A Family Tradition: Tourtiere Recipe #HealthyFamilies

tourtiere recipe

Every Christmas eve for as long as I can remember we have always had a special meal: Tourtiere.  If you don't know what Tourtiere is you are missing out.  It is a traditional Quebec dish, a meat pie made with ground pork and beef.  My Grandmother would make up a large batch and freeze the pies to sell at the church, give to people who had fallen ill, and of course for our

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Our Christmas 2012

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Hi there!!!  Phew, we are made it through Christmas and are now trying to dig out of all of the new toys and treats that we got over the holidays. Here is a quick snap shot of what our Christmas looked like: Traveling to visit family - it is amazing how much more stuff you need to bring when traveling with kids! Look what Santa put in our stockings - an adorable Little

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CAA Roadside Assistance – a must have this winter #CAASCO

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As the wintery weather approaches it is even more important to mare sure you are protected.  Having an emergency kit in your car is a great idea, but what about roadside assistance?  Doesn't matter if you need a tow, ran out of gas, or if you locked your keys in the car... one call to CAA and you will have the help you need in no time. A CAA membership offers the peace of mind

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Brush up on Oral Health with Philips Sonicare

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Rushing around with all the craziness of Christmas have you stopped to ask your self... when is the last time I was at the dentist?  Hmm, well take a second to think about it, and then give your dentist a call to book a check up.  If you are anything like me your teeth are getting a sweets overload this holiday season, and even brushing twice a day with my electric tooth brush

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Fun with the family – Rice Krispies Holiday Treats

Rice Krispies Holiday Treats

Make Christmas decorations is fun, but make edible Chiristmas decorations... well that is just delicious!!!  And that is just what we did when friends were visiting for the Christmas holidays.  What better way to keep the kids entertained than to make some Rice Krispies Holiday Treats and have the kids decorate them.  Rice Krispies are not only a favourite snack, but they can

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Make this Christmas morning one they will always remember with Your Santa Story

Your Santa Story

Ever since I became a Mum I started wondering which holiday traditions I’d be passing down to my kids When I was growing up there were some really essential ones – baking with my Nana, the advent calendar, Christmas morning early gift opening, and the eager anticipation of Santa's arrival. As a grown woman, some of these traditions seem as important to me today as they did back

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

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It takes a village to raise a child This is not only one of my favourite quotes, but also a way of life in my family.  Growing up my "village" consisted not only of my Mom & Dad, Grandma's & Grandpa's but also Aunts, Uncles, Step-family, neighbours, and  many of my mothers friends who were just as close to me as any blood relative.  Through all of their actions of

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Williams Fresh Cafe Gifts – a holiday treat

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Need a hostess gift, stocking stuffer or a Secret Santa present that will be sure to impress with out breaking the budget?  Look no further than Williams Fresh Cafe Gifts!  They have an extensive variety of gifts for under $25 ready to take home. My my office Secret Santa exchange was last week and over half of all the presents had something to do with coffee or hot

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Let’s be crafty this Christmas

Christmas crafts

Not many people can say that they make their own Christmas crafts and Christmas treats, sometimes it can be just easier to buy them from your local supermarket and spend hundreds of dollars on expensive gifts for the festive period.   As easy as that is, why not do something slightly different this year and attempt to make your family and friends homemade presents. This can be

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Get your Flu Shot Canada!

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Have you got you flu shot yet?  The last time I have the flu was about 10 years ago when I was in university.  It was so bad I even missed an exam (and writing a make up exam 2 months later is no fun at all!).  Ever since then I have made sure to get my flu shot every year.  Not just for me, but also for the people around me.  I lived with my Grandma for a couple of years and

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Getting Organized with Martha Stewart Home Office

Martha Stewart Home Office

As I have professed before, I am not nor will ever be Martha Stewart.  Don't get me wrong, I would love to be able to whip up a batch of chocolate truffles or put together a flower arrangement in under 3 minutes flat.  However the reality that I live is a far cry from what you see on the pages of her magazines.  There is no better example of that than the room we fondly refer

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Stocking up on Stocking Stuffers at Walmart #walmartnight

Stocking up on Stocking Stuffers at Walmart

It is crunch time - Christmas is fast approaching and I am slowly chipping away at my to do list.  I was able to stock up on stocking stuffers at Walmart last week.  The first thing I did when I arrived was head to the Walmart photo studio to print out some pictures.  I am going to to try to get my Christmas cards out this week and wanted to include some of the pictures from

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