Pear Baked Oatmeal

Make this Pear Baked Oatmeal the night before, and pop it in the oven first thing in the morning!  You’ll have a hearty, healthy and delicious breakfast! – – – – – Baked oatmeals are one of my go-to morning recipes, especially in the fall and winter. There’s just something so nice about a big dish of warm, hearty oatmeal to enjoy on a chilly morning. I especially like to make them when I know we’re going to have a busy morning ahead.  The night before a busy day, I take 10 minutes and assemble all of the ingredients and put the dish in the fridge overnight.  Then first thing the next morning, I pop it in the oven, and about 40 minutes later breakfast is served!  I can’t even tell you how convenient this is when we’re dashing off for a 9:30AM rugby game! I have made quite a few different flavours of baked oatmeals over the years, and you can see them at the bottom of this post.  But the most recent variation I made was a Pear Baked Oatmeal.  And it was SO delicious. The key ingredient and flavour star of the show was a homemade pear sauce […]

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5 Minute Fall Berry Wreath

This 5 Minute Fall Berry Wreath is SO easy to make, and adds just the perfect touch of fall to your front door! – – – – – – As you may know already, I’m a big fan of wreaths hung on front doors.  I think they’re the perfect way to greet those who come up to your home…they’re just a nice warm welcome.  And because I’m kind of obsessed with wreaths, I also like to change them up with the seasons…I have wreaths for Christmas, Halloween, Winter, Summer…you name it, I made it. This fall I decided to make a new wreath to go with my Harvest Theme Fall Front Porch.  I wanted something simple and not too overpowering because I have a lot going on in this space already.  So I kept things super simple and made this 5 Minute Fall Berry Wreath. Honestly, this wreath is so easy it’s ridiculous.  But as I’ve learned, sometimes all we need is the inspiration to make our own project, so that’s why I’m sharing this simple wreath DIY with you. Just because something is easy doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. All you need to do is head out to your nearest craft […]

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Slow Cooker Pear Sauce

This Slow Cooker Pear Sauce is a great recipe for using up ripe pears!  Enjoy it with ice cream or add it to your baking! – – – – – – Last week my friend Tiffany gave me this enormous box of pears.  And now I’m trying to come up with ways to use them all up, as I don’t want them to go to waste…I have a really hard time throwing food out…it feels like bad karma to me! And since many of the pears are very ripe, bordering on overripe, I thought one of the best ways to deal with them was to turn them into a sauce like apple sauce.  And what better way to do that than with a slow cooker. So on a busy morning before we rushed out to school, work and errands I loaded up my slow cooker with fresh pears and waited for the magic to happen.  After a few hours on low, the house smelled like cinnamon, and I had a delicious batch of pear sauce to use. The thing about pear sauce, is that it’s not apple sauce.  It’s much different…the texture is a little more gritty, and the flavour is different, […]

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Easy Apple Turnovers with Cheese

Make these Easy Apple Turnovers with Cheese as a simple and delicious dessert or snack! Use a pre-made puff pastry for extra ease. – – – – – – Turnovers are such a delicious dessert.  And did you know that they are simple enough to make at home?  True story.  They’re one of the easiest desserts to make.  The secret is to use a pre-made puff pastry crust.  I always keep a box of pre-made puff pastry in my freezer to put together quick pies and desserts like turnovers.  I especially like to use them when I have loads of fruit that needs to be used up.  Such is the case with these Apple Turnovers. This summer I was lucky enough to be able to pick a giant bag of apples from our neighbour’s apple tree.  I love to have apples around, especially in the fall, so I can bake with them.  Apple turnovers, Apple pies, apple cakes, apple butter, apple oatmeal…apple in everything.  So when this month’s Canadian Cheese of the Month arrived at the door, I knew I had to pair it with apples and pastry. Le Gré des Champs certified organic cheese is the cheese of the month, as part of […]

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What’s For Dinner? A Fall Pasta Menu

This comforting fall dinner menu includes Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta, a simple Kale & Roasted Squash Fall Salad, and Peach Pie for dessert. – – – – – – Welcome back to What’s For Dinner!  This week it’s all about fall squash. There is no better time of year than fall for better tasting squash…not to mention an abundance of it at reasonable prices.  I love to serve squash in different ways for dinner, but this butternut squash pasta sauce is my absolute favourite!  Not only is it easy to make, but it is SO delicious!  Serve it up with a simple fall salad and pie for dessert, and you’ve got a fall comfort meal. Fall Pasta Menu Main Dish:  Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Side Salad: Kale & Roasted Squash Fall Salad Dessert:  Peach Pie Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta is easy to make, and uses 1 whole butternut squash in the recipe…delicious and healthy!  And even kids love it.  Winner winner pasta dinner. This Kale and Roasted Squash Fall Salad is a perfect salad to serve with the butternut squash pasta.  This salad is full of kale, squash, pear, carrots, goat cheese and more…so good.  This is a recipe that I have shared […]

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Bread Machine Pizza Dough

This Bread Machine Pizza Dough recipe is my go-to pizza dough recipe!  It’s easy to make, and so delicious! – – – – – Pizza night in our house is always very well received.  We often will order in, but our favourite kind of pizza is homemade pizza.  There’s really no better kind of pizza than one you make yourself with all of your favourite toppings and ALL THE CHEESE.  But the best part of a homemade pizza, I think, is the crust. For years I have been making homemade pizza dough using my bread machine.  I love being able to add all of the ingredients to one container, and in an hour and a half, I have a home made ball of pizza dough to work with.  Homemade dough is especially great because you make it into any shape that you like…I like to make hearts for Valentine’s Day and ghosts for Halloween.  So fun. So easy.  If you’ve got a bread machine, you need to try this simple and delicious pizza dough recipe. Print Bread Machine Pizza Dough Servings 1 large pizza Ingredients 1 cup water 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour […]

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Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a perfect weeknight meal.  Add all of your favourite baked potato toppings! – – – – – – Ahhhh fall.  The season of soups, stews and all comfort foods.  I love it.  I think cooking in fall is actually my favourite.  I love the routine of cooking meals, the smell of dinner simmering on the stove and the comfort of hearty food.  SO good. And yet at the same time, getting back to the routine of meal planning can be tough…gone are the lazy days of summer meals.  But not to worry, we can get through meal planning together!  In fact, today you are going to come away with 11 Slow Cooker Meal Recipes!  I’ve joined 10 bloggers, and we’re each sharing a slow cooker recipe.  All delicious.  All simple.  And all perfect for fall. So make sure to visit their recipes at the bottom of this post! To get things started, I’m sharing a recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Soup. Loaded Baked Potato Soup If you love loaded baked potatoes, then you will love this soup…with all the same flavours of creamy potatoes, bacon, cheese, and green onion.  This soup is a […]

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