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Meal Planning Week 1 & 2

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I am so proud of myself! I’m finally doing some intentional meal planning! I have one full day home with no kids, and teach the other four days. I really need to make that one day count, so my plan is to plan/cook for the whole week on that day off. I did it for one week already and it ... Read More »

Frozen Grapes: A Sweet Summer Treat

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As we come to the end of a very hot summer, we’ve had to find creative ways to stay cool.  Between beach trips, visiting friends’ pools, and hanging out at an air-conditioned library, we’ve done not too badly.  And one of our favourite cool treats this summer was frozen grapes.  Sweet, icy, and healthy. And really, could it get any ... Read More »

No Bake Potato Chip Squares: Rice Krispies Squares All Growed Up.

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One Saturday morning at the beginning of the summer, I finally decided to make my maiden voyage to the Hamilton Farmer’s Market. 2016 marks my 15th year living in Hamilton, and until last month, I had never set  foot in the Farmer’s Market.  And I love farmer’s markets! Whenever we’re in Belleville or Sarnia, I try to go with my ... Read More »

Canadian War Cake: Eggless Dairy-Free Raisin Spice Cake from 1915

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This month’s Wine & Cheesy Book Club pick was Rilla of Ingleside by LM Montgomery. Now, as a self-proclaimed Canadian Lit & Historical Fiction enthusiast, it should follow logically that I have read all of Montgomery’s books. Should.  In fact, I have only ever read Anne of Green Gables…and even that was probably two and a half decades ago. I love the story ... Read More »

Peanut Squash Soup in the Slow Cooker

Peanut Squash Soup in the Slowcooker

Full disclosure, folks. I didn’t create this Peanut Squash Soup recipe – I did alter it a bit and adapt for the slow cooker, but I didn’t dream it up. All I know is that the sister of a friend of mine makes this recipe often, and shared it on Facebook. Our family enjoyed it SO much this past weekend ... Read More »

Holiday Sanity Savers with GLAD #GLADfortheholidays

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I have posted many times before that this is my absolute favourite time of year. I have also talked about how it is important to slow down and enjoy the time, rather than getting caught up in the “stress” that seems to appear this time of year. We see it all around  - “only 4 weeks to Christmas.” “Are you ... Read More »

Weekly Meal Plan, Week 4

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Good Monday morning! I hope that your day started off better than mine – it was just ‘one of those mornings’ with 4 meltdowns split between 2 kids – we did manage to make record time to school, though, in spite of the fact that 2 of the melt downs occurred on the way to school.  Things have since calmed ... Read More »

A Day Late & A Dollar Short: Weekly Meal Plan, Week 3

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While I’ve taken about a month break from POSTING my meal plans, I actually have continued to plan on a weekly basis. So, although this isn’t actually ‘week 3′ of my meal planning, for the sake of continuity with this series, I’m just going to go ahead and call this Week 3.  Have you ever had Boerenkool before? Have any clue what ... Read More »

Meal Plan Monday: Week 2 (October 12-18)

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With week 1 of meal planning finished, I have to say that it made a huge difference in my life. I took things out of the freezer the night before, I prepped ingredients in the morning, and finished up supper in the afternoon. There was no stress about what to make, no extra trips to the grocery store.  I think ... Read More »

Groceries to Stock Up on During Holiday Sales

Groceries to stock up on during holiday sales

We are entering my favourite time of the year – Thanksgiving, then my birthday, Halloween, and then Christmas!  Lots of fun family time, and lots of GREAT food!! There are a few grocery items that are often really cheap during the week or two heading up to these holidays. These items are great to use for any meal, not just ... Read More »