How to Make a Traditional Apple Pie

Is it just me, or did anyone else think the summer flew by at light speed? Honestly, I can barely believe that we're more than halfway through September! When I think back over the summer, it seems like just a few weeks ago that our daughter and her two sweet puppies were home for a visit…and that was the end of May! While I will definitely miss the summer, there are many things about the autumn of the year that I love too.  Cool nights that make it easier to sleep, bright blue autumn skies, … [Read more...]

Apple Crisp

We all need to have a fabulous recipe for apple crisp in a repertoire.  It is not heavy like a pie and has all the same tastes, but with fewer calories. Not only is it the perfect dessert for a Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving or even Christmas, it is also easy to whip up for a midweek treat. I have made and tasted many apple crisps over the years, but none is as delicious as this one.  Honestly, you will want to hide in a closet with a pint of vanilla ice cream and a pan of this apple crisp and … [Read more...]

Back to School Tips & “Meal Starter” Turkey Ragu

Disclosure: This post is sponsored in partnership with Canadian Turkey. As always, all opinions are our own. My birthday is in early May and I would swear that was just a couple of weeks ago...where did this summer go?  Even though I dread the thought of the long, relaxing days of summer coming to an end, the slight nip in the evening air is making it all feel real! With the end of summer upon us, we’re getting ready to adjust to new habits and back-to-school routines. Making the … [Read more...]

Chicken and Veggie Fajitas

A few days ago we went on a shopping trip to our local big box store to stock up on some essentials. Well, you can probably guess how that went — we came home with way more than just the essentials...hahahahaha! Really though, who can resist the great prices on all the fruits and vegetables? Apparently, not me! After a couple big dinners and a few appetizer veggie plates, we still had four peppers left that needed to be used ASAP.  So, whatever we made for dinner, had to include these … [Read more...]

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars (Only 5 Ingredients)

There’s often a very good reason for the longevity of some recipes. You know, the recipes your grandmother made, your mom made and now you make. The reason? The recipe is often easy to make and the resulting product always tastes...incredible! This is one of those recipes. It has only five simple ingredients, you don’t need any fancy equipment plus these Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars can be whipped up in no time at all. I recently took these to a family barbecue and my aunt told me, her mom … [Read more...]

Brookies ~ Part Brownie, Part Cookie

I heard about brookies a couple of years ago, but only recently tried making this fun combination of brownies and cookies. You can make brookies in cookie form or brownie form...I decided to try the brownie method.  I do admit, I am kind of hooked on brookies now, so I may try the cookie form soon...lol! What I did was use a premium brownie mix...*gasp*!!... I know, I know... a little bit of cheating but it worked like a charm and was so much easier than making both batters from … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]