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Quick Cinnamon Rolls (only 2 ingredients) #GayLeaMom

Quick Cinnamon Rolls - only two ingredients!

Recipe & Giveaway I love recipes that are simple, and this one is no exception.  A recipe for quick cinnamon rolls that only takes TWO ingredients? And is done in 30 minutes, start to finish?  Perfect for unexpected house guests, or for Sunday brunch.  It’s also great for kids to help with, since there are not a lot of complicated ... Read More »

Batch Baking – Why and How You Should Do It!

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If you are like me, you don’t always get around to baking or cooking from scratch.  There is always something going on, and getting out all the ingredients and dishes takes so much time.  Then there’s the clean-up afterwards – nobody likes that part. So instead of cooking or baking, we buy pre-packaged, processed foods that are more expensive and ... Read More »

Mini Spaghetti Pies #GayLeaMom

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With the pace of our lives these days, we are all about quick! We love casseroles and crockpot dishes – pretty much anything you can throw together in one pot, bake, and enjoy! And fortunately for me, the kids prefer those kinds of meals to the traditional meat, potatoes and veggies meal.  So when I heard of the idea of ... Read More »

Gluten Free Crepes that Look, Act, and Taste like the Real Deal!

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I’ve been going through wheat-free breakfast recipes lately to try to figure out other options for my favourite meal of the day – options that don’t make me regret what I ate when I step on the scale later that day. One of my favourite breakfast dishes is pancakes, and one of my favourite pancakes is a crepe. Naturally, I ... Read More »

Green Pineapple Smoothie with Cashews (Why are Cashews Good for You?)

Green Pineapple Cashew Smoothie - Easy Healthy Breakfast Idea

I know. Cashews in smoothies? WEIRD. Except, not weird! When you’ve got a power blender, the cashews get blended right in with everything and there’s no grains left at ALL! Besides adding just a hint of a pleasant nuttiness, cashews are really good for you and make a healthy breakfast even better for your heart and bones! WHY are cashews good for you? By ... Read More »

Sour Cream Apple Crisp Bars & KitchenAid Giveaway #GayLeaMom

Sour Cream Apple Crisp Bars

Our family has always loved apple crisp. And my 7-year old often tells me that the one thing that would make it better would be vanilla ice cream on top! Well, isn’t everything better with ice cream on top?!! We don’t often have ice cream in the house, so I thought I’d experiment with a way of getting that vanilla-y, ... Read More »

Bread Bowl Recipe for Soup

Bread Bowl for Soup

Here’s a fun way to serve soup or stew on a cold winter day! This bread bowl recipe is very simple and such a delicious way to spruce up a meal.  It looks very impressive, tastes great, and the best part is that you get to eat the bowl when you are done! The kids love that part (actually, so ... Read More »

High Protein Granola {homemade granola has never tasted so good!}

High Protein Granola - Easy, Healthy, Delicious!

Is there anything more comforting than the smell of a fresh batch of granola coming out of the oven? It brings me back to the days of sitting in my mother’s kitchen, waiting impatiently for the piping hot clumps of oats, sunflower seeds, & honey in her enamel roasting pan to cool down enough that they wouldn’t scald my fingers ... Read More »

The Secret to Restaurant Style French Toast

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One of my favourite meals to go out for is breakfast, because I love it in almost all of its (Western) incarnations. Waffles. French Toast. Nutella Stuffed French Toast. Crepes. Fruit Stuffed Crepes. Pancakes with Real Maple Syrup. Eggs Benedict. Eggs Florentine. Maple Griddle Breakfast Sandwiches. Bacon. Hungry Man’s Breakfast. How is a person to choose what to eat when everything on ... Read More »