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
You may have recently seen in the news and online that there's been a lot of talk about the risks of using a wire-bristle brush when cleaning your BBQ grill. The good ol' standby for cleaning you favorite summer meal maker isn't as safe as once thought and can lead to some serious injuries. Really? Yup - maybe you're as surprised as I am? With the summer BBQ season in full swing, how do we … [Read more...] about How to Clean Your Grill Without a Wire-Bristle Brush
It's time to get your grill or BBQ ready for all that good summer cookin'! If you're looking for some new ideas on what to cook this summer, look no further 'cause I've got you covered! This week I gathered up as many yummy grill recipes as I could find. As I put together this week's round up I wanted to be sure to give you a good variety of recipes, so you'll find a little bit of everything … [Read more...] about 35 Mouth Watering Summer Recipes for the Grill
I'm a little behind on my spring cleaning... that might be an understatement, especially since it's now the beginning of summer! haha Well, better late that never so I guess it's time to get out those scrub buckets and enthusiastically get started with the spring cleaning! lol Wait... what? Enthusiastic cleaning? Really? That would be all fine and dandy but I'm pretty certain there are … [Read more...] about 17 Cleaning Tips and Hacks You’ve Got to Try!
Oh boy oh boy! I just know you're going to love this week's roundup! With the warm weather well on it's way I've been thinking an awful lot about making some homemade ice cream and other frozen treats. As much as I love to cook and make all sorts of yummy things for my family, I've never made homemade ice cream! Yup - never! Can you believe it?! I sure have eaten a lot of ice cream in my … [Read more...] about 35 Homemade Ice Cream & Cold Treat Recipes
I really have a weakness for trying new and exciting sauces to pump up and add some oomph to some of my favorite old recipes. Are you a sauce lover like me? In this week's roundup I bring you some of the tastiest homemade sauce recipes from some my favorite bloggers online. There's a little bit of something for everyone here and they're all super simple to make. In addition to being super … [Read more...] about 30 Awesome Sauce Recipes to Make at Home