“52 Breads in 2013” – #6 NAAN BREAD {Guest Blogger}

Please join me in giving a warm Canadian welcome to "Life without Lemons".  Originally hailing from the UK and now living in Canada, we are very excited to announce that, Elyse with her fabulous "52  Breads in 2013" will be our weekly guest blogger.  If you are looking for some fabulous bread recipes, drop by each week and see what delicious bread Elyse has baked in her kitchen.   … [Read more...]

“52 Breads in 2013” – #5 SWISS BUNS {Guest Blogger}

Please join me in giving a warm Canadian welcome to "Life without Lemons".  Originally hailing from the UK and now living in Canada, we are very excited to announce that, Elyse with her fabulous "52  Breads in 2013" will be our weekly guest blogger.  If you are looking for some fabulous bread recipes, drop by each week and see what delicious bread Elyse has baked in her kitchen. … [Read more...]

Vanilla Mocha Fudge

I have found myself in a bit of a Christmas baking rut; so last week I went through my recipes and cookbooks searching for inspiration...nothing!!  Then I remembered a little recipe booklet that had come in the mail and...BINGO!! … [Read more...]

Cranberry Pistachio Bark {Recipe}

This recipe is from a former co-worker of mine.  I'll caution you to resist the urge to double the recipe, if you do, trust me, you'll eat it all!  We make it every Christmas and it is unbelievably good and super simple to make! Cranberry Pistachio Bark   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Co-worker Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients 1 pound good quality white chocolate (I use Belgian) 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup shelled … [Read more...]

Macaroni Surprise {Recipe}

When my husband makes dinner Macaroni Surprise is often his go-to meal.  He has worked with a couple of family recipes and created his "masterpiece".  It's so nice to walk in the door at dinner time and feel the love and smell the delicious aroma of this casserole baking!  Over the years, the kids and I have lovingly dubbed it "Macaroni Surprise".   Macaroni Surprise 1 pound lean ground beef1 large onion (roughly chopped)1 green pepper (seeded and roughly chopped)1 … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmesan

My husband is a Chicken Parmesan fanatic, it is his favourite meal and always his request when I ask him what he would like for his birthday dinner. A few years ago I was watching the Food Network and saw an episode where Tyler Florence made Chicken Parmesan, and that was it, I wanted to make it too!  I searched recipe books and online and by taking ideas from here and there, finally came up with what is now one of our family's favourite recipes. We make it several times a year and it just … [Read more...]

How Did the Deer Guard Recipe Work? {Photos – One month later}

A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for a concoction called Deer Guard.  It is sprayed on your flowers and the theory is the deer don't like the taste/smell of it and won't eat your plants. How did it work?  See for yourself... … [Read more...]

Deer Guard ~ Do The Deer Think of Your Planters as a Salad Bowl?

Deer Guard ~ Until a couple of days ago, we had some pretty lush looking planters on either side of the garage door...notice my use of the word "had".  The poor deer have come to think of our planters and flower gardens as one big salad bowl.  I don't blame them, massive subdivisions have sprouted up overnight and the deer have nowhere to go.   This is part of the herd, sorry for the winter shot. The deer have been in stealth mode lately, hiding out and having babies! I don't mind … [Read more...]

Veggie Burger ~ {Recipe}

Veggie Burger ~ I am not technically a vegetarian, I really don't eat much beef or pork at all, but I do eat fish, poultry and the odd piece of bacon. The rest of my family loves a nicely barbecued burger, but, they are definitely not my thing! I always felt a bit "left out" when I just had salad or whatever other side dish we happened to be having.  So, I decided to do a bit of research and came up with this recipe. If you're looking for a "burger feel" to your veggie burger, this may … [Read more...]

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins

Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins ~ I have a confession to make, I am totally addicted to making muffins and will very often make them several times a week! I recently had a container of sour cream that was soon due to expire.  So, as any muffinaholic would do, I started wracking my brain for muffin recipes that use sour cream...and blueberries. Blueberries, because I have ten pounds of gorgeous, wild, Pennfield blueberries stored in my freezer. I found this recipe tucked away in my totally … [Read more...]