Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies have been around for a long time and for good reason! Over the years, I remember seeing them at many “special” occasions. One of my sisters makes a very similar cookie and she would often have them for baby showers, wedding showers and included on a tray of Christmas goodies. These aren’t difficult to make, but they are a little bit time-consuming, however, the result is well worth the little bit of fiddling. Make sure you read through the recipe from … [Read more...]

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After a long, cold winter, spring has finally arrived in all it’s glory!  It is so nice to be able enjoy time outdoors, getting lawn and garden work done and sometimes, just sitting on the deck with a hot cup of coffee or a cold drink, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. To celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring, I have teamed up with a group of other bloggers for the fabulous #CashIsGreener Giveaway worth $500 CAN PayPal Cash! Just think of all you could do this spring with an … [Read more...]

Will You be Watching the Royal Wedding?

Are you going to watch the royal wedding? It’s not going to be easy, but I plan to drag myself out of bed at 4AM and watch every minute! It seems like a thousand years ago now, but I still vividly recall getting up in the wee hours of the morning to watch the elaborate wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer. Their wedding took place on Wednesday, July 29, 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral in London. The wedding of Charles and Diana was widely billed as a "fairytale … [Read more...]

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

If you are looking for an excellent chocolate cookie, this recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies is the one for you! Not only is this recipe prepped ahead of time, these cookies are full of rich chocolate flavour and look spectacular.  Plus, they are a bit magical!? Really, they are! You roll them in icing sugar and they look like little snowballs. Then you put them in the oven...and 12 minutes later that have been transformed! These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies have a texture that I … [Read more...]

Get Your Colour On & Support Cancer Research

This is a sponsored post in partnership with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer May is #GetYourColourOn Month! It’s time to Get Your Colour On...hair colour, that is...and Support Cancer Research! This May, a bold and engaging new fundraising program challenges Canadians to colour their hair and raise funds to help Canada Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. There are many different ways to Get Your Colour On. Colour your hair with teammates or … [Read more...]

How to Make Scalloped Potatoes

Okay, this is a bit of debate in my house, what do you call this potato dish? Scalloped Potatoes or Potato Scallop? I grew up with it being called Potato Scallop, but I most often hear people refer to this as Scalloped Potatoes. And...when I googled it (to try to settle the debate in my own mind), Scalloped Potatoes is what appeared most often. So, that's what I went with...lol. I guess it doesn't really matter what you call it, Scalloped Potatoes or Potato Scallop, or whatever your name … [Read more...]

How to Efficiently Pack for Vacation

It doesn’t matter if you are going away for a week or a weekend, there is no need to bring so much luggage that you need to employ “the Hulk” to carry it. With a few simple storage techniques and a little bit of planning, you should be able to pack your entire trips worth of stuff into a smaller, more manageable suitcase. If you pack too much you are suddenly paying to check your luggage. Keep in mind there are usual ways of doing laundry at your destination, be it a laundromat or a laundry … [Read more...]

Asparagus, Bacon, and Gruyere Tart

Who else loves asparagus? It is probably my favourite springtime vegetable. Even though asparagus is available pretty much all year, spring is the time of year when it is the tastiest and most abundant. We bought a big bunch a few days ago, had some with dinner and I decided to make a tart with the leftover asparagus. I have made a few variations of this tart and while they are all really good, this Asparagus, Bacon, and Gruyere Tart is my favourite so far! I used about 22 … [Read more...]

Five Possible Effects of Stress

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label Five Possible Effects of Stress ~ I think it is fairly inevitable, at one time or another, we will all experience stress in our lives. It could be health related, financial, job, or family, but I think it’s pretty safe to say, during our lifetime, none of us will entirely escape stress. You may remember a year or so ago, we sold our home. We still haven’t found “the house” yet … [Read more...]

Old-Fashioned Roast Beef Hash

When I think of good, old-fashioned comfort foods, this recipe for Roast Beef Hash would definitely be near the top of my list. When I was growing up, my mom often made a variation of this hash. It’s the perfect way to use up some leftover potatoes and stretch out the remainder of your Sunday roast beef dinner. (I grew up in a working-class family of seven, so being creative with leftovers was a must!) Music Man grew up eating roast beef hash too. So, after we married, we weren’t long … [Read more...]

4 Things to Consider When Booking a Vacation

If the time has come for you to book a much-needed vacation, you may find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed with the process. Vacations create long-lasting and amazing memories but can also be expensive. Not only can travelling be costly but planning the trip can be very time-consuming. Here are a few things you need to figure out before you go ahead and start booking: 1. Reviews Talk to friends and family about destinations they have chosen for vacation. Not only will you get a … [Read more...]