Tuna Melts Recipe

I have made Tuna Melts for as long as I can remember. They are perfect for a quick-lunch, a snack or even paired with a salad as a light dinner. When my kiddos were little and I would ask them what they wanted for dinner, they most often would respond with Tuna Melts.  In fact, even though they are no longer little, they still love to eat these delicious and easy to make open-face sandwiches. There are probably hundreds of variations of this easy recipe "out there" on the web. Mine is … [Read more...]

Recipe for Strawberry Muffins

Strawberry Muffins ~ I love everything about July! First of all...it is a LONG way from our dark, cold and snowy winter. Second, and just as important is the fact that everywhere you look there are baskets and baskets of fresh, local, luscious, juicy, sweet strawberries. To say I love strawberries would be a bit of an understatement because I adore them. Maybe my adoration comes from the strawberry's elusiveness? It's possible, because where I live in Eastern Canada these locally farmed, … [Read more...]

Granola Bars with a Molasses Twist!

My family loves granola bars.  They are handy to grab, perfect for a lunch bag, a quick breakfast or as a midnight snack.  However, like many of you, I do worry about what is actually in store-bought granola bars. Not too long ago, I checked out a few boxes from our cupboard and found that some bars contained as many as thirty-seven ingredients!  Included in some, but not all bars were such unpronounceable names as: Sodium Carboxymethycellulose Tocopherols Acetylated Tartaric Acid … [Read more...]

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

By now, I am sure many of you know that I LOVE muffins. I love baking them and unfortunately, I also love eating them! This past weekend, my sister, a friend and I were having a big multi-family garage/yard sale at my place.  The sale was starting at 8AM but we decided we needed to meet by 7:30 to put up some signs and make a few last-minute adjustments to the placement of some larger items. I knew we would be going through multiple pots of coffee...another of my weaknesses, so I wanted to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Muffins

When my kids were little, I baked a lot of muffins. Usually blueberry, bran, pumpkin, banana, rhubarb...I tried to keep them relatively healthy. However, the type they always begged me to make was  Chocolate Chip Muffins, they were far and away their favourite! My daughter now lives on her own. She is only about 15 minutes from home, but if I know she is dropping in, I always try to make a special treat. Sometimes it's cookies, a sweet bread and often times it's muffins. She usually NEVER … [Read more...]

Homemade Nuts and Bolts are the Perfect Holiday Snack!

Do you enjoy having a savoury snack in your home during the holidays?  We do too, but let's face it loading up on box and bag after box and bag of purchased snacks can be very expensive.  They are also very high in calories, salt, fat and often contain many unpronounceable words! A friend of mine gave me the perfect recipe for Nuts and Bolts and I know you will love it too!  You can customize it to suit your family's likes and dislikes and it makes a HUGE batch that will last throughout the … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Yummy Cinnamon Rolls

  Wordless Wednesday ~ Yummy Cinnamon Rolls … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Rolls {Recipe}

I made these cinnamon rolls on the weekend.  They are simple and very quick to make and pair perfectly with your morning coffee or afternoon tea! Next time you are hosting a brunch or just looking for something sweet and special for a weekend or weekday treat, this will quickly become your "go to" recipe! … [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...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Late Blooming Hyacinth ~ {w/Linky}

[Read more...]