Chunky Crockpot Applesauce


With the start of the cooler weather and the busier season, I have been using my crockpot several times a week. I love the convenience of making things ahead of time and coming home to a warm meal. I also love smelling the food throughout the day. This applesauce is so easy, and a great way to let the kids ... Read More »

{GF} Pumpkin Pie Pancakes


I opened a can of pumpkin puree the other day to make some pumpkin cream cheese icing (fail - but it tasted great!) for a friend’s birthday cake, and then I had 3/4 of the can left. I’m babysitting 4 days a week and I like to make yummy, healthy lunches for the kids – so I thought that I’d give ... Read More »

{GF} Banana Oat Pancakes


This is another recipe that I’ve had in the drawer for about 6 months – I make them almost once a week, and they go over SUPER well with everyone who’s sat at my table. (The other possibility is that the kids have all just been super polite & asked for 2nds & 3rds just to suck up, but considering they’ve ... Read More »

Crusty Bread (re-post)


As the temperatures are getting cooler, I am loving these warm fall recipes (especially the ones that require me to turn on the oven, since I’m not turning on the furnace yet…).  So along with supper tonight, we’re  having this crusty bread that I posted last year. It is so easy to make, takes only 3 ingredients – flour, salt and ... Read More »

Getting Your Kids to eat Healthy Muffins


I had heard a great tip one day when I was at a workshop  on healthy eating.  It was simple enough – kids will eat anything shaped like a donut.  If you want them to eat some really healthy muffins that they might otherwise not eat, bake it in a donut tin and call it a donut!  (Now we really ... Read More »

Homemade Bagels


MR – While going through my Pinterest boards to find dinner inspiration, I found this recipe I had pinned a long time ago for homemade bagels.  It looked easy enough, so I figured I should try it with the boys.  The weather wasn’t too warm, so I didn’t have to worry about  heating up the house by using the oven, and ... Read More »

3 Ingredient Strawberry Chia Seed Jam – no sugar added!


I LOVE strawberries and strawberry jam.  I always thought that making jam meant working for hours in the hot summer in a hot kitchen over a hot stove, doing the whole canning process (which I’ve never really done before).  I thought that the no-cook varieties (ie. freezer jam) was cheating.  But the more that I looked into it, and the ... Read More »

Easiest Crepe Recipe Ever!!


MR – Having spent a semester in Paris, I’m very partial to French foods, especially crepes.  You can get sweet dessert crepes or savoury dinner crepes.  You can buy them from a stand on the corner, and they are still amazing! My dad always used to make the best crepes (we called them Skinny Pancakes).  We knew whenever it was ... Read More »

Cinnamon Roll Bread


MR – I had a craving for cinnamon buns, but I wasn’t sure I felt like doing all the rolling and measuring and cutting.  Then I remembered I had seen this pin for Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread.  It looked amazing, and like slightly less work than the cinnamon buns.  I was thrilled to use my brand new Kitchen Aid stand mixer ... Read More »

Christmas Morning Breakfast: Super Apple Bake


 A few weeks ago when I was visiting my mom with the kids, I went through her recipe box and took photos of my favourite recipes that my mom used to make when I was growing up.  I went in there looking for one in particular, which was this one, the Super Apple Bake. I’m not entirely sure where the ... Read More »