5 Minute Apple Pie Oatmeal

This 5 Minute Apple Pie Oatmeal is a delicious and quick breakfast idea!  It’s perfect for busy weekday mornings! – – – – – – Today I’m sharing the last recipe in my 5 Minute Oatmeal breakfast series.  If you missed any of the other 3 recipes, I’ve shared the links at the bottom of this post. My goal with sharing these 5 Minute Oatmeal recipes is to offer delicious, healthy and easy breakfast ideas for our busy weekday mornings.  There is so much more to breakfast than bowls of cereal or toast all the time, and oatmeal is a great place to start.  We just have to look outside the traditional oatmeal packet and try new toppings.  Anything goes.  Add berries, nuts, coconut, granola, jam, peanut butter, cream…any of your favourite flavours.  Not only are you making your oatmeal more delicious, but you are also making it more hearty and adding a little extra nutrition, which is a perfect way to start the day. This Apple Pie Oatmeal has all the delicious flavours of an apple pie, but you get to eat it for breakfast!  To make this oatmeal you can use a premade apple sauce, or if you […]

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5 Minute Banana Coconut Oatmeal

This 5 Minute Banana Coconut Oatmeal is a delicious and easy breakfast idea!  Perfect for busy mornings! – – – – – – Do you love the banana coconut combination?  There’s something so delicious about bananas and coconut together…it feels tropical somehow, which is actually quite welcome this time of year.  It may not be Hawaii, but it’ll have to do. This 5 Minute Banana Coconut Oatmeal is the next recipe in my oatmeal breakfast series…so far I’ve shared 5 Minute Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal, and 5 Minute Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal.  My goal with these recipes is to give you quick, healthy and delicious recipe ideas for our busy weekday mornings.  We shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste and nutrition because we’re busy getting out the door…it’s easier than ever to whip up something delicious for you and your family. What I love about these 5 minute recipes is that they are easy enough for my kids to make for themselves.  As long as the ingredients are available, they can assemble these oatmeals in no time at all.  I like giving my kids the opportunity to try new things, especially when it comes to having them create a meal for themselves.  Kids […]

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5 Minute Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal

This 5 Minute Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal is bursting with delicious fresh blueberry and lemon flavours!  This is quick and hearty breakfast that is perfect for busy mornings! – – – – – – Hello!  I’m back again today with another delicious and easy breakfast idea!  Yesterday I shared my 5 Minute Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal, and today I’ve got a 5 Minute Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal recipe.  These oatmeal recipe ideas are perfect for busy weekday mornings.  With just a few seconds of prep time, you can have a hearty and delicious breakfast for you and your family. The thing about eating oatmeal, is that most of the time we just add a little brown sugar and some cream.  Delicious but can get pretty boring really fast.  So I decided to think outside the box and almost look at oatmeal as a deconstructed muffin…what kinds of muffin flavours are your favourite?  Chances are these flavours would be perfect as oatmeal. Take this lemon blueberry oatmeal variation as an example. Lemon Blueberry Muffins are delicious.  Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal is delicious.  How can it not be?  Lemon and blueberry are a match made in heaven. For this oatmeal variation I made a […]

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5 Minute Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

This 5 Minute Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal is a quick, healthy and delicious breakfast!  Perfect for busy weekday mornings. – – – – – – Now that the holidays are behind us, we’re back to old routines, which I love, but sometimes meal routines after the fun of the holiday season can feel tedious.  Weekday breakfast preparation is the same old same old, day in and day out.  Cereal, leftover pancakes, toast.  Cereal, leftover pancakes, toast.  And repeat.  I’d like to change that for everyone.  But because we are so rushed during the week (I have 2 teenagers who get out of bed at the very last minute everyday), breakfast time can’t be elaborate.  I’m not making eggs and bacon, or a frittata, or anything that takes more than 5 minutes to prepare…we leave those breakfasts to the weekend when we can sit and enjoy them.  During the week, it’s all about time saving.  But at the same time I want the kids to go to school full from a good breakfast.  And I’d like to see them eat more than just a bowl of cereal every single day.  So I started to think of breakfast ideas that were quick, […]

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10 Great Period Pieces to Watch on Netflix

Get your historical TV and movie fix with 10 Great Period Pieces to Watch on Netflix! – – – – – – Over the holiday season I got hooked on The Crown, and just couldn’t get enough of it.  Have you seen it?  I loved the story of the Royals and wanted to watch more shows that are based in history.  I love the era of days gone by…the wardrobes, the accents, the plot twists, the class, the romance…all of it.  I’m basically hooked on period pieces right now.  As soon as The Crown was done I was searching for more…I needed more.  So I finished Downton Abbey, then went Mr. Selfridge and then watched A Royal Affair.  Next up…finishing Call the Midwife and Rebellion.  So much to watch, so little time. So in case you are like me and are hooked on history, here are 10 period pieces that you need to watch on Netflix right now! Mr. Selfridge is a period piece based in the 1900’s, following the American entrepreneur Harry Selfridge and his department store Selfridges & Co., in London, England.  In a time when women are discovering a new sense of freedom and modernity, Selfridge’s offers a shopping […]

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One Pot Oven Roasted Bone In Pork Rib Roast with Vegetables

This One Pot Oven Roasted Bone In Pork Rib Roast with Vegetables is a delicious and healthy meal idea.  Make a complete meal in one dish! – – – – – – – I’m a big fan of one pot roasted dinners.  Being able to prepare and cook an entire meal in one dish is the best…the clean up is easy and your workload is very minimal.  I love to use this method for roasting chicken, and also for roasting pork.  You just can’t beat being able to throw everything into one dish, then magically 2 hours or so later, you have dinner ready.  A full meal in one dish.  Really the easiest kind of dinner…the kind that makes you heave a sigh of relief around 5:00 when everyone in the house is beginning to fall apart.  Fret not, dinner will be ready soon.  Nothing left to do but have the kids set the table, and then you can pour yourself a glass of wine. The great thing about preparing a dinner like this is that you can use any vegetables that you have on hand like potatoes, carrots, celery, parsnip, onions and squash.  Basically any vegetable that roasts well […]

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Turnip Puff (Rutabaga Puff)

 This Rutabaga Puff is a delicious side dish to be enjoyed any time of year! – – – – – – For years we have been enjoying this side dish recipe and have been calling it Turnip Puff.  But recently I realized that we have been using the names Turnip and Rutabaga interchangeably, when in fact they are two different root vegetables.  And all along we have actually been eating Rutabaga Puff, not Turnip Puff.  Shocking!   Turnips are white fleshed with white and purple skin. Rutabagas have yellow flesh and a purplish yellow skin, and they are bigger than turnips.  Rutabagas are also sweeter.  I also find turnips more watery than rutabagas. I finally figured out I was using the wrong term this past Christmas when I actually ordered a turnip from the grocery store and what came home wasn’t what I was expecting (I got an actual turnip…the white one with the purple skin).  Even though I knew it wasn’t the root vegetable I was thinking, I decided to try this recipe anyway and in the end, we didn’t love it as much.  I found it a bit watery and bitter, and not as creamy as it is when made […]

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