Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Drizzle

This Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Drizzle is a peanut butter lovers dream! – – – – – – You may already know that I have a slight obsession with peanut butter.  And Bundt pans.  So guess what I did?  I put these two favourite things together and made the most peanut buttery Bundt cake that ever lived. And if this cake wasn’t peanut buttery enough, I drizzled it in pure peanut butter. So basically, this is a peanut butter lovers dream come true.  Warning…you will need a glass of milk after a slice of this cake. But can we just step back for a second and talk about this Nordic Ware Lotus Bundt Pan that I used for this recipe?  Bundt Pans are the prettiest pans for baking cakes.  And every time I see a new one Nordic Ware releases, I need to have it.  Side note…I’m going to have to start a feature wall in my kitchen to put all of my pretty pans on display…because I also really want this Solera pan too Anyway, this Lotus pan is the newest addition to my kitchen.  Isn’t it so pretty with it’s gold finish?  The neat thing about this […]

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What’s For Dinner? Grilled Pork Chops, Salad and Dessert

What’s For Dinner?  A delicious dinner of Grilled Pork Chops, Roasted Potatoes, Strawberry Beet Salad and Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake for dessert! – – – – – It’s time again for What’s For Dinner!  This week it’s all about summer suppers.  Think grilled meat, roasted potatoes, seasonal berries and seasonal rhubarb.  Fresh and delicious. Grilled Pork Chops, Salad and Dessert Main Dish:  Grilled Pork Chops with Ginger Peach Chutney Side Dish:  Oven Roasted Herb Potatoes Side Salad:  Strawberry Beet Salad Dessert:  Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake Grilled pork chops are one of the fastest and easiest meats to grill.  They’re also an inexpensive cut of meat, so we serve them quite often here at home.  Sometimes I like to kick things up and serve them with delicious homemade chutneys like this ginger peach chutney.  So good.  These Grilled Pork Chops with Ginger Peach Chutney are a delicious dinner main! Oven Roasted Herb Potatoes are always a perfect side dish with any grilled meats.  These are especially tasty with all the added fresh herbs! Serve this Strawberry Beet Salad as a side dish.  It’s SO fresh and delicious…beets, fresh strawberries, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar…yum.  And look how pretty it is! And for dessert a Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake.  SUCH a great […]

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7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard!

Make your backyard a twinkly retreat with some quick and simple ideas using string lights! – – – – – – This post has been sponsored by Wayfair Canada!  But as always all thoughts, ideas, opinions and such are my own. One of the nicest things about summer nights, is being able to sit out on the deck under all of our twinkly lights.  There’s just something so pretty about the light they cast…it almost feels as if we’re sitting in our own little fairy garden. The best thing about using string lights for lighting is how easy they are to hang.  Pretty much anywhere you would like them, you can hang them.  My favourite though, is to drape them along sort of droopy looking, as opposed to a straight line. Last summer I put together the easiest patio light project and I still love it SO much.  Above is a picture of the lights strung around our deck space, hung from wooden poles on each of the corners.  I used to just go out and sit there under all the lights.  Pretty pretty pretty. This year I’ve added more string lights, but this time I have draped them all […]

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What’s For Dinner? Homemade Burgers and Fries

A delicious dinner of Homemade Burgers and Fries!  Includes burgers, home fries, a tomato salad and brownies for dessert! – – – – – It’s time again for What’s For Dinner!  Every time I write one of these menu plans, I get reallllly hungry.  This week especially because it features my favourite home made burgers!  Burgers are the best.  And with home fries, it’s like summer on a plate! This menu is great for any time you are craving burgers, but it’s especially perfect for weekend BBQ’s, and gatherings with friends and family. Homemade Burgers and Fries Menu Main Dish:  Best Beef Burgers Side Salad:  Fresh Tomato Salad Side Dish:  Home Fries Dessert:  Chocolate Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies These really are the Best Beef Burgers!  I have been making burgers with this recipe for over 10 years and we just love them.  They’re juicy and so flavourful! This easy to make Home Fries recipe is the perfect side to burgers!  Just bake them in the oven until they’re nice and crispy…so good. Add a nice Fresh Tomato Salad, and your burger dinner is complete!  This salad adds just the right amount of crunch and sweet to accompany burgers and fries! And if you can fit it all in after all […]

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Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids can be fun!  Get them involved in planting seeds, flowers and a fruit and vegetable garden.  It’s so good for kids to get first hand experience with how to grow a garden! – – – – – Can you believe that it’s already time to start planting our gardens?  The start of gardening season sneaks up on me every year, and I think it’s because our transition from winter to spring is not very obvious.  One day it’s spring, the next day it’s winter.  Literally.  But then it happens, all of a sudden it’s May Long weekend, and suddenly we have permission to garden.  Oh the relief!  So I burn off to the garden centre with all the optimism a Canadian feels once winter is truly and finally behind them.  Because if the garden centre is ready and full of plants, it’s time right?!  Yes. So on a sunny and warm morning this week, I ventured off to our local PC® Garden Centre and filled my cart.  It was one of those trips where I told myself that I would only get a few things, but then left with a trunk full of plants…and maybe the front seat too.  But who’s counting?  😉 […]

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Surprising Our Kids with a Springfree Trampoline! And How To Win One of Your Own!

Disclosure:  I am working with Springfree Trampoline as a brand ambassador, and I am excited to share my experiences with you!  As part of this partnership, I have been compensated, but as always, all pictures, views and opinions are my own.  We reaaaaally LOVE our new trampoline!  I even jump on it…shhhh don’t tell anyone.  😉  Trampolines have been a HUGE part of life over here…my parents bought a trampoline for my sister and I when we were very young and we jumped on it until I moved out to go to university.  True story.  I remember getting up really early in the morning and using the trampoline as a way to exercise.  I have always loved trampolines.  So as soon as our kids were old enough to jump on trampolines we bought one for our backyard.  Even at that time, which was over 10 years ago, trampolines had come a long way from the ones we had as kids.  There were nets and pads so we were good to go, haha!  But it didn’t take long for the nets to disintegrate and the pads fall apart.  In no time we were left with quite a rusty trampoline skeleton.  See below… […]

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Fajita Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Make this Fajita Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner in less than 1 hour!  One dish means dinner prep and clean up is easier than ever!  Serve with all your favourite fajita toppings! – – – – – – This is such a fun way to serve a fajita dinner without all of the work!  Just line a pan with chicken, peppers and onions then season generously with taco seasoning, and you’ve got a Fajita Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner…so easy and delicious. This time of year we are SO busy…I mean really, who isn’t?  Soccer, baseball, rugby…whichever sport you family is involved in, is in full force right now.  We have kids in sports 4 days out of the week right now, so for me, menu planning is at the upmost of importance.  And not only meal planning, but quick and healthy ideas.  I need dinner ready in less than one hour, and I need it to be healthy. That’s why I love sheet pan dinners so much.  You can add so many fresh and delicious ingredients to a pan, and have it all ready in less than an hour.  So during the time it takes for dinner to cook, I have time to […]

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