Cinnamon Roll Granola

My favourite part about holiday baking is making edible Christmas gifts. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a tasty treat as a gift. Especially one that is made just for them. I love giving granola around the holidays because it’s something that is well loved by most of people, makes for a quick breakfast for … More Cinnamon Roll Granola

Healthy Caramel Apples

I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so excited to share a recipe before. And, that’s saying a lot since I only post my favourite recipes on here, period. You guys, HEALTHY CARAMEL APPLES!! What else is there to say, really? These caramel apples are chewy, and sticky, and taste just like the real deal. Except, they’re healthy! … More Healthy Caramel Apples

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

Garlic & Herb Potato Skins with Crispy Prosciutto and Arugula

Growing up, potatoes were always my comfort food. For my 16th birthday my birthday meal request was roast beef with baked potatoes. I was pretty much in heaven. Sadly, the rest of my family doesn’t share my affinity for this starchy veg, and potatoes have become pretty few and far between in this house (save … More Garlic & Herb Potato Skins with Crispy Prosciutto and Arugula

The Perfect Tender White Cake (with whipped cream cheese cloud frosting & 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 … More The Perfect Tender White Cake (with whipped cream cheese cloud frosting & berries)

B.E.L.T. Salad with Quick Bagel Croutons and Parmesan Vinaigrette

On Father’s Day we made a ton of sweets. All of James’ favourites to show him how thankful we are for what a good Daddy he is. With all of that sweetness going down we really needed a healthy meal in the middle of the day to offset things a bit. So, I dreamt up … More B.E.L.T. Salad with Quick Bagel Croutons and Parmesan Vinaigrette

Kids in the Kitchen: Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce (for Father’s Day!)

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 … More Kids in the Kitchen: Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce (for Father’s Day!)

Southwestern Chickpea Salad with BBQ Dressing

I’m about to share one of my most crave worthy salads of all time. Are you ready? In my house it’s no secret that Mom’s favourite food consists of Mexican/Tex Mex/Southwestern flavours. So this salad is just bound to be a favourite. It starts off with some chopped romaine and southwestern-style veggies – bell peppers, tomatoes, avocado, and … More Southwestern Chickpea Salad with BBQ Dressing