Crispy Baked Hash Browns (Freezer Friendly)

crispy baked hash browns

For me one of the perfect weekend breakfasts is a plate full of hash browns, eggs, toast and bacon with a side of coffee. I’ve tried so many versions of homemade hash browns but they never seemed to turn out crisp enough, or were never quite cooked through and always seemed to be lacking in… 

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Maple Pecan Granola

maple pecan granola

I’ve come to love homemade granola. When I first discovered my favourite granola recipe, no store-bought granola could compare. And the fact that it’s sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar gives it extra bonus points in my book! I’ve been craving maple and pecans lately so I decided to switch things up a bit and… 

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Canning Basics & Vanilla Peach Jam

Canning Basics & Vanilla Peach Jam

I’ve posted quite a few jam and preserving recipes in the past but so far no canning recipes, even though canning is one of my favourite hobbies. The biggest reason I haven’t gotten around to it is because I wanted to be able to give a little canning 101 before sharing a recipe, so people… 

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Maple Roasted Almond Butter

maple roasted almond butter

Max is my good little eater. He’ll eat basically anything and everything under the sun. But for some strange reason he doesn’t like peanut butter. He always loves helping me make scrambled eggs and toast in the morning but he’s always adamant that his toast have only “just honey”, nothing else to adulterate it. But,… 

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(Healthier) No-Bake Granola Bars

healthier no-bake granola bars

It has been HOT here this week. We all tend to lose our appetites when it’s so hot out so we’ve been keeping mealtimes really simple by having lot’s of salads, fruits and veggies with a little side of grilled meat. I didn’t turn on my oven once this week, but in preparation for our… 

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(Classic) Vanilla Ice Cream

classic vanilla ice cream

Everyone needs classic recipes in their lives. This vanilla ice cream is definitely a must and worthy of the classic title. As my 16 month old daughter looks at this picture she’s humming “mmmm…. mmmm” with a tiny smile on her face. She knows a good thing when she sees it. My mother in law… 

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French Vanilla Iced (or Hot) Coffee

french vanilla iced coffee

A lot has transpired since my last post. We moved all the way across the country and back up into Canada – we’re back home! It’s been almost four years since we moved away. Everything feels so familiar and yet so different. It’s going to feel strangely wonderful to only have to drive a couple… 

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Homemade Baking Mix – Healthified

whole wheat baking mix - just like Bisquick

I love my regular homemade baking mix, it makes some of our favourite pancakes (and according to the comments I’ve received, many others favourite too). I like the quick and filling breakfast it makes during the week, but I’ve never felt like it had enough nutritional value for an everyday type of thing. If my kids… 

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