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vanilla bean rooibos bread

Vanilla Bean Rooibos Bread

It’s almost Mother’s Day! This is not a reminder to my husband, who is very likely reading this post. I’m lucky enough that he has planned ahead and has arranged a dinner reservation for Saturday night. It’s a surprise – I can’t wait! Eating out might be one of my […]

moroccan couscous-stuffed acorn squash

Moroccan Couscous-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Hi all, how is the week going? Many of my fellow food bloggers were at the Everything Food Conference in Salt Lake City this past weekend. I so would have loved to go, especially after hearing about how wonderful the speakers were. Maybe next year. So, instead of immersing myself into […]

Taco Salad

Tacos aren’t just for Tuesday. It’s Cinco de Mayo!! Although I’m all the way up in Canada, and I am not even a little bit Mexican, I think this is such a fun holiday and really, a perfect excuse to enjoy delicious Mexican-inspired food (and drink) and have a little […]

10 thoughts for thursday

10 Thoughts for Thursday

1. Like my tank? I got this wicked cool top in the mail this week from my friend Ashley, owner of Britton & Gray Inc. Check her out! 2. Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. Such a fun holiday, even if you aren’t at all Mexican! For me, it’s a great excuse to eat the […]

Caramel-Stuffed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel-Stuffed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel-stuffed oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. WOW that’s a mouthful. In more ways than one, I promise! A mouthful of silky smooth, sweet caramel, melty chocolate, and gooey oatmeal cookie. Umm…yum? I don’t think anything beats the classic combination of caramel and chocolate. Just typing those two words in conjunction makes me […]

Raspberry Coconut Bites

This past week I bought something I’ve never bought before. I did it on a whim, while perusing the grocery store with my baby on my back. I actually can’t believe I have never purchased it, considering I love to try new foods and recipes. What is this mysterious ingredient, you ask? […]

lazy perogies

Lazy Perogies

You guys. I realized this weekend how literally OUT OF SHAPE I am. I had a massage booked for myself for 3pm, and at 2:20pm I went, “Hey! Why don’t I ride my bike there”?! Brilliant idea. Right?! Google Maps told me that it takes 25 minutes on a bike. Perfect! […]



Yup, you read that right. Notella. Not Nutella – BUT – dare I say it’s better than the store bought kind? The best part is, there are only 4 ingredients. Nutella is one of those things that I would buy fairly regularly, knowing full well that it’s chalk full of strange ingredients and […]

10 thoughts for thursday

10 Thoughts for Thursday

1. Dehydrated apple chips. Amazing!! Etienne’s parents bought us a dehydrator and I sliced up a whole bag of apples and 7 hours later, a perfectly baby/toddler/mama friendly portable, delicious healthy snack was created! If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can do it in your oven: The Spruce tells you […]

Strawberry Streusel Baked Oatmeal

The Easter weekend is over, and I don’t know about you, but I am in need of some heathier eats for a little while! Don’t get me wrong, I love me some turkey, potatoes and carrot cake (have you tried my orange-carrot cake yet?) but it’s kind of like after Christmas, […]

the boys

Chapter Three – Spring

“This time of year is very nice, as spring brings all things new. What would make it very special is to spend the day with you”! – If I Could Have Been There, by Jamie L.A. Hendricks This quote is from my favorite children’s book, given to me by my […]

pepper poppers

Pepper Poppers

Hi! I wasn’t sure if I was going to get these bright little poppers out to you before Easter, but I’m really glad I did. I think they would make for the perfect appetizer for your Easter gathering, as they’re bright and colorful, and you can “pop” them into your […]