The Best Beef Stew for a Canadian Winter

November 16, 2020

Nothing matches a snowy Canadian evening quite as well as a rich and hearty beef stew, and most families have beef stew recipes that have been passed down over generations. Here’s one of mine. This recipe uses simple ingredients that most of us already have in the pantry, and uses techniques that even a beginner can easily master. But it yields a stew that is thick, tender, and perfect for…


Chic Choc Spiced Rum – Banana Foster

May 4, 2019

    When the love affair between the town rebel and the mayor’s daughter was exposed, he was punished by official decree; scale the unforgiving Chic-Choc mountains to retrieve rare spices guarded by a ferocious beast. Rum bottle in hand, the rebel set off. He returns weeks later, curiously unscathed,  spices steeping in this bottle. Ever since, Chic Choc spiced rum has been enjoyed by daring explorers, adventurers and thrill-seekers…


Rolled Sugar Cookie recipe + Easy Icing

November 5, 2017

Rolled Sugar Cookies 1 cup Butter 1 cup Sugar 1 Egg 2 tbsp Milk 1 tsp Vanilla 2 1/2 cup Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder   In a large bowl mix butter, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla together. Mix until well incorporated.  Stir in the flour and baking powder.  cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour (or overnight).    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.   Line baking sheets with parchment…


Hummus Recipe

May 25, 2017

Ingredients 2-3 Tbsp (30-45 ml) Epicure Roasted Garlic Hummus Dip Mix 1/4 C (60 ml) hot water 1/4 C (60 ml) olive oil 3 Tbsp (45 ml) lemon juice (or juice of 1 lemon) 1 can (19 oz /540 ml) chick peas, drained and rinsed 1/4 C (60 ml) tahini, optional Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, approximately 2–3 minutes. This is the classic recipe, but hummus…


Chicken Alfredo with Almond Milk

May 14, 2017

Chicken Alfredo is my most favourite pasta meal.  There’s nothing quite like it.  This is such a simple and tasty recipe, that you will want to make over and over again!  This recipe is a lighter version of regular Alfredo recipes, using Almond Milk instead of cream. It’s super easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes to make!  If I can do it, so can you!  You can…


Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

March 16, 2017

  I don’t use my slow cooker often enough. At first, I was a little intimidated by it, thinking I would somehow mess up dinner, but every time I have used it, dinner was always perfect and tasted so much better than cooking the same thing in the oven. Making slow cooker whole chicken (or almost any other meal), you can add as much or as little ingredients as you…


Easy Homemade Hamburgers

March 14, 2017

There’s nothing like a nice big juicy hamburger on a warm summer day, but most burger patties from the store are thin, dry and tasteless.  I know we all have our different tastes for burgers, but everyone I asked said they like them to be flavourful and juicy and not dry. When I started making my own burgers instead of store bought, they were always a big hit with everyone.  The recipes I…


Bean Sprout Chicken Stir Fry

March 13, 2017

Chicken can be cooked in so many different ways, which is why we love it, but I am always looking for new ways to cook it as my kids get tired of the same old recipes.  We have made different versions of stir fry’s, and my kids absolutely love them, but it was time I tried making it a little more different, and it was a big hit!  We recently received some meat…


11 Ways to dress up hot chocolate

November 11, 2016

The kids are in bed, and you’re scouring the house for something sweet, to no avail.    Leftover Halloween candy, even some chocolate chips? All out.    Aha! You find hot chocolate packets you bought for snow days last year.  After making sure their expiry date is months away, you try to find a way to doctor up this child’s drink. Below are a few ways you can turn plain…


School-Safe Wowbutter + Recipe

September 11, 2016

I was a little worried about what to put in Jayden’s school lunches as he is a very picky eater and loves his peanut butter sandwiches. He refuses to eat most things you put on sandwiches, and I knew that anything peanut is not allowed at school. So, I went on the hunt for some school-safe alternatives. We have tried a few different brands of soy spreads, and almost all…