#CelebrateSummer with Summer Drinks & Party Punch Recipe

summer drinks with minute maid

Is is a HOT one outside this week in Ontario... there is now doubt that we are in full summer time mode! What a better way to celebrate summer then with a cold beverage! I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to try some scrumptious and refreshing summer drinks from Minute Maid. Perfect for your summer BBQ, girls night out or trip to the cottage these drinks will be sure

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Blueberry Carrot Muffins made with Greek Yogurt {Recipe} #nutritionmonth

Blueberry carrot muffins

I love having muffins for breakfast - easy to grab, heat up, and eat in the morning when I am not fully functioning yet.  Best of all Monkey loves them too, so they are a quick meal when we are trying to get out the door for the day.  I like to make up a large batch and freeze them so that I don't have to bake as often.  However some muffin recipes can be full of sugar and not

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Easter Oreo Balls {Recipe}

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There has been a lot of Easter talk on the blog this week, but I could not finish off the week without sharing this awesome Oreo Recipe with you.  After falling in love with the LEGO cake pops I have been wanting to try other recipes where you dip your creations in chocolate.  And what could be better then dipping and decorating Oreo Balls for Easter? This recipe really only

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Easter Rice Krispies Nests {Recipe}

Easter rice krispies nests

I always get caught off guard when Easter falls in March instead of April.  It is coming up fast, just over 2 weeks away!  I thought I would share this cute Easter recipe with you that kids LOVE making.  Easter Rice Krispies Nests are easy to make, and a family favorite, they won't last long around your house I promise you! Rice Krispies treas are a family favorite around our

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Lego Cake #Recipe #LEGODUPLOplay

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*A Guest Post from my good friend Meg on how to make a Lego Cake* When I decided to throw a Lego themed party for my daughter’s second birthday, I knew I wanted a cake that was bright, bold and fun. After past food colouring disasters, I knew I’d need something other than home-made buttercream to achieve the colour I wanted. Melting wafers seemed like the perfect way to get a

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Healthy Muffin Recipe – Apple Banana Carrot Muffins

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This week I took part in a Muffin exchange with a group of moms from momstown Brampton. This baking exchange has a it of a twist we had to make a healthy muffin recipe - No white flour, no refined sugars, no butter or bad oils, no dairy, and if you are adding chocolate it had to be dark chocolate!  Phew a lot of guidelines to follow but I was up for the challenge of finding a

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Rocky Ridge Bark Recipe #DessertMoments

Rocky Ridge Bark

What happens when you take crushed Oreo cookies, mini marshmallows and peanuts and mix them with melted chocolate?  You get the most delicious yet utterly simple Rocky Ridge Bark! A great twist on the classic almond bark this recipe is a great one to do with children.  With only4 ingredients you likely have everything you need to make this recipe in your house right NOW (quick

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Two-Layer Cookie Crunch Fudge Recipe #DessertMoments

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Love Fudge?  Love Cookies?  Well then you must try Two-Layer Cookie Crunch Fudge! Your sweet tooth is guaranteed to be satisfied with this chocolatey fudge which has a little crunchy surprise in the bottom layer. With only 5 ingredients this simple fudge recipe takes no time at all to prepare.  This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in as well.  They can chop the

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Chocolate Caramel & Oatmeal Bar Recipe #DessertMoments

Chocolate Caramel & Oatmeal Bar

If baking has oatmeal in it, that makes it healthy right?  Well that is how I am thinking of these delicious Chocolate Caramel & Oatmeal Bars from Kraft. If you love caramel and chocolate then this is the perfect treat for you.  This bar is made up of a layer of caramel, chocolate and pecans sandwiched between 2 layers of oatmeal giving this treat just the right amount of

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Sharing #DessertMoments with Friends & Family – baking gifts

baking gifts

As moms we are BUSY.  Between working, cleaning, cooking, taking care of the kids, running to sporting events and other extracurricular activities it is hard to take time to just slow down.  Enjoy some quality time with friends & family.  I had the opportunity before Christmas to do some Christmas baking courtesy of Kraft Canada.  The provided the ingredients to make some

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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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Food for Friday – Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Basic Tomato Sauce

Today is a big day for me and I'm totally excited.  I'll be attending my very first cookbook book tour event!!  Are you maybe slightly less excited than me?  What if I tell you who's book it is - it's the first ever Smitten Kitchen cookbook and I'll be hanging out with the lovely Deb Perelman herself.  So, ok, maybe it's less exciting than Katie's big event, but I'm still

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