Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins {RECIPE}

These healthy muffins are great for breakfast or snacks. They are jam packed with goodness and are lower in sugar than most muffins. Check out the recipe on Canadian Moms Cook and while you’re there, feel free to follow the blog via Facebook and Twitter!Did You Know Canada and I have ventured into a Recipe Blog together that is featuring recipes that have been tested out and shared with real Canadian families. Pin It Check out Multi-Testing Mommy’s Current Giveaways Find contests for your COUNTRY

The Looney Spoons Collection {Book Review}

The Looney Spoons Collection by Greta and Janet Podleski is quite possibly the best recipe book I’ve ever read! I love to READ recipe books, especially when they have a large amount of extra information like this one does! This book is written with a lot of humour which is appealing to kids (for eating sake) and for adults (it is purely entertaining).I love all of the extra tid bits of information and tips! I have learned so much from reading this book. Here is what I love: The fun names of the recipes (with a translation of what it … Continue reading

Fruity Baked Oatmeal {RECIPE}

The original recipe for Healthy Baked Oatmeal can be found on Snack Girl’s Website. I love this site! She has so many amazing recipes as well as great tips! I’ve changed up the recipe a bit…here is my version:Baked OatmealMulti-Testing Mommy gives permission for all photos in this post to be pinned on Pinterest! Dry Ingredients: 2 cups large flake oats 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 to 1 tsp cinnamon Wet ingredients: 3 cups fruit (you can use frozen berries, canned fruit or chopped fresh fruit – I love cherries, blueberries and strawberries in mine) 1 … Continue reading

Oatmeal Pancakes {RECIPE}

Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Tuesday)! Did you have pancakes for dinner? We did and I’d like to share the recipe with you. I’d also like to share an incredible book about Pancakes! Oatmeal Pancakes Ingredients: 2 cups oats (large flake) 2 cups buttermilk (you can use regular milk with 2 Tbsp vinegar) 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp soda 2 eggs slightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla Directions: Mix together oats and buttermilk. Let soak for 10 minutes up to overnight (in the fridge). Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Whisk together eggs and add … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Cookbook – Healthy Starts Here!

Author Mairlyn Smith was featured on City Line about a month ago. As soon as I heard about her amazing Grab and Go Breakfast Cookies and Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli Slaw, I knew I had to try out her cookbook! Mairlyn is a wonderful woman. She’s an inspiration, she strives to be healthy, she is knowledgable AND she has wonderful recipes to share. Check out her website for more!Mairlyn Smith’s Cookbook called Healthy Starts Here! is a wonderful book. Not only is it full of recipes organized by type of food, but it is also a good read as you … Continue reading

Foodie Friday Blog Hop 2/3 – Homemade Blueberry Waffles

This post is part of the Foodie Friday Blog Hop hosted by Talking Momcents! This Hop is in celebration of Foodie February, and will be running every Friday, Saturday, Sunday for the month of February. Its a great way to find yummy new ideas, amazing tips and tricks, and some great blogs. They don’t call me “Mommy the Messy Baker” for nothing!I have a Cuisinart waffle maker and it has taken me four different recipes, a lot of messes and quite a long time to “master” making my own waffles. The first time I made waffles, the waffles grew and … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: More Individual Oatmeal Cake Recipes (BREAKFAST)

Two weeks ago, I posted an amazing recipe for Individual Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake. It sounds heavenly and it is, but it is a breakfast food, which makes it that much better.The recipe is from Chocolate Covered Katie and I wanted to share with you today that she has a few more flavours for these amazing cakes:Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal CakeCinnamon Bun Oatmeal CakeBanana Bread Oatmeal CakeOatmeal Raisin Cake These are such a creative, easy and delicious idea! A perfect breakfast food to fill you up in the morning and to start your day off right. This post has been written … Continue reading

Foodie February 2012

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.~George Bernard ShawWelcome! Foodie February is a month long celebration of all things food. I am joining my fellow blogger, Talking Momcents, on a Culinary Adventure as we explore, create and discuss many different food related topics. We have created a page of links to participating posts. You can always find the page on the left hand side bar of my blog under events, or by clicking on the Foodie February button displayed on the participating posts. It will be updated frequently, so be sure to stop by daily to check … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli Slaw

Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli SlawFrom Healthy Starts Here by Mairlyn Smith PHEc (Whitecap) I have never liked Brussel Sprouts, but who knew you could eat them raw! They taste great – especially in this slaw recipe. I am so excited to have found this recipe. I added cauliflower to mine as well. Ingredients:1 lb (500 g) broccoli = one large bunch1 cup (250 mL) Brussels sprouts½ medium red onion1 large red pepper1 large orange pepper2 large carrots, scrubbed well, unpeeled Dressing:½ cup (125 mL) apple cider vinegar – pure apple cider vinegar2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin oil1 tsp (5 … Continue reading

AMAZING Breakfast “Grab and Go” Cookies

My Mom shared this recipe with me when she saw it on City Line and boy am I ever glad that she did! Breakfast “Grab and Go” Cookies From Healthy Starts Here by Mairlyn Smith PHEc (Whitecap) DRY INGREDIENTS:1 1/2 cups (375 mL) oat bran1 1/2 cups (375 mL) large flake oats1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour3/4 cup (175 mL) ground flaxseed1/2 cup (125 mL) Scottish, Irish or steel-cut oats2 tbsp (30 mL) wheat germ2 tbsp (30 mL) cinnamon1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries or blueberries1/4 cup (60 mL) at least 60% cocoa mass … Continue reading