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Delicious, Healthy, Versatile Granola

Looking for a fun cooking activity that is healthy, easy and versatile? Well look no further than granola. It’s not complicated, you can tailor it exactly to your tastes, it has a long shelf life and you will save so much money by making your own. It’s the perfect cooking activity for kids too. They can help chop up the …

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Cook your own Chewy, Yummy, Squishy Marshmallows

  It’s that time of year again and baking and making treats tops many of our to do lists. The challenge, if you have kids, is to come up with recipes that they can help with and don’t take too long. I think marshmallows checks both these boxes. If you’ve never made candy before (or used a candy thermometre) don’t …

6 Tips to Make Family Meal Time More FUN

Eating meals together are essential to the physical and emotional health of your family. Is this familiar? You read a great recipe on the weekend and you’re going to introduce something new, healthy and delicious to your family. So you race home from work and hustle hard to get it on the table. And…? Tears, eye-rolling, a lot of pushing …

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Chicken and Dumplings

Growing up, soups and stews were staples during the fall and winter. And one of my favourite meals was chicken soup with dumplings. It takes a couple of hours to cook, but really the active cooking time is under 45 minutes in total. Dumplings are made with the same principles that you use to make biscuits: cold butter and minimal …

Behind Every Great Soup

Hey there, The leaves are falling, the days are shorter and it’s getting colder. That means, “Soup Season.” And behind every great soup is, great broth. A trip to a grocery store will give you lots of options for broth: dehydrated cubes or powders or cartons of chicken, vegetable or beef stock. These are all fine, they work and I …

Black Bean Soup

Hey there, Fall’s just around the corner, and for me that means the start of the best season for food, sweaters and nesting. Nothing says comfort more than a great bowl of soup. It’s fast to make, healthy and is always a little bit better the next day. This black bean soup recipe checks all the boxes and is so …

Candied Orange Peels

Candied Orange Peels are one of my favourite sweet snacks to make because, well, I love them and they are so versatile. They are great on their own, dipped in dark chocolate, as an add-on to a dessert and as a garnish for an Old Fashioned (orange and bourbon are delicious together). Choosing Oranges: Candied orange peels are best made …

I Don’t Have All Day

I have wanted to work full time with food for a really, really long time. The only avenues that made sense to me were the obvious: catering, a small bakery/cafe/diner or a food truck. And for all the sane, boring reasons, none of these felt like a great fit for me or my family. So, I shelved it (sort of) …