Cinnamon Raisin Granola

cinnamon raisin granola

My kids are yogurt and granola fanatics. When it’s in the house, it’s all they want for breakfast, and sometimes they ask for it again for lunch. I’m not complaining, don’t get me wrong. I love granola too. The only problem with so many people eating granola so many times is how often you have […]

Roasted Bacon Potato Salad

Warm Bacon Potato Salad with NO mayo or sour cream, great from the oven or barbecue!

No sour cream, no mayo, no celery, no peppers, no dill. Those were just some of the requirements I faced every time I brought up the topic of potato salad. Add to that a husband that just doesn’t eat cold food in general and potato salad, something I’ve loved since childhood, has pretty much been […]

Nutty Granola

I made the grevious error of buying “all-natural” trail mix a few weeks ago. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it? A variety-packed blend of natural, raw nuts and seeds, mixed with some dried berries and even the occasional bonus chocolate chunk – sounds pretty good on paper. But throw in way too many tiny pumpkin seeds and […]

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower “Steaks”

Cauliflower Steaks |

You guys, I’ve been watching “Call the Midwife” on Netflix and learned I am most definitely not cut out to be a nurse. Any woman shows the first sign of being in labour and I am a weepy, sympathetic mess. Post-traumatic stress syndrome for moms is real, I’m sure of it. Then there are the other […]

Roasted Vegetable Medley with Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Carrots with Bacon

Does anyone else find themselves already craving the veggies we know we’re all gonna be putting on our meal plans come New Years resolution time? I love my sweets as much as the next gal (ok, probably considerably more) but the balance gets a little off at this time of year. I’ve eaten Nanaimo bars for breakfast, […]

Mom’s Recipes: Japanese Chicken Salad

Japanese Chicken Salad

It’s summertiiiiime and the living is easy…at least if you have a personal chef ;)  Summer days are made for light, make-ahead dinners like this gem from my mom, via my big sister.  Moms and big sisters know all the secrets, don’t they?  You won’t believe how quick and easy this tasty chicken cabbage salad […]

Teriyaki Chicken Spring Rolls

Chicken Spring Rolls with Rice Wrappers

We eat a lot of pasta, fajitas, pizza, and meat and potato meals around here.  Sometimes it’s good to change things up a little, and these little spring rolls were a major hit in the change-it-up department. This filling is fantastic in regular spring roll wrappers, in wonton cups, or wrapped in lettuce leaves.  I […]

Crispy Fried Onions

Crispy Fried Onions

How have I not ever told you about these crispy golden onion straws of my addiction? I guess for the same reason I don’t tell you about that time I bailed on the way into church on Sunday and split both my knees open and one seems intent on bleeding for the rest of the […]

Easy Homemade Applesauce

Quick and easy homemade applesauce

You guuuuuuyzzz. This is too easy for words. This calls for poetry. An Ode to Easy Homemade Applesauce, by Anna Nienhuis, lover of warm cinnamon-y applesauce. No canning, no caution, no waiting. No hot-sweaty-messy life hating. Just take some apples, chop ’em up. Put some water in a cup. Throw ’em in your favourite pan. […]