Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk (dairy & processed-sugar free)

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk (dairy & processed-sugar free)

Holiday baking is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start stocking our pantries and arming ourselves with holiday recipes. A common pantry item that becomes popular around the holidays is sweetened condensed milk. So many holiday treats are made easy and delicious with this special, secret ingredient. I stumbled upon this homemade version by accident. I… 

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Quick & Flavourful Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

I always had it in my mind that the best pizza sauce would have to be a labour of love. Something complicated and intricate with just the right nuances. Turns out I was wrong. After (what felt like) trying every type of pizza sauce under the sun, my favourite pizza sauce ended up being the… 

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Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (+ step-by-step photos & tips for pizzeria style pizza)

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Recently I was contacted by Fleischmann’s yeast about sharing a homemade pizza crust recipe, encouraging families to cook and eat together on a regular basis. You know I am all about bringing people together around the table with good, homemade food. But you guys! You know what I realized, for the umpteenth time, that I’ve… 

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My Favourite Homemade Tea to Soothe a Sore Throat and Fight a Cold

My Favourite Homemade Tea to Sooth a Sore Throat and Fight a Cold

Cold and flu season is upon us. These days one or the other of us seems to be down and out with something. The only benefit as a parent when your kids are sick is THE CUDDLES. Oh, how I love the cuddles. The downside of being a parent when you’re sick is, well,  you’re… 

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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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