Pear & Walnut Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Pear & Walnut Sour Cream Coffee Cake

It took me four hours to get this coffee cake in the oven. This has no reflection on the difficulty of the recipe but rather my life as a mom. From exploding diapers to early bath times to bedtime tantrums this cake went through many waiting periods. I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s… 

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Gingerbread Granola

gingerbread granola

Merry Christmas!! It’s less than a month away so I can officially say that now right? I’ve been holding off because I know so many of you had Thanksgiving to celebrate yet. I think Canadians tend to start celebrating Christmas before Americans. Can you blame us? Our Thanksgiving is at the beginning of October and… 

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Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Now that my family has gotten into a fairly regular routine, breakfast has become a family affair. It’s one more chance for us to spend time together and connect before the day begins. The tastier and quicker it is to throw together, the more likely we’ll be to make the time to sit and enjoy… 

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Mocha Chip Banana Bread

Mocha Chip Banana Bread

This banana bread is much more reminiscent of a cake – with its rich chocolate flavour and deep undertones from the coffee. It’s almost guaranteed to win over even the harshest banana bread critic. The deep chocolate look of this bread speaks romance to me. Although, the most romantic we got was to sit huddled… 

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Fruit-Bottom Yogurt

homemade fruit bottom yogurt

When it comes to packing lunches I’m no great authority on the subject. My husband gets fed lunch every day at work and my son’s barnehage makes him fresh snacks and meals every day. I’m a lucky woman. But, it also means I’m stumped for tips on packing meals to take away. At least for… 

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Maple Roasted Peach Crisps

maple roasted peach crisps

Max started barnehage (preschool) this week. I have to admit it’s been rather rough on me. This is the first time he’s been away from home consistently and the house feels so empty. I’ll admit that more than a few tears have been shed, on my part not his. He’s absolutely loving it and not… 

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Guest Post: Cherry Vanilla Bean Clafouti

Cherry Vanilla Bean Clafouti

This is a guest post from Theresa of The Craving Chronicles. I’ve been wanting to make Cherry Clafouti for a long time so I was very excited when Theresa shared this recipe. I’ve tried a few recipes from her site and they were all spectacular, and I know this will be no different. Make sure to take a peek… 

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Easy Almond Granola

easy almond granola

I know this might sound a bit strange but I’ve created a schedule for our breakfasts during the week. Not because I’m anal, but because my son has become a food snob and if we eat the same thing too many times he simply won’t eat it. I’m not even a food snob but somehow… 

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Kids in the Kitchen: Homemade Egg McMuffins for Dad

Homemade Egg McMuffins

Who says Mom’s the only one that gets a special breakfast made by the kiddo’s? My husband isn’t really a breakfast in bed kind of guy so I didn’t want to stretch it that far. But, it is fun for the kids to make something special for Dad and I think breakfast is a great… 

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Quick Waffles with Vanilla Pudding and Blueberry Syrup

Quick Waffles with Vanilla Pudding and Blueberry Syrup

I bought a waffle maker for my birthday a couple of months ago. We used to make them all the time in Canada but I had to leave my waffle iron behind in the move and I’ve been waiting to get one every since. I think we had forgotten just how much we loved waffles… 

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