Monday Moments: Cheeser


Nobody cheeses like this guy cheeses. Me: Can I take a picture of you lookin’ so handsome? Him: Shhhheeee-uuuuurrre! Me: Can you smile nicely? Him: Cheeeeeeeeezzze! Me: Maybe try saying….yogurt? Him: Hahahahahaha! Cheeeeeeeeeze! Me: I love you. Never change. This kind of enthusiasm can’t be taught.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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I love oatmeal cookies almost as much as I love chocolate cookies. Why have I never thought to put the two together before? Too much of a rule follower? Not enough mental energy for creative thought? Probably both, a little :) Although on the mental energy front, major gains are being made here, folks. My 3 […]

Chocolate Oat Muffins


It was time for a new muffin recipe. Soup was on the dinner menu to combat the sickness that finally made it’s way to our house (I had hoped with March’s arrival we had missed the fall/winter plagues, but alas), and soup-for-dinner always calls for some kind of freshly-baked side. I was thinking chocolate chip muffins to […]

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 […]