Come and Party with Me! Let’s talk Cooking! {with Prizes}

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Many years ago, when I was first starting out on my own with my hubby, a friend introduced me to Pampered Chef products for my kitchen. I was invited to a party and I bought a few items, despite the fact that we had very little disposable income at the time. We still have the tools that I purchased that night and I use them on a regular basis! Fast forward a few years when we were visiting my sister in law’s house and she prepared lunch for us on her stoneware cookie sheet. I trust my sister in law’s … Continue reading

Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Chicken Melts

Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Chicken Melts

A couple of weeks ago, I saw the most delicious looking recipe for Best Ever Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts while cruising through posts on my favourite blogs. As soon as I learned that Kraft Creamy Mexicana Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia had hit the shelves in grocery stores, I knew the perfect dish to create! My very own Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Chicken Melts! Kraft has specially blended their Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia to deliver a soft and creamy melt that was a perfect fit for creating my Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Chicken Melts! I could … Continue reading

Smoothies with a @Vitamix Blender

Vitamix Blender

It’s been no secret that I love my smoothies! I have been making smoothies for a number of years now ever since I discovered that my kids would eat spinach if I included it in a smoothie. I often ask my children to help me make smoothies so that they know exactly what is in them, they understand how healthy they are AND if they make them, there is a bigger chance that they will consume them. My Basic Guildelines When Making a Vitamix Blender Smoothie: I start with my liquid (which 99% of the time is Unsweetened Vanilla Flavoured … Continue reading

No Bake Healthy Oatmeal Granola Bars

Healthy Oatmeal Granola Bars

I’m always on the hunt for recipes for healthy granola bars. I love baking my own muffins, cookies and bars for snacks. The fact that recipe is a no bake healthy oatmeal granola bars recipe is an added bonus. My kids LOVE to eat granola bars and often they don’t want to stop at just one. Knowing exactly what ingredients are in the bars that they eat make me feel much better about what they are consuming for snacks. I found this recipe for No Bake Healthy Oatmeal Power Cookies that I have changed slightly to create No Bake Healthy Oatmeal Granola … Continue reading

Valentine Ice Cream Sandwiches

Have you ever made Ice Cream Sandwiches? You can turn plain cookies into sandwiches with easy by simply putting some strawberry ice cream in between two Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies for a delicious and easy Valentine treat!Visit Sheek Shindigs for some beautiful photos of some Valentine Ice Cream Sandwiches. For more creative ideas, please visit: Visit our Valentine’s Day Page for more Valentine’s Day Arts, Crafts and Activities! If you don’t see a Disqus comment form at the bottom of the post, please use the button F5 to refresh your page! Email us if you are still having trouble.

8 Amazing and EASY Homemade Bread and Biscuit Recipes {Foodie Friday}

Bread Recipes

I love to make bread and biscuits! I love it even more when I find EASY bread and biscuit recipes! Homemade bread and biscuits can make a wonderful addition to any meal, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner. I even love to add some protein like peanut butter or cream cheese and have a piece of homemade bread or a biscuit for a snack. The kids love this snack too! One of my favourite ways to enjoy homemade bread is to have it along with my hubby’s famous Cheddar Potato Soup! Here are some EASY Homemade Bread and Biscuit … Continue reading

Healthy Granola Bar Recipe

As many of you know, I have committed to a healthier lifestyle for myself starting in 2014. I have been on the look out for a healthy granola bar option for a long time now. I finally took a few ideas from here and there and came up with my own recipe. This recipe is easy and simply with NO added sugars, eggs or flour! Feel free to PIN THE RECIPE FOR LATER!The ingredients are oats, cinnamon, banana, almond milk (or milk), applesauce, vanilla and raisins (or other dried fruit or chocolate chips). These bars whip up in less than … Continue reading

The Family Cookbook from @DKCanada is the Only Cookbook You’ll Ever Need

As a devout meal-planner and someone who loves to cook, finding new recipes to keep my family menu interesting is really important. In recent months I’ve turned to Pinterest to collect recipes because I don’t have any one cookbook that can provide me with healthy, easy and a variety of recipes that I want. I have hundreds of meal ideas pinned to various boards on Pinterest, but because my collection has become so vast it is getting very difficult to comb through them and find recipes. When I was given the opportunity to review a cookbook and choose which book … Continue reading

Back to Basics with @ChefMichaelSmth and #Cascade #PGMom {#GIVEAWAY}

As some of you may know, I am a very messy chef!Here is the sad proof: Specifically, when I bake, it is a very messy scene, as you can see above, when I was baking my son’s 5th birthday party cupcakes. Thank goodness for Cascade Platinum! It helps get my dishes clean without any extra work on my part, which I like. As much as I love to bake (and sometimes cook), I absolutely detest the clean up! I recently received a copy of Food Network Canada’s Michael Smith, host of Chef Michael’s Kitchen, recipe book called Back to Basics. … Continue reading

Canada Day Sugar Cookies {RECIPE}

Sugar cookies are one of the easiest recipes to bake! They are also excellent for special occasions as there are so many different ways to decorate them according to themes and colours. This is also a great way to get the kids involved, when it comes to the decorating. For Canada Day, why not make up some Maple Leaf shaped Sugar Cookies? My neighbour made these to welcome some friends that were moving to Canada, sweet eh?! Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter (unsalted then add the salt OR salted and omit the extra salt) 1.5 cups sugar 2 eggs … Continue reading