Homemade Sweet Rib Sauce

Sweet Rib Sauce

As mentioned in the rib rub recipe, my preference is for a sauce to be added after grilling the ribs rather than during the grilling process. Unfortunately, we found that many of the commercially available sauces tasted nowhere near as good if they were used in this manner; it was almost as if they were designed to be cooked. Undaunted, I set out on an odyssey to come up with a rib sauce to compliment my dry ribs (which, if you force me to tell you, are kind of salty – but I would never admit that to the sodium … Continue reading

Moist Cornbread Recipe

Moist Cornbread

Who knew that we would end up having a family tradition whenever we make ribs, but apparently we do! We have a favourite Cornbread Recipe that we have grown to love and we really enjoy it in combination with delicious BBQ Ribs! We also have a zesty homemade BBQ sauce that we make for the side that I will share with you shortly. This cornbread is beautifully moist thanks to the addition of buttermilk and slightly sweet, but not overwhelmingly sweet. It compliments our Dry Rib Rub as it creates something savory and something slightly sweet. A beautiful combination. FINALLY…. … Continue reading

Amazing DRY Rib Rub Recipe

Dry Rib Rub

Growing up, my family made pork spare ribs a bunch of different ways; my mother’s specialty was to cook them in a tomato based stew so that the meat literally fell off the bones, my father slathered them in sauce and cooked them on our gas grill (sometimes – I even shudder to think of it now – he would boil them first – I know, the horror). The problem was, no matter what they tried, they were never able to match my all-time favourite ribs (which came from a locally owned restaurant): they were grilled dry, without any sauce … Continue reading

More Peanut Butter Snack Bite Fun with Kraft!

Peanut Butter Snack Bites with sprinkles

A few weeks ago, I shared a super easy recipe called No Bake After School Peanut Butter Snack Bites. These little snack bites went over SO well with my kiddos, that they have been asking me almost daily since I last made them whether or not there were more waiting for them on the table when they get home from school. They were so easy to make, I honestly feel like I technically could make these every day as an after school snack and I’m pretty sure that they would never tire of them because there are SO MANY VARIATIONS … Continue reading

10 Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Mother's Day Brunch

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to invite your Mom over for Mother’s Day Brunch! I’m a HUGE fan of brunch, simply because there is often a variety of both sweet and savory foods and I love the idea of breakfast for lunch or dinner! I often don’t have the appetite for a large breakfast, but I really do enjoy breakfast type foods. Feel free to save the image above and send it to your Mom if you are planning on having her over for Mother’s Day Brunch! Here are some Mother’s Day Brunch ideas to help you … Continue reading

NO BAKE After School Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Sticky fingers. Smiling faces. Full Bellies. PLUS No Bake After School Peanut Butter Snack Bites EQUALS A happy family! At least, this is the case in my house! Peanut butter is a staple around here. I won’t even share with you how much peanut butter we go through in a month! Not only is it great on bread or toast, but peanut butter can also be used to make delicious Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, muffins, Peanut Butter Snack Bites and more. Because of its versatility, there aren’t many days when we don’t use peanut butter. This recipe for Peanut Butter … Continue reading

Strawberry Cream Cheese Dip Fun! {Giveaway}

Strawberry Cream Cheese Dip

My daughter and I went to see the Advanced Screening of Cinderella in Toronto. When we left the movie, we learned that Goldfish now come in Princess crackers. What does that mean? The same great taste of Goldfish® crackers in a FUN, PINK colour! Let me just share with you that my nieces all had a wonderful time eating their pink snack and my son loved the same great taste that he is used to for his favourite snack! Goldfish crackers are a staple in my house. I remember a time when my son and I would drop my daughter … Continue reading

Celebrate Earth Day with Chocolate Garden Cups! {Giveaway}

Chocolate Garden Cups

Kids love fun treats and do I ever have a fun treat to share with you! Did you know that Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd? This is a special day to remind ourselves of just how precious our earth is and how we need to take care of it on a daily basis. I love finding companies that have the philosophy of being kind to our earth, that is why I have partnered up with Envirokidz! EnviroKidz is all about making learning about animals and the planet FUN and delicious for kids. This is right up my … Continue reading

Goat Cheese and Bruschetta Layered Dip

Goat Cheese Bruschetta Layered Dip

Last weekend, I was at a Norwex Party where the hostess had the most beautiful spread of food on a gorgeous high top glass table. It all looked so elegant, but one of the appetizers in particular caught my eye. I wasn’t hungry, so believe it or not, I had excellent self control (surprising) and didn’t indulge on any of the beautiful goodies, but I came home thinking non-stop about this Goat Cheese and Bruschetta Layered Dip that was there. Setting out to re-create this beautiful appetizer, I realized how easy it actually was to make. Literally, it took me … Continue reading

Say Cheese! #Cheesefest via @KraftCanada

cheesey french toast

I have some VERY picky eaters in my house, but one thing that I can always count on is CHEESE! Every afternoon in my house is considered a Cheesefest because that is my son’s preferred after school snack. He loves his cheese melted plain on the plate OR melted on top of crackers. My daughter prefers hers as a piece of cheese. Hubby and I love cheese in a variety of ways. The great thing about cheese is that it is easy to use in a large variety of ways. Calling ALL Cheese Lovers to Cheesefest!   Whether you enjoy … Continue reading