and of course barbecuing! We have a brand new shiny barbecue and are so excited to be tossing the first steaks and burgers on the grill and making lots of salads and sides to go with them! If like us, you are looking … [Read more...]

Canadian Beef Twitter Chat ~ May 27/15 8PM ET

Spring has finally arrived and with spring comes all the fun activities like gardening, camping, travel, family get togethers, and of course barbecuing! I know most of you can barbecue all year-long, but here on the east coast, for many of us, it is a seasonal activity…especially this year! We have a brand new shiny barbecue and are so excited to be tossing the first steaks on the grill and making lots of salads and sides to go with them! If like us, you are looking forward to a fun summer … [Read more...]

Breakfast in Bed ~ A Mother’s Day Round-Up

I have the perfect gift idea for mom; it’s not expensive and I guarantee every mom will love it. Breakfast in bed! Let’s face it, any gift a mom receives from their child is always special and dear to their heart, but this is something a little different for your mom (or wife) this Mother’s Day. A change from gardening tools, flowers or a book. This is also something the kids can help and be involved with and mom (and kids) will fondly remember it for years to come! Here are some great … [Read more...]

The Greatest Flavour on Earth is the Taste of Home ~ Onion Gravy {w/Recipe}

Until he retired, I never knew my dad loved to cook.  I was in high school at the time and I remember he used to make the most fabulous meals. He even made his own mayonnaise; which back then, at least in my circles, was pretty much unheard of! I can still vividly recall coming home from school to the most wonderful aroma of chicken or beef roasting and his famous molasses cookies cooling on racks...YUM! Isn't it amazing how aromas have the ability to transport you back in time?  Whenever … [Read more...]

Top 20 Recipes of 2014

This is the time of year, that many of us take the opportunity, to look back on our accomplishments and missteps from the past year.  I think doing this can be very therapeutic; we learn and grow from our past experiences. Bloggers like to do this too. It is fun for us to take a look at our blogging statistics from the previous year and take note of posts that have been popular or not so popular.  Among other things, it is a great way to gauge reader interests and hopefully make your … [Read more...]

35 Amazing Christmas Treats You Will Love to Make

One of my favourite activities during the Christmas holidays is baking.  Back when I was first married, my mom and I started a tradition of getting together for a day long baking session. At the end of the day we each had tins full of cookies, squares and other holiday treats! Early in the morning, I would put on a big pot of coffee and apple cider, haul out some baking supplies, clear counter space and pop in some Christmas tunes.  My mom would arrive at my house early in the morning with … [Read more...]

25 Easter Recipes & Crafts {Round-Up}

25 Easter Recipes & Crafts   I love to decorate the house and make specialty goodies around specific holidays.  I just find it makes our house homey plus all the baking makes it smell good too! With Easter just around the corner, I thought now would be a good time to share some yummy Easter themed recipes and crafts.  I have gathered together a great selection of 25 Easter Recipes & Crafts from some of my very awesome fellow bloggers.  I hope you will give some of these a … [Read more...]

Grammie’s Oatmeal Molasses Brown Bread

I mentioned in an earlier post how most of Canada is now in the midst of the "dog days" of winter.  I live on the east coast and we have already been totally pummeled this year and winter has officially, barely begun.  On December 23rd we were entombed in ice more than an inch thick, lost power for days (many for up to 11 days!) had four successive snow storms and are now in the midst of bone chilling, record breaking cold temperatures. What is a girl to do with all of this wild weather but … [Read more...]