Go green in 2016!

The Green Smoothie is now a regular part of my nutrition routine, and even has become a favourite of my girls. Check out those awesome green smoothie moustaches! Our #1 favourite is the Green Smoothie with Banana, Mango, Strawberry and Coconut Milk, and sometimes I also add a dollop of yogurt to make it creamier. It’s…

Canada Day Strawberry-Vanilla Frozen Cocktail

Here is a great Canada Day Cocktail recipe featuring two of my favourite Torani products that is sure to be the star of your Canada Day celebrations. The delicious combination of strawberry and vanilla makes this frozen cocktail a delicious hot summer’s day treat! Ingredients: 2 shots Canadian Vodka (omit if you would like a…

Individual Red Berry Pavlovas

This month’s #GayLeaMom feature recipe is a beautiful classic meringue dessert topped with delicious Gay Lea Light Whipped Cream and fresh red berries! A perfect dessert for summer gatherings including Canada Day! Pavlova is a meringue based dessert topped with cream and fruit, and I thought would be a great pairing with Gay Lea‘s delicious whipped cream,…

Nordica Power Smoothie

This delicious and nutritious protein packed smoothie is creamy and filling thanks to the addition of Nordica Cottage Cheese! I had never tried cottage cheese added to my smoothies but I was amazed at the results and the wonderful creaminess and silkiness it added to my daily smoothie. Even better is that Nordica offers a Lactose…

Strawberry Torani Twister

I had a fabulous Birthday this past weekend and my big gift his year was a Vitamix! My family all chipped in as I had warned that if my old blender died I really wanted a Vitamix next! So, hilariously and ironically last week right before my Birthday my old 13 year old blender finally smoked, sputtered…

Mother’s Day Fake-out Crepes

Hi, I’m Kara’s daughter, and I am taking over the blog for the day! This is a great recipe for kids to make for their mom this Mother’s Day!!!! Just like my mom, I like creating recipes in the kitchen too. I came up with this idea all by myself! Since I am too little…

Valentine’s Day Coconut Cream Trifle for Two

It is almost Valentine’s Day, and I don’t know about you but it’s a busy week getting the kids ready for their classroom celebrations, pulling together a few of my own Valentine’s surprises for my kids, husband, and co-workers, as well balancing the regular weekly classes, homework and housework! So here is an easy Valentine’s…

Berry-licious Arugula Salad

I love arugula. Love it in a salad in various forms like this insanely yummy Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad with Gorgonzola and Pancetta and one of my hubby’s favourites – Steak Salad. Love it tossed with pasta in Lemon Spaghetti with Arugula and Steak with Penne & Arugula, and even love it layered in a panini like my Peach Panini with…

Raspberry and Strawberry Thumbprints

Day 4 of Cookie Week, here we go! I love being able to incorporate a taste of summer into my Christmas baking (including the tradition of Grandma’s Plum Cake at Christmas dinner), and these buttery thumbprint cookies are perfect for my strawberry and raspberry freezer jam. I tested this much-pinned recipe that is originally from Better…

Yummy Green Smoothie

I finally got my act together, and gave a green smoothie a try, and I all I know is that now I crave one every day. No, its not pretty, it is dark green (that photo I took is the real deal).  It packs in 7 servings of fruit/veg, and  I feel so good after…