This Holiday Season You Can Tune In To Pure

Cinnamon Cider

The Holidays bring out the best in people, but wouldn’t it be nice if every day was just a little bit sweeter? Pure Via thinks so! They have teamed up with Jewel to encourage Canadians to take pleasure in the simpler things that make each day sweeter. As part of the “Tune in to Pure”campaign, […]

Soup Recipe: Cream of Mushroom #CarnationSoups

soup 2

I have been mixing up delectable sweets with Carnation® Evaporated Milk for years. Pies, cakes, brownies and other delicious treats are always a big hit over the holidays, but Carnation® Evaporated Milk doesn’t have to just be used for desserts and sweets. You can use it in your everyday cooking too. It has less water […]

Apple Mango Smoothies to Start the Day #‎ONatural‬

apple mango smoothie 2

Most mornings I jump out of bed, wake the kids and dive right into the tasks for the day. Lunches are made, backpacks are packed, hair and teeth get brushed (and mine too if I find the time) and the kids and I walk to school, time allowing. I don’t even think about having breakfast […]

Warming Up from the Inside Out with Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup #CarnationSoups

close carrot ginger soup

Fall recipes are the ones I enjoy making the most. They can often be made using fresh local vegetables and it’s not too hot to be standing over the stove. It is also the time of year that we get to make some of the family recipes that I have been enjoying for my entire […]

Revisited: Salad Recipe: Layered Salad

layered salad2

I am making a layered salad for us to enjoy with our Thanksgiving dinner and thought this is a perfect time to share this recipe with you again! I shared my layered salad recipe once before, but I have tweaked the recipe a bit since then so I decided it was time to share it […]

Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas #DinnerIn15

quesadilla 4

Having a delicious and nutritious meal doesn’t mean you have to spend the day in the kitchen. Maple Leaf Prime makes wholesome food that helps families eat well even on the busiest of days. My kids enjoy food that they can eat with their hands too, so these chicken quesadillas were a hit all around. […]

Canning Recipe: Mild Salsa

canned salsa

What do you do when you have baskets of fresh tomatoes and onions on your kitchen counter? Make salsa of course! I am not the most experienced at canning, and until this year I had only done it in my Mom’s kitchen under her guidance (you are never too old to need your Mother’s help). […]

Appetizer Recipe: Bacon Artichoke Dip

bacon artichoke dip 1

I’m bumping up an old recipe for everyone who is thinking about entertaining in the upcoming holiday season! If you want to impress your dinner guests this year, be sure to serve them some delicious dips as appetizers! Whether you are hosting Christmas dinner or gathering some friends together for a game night, dips are […]

Grilled Ham & Apples Make a Quick Tasty Meal #Dinnerin15

bbq ham with apple

Fall means that the kids are not only back in school, but also back in their regular routine. I like having them involved in local activities, but I don’t love trying to get them fed and to these activities on time! They are home from school by 3:30pm and sometimes have to be somewhere by […]

Recipe: Homemade Vegetable Soup

Garden vegetables, some previously blanched and now defrosting

I have a lot of fresh garden vegetables that I need to use in ways that will last us awhile. I have blanched green beans and I’m preparing to blanch some carrots, but I like to do more creative meal preparation as well. Today I decided to make a vegetable soup base that I can […]