Saturday with the Twisted Sisters

I had a great day this past Saturday. Spent the morning with my Twisted Sisters and niece. My niece, I must add, is a saint for putting up with our endless chatter and weird ways. She happily chauffeured us all over the countryside and didn’t once complain about the three old ladies! We met bright and early for breakfast at a local diner. (8:30AM is bright and early, right?!)  I had the traditional breakfast fare of bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast and numerous cups of coffee. It was really … [Read more...]

8 Ways To Build Big Flavour With Turkey On The Grill {w/Recipe}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored in partnership with Canadian Turkey. As always, all opinions are our own. I love this time of the year. The temperatures are finally starting to warm up and the long, glorious days of summer will soon "officially" arrive. Some of my favourite things about late spring and summer are the laid-back vibe, daylight lasting until almost 10 PM and barbecuing! On busy days, your BBQ can be your best friend!  Cooking on the grill allows you to prepare multiple … [Read more...]

A Fun Day with My Sisters

I am fortunate to have always lived in relatively close proximity to my two sisters. They’re both older than I am by a few years (they’re going to want to kill me for saying that...but keep reading!) which I’m absolutely sure was a real pain for them when we were all younger and still living at home. You see, they were the two oldest of five kids and were often in charge of “babysitting” and “looking after” their three younger siblings. That included me. I was sandwiched between two brothers … [Read more...]

Easy to Make Lemon Squares

If you love the fresh tangy taste of lemon, these Lemon Squares are for you! They’re pretty easy to make, a little different from the norm and have an incredibly luscious lemon taste. I also love the intense contrast of flavours in these squares. You have the rich, creaminess of the sweetened condensed milk and sugar contrasted by lots of tangy lemon zest and fresh lemon juice. Plus, the crust has a denseness and crunch while the filling is a soft, velvety and pale yellow with specks of … [Read more...]

Manitoba Rescue In Desperate Need of Food for Evacuated Pets

Like many of you, we are huge animal lovers. I would easily go hungry myself before I would ever see an innocent animal suffer from hunger...or anything else! I am not sure if you are aware of this situation (I wasn’t until it was brought my attention by a like-minded soul). Manitoba rescue needs nearly 13,000 kg of food for pets in evacuated First Nations. At least 500 dogs and cats are in need of care in Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations. Photo … [Read more...]

Camping Checklist with Free Printable

When our kids were little we always went on our first camping trip of the year on the Victoria Day weekend. Now when I say camping, I mean rustic tenting, the only luxury we had was a bubble pad under our sleeping bag! (Mind you, there was a frost warning this year, so not sure how that would have worked!) Our kids are older now, (and so are we...lol) so that tradition has sort of fallen by the wayside. Now when we camp it is usually in a “rustic shelter”, which is a bit of a cross … [Read more...]

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...]

~ CLOSED ~ Win $500 (CDN) via PayPal, Open WW, #CashIsGreener

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...]