Our simple and beautiful Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is by far one of my most favourite holidays.  I love everything about it from the food, to the weather, to the cozy sweaters and boots.  But most importantly Thanksgiving for us means time spent with our family enjoying great company, delicious food, Halloween candy and lots of card games!  This years Thanksgiving was all that and more...it was fantastic! This year we spent Thanksgiving weekend out at my parents place with my parents and my sister and her family, and it was … [Read more...]

Roasted Tomato & Pumpkin Soup

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 Happy Friday friends! I have to say I'm pretty relieved it's the weekend.  This week has been a crazy busy, running-around-like-a-chicken-with-its-head-cut-off kind of week.  After Thanksgiving we jumped right back into life, and the week seemed to go by at warp speed!  And today I'm off to a food blogger conference in Vancouver and I have to admit I'm really really nervous.  Conferences are hard yo.  Fun, but very nerve wracking.  I always feel like I'm the uncool kid walking into a room of … [Read more...]

Tortellini Vegetable Soup

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It's day 3 of my Soup Week!  So far I've shared a Cheddar & Ale Chicken Chowder and Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup...are you hungry for soup yet?! Soup is such a fantastic meal during these dark and cold nights.  Soup is comfort food at it's best, especially when you serve up a bowl with warm crusty bread and butter.  So delicious.  I love having soup simmering on the stove at dinner time, because the house smells amazing and feels so cozy.  When I have a pot going I find my family always … [Read more...]

Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s Turkey Meatball Soup

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Welcome to day 2 of my soup week! Yesterday I shared a Cheddar & Ale Chicken Chowder that is to-die-for, and today I'm sharing the most simple & delicious meatball soup.  More specifically Mayor Naheed Nenshi's Turkey Meatball Soup.  Say wah?  Let me explain!  I live in Calgary, Alberta and we have the best mayor in the country...for reals.  He is smart, charismatic, comforting, witty and a pillar of strength for our city.  Since he has held the title of mayor in our great city, he has … [Read more...]

Cheddar & Ale Chicken Chowder

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It's soup week here on my blog!  Yes a full week of delicious soup recipes! I can't wait to share with you all the different soups that we have been enjoying after the last while!  (You might have gotten a sneak peak of them already on my Instagram feed.)  The soups that I will be sharing are all simple to make and bursting with flavour!  And to think I had myself convinced that I didn't like soup...say wha?!  I don't know what I was thinking and missing out on for that matter, but I have … [Read more...]

Spice Tea Recipe & More Fabulous Fall Drinks!

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Happy Friday friends!  Let's kick off this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend with a bevvie mkay? When I think of fall I think of all the usual suspects like pumpkins, apples, pretty leaves and everything so cozy.  But this time of year also makes me think of delicious and cozy fall drinks.  I mean is there anything better than enjoying a delicious spicy fall drink on a sunny & gorgeous fall day?  Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone? Or how about a Simple Spice Tea? Adding spices like cloves and … [Read more...]

Ready, Set, Inspire Halloween Link Party!

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Welcome to our Ready, Set, Inspire Link Party...the Halloween edition!  I got together with a fantastic group of Canadian bloggers to host a very fun and very spooky Halloween Link Party!  This is a chance for you to share all of your Halloween recipes, projects and crafts with everyone! I think I may have mentioned this a hundred million times, but I love Halloween!  Before we get to our party, here are some of my most favourite Halloween posts from my blog!  Check them out here! - - - - - … [Read more...]

My Fall Front Porch

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 I finally, finally got a chance to put this fall porch post together...it's taken me a while since I posted this sneak peak on Instagram. I guess life just gets in the way, and the next thing you know it's October and you've almost missed the internet boat on fall decor!  If you are on Pinterest at all you know that it's all Halloween and all Christmas now!  Yikes.  I'm ok with that though because I've just decided to be one of those bloggers that stays on season, if only because I'm always … [Read more...]