Monday Moments: Thanksgiving


Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, friends! Our weekend plans were somewhat dampened by high fevers all around, but we are nonetheless cooking up a feast today and giving extra thanks for the overflowing blessings we receive day by day. In the changing seasons and rising and setting of the sun each day, we continue to see God’s faithfulness and […]

REESE Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies – #DoYouSpoon

Fudgy cookies with a hint of peanut butter thanks to Reese's new peanut butter & chocolate spread.

Thanks to Hershey’s Canada for sponsoring this post and providing me with samples of their new REESE Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread to try! Search the hashtag #DoYouSpoon on Instagram for all kinds of amazing treats whipped up by other Food Bloggers of Canada members with this fun new ingredient. I’ve started teaching a creative writing class […]

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Dark & Dangerous Triple Chocolate Cookies

  Two days ago, we walked home from bringing Gemma to the bus stop, opened the garage door to go in, and a large, glossy red chicken walked out.  This was surprising, considering we don’t own chickens. The boys, needless to say, were thrilled, especially since the confident hen noisily clucked back at their every […]

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Soft & Chewy Funfetti Sugar Cookie

Last weekend we went out for nachos and dessert because, well, healthy, and something shocking happened. I couldn’t finish everything, Didn’t even want to finish everything. Couldn’t have eaten more if I tried. I’ve officially transitioned Gavin onto bottles and, with the loss of breastfeeding, I get full again. I literally haven’t felt really, truly full for the […]

Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Bars

Cranberry White Chocolate Magic Bars

Sometimes I am seriously surprised to realize I haven’t shared a particular recipe with you on this here site of wonder. These particular bars, for instance. I contributed these to our family cookbook 5 years ago and have made them semi-regularly since – how have I never told you about them?! My friend Alyssa would tell you […]

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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As I get older, I hope I’m getting wiser.  There are many areas that need work, but I feel like I am getting ever-so-slightly better at keeping my mouth shut, at least temporarily and, more importantly, reserving judgement. I used to be a person who formed an opinion in the first 9 seconds, whether meeting someone […]

Peanut Butter & Jam Oat Breakfast Bars

Peanut Butter & Jam Oat Bars from

It is truly astounding how much I hate babysitting. I love my own children with an intense, unending, smothering love and literally never get tired of the blessing of getting to stay home with them. But, schedule me to be in a room with 10+ children, such as in our church nursery, and I literally […]

Top 10 Recipes of 2014

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Tis the season for looking back, looking forward, looking inward and looking upward. The backdrop for so much of this activity, as for so many of life’s moments, is food.  Again this year in our home we’ve been blessed with an incredible abundance of good food, and eaten our way through ups, downs, and everyday […]

Monday Moments


I feel like I don’t take nearly enough pictures of baby #4.  For the past couple months he’s had mega cradle cap hampering his cute-from-all-angles-ness, but with that under control I figured I would be able to up my photo quantity pretty rapidly.  What I forgot to take into account: moths-to-a-flame syndrome. One picture of my […]