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orange carrot cake

Orange-Carrot Cake

Today is my Dad’s birthday. He would have been 61! My Dad passed away suddenly almost 5 years ago, and I feel his absence from my life every single day. Although he is not here to share it with us, I still honor his birthday every year with a cake. My Dad […]

mint nanaimo bars

Mint Nanaimo Bars

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and although I can already check the box for creating a token green recipe – I’m talking about you, Green Monster Donuts – I thought what the heck, let’s throw something else green up there just for fun! Take me to the recipe The first thing that […]

green monster donuts

Green Monster Baked Donuts

They’re mean. They’re green. They’re delicious! Introducing my baked Green Monster Donuts….packed with spinach and sweetened with banana and agave syrup, they are a fun way to feed your family some greens! Your little ones will be so excited by the idea of eating a donut, they will not even question why it’s green; however, if […]

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Everyone needs an easy go-to side dish for dinner parties; something you can throw together quickly, looks and tastes great, and always gets you rave reviews. Today, I’m happy to share with you my very own go-to dish! Prosciutto wrapped asparagus. SO good, and SO easy. I discovered this dish when I […]

raspberry chocolate banana bread

Raspberry Chocolate Banana Bread

I have a confession: I’m a bit of a thief (insert gasp). You can often find me lurking in back alleys, dressed in black, scurrying along next to the fence lines….. No, I’m not doing anything particularly nefarious. I’m picking raspberries! In the summer when raspberry bushes are at their peak, there are a […]

hawaiian meatballs

Hawaiian Meatballs

Right now, in the middle of winter, I’m dreaming of beaches, palm trees and the ocean. One of my favorite places in the world is Hawaii. I’ve been to Hawaii quite a few times, but it never gets old. I consider myself a pretty adventurous traveler; I love exploring new places […]

white chocolate chunk almond butter cookies

White Chocolate Chunk Almond Butter Cookies

Happy Hump Day!! I love Wednesdays. Not as much as I like Thursdays, or Fridays, or Saturdays and Sundays…but it does have a special place in my heart. It’s the middle of the work week, and it gives you that little “the weekend is just about here” tingle. It’s winter here in […]

creamy vegetable casserole

Creamy Vegetable Casserole

Ok. Let’s talk Meatless Monday! Etienne and I started this little weekly tradition a couple of years ago when I started doing a lot of research about plant-based diets and the benefits that come with more fruits and vegetables in your diet. I like to think I could do an entirely plant-based […]

salted caramel almond clusters

Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Clusters

I know, I know, I made you think I was all healthy and stuff. Really, I am. Those recipes will come, I promise! I just couldn’t let National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day go by without letting you know about these little gems. There really is a National Day for this. […]

salted caramel sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce

Yay! I’m finally posting one of my FAVORITE things in the whole world. I have a LOT of favorites in life, but salted caramel is really, really up there. It makes all things better! Plus it goes with everything. Ice cream, brownies, scones, oatmeal – yes – even oatmeal!! It is really easy […]

baby and me breakfast cookies

Baby-and-Me Breakfast Cookies

Now that Wally is eating a lot more solid food, I’m always on the hunt for baby-friendly snack recipes that are chock-full of wholesome ingredients and contain little to no refined sugars, but are also tasty for the rest of the family. I’m often in a rush to leave the house […]

Chapter Two – Family

Hi! It’s Family Day here in Alberta. Not only does it mean I get an extra day with my husband around to help with the kiddos, it means we get that extra day to actually spend time as a family instead of simply running errands and attending various weekend activities. If you’ve got the day […]