Summer

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19 All-Season Homemade Burger Toppings

Summer is over! I noticed it Sunday night when I saw the maple tree in our neighbour’s yard get a hint of autumn colour. One of my favourite things during the all-too-brief warm summer months is eating outdoors – whether it’s picnics by the lake or just BBQ in the backyard. And while there’s a lot…

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15 Meal Prep Ideas To Help You Survive The Week

Scarface and the hyenas had it right in “The Lion King” as they sang “Be Prepared.” Planning is the key to survival especially in the summer! Many moms agree meal preparation is cumbersome, and with 3 meals and 2 snacks to prep and cook every day it can be a blessing if done right. And…

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Homemade Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

I am to blame for my kids’ addiction. There’s no doubt about it! I love coffee. The aroma and taste, and when I was pregnant I gave up on the dark stuff for a while. I did end walking by a coffee shop as often as I could to get a whiff of the good stuff.…

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Mexican Chicken Taco Recipe – Arriba!

When I think of Mexico my mind immediately goes to quaint streets decorated with flowers, men with sombreros, and women wearing  flouncy skirts. I have never traveled south of the United States though and the closest I got to this colourful country was San Diego on the southern end of California. After our first trip…

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Create An Outdoor Scavenger Hunt For All Ages

Creating an outdoor scavenger hunt is a fun way to keep the kids occupied and enjoy the outdoors at the same time . Here’s how you can do it. Growing up I remember my mom often said two things “Eat homemade food as much as possible.” And, “Get outside and play. You won’t be bored.”…

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The Only Grilled Chicken Recipe You Will Ever Need

As the weather starts to warm up, the patios pop up on the sidewalks as do the BBQ grills in the backyard. My hubby usually takes charge of the grill – there’s something very manly about the whole hype surrounding the outdoor grill. The recipe and the preparation is still in my charge though, and…

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