Simply Shortbread Cookie Recipe {Natrel Greatest Dessert Exchange}

Shortbread Cookie Recipe

This Shortbread Cookie Recipe is so easy to make and the cookies always turn out delicious! You can serve these cookies plain OR they can be decorated in a variety of ways including holiday sprinkles, maraschino cherries or chocolate! Shortbread is one of my all time favourite types of cookies! Shortbread Cookie Recipe Recipe Type: dessert Author: Multi-Testing Mommy Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 30 mins Shortbread is a classic Christmas cookie. Ingredients 1 cup Natrel lactose free or organic butter, softened 1/2 cup sifted icing sugar 1/2 cup sifted cornstarch 1 1/2 cups flour Instructions In an electric … Continue reading

Cherry Shortbread Squares

Cherry Shortbread Squares

I love to bake, especially for the holidays! I also like to EAT baking; this is my weakness. One of my favourite holiday treats are these Cherry Shortbread Squares. I’m a huge fan of cherries, but love shortbread too; this makes the perfect combination! I will warn you that you may want to freeze these once made, otherwise they may disappear much too fast, or at least that is what happens in my house! Cherry Shortbread Squares are to be a sure hit this holiday season! They are also the perfect baking to do with little helpers! INGREDIENTS Base: 1.5 … Continue reading

A Homemade Meal Not Cooked by Me! {Giveaway}

South St. Burger

That’s right! We all need a break once in a while and this week, South St. Burger was calling my name. Perhaps you have days (or weeks) during this busy time of year when you don’t feel like making dinner for you (or your family). After a long day of shopping or baking or wrapping, or perhaps all of the above, I encourage you to try out South St. Burger! While I do prepare many of the meals for our family, and hubby often takes over for a meal or two on the weekend (one of our favourites are his … Continue reading

Overnight Oats and Blueberries in a Jar

Overnight Oats

Mornings are always a huge rush around our house AND everyone seems to want something different for breakfast. Because of this, I’ve learned how to pre-make breakfast, enough to cover us for a few days at a time. Along with smoothies, one breakfast meal that I prepare is “Mommy’s special eggs” (perhaps I’ll share that recipe another time) and lately my daughter and I have been enjoying Overnight Oats and Blueberries in a Jar with NO ADDED SUGAR! My favourite ingredient (aside from the blueberries, of course) in these overnight oats are the chia seeds. My favourite chia seeds to … Continue reading

Taquito Pie … Mmmm…

Taquito Pie

When I learned that hubby and my son had made Taquito Pie while my daughter and I were at a vendor show sharing about Norwex and greener cleaning, I was very eager to have it for dinner! Just over a year ago, my hubby came up with this recipe for Beef Taquitos. They were immediately a hit in our family and they make a great freezable meal too! As delicious as they are – preparing them can be a wee bit time consuming with all of the rolling of tech taquito, so his latest version, instead of calling Taquito Pie, … Continue reading

Cost Effective Snack Ideas for Kids

Cost-Effective-Snack-Ideas

I knew that kids eat a lot, but I never expected just how much it would cost! I’m always on the hunt for cost effective snack ideas for kids as it often feels like they are a bottomless pit! I love to make baked snacks for my kids, but let’s face it, sometimes there just isn’t enough time. I often make muffins first thing in the morning as they are a great breakfast and school lunch food. I also find that they are very cost effective and a great way to include healthier choices (like banana, carrots or zucchini). In … Continue reading

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini-Muffins

My kids LOVE muffins and I’m even more excited to share that they both love Zucchini Muffins! Who knew that ZUCCHINI MUFFINS of all things could be accepted as part of a delicious dessert? That’s right! My kids happily will accept Zucchini Muffins as a yummy treat after dinner. Recently, I was at a client’s house and I admired her MASSIVE zucchini that had been picked fresh from the garden. It was HUGE, as wide around as my arm, absolutely HUGE! I was inspired to get myself some zucchini (sadly, much smaller in size) and do some baking. One favourite … Continue reading

Protein Packed Pancakes

Protein-Packed-Pancakes

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day! This is why I try to ensure that my children get their serving of protein every single morning. One of their favourite breakfast foods is pancakes, but traditional pancakes tend not to have much protein. SO, I decided to come up with a recipe for Protein Packed Pancakes that fills them with protein, but are still very similar to the regular pancakes that they know and love. This recipe is quite easy as it is all mixed using a blender. The clean up is quick and easy … Continue reading

What Would YOU Do if You Won FREE GROCERIES for a YEAR?

Free Groceries

When you become a parent, your world changes completely. The answer to one, simple question can change over night when you become a parent. For me, prior to having children, if I were to answer the question: What would you do if you won free groceries for a year?, my answer would definitely be considerably different compared to after having children. The great news is, you have an opportunity to win FREE GROCERIES for a year as well as six $1000 Food Basics Gift Cards! This free groceries giveaway is called the Food Basics “I Want It All Event”. Here’s … Continue reading

Healthier Butter Tarts

Healthier Butter Tarts

I know, I know, you don’t believe me that there is such thing as HEALTHIER Butter Tarts, but please do know that I have found the solution! And the best part is that it combines my Grandmother’s Traditional Butter Tart Recipe and makes it slightly healthier. Now, I want you to understand that I am not magical, these are definitely not HEALTHY Butter Tarts, but they can be considered a HEALTHIER Butter Tart, so read on to find out how I discovered this. The goodness of a Butter Tart is all in the FILLING, would you not agree? That is … Continue reading