Roast Chicken Thighs with Fennel and Lemon

Fall can be a busy time of year for many of us with children going back to school and starting activities. Dinner becomes a rushed affair, leaving us stressed out as we try to come up with simple and fast meal ideas. Chicken is my go-to meal idea during these busy times. When Tony asks … Read more

Bennett’s Birthday Party: Keeping it Simple

There’s my handsome son Bennett at his 4th birthday party. Ever since Cole’s party a month earlier, he’s been waiting for this day. His real birthday was Sept 13th, but with school starting and with Tony working almost every weekend that month, we put off the party until the last weekend in September. It was such a busy month … Read more

Liven Up School Lunches With Help From Mott’s

It’s almost time for the kids to go back to school! That means I have to start thinking about what to pack in their school lunches. My family tried Mott’s Fruitsations + Veggie Fruit Snacks, and I think they’re a nice treat for kids’ lunches that you can feel good about packing. My kids love having … Read more

Homemade Instant Oatmeal with Chia and Raisins

My kids and I love having a hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. There’s just something so satisfying and comforting about it, and it sticks with you all morning long. The problem is that we usually don’t have a lot of time in the mornings to prepare oatmeal. I sometimes buy instant oatmeal packets for speed and convenience, … Read more

Crockpot Baked Potatoes and Other Fast Meals

With back-to-school around the corner, I thought it would be helpful to devote a post to fast dinner ideas. This summer I enrolled the boys in swimming lessons, so for two weeks they went every weekday at 6:30pm. It was a great way to tucker them out for bedtime, but it made dinner-time a little tricky. … Read more

Vegetable and Ham Pizza with Alfredo Sauce

I’ve been seriously slacking with meal planning lately. I seem to go through phases where I’ll plan really well for meals for a while and then I’ll shift to just winging it in order to use up ingredients that are building up in my fridge and pantry. Pizza is a perfect way to use up what … Read more

The Best Bran Muffins

A fellow food blogger, Ashley from Ashley’s Cooking Adventures, is expecting a baby next month! I was excited to join in a virtual baby shower for her and post a brunch recipe, but I unfortunately I was sick all last week and wasn’t able to prepare anything. This post is dedicated to her, and what better day … Read more

Pizza Pockets (and other school lunch ideas)

Since Cole started kindergarten last month, I’ve been struggling daily with what to make for his lunch. In daycare it was easier; they could heat food up in the microwave or toast things like bagels and waffles in the toaster, and nuts were okay. I bought a thermos and some nut-free Peabutter thinking that they … Read more

Spinach, Leek and Mushroom Quiche with Sundried Tomatoes

My mom makes a mean pie crust. She says it’s easy to do but unfortunately I haven’t mastered it yet. The last time we went to visit, she made a gorgeous pie for dessert and she gave me the leftover pastry dough to take home with me. First I made a pie (of course) with … Read more

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

I’m sitting here sipping my morning coffee in a mug with rainbow-coloured circles that remind me of jawbreaker candies. Mug Shot This psychedelic mug is my favourite thing right now, because it was a Mother’s Day gift from Cole. He had been excited all week to take me to his preschool for a Mother’s Day tea … Read more