Quick Classic Tomato Soup

Quick Classic Tomato Soup

On a dreary day there’s nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. I’m not sure what it is about it, but it just hits the spot. It must be some lurking childhood memory that brings up those cozy feelings as soon as my spoon dips into the vibrant red… 

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The Perfect Tender White Cake (with whipped cream cheese cloud frosting & berries)

the perfect tender white cake (with whipped cream cheese frosting and berries)

I’m in birthday party prep mode today. Yesterday was the last day of school and today we’re baking up cakes, making fondant, and getting goody bags and games ready for Max’s 6th birthday party tomorrow! This will be his first official “just friends” birthday party, and he is super pumped about it. I did a… 

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Kids in the Kitchen: Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce (for Father’s Day!)

Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

So, I guess this week is unofficially BBQ week. And, how fitting since Father’s Day is on Sunday! I’ve tried my hand at numerous homemade ketchups and barbecue sauces but every time I present them to my family I get “the look”. And I suppose it’s for good reason. My family is all for me… 

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Roasted Strawberry Jam

Roasted Strawberry Jam

Last year my family was a little disappointed when no strawberry jam showed up in my stockpile of jars full of glistening spreadable fruit. With all of the unique flavours that I try to create, their favourite is always that simple summer classic. So this year, I decided to kick off my jamming season with the… 

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(Easy Sides) One Pot Garlic & Herb Pasta

One Pot Herb and Garlic Pasta

You know those handy dandy packaged pastas that can be stirred up in one pot, to create a simple side dish, that we all pretty much lived off of in college? This is that pasta, but so much better for you.  It’s just as flavourful and just as easy. Even a broke, newly-independent-in-the-kitchen, college student… 

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Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Pops

chocolate dipped marshmallow pops

I’ve got one last, fun, Easter project for you today. Peeps are abundant this time of year and you will find your fair share of DIY peeps around the internet (which is awesome!), but in an effort to keep things a little more simple I decided to, well, simplify. Because of all of such said,… 

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Surprise-Inside Easter Eggs

surprise inside easter eggs 1

Imagine children running around the yard looking for Easter eggs. They gather and collect an array of colours and squeal with glee with each new find. Now imagine their excitement when they crack one open and find that instead of the hard boiled egg they were expecting it is filled with bright and colourful jello!… 

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Whole Wheat Sourdough English Muffins

Whole Wheat Sourdough English Muffins

Breakfast will always hold my heart. I love every meal of the day, don’t get me wrong, but the meal I get the most excited about eating is breakfast. Call me crazy, but when I menu plan I include breakfast too. I can’t handle eating the same thing every day for breakfast. There are too… 

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Light & Crispy Honey-Almond Granola

Light & Crispy Honey-Almond Granola

We are granola obsessed in this house. Last winter I was making practically a new flavour every month. Then one day I bought a package of granola from the store that claimed to be light and crisp. After one bowl I knew I needed to up my granola game. It really was light and crisp… 

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Stove Top Stuffing

Stove Top Stuffing

The scent of stuffing = the holidays for me. I remember the excitement of Christmas buzzing through the air on Christmas Eve, all of us kids waiting anxiously for the night’s festivities. I spent so many hours looking at our tree with it’s twinkling lights and examining every detail of the special ornaments that were… 

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