Christmas Tree Hunting + Classic Vanilla Marshmallows

classic vanilla marshmallows

Last weekend we braved the snow and the cold and headed out west to find a Christmas tree with my family. I haven’t gone tree hunting in many, many years, so I was really looking forward to it. And, it did not disappoint. It was so much fun, despite the cold. And, after we all… 

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Crispy Baked Taco Shells & Seasoning

Crispy Baked Taco Shells & Seasoning

Normally my family eats our tacos burrito-style – rolled up in a soft flour tortilla. But, lately I’ve been craving crispy taco shells. It’s just something about that crunch. But, I don’t really like the ones you get from the store, they’re not the epitome of health and aren’t all that flavourful either. So, I… 

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Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Pumpkin Pecan Granola

I had to squeak in one more pumpkin recipe before all the Christmas festivities get started around here. Next week I’ll be decorating my house and listening to Christmas music all day long, with no shame involved! But, it’s not quite that time yet so I’m giving you one last bite of pumpkin bliss before it goes… 

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Tip Tuesday: How to Make Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

How to Make Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

Although we’ve already celebrated Thanksgiving over here in Canada, I know a lot of you will be celebrating American Thanksgiving in a couple of days. This year I seem bent on providing you with allergy-free alternatives. It’s been 4 years since I’ve been able to be home for all of these holidays and  since there… 

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Tip Tuesday: How to Make any Ice Cream Recipe Dairy-Free

How to Make any Ice Cream Recipe Dairy-Free

This past weekend we celebrated one of my brother’s birthdays and I was in charge of making the ice cream. A lot of my family members are sensitive to milk so I wanted to experiment with a dairy-free version that everyone could enjoy. I’ve researched a lot online about dairy-free ice creams but have never… 

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Olive Oil Butter Spread

Olive Oil Butter Spread

I generally try to stay away from margarine as best I can, but butter is just so darn hard to spread straight from the fridge, that I always have a small tub in my fridge for spreading on toast or other such things. I’ve been using olive oil margarine for years – it’s supposed to… 

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Cinnamon-Honey Marshmallows

Cinnamon Honey Marshmallows

Ever since my kids and I were sick, I’ve been avoiding processed sugar like the plague, because of it’s annoying habit of lowering immunities. I always like making things processed-sugar-free when I can anyways, because it’s just plain healthier all around. Last week was bitter cold and snowy. We are in full fledge winter over… 

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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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