Now that my son is in full day kindergarten, I’ve been able to spend more time creating and testing new recipes for the blog. I still miss my little buddy when he's at school but I think we're both adjusting well. :D I just love testing out recipes and then surprising Donnie with a treat when he comes home from school. It's been a lot of fun! Today on the blog I share with you one of my … [Read more...] about Strawberry Crumb Bars
Sometimes cooking budget friendly meals for the family that are both ultra delicious and satisfying can present somewhat of a challenge. How to we fill up those tummies, make those taste buds dance AND keep our wallets full at the same time? Do you feel that way sometimes? Don't you worry, my dear! I've got you covered! :D One simple and effective way to save money and eat well at … [Read more...] about 16 Meatless but Mighty Slow Cooker Recipes
I swear that whenever something's wrapped in bacon it becomes as valuable as gold. Really though... I've had friends and family try to barter with me to make them this recipe for BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp! :) If you have a love for bacon, shrimp and the flavors of barbecue, you're going to LOVE today's recipe! This recipe is super easy to make and only calls for a few basic ingredients … [Read more...] about BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Chances are if you're interested blogging, you've probably heard about the Genius Blogger's Toolkit. If you're interested in this year's bundle but wanted to know if it's actually worth it, I've put together this post to help you decide if it's right for you. What is the Genius Blogger's Toolkit? The Genius Blogger's Toolkit is a collection of deeply discounted eBooks, courses and helpful tools … [Read more...] about Is the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit Actually Worth It? A Review
Good news, fellow bloggers! I wanted to tell you about a series of free blogging webinars coming up that just might match up with the challenges you're currently facing. Whether you're just getting started with blogging or tackling those income goals, these webinars are filled with gold nuggets of info that are sure to help you on your journey! It's not every day you have a chance to learn from … [Read more...] about Don’t miss these 4 Free Blogging Webinars – For Beginners to Advanced!
This past week has been crazy in terms of the weather here in Toronto. It started out as a blisteringly hot week with temperatures climbing up to 32°c (89°F) and now here were are at the end of the week with temperatures as low as 13°c - so weird for September! That's pretty crazy, eh? I don't know whether I should put on a bathing suit or just curl up and get all cozy in my blankets! … [Read more...] about 30+ Delicious Comfort Food Recipes
It's the first day of fall and while for most people the season brings to mind thoughts of pumpkins, falling leaves and colder temperatures I'm going nuts thinking about something else. The season premier of The Walking Dead is exactly 1 month from today (Oct 22!) and my husband and I are almost going mad waiting to find out what happens to Rick and the gang. If you've been following me for a … [Read more...] about Killer Recipe Ideas for The Ultimate Zombie or The Walking Dead Themed Party
Are you obsessed with all things pumpkin spice? Well, I know I certainly am! :D Long before the trend of pumpkin spice lattes started, I was putting the spice into my cookies, cakes, pancakes and anything else I could think of that could use a little boost of warm fall flavors. Isn't pumpkin spice just one of the coziest of flavors? :) If you're a fan of all things pumpkin spice, you're … [Read more...] about 24 Best Recipes for Pumpkin Spice Lovers
In the last few months, I’ve been trying out new ways of cooking some of my family’s favourite recipes. One of my family’s favourite meat recipes is good old fall off the bone BBQ pork ribs - so instead of using my typical method (baking on low heat in the oven for a while), I used my instant pot. Spoiler Alert! BBQ ribs made in an instant pot taste like something sent straight down from … [Read more...] about Instant Pot BBQ Ribs (with Slow Cooker Option)
Is it really September already?? I'm not sure why I keep expecting time to slow down for me but jeepers... time's going much too fast for this lady to keep up with! haha My little boy just started kindergarten this week so I've been home all by my lonesome during the day. The quiet sure is nice and it's great to have a little time to myself, but I miss my little buddy! He's adjusting … [Read more...] about An Update + What’s next on Dishes & Dust Bunnies?
Are you ready for the back to school season? Lately, all across my social media accounts I've hearing from so many of you who are in the same boat as me. You know, the boat where you've got to start packing lunches everyday but have no idea where to even start? haha - Yup, that's definitely me! My son will be starting junior kindergarten next week and as you may have read from my last … [Read more...] about 250+ Easy School Lunch Box Ideas
It's that time again! The back to school season is upon us and you know what that means right? Time to start packing school lunches again for the kids! This year is a special one for our family since my son will be starting school as a great big grown up junior kindergartner! ;) All sorts of feelings about sending my little one off to school are swirling around in my head - I'm … [Read more...] about Free Printable Monster Themed Lunch Box Notes for Kids
The closest thing to heaven on earth has got to be taking a great big ol' bite of some fresh gooey chocolaty campfire s'mores! The yummiest of yum - Am I right??! Yeah, I thought so! ;) I just love how easy it is to take the classic s'mores ingredients and make something new and unique. I mean seriously, s'mores cheesecake anyone? <3 Unfortunately, living in the city does present … [Read more...] about 20+ Amazing S’mores Recipes – Which one will you try?
Some of the fondest memories of my childhood are the times I spent watching my grandmother (I always called her Mum) in the kitchen putting together yummy treats for the family. Years and years later, I can still vividly remember the smells of those irresistible goodies baking in the old fashioned wood stove in the kitchen. Mum's cooking was the best - she always knew how to make something … [Read more...] about 23 Best Blueberry Dessert Recipes