BLT Pasta Salad with Smart KD


I found this BLT Pasta Salad recipe last summer on Pinterest, and made it quite a few times.  Given the remarkably hot and humid weather we’ve had this week (it’s still only May!  Come on!), I’ve been wracking my brain for those easy to prepare, low energy, minimal cooking recipes that I dig out every summer.  I remembered the BLT ... Read More »

Crock Pot Potatoes


I love my crock pot.  Especially since returning to work, it’s so lovely to have meals ready to be eaten at the end of the day.  I’ve used it for a lot of purposes.  I’ve made pudding cakes, carrot cake, bread puddings, pea soups, stews, roasts, lasagnas, mac n cheese, apple sauce, etc., in it – but I’ve never thought ... Read More »

Cauliflower-crust Pizza – Gluten/grain free! (and soo tasty!)


In keeping with the grain-free diet that we’re trying to keep our little guy on, I’ve tried out a few grain-free recipes.  This past weekend, I put together a cauliflower crust for our pizza using this recipe.  I’ll be honest – it takes a lot longer to put this together than it does to throw regular pizza crust ingredients into ... Read More »

Stuffing the Freezer


Well, after a luxurious 13 months of maternity leave (well, ok, 11 months of luxury and 2 months of babysitting craziness), I returned to work this week.  I leave the house with the little guy at 8am, and we get home at 5:15pm.  He goes to bed at 6:30pm (right now, at least – we’re gearing up for that upcoming ... Read More »

Loaded BBQ Chicken Pizza


Ever since I was little, it’s been a tradition to have homemade pizza on the weekend.  I always remember my mom saying that she enjoyed having one meal where no one complained.  I didn’t fully understand that until I became a mother to four boys! Even with a meal like pizza, one of our boys would still prefer a slice of buttered ... Read More »

Baked Sausage & Spaghetti Squash


I’ve never been a big fan of anything in the squash family.  But my sister (and co-author of this blog) made spaghetti squash for me once when I was eating gluten-free.  It was really good, especially how she made it.  She told me the basic gist of the recipe, and I made it for supper tonight.  It was a big hit, ... Read More »

Perfect, Easy, and Mess-free Bacon!


I’ve noticed that in the past few weeks, leading up to the Christmas season, I’ve been using a LOT of bacon in my savoury treats.  I thought that if I’m doing this, others might be as well – and you might appreciate this tip!  This past summer, I picked up a fantastic tip from a good friend.  When it comes ... Read More »