Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

These Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels are great served as an appetizer or for lunch!  Delicious, flavourful little bites…with cream cheese, taco spice, peppers, onions, cilantro, salsa and cheese!  So good. – – – – – – As I’ve mentioned before, lunches are my least favourite meal to prepare.  I just find them so tedious, and the options seem so limited.  So when I find easy lunch ideas that are new to us, I jump on them.  These Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels are just that kind of lunch. I’ve seen recipes for pinwheels all around the interwebs, but really never tried them until I had some delicious ones at my friend Sarah‘s house (I’m going to share that recipe here soon too).  I LOVED them.  Little delicious bites loaded with cream cheese flavour.  So good. Since then I’ve made a few different varieties for lunches and snacks and the kids really like them.  So much so that my daughter decided to make some of her own! This past weekend my daughter was busy in our kitchen cooking and baking for the week ahead, and one of the recipes she made were these Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels for their lunch kits.  I love that my […]

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Morning Glory Muffins

These Morning Glory Muffins are delicious, nutrition packed muffins!  Perfect for breakfast, sent in lunches or enjoyed as an afternoon snack. – – – – – – There’s a new dawn in my home and I’m in love with it.  I have a daughter who loves to bake as much as I do.  And this is amazing to me.  I love that she wants to be in the kitchen and takes pride in her baking.  But not only that, to have someone contributing to the meals and homemade snacks in our family takes such a load off of me.  It has always been important to me that my family eats mostly homemade meals and baked goodies.  It’s the way I was raised, so really it’s all I know.  And with a growing family, sometimes keeping up with providing homemade food or lunches and snacks, can be challenging, and at times a bit overwhelming.  It often feels like I could be baking all of the time.  So when my daughter offers to make muffins, cookies and lunch snacks on a Sunday afternoon for the week ahead, I don’t ever say no.  I do a little mom happy dance. One of my […]

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Lemon Raspberry Snack Cake

This Lemon Raspberry Snack Cake is a tangy and delicious cake, that is perfect for afternoon snacking! – – – – – – – Hello friends, it’s been a while.  I don’t even know what happened, but all of a sudden it’s been almost 2 weeks and I haven’t posted anything over here.  I guess that happens sometimes during the creative process…I get busy, then distracted and I just can’t do it all, so something has to give.   So I took an unexpected break to gather myself, get my home and life organized and got caught up on the paperwork side of blogging. And it felt good.  Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break, and without guilt. Know what else should be done without guilt?  Eating cake.  Cake should be enjoyed without guilt.  Especially cake with fresh lemons and raspberries.  Because with that much fruit, it’s almost a fruit salad.  😉 For me, the best way to get back into things is to just do them.  I may not feel like baking or cooking at the time, but once I get that mixer going it all just comes back to me.  I love watching ingredients come together into a delicious end […]

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Confession: I’m a Netflix Cheater. #dontjudge

I’m a Netflix cheater.  I fully admit it.  Mind you, this is really just a recent behaviour.  For years I waited to watch everything with my husband, painstakingly waiting for when our schedules would align so we could watch our favourite shows together.  But now our lives feel so much busier, and it seems like we have less time, especially with our kids getting older and their bed times getting later, so our TV watching habits have changed. Gone are the days where we would sit down at 7:30 after the kids are in bed to watch shows we’ve recorded weekly.  Now it’s all about binge watching what you can, when you can find the time.  And sometimes with binge watching you Just. Don’t. Want. To. Stop.  So cue Netflix cheating.  I’m a cheater.  In fact I don’t wait at all.  I just go on full steam ahead.  I know, that sounds really terrible doesn’t it?  But apparently I’m not the only one…according to a new study released by Netflix, nearly half (46%) of streaming couples around the world have stream cheated on their significant other! I just can’t quit you Frank So what am I cheat watching without him?  Well just to […]

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Local Eats: A Culinary Experience at SAIT

Local Eats:  Sharing fantastic eating experiences here in Calgary, one delicious spot at a time!  On the menu today is SAIT. – – – – – – Recently I had the opportunity to take a culinary behind the scenes tour of SAIT here in Calgary.  I love discovering delicious hidden gems, especially in my own city!  And the markets and restaurants at SAIT, which are open to the public, are indeed hidden treasures in our city.  Until recently I had no idea SAIT offered so many delicious options available to the public, including the 4 Nines Dining Centre, The Highwood restaurant, Market Place and The Butchery. Students hard at work creating masterpieces out of sugar! And what makes these delicious destinations so unique is that everything is created by the students who are attending the SAIT School of Hospitality and Tourism.  This SAIT program provides its students the opportunity to not only learn their craft, whether it be Baking and Pastry, Hospitality, or Butchery and Charcuterie, but students also get the chance to apply their skills to the real world in many different forms.  And let me tell you, this is a definite win for the public!  Students at SAIT fill the […]

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One Pot Coconut Chickpea Dinner

This quick and healthy One Pot Coconut Chickpea Dinner can be on your table in less than one hour!  Serve over rice and with fresh cilantro. – – – – – – This was a hard recipe to name…it’s just like a Chana Masala, except there is no garam masala spice in it so I can’t actually call it Chana Masala.  But I don’t really know what to call it. So I called it One Pot Coconut Chickpea Dinner, but really it’s just best if I describe it…this dish is chickpeas, cauliflower and sweet potato simmered in an onion/garlic/ginger/spice/tomato/coconut milk sauce, served over rice.  And it’s DELICIOUS. This dish came about one night last week when I was on day 4 of my husband being out of town, we were in the middle of a blizzard (an actual blizzard), and we were low on groceries.  I had a few staples around…some canned chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, ginger and sweet potatoes, then I discovered a can of coconut milk and I knew I could make something healthy, hearty and delicious!  One Pot Coconut Chickpea Dinner was born. This vegetarian dish is going to be added to my regular dinner schedule.  I really enjoy […]

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Chewy Peanut Butter Blondies

These Chewy Peanut Butter Blondies are rich, peanut buttery and SO delicious!  They won’t last long! – – – – – – One afternoon a long long time ago…ok it was last week…I was dreaming of peanut butter.  That happens, for real.  I have a deep love of anything peanut butter, and sometimes it’s all I can think about.  Maybe it’s a vitamin deficiency of some kind, but really, it doesn’t matter, I’ll just go with it. This craving wasn’t just about dipping a spoon into a jar, no it was much more than that.  I needed buttery, soft and chewy.  So I made Peanut Butter Blondies. And they were exactly what I needed.  They’re chewy, soft and rich…buttery, peanut buttery and SO delicious.  Warning…you will need a glass of milk to go with them.  Oh, and you might not be able to stop at just one square. This recipe makes a really big batch (it’s baked in a 9 x 13 pan), and because they’re so rich, you might want to cut them into 1 inch squares.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! Print Chewy Peanut Butter Blondies Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 1/3 cup […]

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