Snacks

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 »

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 »

10 Minute Cheddar Cheese Sauce #GayLeaMom

10 Minute Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Now that school has started, life has gotten a lot busier and more scheduled. Not only is there school and homework, but there are birthday parties, sports, piano lessons, and evening kids’ clubs. So with this busyness in life, I love simple but delicious meal ideas. This 10 Minute Cheddar Cheese sauce is so quick to make, and is so ... Read More »

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies – #GayLeaMom

These not-bake chocolate cookies are perfect for an after-school snack! #GayLeaMom

Even though summer is almost over, we are heading into another week of hot, sticky weather. We haven’t had too much of it this summer, so I am not complaining (especially since it will be cold enough very soon). But the hot weather is not great for baking. I love finding “no-bake” options for snacks and treats. The recipe for these ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »