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 […]

Fall Recipe: Candied Yams

candied yams

The fall season is right around the corner, and with it comes some of my favourite recipes. I have shared my recipe for candied yams before, but it was for a larger quantity so I wanted to share the recipe in a smaller amount since not everyone has a big family like us. 4.7 from […]

Back in the Groove with Hamilton Beach #HBSocialKitchen

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

We have made it through the first week of school with very few bumps along the way.  We made it to school on time every day, there were few complaints about their lunches and I even managed to get all of the paperwork filled out and sent back to school. They all went with a […]

Making School Lunch Fun #SchoolFuel

homemade cookies

When the new school year starts, one of the biggest challenges that many parents face is the school lunch. Before you have children it seems so easy, just throw a sandwich in a baggy and send it to school! In reality, it’s a daily struggle. While I completely support restricting foods from the schools due […]

Entree Recipe: Chicken & Garden Vegetables

Garden Vegetable Chicken

I am looking for healthy and delicious ways to cook my garden vegetables, and also ways to make a meal quickly and easily. With bowls full of tomatoes, a fridge full of zucchini and some chicken breasts ready to cook, I went to work on this recipe. It doesn’t necessarily photograph well, but it tasted […]

Garden Vegetable Recipe: Zucchini Bread

double chocolate zucchini bread

I have been picking zucchini from my garden for weeks and the fridge is really starting to fill up! I have grilled zucchini and stuffed zucchini and today I got busy making one of my favourite treats, zucchini bread. I made this double chocolate zucchini bread that is shown below and it was amazing! The […]

Overnight French Toast Casserole with Villaggio Bread

villaggio french toast 2

I have mentioned more than once how much I love breakfast. It is not only the most important meal of the day, but also the most enjoyable in my opinion. There are so many delicious breakfast menu items out there, and the ones that I like to make the most are the ones that I […]