Christmas, Recipes, Squares & Tarts

Christmas Baking ~ Toffee Crunchies

These squares happen to be one of my favourite Christmas treats. Although these squares are excellent any time of year, I limit my self to only having them at Christmas time. I never realized how much they were enjoyed until my daughter specifically asked for them this year. I have not made these squares for… Continue reading Christmas Baking ~ Toffee Crunchies

Muffins, Recipes

Mmm…Bran Muffins

Normally I am not a fan of Bran Muffins. I find them dry and not very flavourful. Who can really say that they like a mouth full of sawdust? While visiting extended family one year, Bran Muffins were on the menu one morning. I have to say that they were the best Bran Muffins I have… Continue reading Mmm…Bran Muffins

Christmas, One dish meals, Recipes

Christmas Baking ~ Sour Cabbage Rolls

A tradition in our house is to have a Ukrainian food for dinner on Christmas Eve. We are not Ukrainian, and I cannot cook as well as many of my Ukrainian friends. but it is food the whole family enjoys. It is a special evening we share with my mom and dad before we head off… Continue reading Christmas Baking ~ Sour Cabbage Rolls

Christmas, Recipes, Squares & Tarts

Christmas Baking ~ Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

Cherry Cheesecake Tarts are my hubby's absolute favorite dessert! He would love it if I made these all the time. I only make these at Christmas time as they wreak havoc with my waist line. I have no self-control when it come to yummy food! To make these tarts all you need is: Hand or Stand… Continue reading Christmas Baking ~ Cherry Cheesecake Tarts

One dish meals, Recipes, Slow Cooker/Crock Pot, Soups

Beef Barley Soup ~ Slow Cooker

One of my family's favorite soups is Beef Barley. It took a while to find a recipe that we all liked. Here is my recipe: Ingredients 1-1/2 Lbs - eye of the round, rib eye, or beef tenderloin ( I have very fussy eaters no stewing meat in this house) 1 Tbsp - olive oil… Continue reading Beef Barley Soup ~ Slow Cooker

Christmas, Cookies, Recipes

Christmas Baking ~ Whipped Shortbread Cookies

This delicate cookie is one that I really enjoy making at Christmas time. It goes great with a cup of coffee or a cup of tea. I normally use a cookie press, but cookies can be spooned on to cookie sheets as well. This recipe is one that I got from my mom. I can… Continue reading Christmas Baking ~ Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Christmas, Cookies, Recipes

Christmas Baking ~ Sugar Cookies

This happens to be one of my favorite times of year. Although it can be stressful, overly busy, and at times I don't know whether I am coming or going. It gives me joy to provide a festive atmosphere for my family and of course food that they all enjoy. I love the sounds, the… Continue reading Christmas Baking ~ Sugar Cookies

One dish meals, Recipes, Slow Cooker/Crock Pot

The Best Chili…According to my kids

It has taken me a long time to convince my children that they can eat foods that are all mixed up. It  has only been in the last couple of years that I have been able to serve them chili. Which is a huge relief for me as it is a great meal to make… Continue reading The Best Chili…According to my kids

Cookies, Recipes

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have hunted and hunted for a good recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! After an extensive internet search I found one that I thought was worth trying. Oh my goodness THIS recipe is so amazing!! It was a huge hit with my husband. I think he ate at least a dozen in one sitting. ©… Continue reading The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Muffins, Recipes


Our family summer vacation this year was a much anticipated trip to the Shuswap which is in British Columbia, Canada. We knew that we would be driving out. To make our drive a little easier the girls thought that we should make some muffins to take along to snack on. What a great idea! The… Continue reading Mmm…Muffins