Homemade Eggnog Latte

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I have a deep love affair of holiday lattes from Starbucks...especially eggnog lattes.  But we all know that these treats can really add up, so why not make one at home?  Or something similar, but equally as delicious!  Honestly though, I can't tell the difference between my Starbucks eggnog latte, and this one that I make at home...and that is saying something...I'm an eggnog latte expert after all these drinks I've had over my lifetime haha ;) By whisking the eggnog and cream on the stove, y … [Read more...]

Grey Cup Recipes

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Well it's Grey Cup time next weekend!  And it just so happens that my home citys team is in the big game!  Ok, who am I trying to kid?  I actually had to do a search on the net to see who was in it this year haha...nonetheless, if there's an excuse for game day food this is it right? Ain't no party like a football partaaaaaay! And it just so happens that I have some recipes that make for great game food...so here you are, 10 Delicious Grey Cup Recipes. Go Stamps!  ;) - - - - - - Let's ea … [Read more...]

2 Roasted Chickens, 7 Meal Ideas!

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Weeknight meal planning and cooking can really be a challenge...we're all busy, everyone is hungry and time is of the essence.  There are days when I really have to dig deep to figure out what we're having for dinner!  And more often than I'd like to admit we turn to take out.  But if I plan properly, and bake and cook in big batches I can avoid all that dinner planning stress. One of my go-to big batch meals is roasted chicken, either roasting them at home, our purchasing rotisserie chicken fr … [Read more...]

Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Sugar Glaze

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The other day I was sitting on the couch watching The Walking Dead with my husband and thought....hmmm I should make an eggnog bundt cake.  True story.  Why this occurred to me at that moment, I have no idea.  I think that it's likely due to the fact that my brain is pretty much never quiet.  That and I do everything I can not to pay attention to The Walking Dead because really, it's a horrible show.  It really is.  Anyway.  At least one good thing came out of it that night...an idea. This idea. … [Read more...]

Caramel Corn

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 Hello friends!  Today I wanted to share a recipe with you that is a family favourite! This Caramel Corn is actually my Grandma's recipe that I remember my Mom making during the holiday season.  Every year I looked forward to it, and now I make it for my family who love it as much as I did!  I absolutely love recipes that get passed down through the generations...there's something so special about sharing a recipe with your loved ones that generations before you have been enjoying too.  Love tha … [Read more...]

Ginger Spice Molasses Cookies {Holiday Eats}

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Oooooh I'm super excited to share my first cookie recipe of the holiday season with you!  I love holiday baking and it can never come fast enough for me...especially Christmas cookies like shortbread, Turtle cookies, and Rugelach. Christmas cookies are the best.  Seriously. This post is part of a Rustic Christmas Blog Hop that I'm participating in with some extremely talented Canadian bloggers!  Check out their projects at the bottom of this post...some beautiful ideas there! So now, let's get … [Read more...]

Stuffed Mushrooms aka Garlicky Basil Chicken in Mushroom Caps

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 Holiday season is about to arrive on our doorstep and I couldn't be more excited!  I love the lead up to Christmas...all the shopping, the baking, the get-togethers, it's all so much fun.  But it can be super stressful can't it?  Every year I tell myself that I will get ahead of the game and that way I can enjoy the season.  I try.  I really do. One thing I am doing right now to get ahead is starting my planning of seasonal menus...menus for gatherings with friends and family, menus for last mi … [Read more...]

Hot Pizza Dip

Pizza-Dip

Have you ever taken a weekend or even a night away with your girlfriends?  The kind of weekend where there's a tonne of food and wine and endless conversation?  The kind of weekend where you gab until 3AM, then sit around in your jammies with bed head during the day with not a care in the world?  You should.  These times are good for the soul.  Recently I spent this kind of time out at a friends cabin with a group of women and it was amazing.  I've never really had this kind of experience in my a … [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 be … [Read more...]