Today my little boy Donnie hits an important mark in his time line of growing up. He becomes 18 months old today. For those of you reading who are also parents you understand why this is such an important time in a child's development. This is the time when doctors typically expect that all or … [Read more...] about 18 Month Milestones
I find that using a slow cooker can be a real big help in making a home cooked meal without working too hard in the kitchen. One of our favorites is this tender slow cooked roast beef that I've been making for almost as long as I've owned a slow cooker. The flavor is amazing and the meat becomes … [Read more...] about Tender Slow Cooker Roast Beef
Sometimes for lunch I feel like just having a plain old classic grilled cheese sandwich. Honestly sometimes that's all I have time to make when Donnie's pulling on my legs or when he's throwing his lunch all over the place from his highchair. There's nothing wrong with a good ol' grilled cheese … [Read more...] about Make your own Chipotle Butter!
When we're craving takeout but feel like being being more frugal I make this awesome noodle dish. The combination of spices in this work so well together with the veggies and scallops. It's seriously difficult for me to not brag about this recipe. It's sooo good! To make this super easy to … [Read more...] about Asian Inspired Curried Noodles with Bay Scallops & Veggies
My husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy so pork ribs is naturally one of his favorite meals. I've been making this recipe for a few years and it's become one of our favorites. What really makes these ribs spectacular is the home made dry rub seasoning mix that I put on to marinate the meat … [Read more...] about Mouth Watering Saucy Pork Ribs
These roasted baby potatoes make a great side and they're so easy to make! I remember when I was a kid one year at summer camp they had a theme night for one of their dinners and called it "The Royal Dinner" - it was supposed to be food that the Queen would supposedly have for a meal. Everyone … [Read more...] about Roasted Baby Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic
I have a small kitchen and there's not a lot of extra space available to set up one of those nifty recipe card stands for use when I'm cooking. It was becoming quite annoying to have search for the recipe card after I had set it down somewhere - it would end up under dishes or containers or fell in … [Read more...] about Displaying recipes when dealing with small kitchen space
Pizza is one of those tasty things that our family just can't live without and I find that the dough used can really make or break what could be a delicious pizza. I've been making my pizza dough using this method for a while now and it works out perfectly for us. My husband likes foods that are … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Pizza Dough Recipe for Stand Mixers
This is a follow-up to the previous review I wrote on a shoe repair product called "Shoe Goo". If you missed the first part you can find it by clicking here. It's been about a month since I used the "Shoe Goo" to repair the soles of my husbands office shoes and I can conclude 2 things from this … [Read more...] about Review – DIY Shoe Repair using “Shoe Goo” – Part 2
I have an obsession with feta cheese and sun dried tomatoes so this recipe makes a great combination for me! What's more important is that my son is willing to eat this! He's become more picky these last few months and sometimes it's difficult to get him to eat his veggies but he really enjoys … [Read more...] about Sun Dried Tomato & Feta Pasta Salad
My sister made this delicious dip for me when I was visiting her in New Brunswick. It's incredibly good and so simple to put together. She wilted the spinach in some garlic butter that we had left over from making garlic bread and it turned out absolutely fantastic! We cut up some naan bread … [Read more...] about The Best Spinach Dip Ever!
I mentioned in a previous post that before I traveled to New Brunswick I had an absolutely awesome "busy bag" packed up and ready for my son Donnie to help keep him amused during our 2 hour flight. It didn't really work out as planned and he spent a lot of the time screaming and not happy at all - … [Read more...] about The exciting flight back to Toronto
Over the weekend Tom and I took Donnie to explore the CNE here in Toronto. The weather wasn't that great but there was plenty for us to see inside. We could have done an insane amount of shopping but since Tom hates lugging around my shopping bags I was generous and spared him - we just picked up … [Read more...] about A visit to the CNE in Toronto
My vacation in New Brunswick went by much too quickly. It seems like I had only just arrived and then had to pack up everything and head back to Toronto. It was great to see family and I was so pleased with how well Donnie responded to being some place he wasn't familiar with - he wasn't shy at … [Read more...] about Return to Toronto and a few pics from NB
I wanted to make something extra special for my family in New Brunswick while I was visiting and I am so proud of what I came up with! This cheesecake is absolutely amazing and is great for special occasions. It has a chocolatey brownie bottom with a scrumptious layer of Nestle Rolo Mini … [Read more...] about Layered Chocolate Brownie Dulce de Leche Cheesecake