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Dairy-Free Homemade Ice Cream Sundaes #GayLeaMom

Dairy free Ice Cream Sundaes

One of the best parts of summer is the sweet treats – popsicles, freezies, and of course, ice cream! But those delicious treats are often unhealthy, and shouldn’t be eaten on a regular basis.  That’s why my family loves our dairy-free, homemade, healthy “ice cream.” One simple ingredient – frozen bananas!! Because it is so simple and healthy, you can feel free ... Read More »

Healthy Spinach Dip #GayLeaMom

Healthy Spinach Dip

You may have noticed my trend of healthier living lately.  Between increasing my water intake, and drastically increasing my activity level, I’ve been making better lifestyle choices all around.   So when I had the chance to come up with a recipe using Nordica Cottage Cheese, I was very excited. I love spinach dips whenever I go to a party, ... Read More »

No Bake Rhubarb Torte

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  What a difference one week makes! That #rhubarb looks ripe for the picking!! #rhubarbpie #rhubarbpopsicles A photo posted by jennvb (@jennvb) on May 6, 2015 at 7:43am PDT  Is your rhubarb ready for picking, yet? I’ve already picked 4 times from my patch in the back yard and it’s only May 19th! We’ve had Rhubarb Basil Pizza, Strawberry Rhubarb ... Read More »

Quick & Easy: Kraft Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Kraft Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Yum. There are few ingredients that I love adding to my baking – or non-baking, as the case may be – more than peanut butter. It adds the perfect “je ne sais quois”  and works smashingly well for making delectable ingredients stick together! One of our favourite on-the-go recipes is the simple Energy Bites recipe – but Kraft is getting ... Read More »

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 »

Cheesy Poutine Bites #GayLeaMom

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As a Canadian, I grew up knowing that one of the best toppings for French Fries was cheese and gravy – that’s right, Poutine! While we didn’t have it often, it was such a treat any time I did eat it.  Those who are not familiar with poutine are missing out: warm, cheesy, melt-y, messy, and delicious!  There are all ... Read More »

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Looking for a light, spring-like treat to accompany this beautiful weather? These lemon squares are perfect for afternoon tea, a baby shower, or just a special treat.  They’re easy to make, too, which is great for baking with kids over Spring Break! The recipe doubles well, but make sure to bake it in separate pan, so it will bake evenly. ... Read More »

What to do with Leftover Birthday Cake

What to do with leftover birthday cake

I can’t say that I’ve ever had this problem before, but H-man’s birthday cake was so big that it’s taken us a week to demolish 3/4 of it – and by this point, it’s not as moist and delicious as it once was. The pirate ship design of the cake called for two 8 1/2 x 11 sheet cakes, so even ... 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 »

Dairy Free Cream Puffs #GayLeaMom

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I’ve done a lot of baking over the years, but I’ve always been intimidated by fancy pastries. I can manage cookies, cakes and pies, but anything beyond that is beyond me! But after an adventure making campfire eclairs with my sister, using just a few ingredients, we thought we should adapt that to an oven recipe. We also decided to ... Read More »