Getting Back into the Breakfast Groove With a Caprese Breakfast Sandwich


This summer we slept in, lingered over breakfast, and didn’t worry about going anywhere until the sun had risen high in the sky. Grabbing extra snuggles and serenity was the status quo. Those days are done. Over. Fini. Now our mornings are punctuated with calls of ” mom have you seen my…”, running around, packing… 

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Ham and Carrot Asian Noodles #DinnerIn15


With school almost back in session and busier than ever after school schedules, being able to get dinner ready and on the table in 15 minutes or less has become that much more important. There is always that balance between what my kids will eat and enjoy, and what is healthy. This dish is a… 

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Tenderflake Puff Pastry Pockets – Back To School Lunches Made Easy


My kids head back to school in one week and I am already starting to think ahead to easy lunch menu items that nourish as well as please the taste buds. No small feat when your kids have vastly different ideas about what makes up a tasty meal. Enter the Tenderflake Puff Pastry Pocket. They… 

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Jamie Oliver Challenge Accepted – Fish Cake Slider

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Do you eat enough fish? I know that we certainly don’t. We probably get one to two servings a month, and that’s in a good month. I’m not sure why that is. Fish isn’t a difficult protein to cook. In most cases it’s the perfect one for quick weeknight meals. Did you know? A recent study… 

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Enjoying the Dog Days of Summer With #DinnerIn15

#Dinnerin15 Faux-dogs

Summer is the perfect time for backyard barbeques, picnics by the beach and time spent with the people you love. The last thing I want to do is turn on my oven and eat a heavy meal. That means planning light meals that are easily portable and easily made. The first time my husband introduced me… 

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SEO and Spices

From the Archives Today I am delving into the world of SEO (search engine optimization) and trying to wade my way through all the information and make some sense of it. It was only a week ago that I first heard the term and, what else, Googled it. I am not sure I have had enough sleep in… 

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Make At Home Fruity Popsicles By Deb Lowther

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The lazy hot days of summer are around the corner so get prepared now and wow your kids with these amazing fruity popsicles that are not only easy to make, but full of good for you ingredients. Ditch the store bought, artificially coloured and flavoured varieties and make your own at home. Dollar stores have a great selection of… 

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Oh Canada! Hamilton Beach has Your Summer Beverages Covered

Hamilton Beach Ice Shaver

A wonderful thing happened last week. My Hamilton Beach Ice Shaver arrived. The timing couldn’t be more perfect seeing as we are getting into the heat of the summer and more than a few days have finally been cold drink worthy. Since the ice shaver has arrived we’ve been busy testing out all the ways we… 

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Someone Will Take Home #NugsFaveThings to Celebrate My Birthday! #Giveaway


It’s my party, but instead of getting gifts I’ve decided I want to celebrate by giving you some of my most favourite things! Blogging has allowed me many perks over the past 8 years and it’s time to start paying it forward to all of you who make it possible. Thank you for being a… 

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