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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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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Caramel-Pecan Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

Caramel-Pecan Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

A couple weeks ago I celebrated my birthday. My hubby and mom cooked up a steak dinner with all the trimmings and I took care of dessert. My parents are gluten and dairy free so I knew I wanted to make cake and ice cream that they could enjoy along with us. I love dreaming up… 

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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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Piña Colada Smoothies

Piña Colada Smoothies

Our summer snack of choice has definitely got to be smoothies. And, a Piña Colada Smoothie, with the cooling flavour of coconut and the brightness of pineapple – I can’t think of a more refreshing combination. Just what is needed for a cooling boost of energy on a sluggishly hot day. This is one piña colada that… 

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Strawberry & Lime Layer Cake

Strawberry & Lime Layer Cake

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I first posted about our brand new baby girl. Ahhhh! *tears* She’s growing up too fast! I love the baby stage. Just look at those cute baby cheeks (below) and tell me you don’t want to squish them all day long. I know there’s a lot of wonderful times… 

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Kids in the Kitchen: No-Bake Granola Bars

no-bake granola bars

Remember how I told you I like to scarf down granola bars in the middle of the night but since I haven’t been able to find any here yet I’ve been eating spoonfuls of peanut butter instead? Well, it was just too much for me to bear so I decided to create my own. I may have a… 

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Butter Tart Slice – a Canadian Treat made Simple

Butter Tart Slice

The first time I made this recipe was in my first year of marriage and I accidentally subbed three cups of flour for the three teaspoons called for in the recipe. It became more like a cake then a tart, but it was still delicious. You’ll never guess what happened this time I made it…. 

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Banana Rum Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Banana Rum Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

We have been freezing our little behinds off over here in the land of Norge. The sun is still refusing to show it’s shining face and the cutting wind is making our walks to the grocery store not quite as enjoyable as they once were. I must be burning a lot more calories though because not only… 

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