English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

Many of us have had an English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich at a local drive-thru restaurant. They're super convenient, especially in the car, as they provide a quick, filling breakfast in one small, manageable package. And, the only utensil required is your hand! While I often eat the sandwiches at the drive-thru restaurants when travelling, I much prefer to make them myself when we're home. Making them yourself means you can customize the ingredients, plus they're healthier...well, … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Have You Tried the New Kellogg’s Products? {w/Giveaway}

Well, there is no doubt about it, we are definitely in the midst of the belly of the beast known as "Winter". The weather has been cold, snowy and icy and if you're thinking there is not much to look forward to, except, more of the same, then I have a fun surprise for you! This year, Kellogg Canada is debuting eight new products that are sure to satisfy your taste buds and make this long cold winter more bearable. From quinoa and dark chocolate to mixed nuts and real fruit pieces, these … [Read more...]

Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Chia

I find something very comforting about the autumn of the year.  The hectic but fun, lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have become fond memories and life seems to reset. Everything goes back to normal. The weather is cooler and we have traded lemonade, corn on the cob and barbecuing for leisurely pot roasts, homemade bread and slow-cooked stews. There is another reason I love the change of seasons, there is always a new PC Insiders Collection available. I love to browse through them and plan … [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...]

Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins

It's no secret at all, that I LOVE muffins! They are perfect as a grab and go breakfast or snack and equally perfect to enjoy while reading the newspaper and leisurely sipping your second (or fourth) cup of hot coffee. In fact, I find it hard to think of anything even remotely negative about muffins. Over the years, I have made many, many muffins of all sizes and flavours, but this recipe for Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins definitely ranks very near to the top on my list of all time … [Read more...]

Green Goodness Smoothie Bowl

Like I'm sure many of you were, I was thrilled when my 2016 Milk Calendar arrived.  Each year I look forward to scouring each page, making notes and planning all the recipes I’m going to try. The first page I always flip to is the month of May, which happens to be my birthday month. I always find it fun to see what recipe is featured in that month. This year’s featured recipe for the month of May is the Green Goodness Smoothie Bowl.  Loaded with fruit, kale, milk and chia seeds, not only … [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...]

How to Make Classic French Toast

French toast has been a breakfast staple in our home for years.  It's quick, easy and can be as simple or fancy as you like. When my kids were little I would often make it for weekday breakfast and would use whatever bread I had on hand.  They weren't fussy at all and would always gobble it up. (That is, until they became teenagers and suddenly were way too cool for breakfast...*sigh*) I still whip up a batch on a regular basis.  It's often a bit of a last-minute idea, so I just use … [Read more...]

Breakfast in a Skillet ~ {Recipe}

A couple of months ago, I was in London, Ont., visiting with my son.  While there,  a friend of his mentioned a Breakfast Skillet recipe she makes and how delicious it was.  It sounded like something our family would really enjoy so I asked if she would mind sharing the recipe, as I wanted give it a try. She sent me the recipe and we have now made it a couple of times; it is so delicious! It is also very simple and a little different from the regular Breakfast Bakes, in fact, this may be our … [Read more...]

Breakfast Bake {Recipe}

I make this Breakfast Bake for just about every special occasion we celebrate (also known as Christmas Morning "Wife" Saver, but I call it Christmas Morning "Husband" Saver!) Christmas, Easter, overnight guests, brunch, when we are in the mood for this easy dish I will whip it up.  It is a "go to" dish in our home and once you make it, will soon become a standard in your home too! Perfect served with cut up juice or fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls and lots of freshly brewed coffee! … [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...]

Banana Chip Muffins….these are so delicious! {Recipe}

Today I had some bananas that were getting over ripe.  Usually I make banana bread or peel the bananas and freeze them for future banana breads.  I love banana bread...but, quite frankly, today the thought of another one just held no appeal.. So, I headed off to look through my trusty cookbooks.   Several hours later I emerged from a pile of cookbooks, recipe cards and magazines and asked myself...what was I looking for??  Oh yes, something to do with the dreaded, rotting bananas.  So, … [Read more...]