Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars - easy, healthy, and they hold their shape really well!

There have been times when I’ve said about a recipe, “You could totally eat this for breakfast!” when actually it’s probably not the most highly recommended. That is, while I might eat it for breakfast, I wouldn’t let my kids do the same. Today though? You can totally eat these for breakfast, and so can the kids. Those same kids-who-want-breakfast […]

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 […]

Baked S’mores Squares

S'mores Bars...crazy good, I can eat s'mores all year now!!

S’mores are what camping is really all about. This summer’s brief camping foray reminded me that I’m not much of a beach person, don’t particularly like wandering down a dirt road to use a public bathroom home to an entire terrarium worth of small, unpredictable wildlife, have no fondness for dressing out of a duffel […]

Lemon Crumble Oat Bars

Lemon Crumble Oat Bars | www.hiddenponies.com

Sometimes it seems like it’ll be really easy to get what you want, until you actually try. When we moved into our new house, we knew that we wanted chairs for a small seating area in our kitchen/family room area. There isn’t a lot of space, so I don’t want anything huge, just a couple armchairs. […]

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 […]

Peanut Butter Date Snacking Bars

date sweetened granola bar feature

Self-checkouts are all the rage these days in grocery stores near me, and I always wonder how they manage to prevent major loss this way since it is would be so easy to bag two things at once, or just skip the bagging process altogether and walk on out with your belongings.  The attendants never […]

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

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 hiddenponies.com

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 […]