Dessert Cheese Plate

Think outside the charcuterie plate, and make a Dessert Cheese Plate!  This plate is loaded up with delicious cheese, chocolate, nuts and fruit!  Perfect for entertaining. – – – – – – Welcome back to another edition of ‘Cheese of the Month’, where I showcase a delicious, award winning Canadian cheese.  I’ve partnered with the Dairy Farmers of Canada to feature a different Canadian cheese each month, and last month I featured ‘Heidi’ in a Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam.  This month the feature cheese is Dragon’s Breath Blue.  Just from the name alone, you have to try it. Dragon’s Breath Blue is an award winning cheese from That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.  This family owned and operated artisan fromagerie, opened in 1980 by Willem and Maja Van Den Hoek, is where they craft four signature cheeses:  Farmstead Gouda, Old Growler, Smeerkaas and this Dragon’s Breath Blue. This Dragon’s Breath Blue cheese had me intrigued from the moment I opened the package.  If you saw my Instagram story you had a chance to see the black wax the cheese was encased in.  On a side note, every month when I receive my […]

Continue Reading

Grandma’s Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

All you need are a few simple ingredients to make Grandma’s Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies!  Soft, chewy and full of peanut butter flavour. – – – – – – These peanut butter cookies are straight out of my childhood.  They are ingrained into my memory more than any other childhood treat, except maybe for the peanut butter cornflake square my Mom used to make.  Growing up these peanut butter cookies were regularly found in our lunches…back in the days when you could actually take peanut butter to school!  At the time I didn’t really appreciate how delicious they were, because they were just part of our regular lunch routine.  But now as an adult, I can truly see how delicious these cookies are.  They are rich with peanut butter flavour, soft, slightly chewy and melt in your mouth.  Truly a peanut butter cookie lovers dream. The neat thing about this peanut butter cookie is that there is no flour in the ingredients.  Every time I make them, this surprises me, but they always turn out as beautifully as expected. But one of the things I love most about these peanut butter cookies is that they are a recipe handed down […]

Continue Reading

What’s For Dinner? Taco Night Menu

What’s For Dinner?  Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with this Taco Night Menu!  A simple and fun dinner everyone will love! – – – – – – Welcome back to another edition of What’s For Dinner!  Every Sunday I am posting a full dinner menu idea, in the hopes that it will help make your meal planning just a little easier.  Sometimes it’s nice to have a dinner menu thought out for you…and even better if it’s a simple and delicious one!  This edition of What’s For Dinner is Taco Night! Taco night is a night my kids always look forward to!  There’s nothing better than assembling your own dinner with all of your favourite toppings.  The kids love it, and so do my husband and I.  This weeks menu for tacos includes the main dish of tacos, plus a homemade salsa, a rice side dish and grilled pineapple for dessert.  Delicious. Easy Taco Night Dinner Menu Main Dish:  Ground Beef Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning, and Taco Toppings Side Dish:  Fresh Tomato and Mango Salsa Side Dish:  Green Chili and Cilantro Rice Dessert:  Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream Taco Night Essentials: Soft or Hard Tacos Taco Spice Seasoned Ground Beef Fresh […]

Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Brunch Table Setting

Create a simple and pretty Mother’s Day Brunch Table Setting your Mom will love! – – – – – – Mother’s Day is coming soon!  Do you have plans?  Do you go out for brunch or do you prefer to stay home?  If you are having brunch in, I’ve got a really pretty table setting idea that you and your mom will love!  Really, it’s all about keeping it simple and using as much as you can from your own home to set the table for a delicious brunch! I like to keep things really simple.  Because the reality is that you just don’t have a lot of room on the table for a tonne of decor.  I see these tablescapes (and I’m guilty of creating them too) that just have TOO MUCH STUFF.  The tables look wonderful all decorated with candles, flowers, baskets, wooden boxes full of succulents and on and on, but there is just no room for the delicious food you worked so hard to make. Even a bouquet of flowers can seem like too much, but they are easy to move.  I like to put a big bouquet in the centre of the table so we can […]

Continue Reading

Coconut Lime Grilled Turkey Noodle Bowl

This Coconut Lime Grilled Turkey Noodle Bowl is fresh, delicious and healthy!  Loaded with vegetables, high protein turkey, and drizzled in a delicious peanut coconut dressing. – – – – – We are big fans of noodle bowls in our home.  In fact, noodle bowl dinners are one of the most asked for meals by my kids, and I’m happy to oblige.  The kids love assembling their own bowls with all of their favourite toppings, and I’m happy to see them loading up with healthy ingredients! This Coconut Lime Grilled Turkey Noodle Bowl is such a fun, delicious and healthy dinner.  And it’s the perfect way to dust off (or brush the snow off) the BBQ!  One of the things I like best about winter being officially behind us, is that meal times get a little easier.  These are they days that I like to grill meat and serve a tonne of vegetables for our dinners…they are lighter, brighter and a lot leaner.  And I like that. Turkey is perfect for this noodle bowl.  Turkey is packed with protein, it’s lean, nutrient rich, and delicious.  And it takes on the flavour of the coconut lime marinade with perfection.  For recipes like this, I […]

Continue Reading

Grilled Cheese with Fig Jam

A delicious and simple grilled cheese sandwich made with flavourful rich cheese and sweet fig jam.  Gooey and delicious! – – – – – – I’m so excited to be partnering with the Dairy Farmers of Canada over the upcoming year, as I feature a Canadian ‘Cheese of the Month’!  Many people don’t realize that Canada has an exceptional range of award winning cheeses from different regions all across the country, so I’m excited to be able share a new and delicious Canadian cheese with you each month. This month’s feature cheese is Heidi from The Farm House Natural Cheeses, a family farm located in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia.  Heidi is an aged firm cheese with deep and rich flavours.  Similar to Gruyere, Heidi is a fabulous melting cheese, making it perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches! Is there any food more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich?  All warm and gooey with delicious melted cheese?  It’s the food great memories were made from.  I loved them as a kid, and I love them now as an adult, the only difference is that I like my grilled cheese a little more fancy.  Is fancy the right word?  I mean, a classic […]

Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Gift Guide For the Do It Yourself Mom + A GIVEAWAY!

Moms use power tools too!  I’ve put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide For the Do It Yourself Mom!  Everything from tools to earrings. – – – – – – Moms use power tools too!  It’s nice for us to be able to have our own tools that no body else is allowed to touch.  And that doesn’t mean that our tools are pink or covered in flowers, regular power tools work just fine!  It’s just nice to be able to have my own special tools so that I know where they are every time, and I know how they’re being used…kind of like my secret stash of scissors that I keep away from the kids! Mother’s Day Gift Guide For the Do It Yourself Mom So I thought it would be fun to put together some great gift ideas for the handy mom in your life!  Some practical, some fun!  (these are clickable pictures with affiliate links) Power Washer!  Yes, a power washer.  I like to wash ALL THE THINGS.  There’s just something so satisfying about getting out the power washer and cleaning the deck, or the siding, or the sidewalk, or the flower pots…I could go on and […]

Continue Reading