Strawberry Lavender Scones Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed Recipe
Baking, Breakfast, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch

Strawberry & Lavender Scones for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share not only some gift ideas that you could give your own mom, but some that you could give to yourself! These strawberry & lavender scones are decadent, delicious, and something that you our your significant other could prepare the day before Mother’s Day so that they’re ready for your own breakfast in bed.Continue reading

Cute and Healthy Kids Snack Tray Idea with Babybel
DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch, Reviews & Giveaways, Snacks

Make a Cute DIY Fruit Tray Snack with Babybel

Just like I love to create beautiful decor, I love to experiment with creating beautiful food ideas! This cute DIY fruit tray featuring Mini Babybel is adorable and fun, but it’s not too difficult to make as a special snack for the kids or even for yourself. Mini cookie cutters and a rainbow variety of fruit make this snack both eye appealing and healthy. Let me show you how easy it is to make this fruit tray snack, and then make sure to head down to the bottom of this post to enter to win a year’s supply of Mini Babybel!Continue reading

How to make pasta at home - so easy!
Baking, Dinner, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch

How to Make Pasta at Home

Winter is a great time of year to practice making homemade comfort food. One of our favourites? Pasta! Have you ever tried making fresh, homemade pasta? Once you make it, you might have a hard time going back to the store bought variety! It’s so tender and delicious, and it might be a lot easier to make than you think. Let me show you how to make homemade pasta at home.Continue reading

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken with Peppers Recipe
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken with Peppers

School has begun, dance class has started, work’s in full swing, so that means… it’s slow cooker season! I enjoy using a slow cooker to prep suppers in Fall and Winter to save time, but still cook something tasty and nutritious. Today, I’m sharing with you my ultimate favourite slow cooker recipe: honey garlic chicken with peppers. It’s incredibly flavourful, and it’s so simple to prepare. Simply set it up after lunch, and you’ll be able to enjoy it over rice at suppertime. Want even more supper inspo? Make sure to scroll down to the end of this post for more slow cooker recipes from my Canadian blogging friends.Continue reading

BBQ Chicken & Veggie Foil Packets Recipe
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Easy Prep BBQ Chicken & Veggie Packets + Back Yard Safety Tips with Esurance

I’m a huge sucker for one dish or all-in-one meals, and I love food cooked on the BBQ even more! This dinner recipe idea combines both of these into one foil wrapped package. With the help of Esurance, let me share with you this easy prep BBQ chicken & veggie foil packets recipe plus some general back yard safety tips as you enjoy the summer outside!Continue reading

Steamed Lemon Pepper Fish and Asparagus Packet
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Make Steamed Lemon Pepper Fish & Asparagus Packets

It’s hard to find lunches and suppers to make that are both fast and nutritious. Often, it’s one or the other but not both! One way I’ve found to cut down on cooking time is to steam foods in my Panasonic Steam Convection Oven. It’s a really quick way to cook foods like veggies and fish, and the results are really tender and tasty – especially if you seal your food up in a parchment paper packet. Yum! One of my latest favourites? Steamed lemon pepper fish and asparagus packets. I can prep these in no time at all, and steaming them in the packet locks all the flavours in. Let me show you how easy it is to make these fish & asparagus packets. They’re such a quick and nutritious option for lunch or dinner!
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Easy No Sandwich School Lunch Ideas
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Easy No-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas

As much as I’d like to give my girls a sweet little bento box for their school lunches every day complete with adorable cut-out shapes, fruit skewers and cheese statues… I simply don’t have the time. I also don’t have the brain power at 6:30 in the morning, for that matter. However, I do want to give them interesting school lunches full of nutritious choices that are more interesting than a daily sandwich. Here are some of the lunches I’ll be packing for my 7 and 5 year old this year, and they don’t include one sandwich! With the help of an insulated container (which I finally purchased for the girls’ lunches this year!) & Minute Rice Ready to Serve Cups, I have a lot more options for school lunches – even when I’m packing lunches half-asleep at 6:30 am! Read on for some easy, no-sandwich lunch ideas for back-to-school.Continue reading

Fast and nutritious greek rice bowl for lunch with whole grain brown Minute Rice
Dinner, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch

A Quick Greek Rice Bowl for Lunch with Minute Rice

It’s always helpful to have some super-quick and nutritious lunch ideas on hand – especially for these summer months! If you roast and chop a supply of chicken breast in advance, this delicious Greek rice bowl with Minute Rice’s Whole Grain Brown Rice Ready to Serve Cups can be prepped in 5 minutes or less. It’s such a tasty lunch option, and oh-so-quick to make.Continue reading