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simple kale salad

Simple Kale Salad

In the summer, when our garden is blossoming, we often have an overabundance of kale and I’m constantly looking for ways to use it. I still buy kale from the grocery store during the winter, but it is usually on a whim and almost always with this salad in mind; however, […]

raspberry filled sugar cookies

Raspberry Filled Sugar Cookies

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is like cilantro. You either LOVE it or HATE it. Personally, I have always loved it – both cilantro and V-Day that is. I think it’s so nice that on this one day of the year, we are obligated to think about love. You don’t have […]

strawberry buttermilk donuts

Baked Strawberry Buttermilk Donuts

The other morning I made donuts. Whaaaaat MADE donuts you say!? It’s true. I did! And while there was no deep fryer involved, they were every bit as delicious as a deep fried donut. Skip to the recipe As buckets of snow fell from the grey sky, I decided we needed some color […]

Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

  Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I’ve got an easy way to satisfy your (or a special someone’s) sweet tooth with the Ultimate Lindt chocolate giveaway! Just subscribe to my weekly newsletter and you will be automatically entered into the draw. If you have already subscribed you […]

Loaded Squachos

Squachos! Squachos, squachos, squachos. How fun is that to say!? Every time I say that word around here, Etienne smirks. He actually thinks it’s a ridiculous concept, but that doesn’t seem to stop him from diving in to a pile of SQUACHOS whenever I make them for dinner. Skip to […]

coconut cream larabars

Coconut Cream Larabars

Sunday afternoons are one of the best parts of the whole week. After a long hard work week (this includes “Momming”) and usually some fun on the weekend, Sunday is when my little family and I get to lay low, go for walks together, enjoy a huge Sunday brunch AND […]

Chapter One – The Beginning

  Hello! Welcome to my little blog. I have worked long and hard to get to this point. I started this journey in September last year, when my youngest, Walter, was finally starting to go to bed a bit earlier and I had (some) free time in the evenings again! […]

roasted garlic hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

  I love dips. Salsa, tzatziki, guacamole, and hummus!! I especially love dips when they’re made with healthy ingredients and you can smother that warm pita chip in dip without feeling too guilty. Done the right way, hummus is so good for you! Made with garbanzo beans, it is chalk full […]

coco-chocolate pecan granola

Coco-Chocolate Pecan Granola

Are you ready? I promised myself I wasn’t going to use words like “the best ever” to describe my recipes, but really, this IS the best ever granola recipe. Don’t get me wrong, this is not the healthiest granola but it’s also not terrible for you and you HAVE to […]

how to roast garlic

How to Roast Garlic

If only I could share with you an aroma…the smell of garlic roasting in my oven, to be precise. LOVE in my oven!! Today I’m about to share a very simple tip that many of you may already know about and possibly even do on the regular. I am almost embarrassed […]

domino popcorn

Domino Popcorn

Movie night just got sweeter! On a cold winter night, what’s better than kicking back on the couch with a good flick and a (BIG) bowl of buttery, salty popcorn? Well, maybe all of the above plus a glass of wine. BUT I’ve got an even better idea. What if […]

double chocolate beet cupcakes

Double Chocolate Beet Cupcakes

I met my husband, Etienne, at work. As we got to know each other, sometimes we would take a coffee break together at a nearby café called Bumpy’s. We quickly bonded over our shared love of their warm, giant, bakery style muffins.  I often daydream about taking over the muffin […]