Simple Chocolate Chip No-Bake Granola Bars

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.  Continue Reading


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.  Continue Reading


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 RecipesContinue Reading

Help a Local Student Succeed for Only $2 #Toonies4Tummies

For as long as I can remember, we have been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s meant to get our engines started and provide the fuel needed for a smooth ride through school or work. Now, imagine trying to navigate your day on an empty tank. You’re hungry, irritated, tired, and can’t concentrate. That’s difficult enough for an adult to handle, but did you know 1 in 6 kids goes through that every day? Continue Reading


30 Soul Warming Soup Recipes

The leaves are changing, school has started, the weather is getting cooler. One of my favorite things to make during the fall and winter months is soup. It’s warm, comforting, and easy. I’ve rounded up 30 Soul Warming Soup Recipes for you guys, from some pretty fantastic bloggers. Enjoy!

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Simple Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate 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. Continue Reading


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.

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Super Simple 5 Minute Chocolate Pudding

chocolate pudding recipe

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. Continue Reading

Cheesy Bacon Burger Bombs

They say 3rd time is the charm but I nailed this recipe the 2nd time I tried it. These cheesy bacon burger bombs are a melt-in-your-mouth flavor explosion. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to sell you on these so I’ll get right to it, and tell you just how to make these bad boys for your next dinner.  Continue Reading

10 Recipes for Turkey Leftovers

The amount of leftovers after a Thanksgiving feast can be overwhelming. I have rounded up 10 recipes to help you use up those leftovers in ways that will make your taste buds dance (including one of my own!). These recipes are separated into 2 categories; Recipes Originally Made With Turkey and Recipes You Can Swap Chicken for Turkey. Don’t be afraid to experiment! If it can be made with chicken, it can likely be made with turkey.  Continue Reading

20 Delectable Apple Dessert Recipes

Fall is here!  You’ve probably noticed apples going on sale at your local grocer lately. That’s because all around the country, it’s apple harvesting time! You can buy a TON, and for very cheap, come September. Here are 20 delectable apple dessert recipes to put those juicy, healthy fruits to good use. Continue Reading