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...]

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

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Oh breakfast how do I love thee? I go to bed at night looking forward to breakfast.  Breakfast and coffee.  Seriously, I do!  Especially breakfasts on weekends because they mean pancakes and bacon that I don't have to make.  That's right, my husband looks after all of our weekend breakfasts and I love that so much!  We eat a lot of buttermilk pancakes and love peanut butter pancakes, zucchini pancakes and a real fave, quinoa pancakes.  And now because it's fall, we make (or let's be honest … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

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 Pumpkin in all the things!  YES.  I really truly do love pumpkin and how versatile it is...it's great in pasta, granola bars, oatmeal and desserts.  Don't forget pumpkin spice lattes (oh my I love these), and porch decor and flower arrangements...I could go on and on!  Pumpkin has really become the symbol of autumn hasn't it?  That's a good thing. As you can see I like to use pumpkin in so much of my baking and cooking, so nothing is safe from a little pure pumpkin puree before it lands on the … [Read more...]

Easy Chicken Stroganoff

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So has everyone settled in nicely with the back to school and work routine?  I always find September to be such an adjustment for everyone...the kids are adjusting to new classes, all of the extra curricular activities have started up and the homework routine has begun.  This means everyone is tired, including me.  So dinner time can be a challenge because we're struggling with routine and we're all strapped for time, but dinner doesn't have to be a stress! Have no fear, I'm here to help you … [Read more...]