Many years ago, after a visit to Newfoundland, my Mom dropped by my home with a special package…a gift from my Nan Coady. As I unwrapped the two “Carnival Glass Tumblers,” wrapped in dish towels from my Nanny’s kitchen, I Continue reading How vintage dishes and a glass of milk remind me of my childhood…
Potatoes are my thing! Fried, mashed, boiled, scalloped…I am all over cooking the potato every and any way possible! In fact, I can quite honestly say I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like! My preference, potatoes grown locally…I’m a Continue reading Little Potatoes #NearYou
Breakfasts around here aren’t really a thing despite every warning that it’s the most important meal of the day! None of my kids can eat the first thing in the morning…opting instead for some sort of snack mid-way through the Continue reading Nitrite and Phosphate Free Deli Meats for the WIN!
With the new school year underway, I’ve been slowly making my way back into the kitchen to prep a few meals as we’re heading back into our regular routines. For me…the kitchen is a challenge. Besides not totally enjoying the Continue reading Making Mealtimes Easier (and Healthier) with the President’s Choice Blue Menu #BlueYourMenu
My next few DIY projects were more of a DIYWHFYF (do it yourself with help from your friends/family) projects! I hauled in the big guns as my brother, Shannon, took over the kitchen cupboard portion of my kitchen makeover and Continue reading How to Paint Kitchen Cupboards…from Oak to White! #DIY
Over the last few months, I’ve written a couple of posts about Flu Prevention with the help of Shoppers Drug Mart and this year’s #SDMFluFighters program. The first post was written just after I received a text from Noah, away at Continue reading Flu Season Wrap Up…
They had me at Hello! Honestly, the three words I detest more than any others are “What’s for Supper?” So, when someone offers me an alternative to mealtime planning that’s not only super convenient and easy, but healthy…I have to Continue reading What you need to know about HelloFresh + a coupon code AND a giveaway!
Mid November, myself and a number of bloggers gathered at a friend’s home for an epic morning of cooking, crafting and togetherness. Blogging has provided many, many opportunities for me over the last few years that I’d never have dreamt Continue reading The greatest gift…
It’s getting chilly out! The other night, as I lay in bed, I realized my feet were like chunks of ice and it wouldn’t be long before I’m slipping a hot water bottle under the covers! Winter is a time Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash Soup + Kenmore Pro Heavy Duty Professional Blender Giveaway!
Whether I’m home alone, with a couple of friends or throwing a party…my very favourite thing to eat and serve is a fabulous Charcuterie Board. (Mainly because it’s as fun to say char·cu·te·rie as it is to dive in and Continue reading Building the Perfect Charcuterie Board & #PCInsidersCollection Holiday Twitter Party
There was a time, working in an office, where I’d be the first to arrive each morning and put on a pot of coffee…drinking most of it before anyone else would arrive. I loaded my coffee with cream and sugar…and eventually came to Continue reading Learning about McCafe Espresso Blends…#ANewWaytoCafe
There’s a comfort in being with old friends…where childhood memories are rekindled and laughs are bountiful. Throw in a few good meals, cozy beds, three pigs, six goats and a log cabin…and you have the makings for an amazing girls weekend Continue reading How “From Our Chefs” prepared dishes make dinner parties AWESOME!
When I was first asked to get on a bus, drive four hours to PEI for lunch, and then drive back home again…I thought it sounded NUTS! And then…I thought about it a little further. I mean, really…four hours on a bus Continue reading Lunch with Chef Michael Smith and #GoBarley
I’ve put my house on the market…spent HOURS purging and cleaning all of the “stuff” that a house accumulates…and it looks fantastic. So great in fact, that I almost want to keep living here! Except that, it’s time to go. Continue reading The heart of the home…
It’s the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER and while that brings to mind warm weather and family gatherings, it’s also the perfect time for BBQs, Picnics, Road Trips and Summer Nights on the Deck! PC Insiders Collection has put together a Continue reading A Summertime Twitter Party with #PCInsidersCollection
One of the best things about living in Halifax, is being able to pop into 2 Doors Down at lunchtime and enjoy some of the best food around! For me, I’ve a special connection to the restaurant as one of my Continue reading How to make THE BEST Mac & Cheese ever!
It comes to a point that when the frozen bananas start falling out of your freezer and landing on your feet, you have to make up your mind and do something with them! I was on a bit of a cooking Continue reading Banana Chip Muffins
Did you receive a 2016 Milk Calendar in the mail this year? First launched in Ontario in 1974, the Milk Calendar has been showing up in mailboxes across the country showcasing amazing recipes – everything from main dishes to desserts – Continue reading Chocolate Cake…2016 Milk Calendar…YUM!
The holidays are a time to relax…spend some time with the family enjoying home-made cookies and your favourite holiday shows. Time for hot chocolate…with Baileys, relaxing in PJs, big breakfasts and board games. It’s a time to re-group after a busy Continue reading Christmas with Netflix…and a giveaway!
What do you mean you’ve never had a BBQ’d donut!! The thing is, besides my fantastic children, one of the best things my ex-husband ever brought into my life was BBQ’d DONUTS! Apparently, they were a summer treat where he Continue reading How to BBQ Donuts!