Banana Bran Muffins

There’s a large bush on our walk to the bus stop that keeps encroaching further and further onto the sidewalk. Normally this isn’t the kind of thing I would comment on as, not being the type to trim my own bushes, who am I to judge. Except this particular bush always has multiple bees busily […]

Zucchini Lemon Loaf

Super moist Zucchini Lemon Loaf from The glaze makes it irresistible!

Can we talk about school group work? Is there a person alive that went to school, cared about their grades, was genuinely interested in learning, and then got assigned a group project or presentation, and thought, “YES, group work!” ?? I’m not a gambling gal, but I’m putting my money on NO. Yet teachers seem […]

Mom’s Recipes: Apple Fritter Quick Bread

Apple Fritter Quick Bread

Carl is off in Ottawa doing his oral defense for his PhD exams as we speak, which means I’m home with four kids trying to keep my head above water and, as you might know or guess, survival mode + house hunting + toilet training + paper due for school = recipe for disaster. Since […]

Cranberry Coconut Muffins

Cranberry Coconut Muffins from

I want so badly to love mornings. I love the idea of mornings: a fresh new start, the cool, quiet morning house, a still-clean kitchen, and plans for the day. But sometimes the kitchen isn’t so clean, the plans aren’t that inspiring, and the early-morning house is anything but quiet as kids awake at various […]

Favourite Pancakes


I don’t know about you, but I am all about the practical gifts. Besides the standard socks, Carl has bought me my stand mixer, waffle maker, pastry brushes and blender on various occasions over the past few years. These are some of my favourite gifts because I get to use them all the time, he likes to use them since […]

#BeEggsquisite: Gingerbread Sweet Potato Muffins

This holiday season, I have a total obsession with gingerbread. I can’t stop. Won’t stop. I’m craving gingerbread like nobody’s business, making gingerbread treats, and watching them disappear to mere crumbs at the corners of my mouth before anyone else in the family has time to realize I baked something. Taking this compulsive consumption into account, gingerbread […]

Gingerbread Scones

Scones again! she sang with glee. And these ones, they smell Christmas-y! Vanilla icing, ginger spicing, These new scones have all the nice-things. Its been awhile since we had a new scone, don’t roll your eyes at me like that. This recipe from an old Cooking Light magazine has been on my to-try list for a […]

Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins

Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins |

I feel like we go through excessive amounts of both soap and toilet paper.  You’d think we could get it down to just one or the other. I don’t know if I should say anything though, because it might be ok to scrimp on one, but I don’t really want anyone reducing usage of both simultaneously, which is […]

Peach Berry Smoothies {SunRype 900 mL Juice Giveaway!}

Make sure you get all the way to the bottom to enter the giveaway for a whole buncha delicious juice! There are few things that get my kids as excited as a good smoothie.  On the rare occasion we go through a drive-thru, no one asks for fries or ice cream, they’re always wondering if the […]

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Breakfast doesn’t get much better than this. This is the time of year when you  need to buy scads of fresh cranberries and squirrel them away in your freezer for the rest of the year, to make things like Cranberry Lemon Scones, Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls, Cranberry Sauce Oat Bars, and these-here muffins.  My 6-year-old isn’t […]