#GF Cinnamon Heart Chex Treats for Valentine’s Day #LMDConnector


We love Chex in our house. Not only are they gluten free, but they’re one of our favourite cereals to use when making treats! From Puppy Chow to Chex Mix and the fantastic variations of each, to crispy rice cereal squares – those little puffy squares are deserving vessels of yummy goodness. I have to admit. I wasn’t going to ... Read More »

Gooey Butter Tart Squares


We love butter tarts here, but I’m not a big fan of the process involved.  My sister-in-law makes wonderful butter tarts at Christmas time, so that’s when we get to enjoy them. But this Butter Tart Square recipe is a close second.  It’s much easier, less prep work, and still tastes great! Look at that gooey, sticky goodness!   Here’s ... Read More »

Valentine’s Sweets & Treats


Anytime I think of sweets and treats for Valentine’s day, I think of chocolate (of course), and anything else that might be sweet and heart-shaped.  And over the years, we’ve posted a few recipes along those lines, so I thought I’d share some of them!   Here’s a fun grilled cheese lunch! This is one of my favourite Valentine’s treats: ... Read More »

Creative Easy Cake Decorating


I came across this idea early on in my Pinterest days but forgot about it until this week. And, like way too many good pins that I see, I thought, “Hey, that’s a great idea!” and promptly failed to actually pin it. This past week, my family all came to town and we celebrated Christmas together, as well as a ... Read More »

One Recipe, 3 Christmas Cookies


I always love recipes that simplify, and make our Christmas preparation easier.  Well, this recipe is for a simple cookie dough that can be modified to make several different cookies. Ingredients:1 c. butter                             1/4 c. chocolate chips (mini are best)1 c. icing sugar                     1/3 c. dried cranberries & 2 Tbsp. walnut crumbs1 egg                                     1/3 c. red Christmas cherries chopped1 tsp. vanilla2 1/4 c. ... Read More »

Pepernoten (Little Dutch Spice Cookies)


  With both our parents having been born in Holland, we have a fairly strong Dutch heritage.  Not that we necessarily speak much Dutch, but we definitely enjoy the food!  Dutch Christmas happens on December 5, when Sinter Klaas and Swaarte Piet come to the houses.  Children leave their shoes out with a carrot or apple for his horse, and ... Read More »

Dense & Chewy Brownies


This has been my go-to recipe for brownies over the years, mostly because it’s very easy, and tastes great every time!  It tastes amazing with ice cream, and if  you make it in mini-muffin tins, it tastes like those two-bite brownies! Ingredients:6 Tbsp. cocoa1 c. sugar1/2 c. flour1/8 tsp. salt1/3 c. melted butter1 egg1 tsp. vanilla 1. Preheat oven to ... Read More »

Easy Chocolate Orange Pie & Apple Pie Martini #LMDConnector


You know, when I was growing up, it was cold enough outside to skate on the bay before Christmas, and there was always enough snow on the ground to go tobogganing during the Christmas holidays. Sadly, that’s almost never the case anymore.  But. We’d all get all bundled up in our gear and wrap our knit scarves around our necks ... Read More »

Cinnamon Rolls


Who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls?  Warm gooey, covered in icing…. This is my mom’s recipe from years ago.  She used to make them for each of our teachers at Christmas time.  The teachers would joke that they would fail us just so they would get the cinnamon buns again next year! To make the dough, you can either use a ... Read More »