The back to school season is in full swing and while it seems most parents are happy about it (myself included) when the topic of making lunches is brought up, there is a collective groan. I mean, sure, I have one of those cutesy Pinterest boards full of over-achiever bento boxes and dinosaur shaped sandwiches but in reality, I’m a single mom of 2 kids that is trying to run a business. I don’t have time for dinosaur shaped sandwiches. …
Desserts and Baking
How to Make Multicolored Cupcake Frosting
This super neat trick will transform your cupcakes from basic to pro, real quick, and it’s much easier than it looks. Armed with the Wilton 3-Colour Swirl Coupler and some serious Pinspiration I was able to create the multicolored cupcake frosting that gave these cupcakes a professional looking edge….
Simple Chocolate Chip No-Bake Granola Bars
I’m fairly certain my kids have eaten a granola bar every school day since they started 3 and 4 years ago. Every. Day. As I was packing their lunches a while ago, the list of ingredients on the box of bars caught my eye. Why was it so extensive?! Surely you didn’t need so many ingredients to make granola bars and why were there so many I couldn’t pronounce? Pinterest to the rescue! I found what looked like a super simple and minimal ingredient recipe for no-bake granola bars that I wanted to try, so I did. And they’re awesome. …
Easy Decadent Chocolate Zucchini Muffin Recipe
Just because it’s not summer yet is no reason to avoid cooking with everyone’s favorite summer squash! I’ve honestly been on such a zucchini kick lately, we eat it at least once a week. My kids rolled their eyes SO hard when I told them I was making this but they quickly realized this chocolate zucchini muffin recipe is decadent, moist, and delicious. …
10 Mug Cake Recipes You Need in Your Life
Mug cakes are the revolutionary new dessert that every busy parent needs in their lives. Let’s be real, sometimes (most of the time) between work, kids, and household responsibilities, extra time simply doesn’t exist. So unless it’s someone’s birthday, or whatever, I’m not baking an entire cake, no matter how bad I want it.
In walks the Mug Cake. Let’s have a moment of silence for whoever was the genius (presumably parent) that discovered we could make single serve cakes… in a cup. I hope you enjoy these 10 Mug Cake Recipes! …
Simple Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
I had this awesome recipe picked out for this week and then chaos struck. On Wednesday my golden retriever Henry caught me off guard and pulled me flat on my back. Slight concussion, whiplash in my neck and walking is incredibly challenging. On my road to recovery my eldest and my husband came down with Norwalk…….I know……I know…….this has been a very trying week both physically and mentally. I just went back to work on the 18th after 4 glorious uneventful weeks and BAM! Back to work 2 days and here comes the shit storm, literally LOL.
So needless to say I whipped this up Sunday afternoon, taking a much needed 5 minutes to myself, and didn’t have the energy to take more than 2 pictures. But I’m sure you can imagine the simplicity of this recipe. I like recipes that are versatile, quick and family friendly….
Everyday Cake Recipe – Ricotta Bundt
The recipe I have for you this week is what I call an everyday cake, which means that something that’s not too sweet, is made in one bowl and comes in many variations. This recipe can be a base for your favourite flavours. You can add orange zest to the sugar and still in mini chocolate chips and it tastes exactly like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Or toast some pecans and add a few drops of maple extract and you have a classic ice cream flavour in a cake. This cake also gets better with time so it’s super easy to make the day before a brunch or whatever you might need it for. I have chosen lemon, white chocolate and almonds however I have made all of the variations I suggested.
Super Simple 5 Minute Chocolate Pudding
Let’s start with a story about vanilla. My husband’s grandfather travels through the US and Mexico for the winter, what we Canadians call a snow bird. He knows I love baking and asked if I wanted pure vanilla from Mexico, I said sure grab me the biggest container you can find. Fast forward to the spring and he give me a friggen gallon of vanilla. Let me tell you, it’s the best I’ve ever had and makes the most delicious vanilla ice cream….