Recipes

How to make a Freak Shake. Tropical Vanilla Strawberry Milkshake

Did you know June 20 is National Vanilla Milkshake Day! To celebrate this fine occasion my children and I couldn’t resist creating a delicious Tropical Vanilla Strawberry Freak Shake. If you’re scratching your head wondering what a Freak Shake really is, it’s a funky spin on a traditional milkshake. This over the top sister to your […]

Use your leftover chicken to create this delicious Chimichurri and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Zoodles dish

It can’t be all that shocking that my schedule is a bit on the bonkers side of things. As crazy as things get, family meal time is important to me, it’s top shelf in the priority department. After all, my restaurant business revolves around meal times shared together. However, as important as this cherished time […]

Weight Watchers pulled chicken tacos with fresh mango pineapple salsa

After a very hectic summer and a few too many indulgences I headed back to Weight Watchers. It has been a while since I checked in, and let me tell ya, owning a restaurant the struggle is REAL. These Weight Watchers Crock Pot Chicken Tacos are simple, delicious, filling, and very little work! Plus I […]

This summer drink is made with gatorade! Perfect Mocktail for a kids pool party

It seemed like it took forever for the summer weather to actually arrive. Now that we’re in full force with hot, humid days we’re hitting the pool and lake as often as possible. Water time = fun time, and what better way to burst out the fun action then with a refreshing Swimming Pool Summer Mocktail […]

Delicious Pecan Sticky Buns

Pecan Sticky Buns

October 26th, 2015 | Learn How, Recipes

Yum, thats all I have to say after making these delicious Pecan Sticky Buns with my mom over Thanksgiving. They were so delicious, and if you’re already making bread its easy to snitch a little of the dough to whip up a pan of these tasty morsels. I grew up in a farm family, not […]

Soft and delicious pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese icing

Happy pumpkin season!! As the summer passes and we’re settling back into a more normal routine I find myself spending more time in the kitchen. Since I just got my hands on a new Breville Handy Mix Scraper™ I had to share my newest addiction- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Icing.  These little fall delights are so […]

Easy to make Watermelon Ice Cream Cake- Just a few simple steps to a delicious summer dessert

Does your family have an insane birthday month? In my fam between mid July to mid August there are 9 birthdays! Thats a lot of candles, and partying going down!! I need a secret weapon that makes the kids go wild. That bazooka gun = Ice Cream Cake! Do you know of a kid that doesn’t love a cake made […]

Weight Watchers strawberry shortcake recipe- ONLY 2 points per serving!!

Happy Canada Day! What better way to kick of July than to celebrate our nation, the sunshine, the last day of school (yesterday), and that strawberry season is in full force! Each year at the end of the school year, our family goes on a camping trip where we celebrate the season with a Strawberry Shortcake […]

Sweet and Spicy Fresh Pear Salsa Recipe- great for dipping and adding to recipes

I love salsa, it may as well be a food group (really anything tomato based), throw some fruit into the mix and it’s an instant siesta in my mouth! One of my favourite treats is chips and salsa; so today I wanted to share a yummy Sweet and Spicy Fresh Pear Salsa recipe with you that is on […]

How to Host a BBQ last minute

The weather around here has finally got nice enough to haul the BBQ out of storage and get grilling. As we get into the summer days we barbecue just about everything (amen to less dishes). We are no strangers to hosting a last minute BBQ. I love a planned dinner party as much as the next gal, but I love […]

tropical blender drinks made easy

Happy looong weekend my fellow Canadians! You know what that means… glug, glug, or maybe it means the Queen’s birthday, you choose! Since today kicks off the May long weekend, the sun is shinning, and the kiddos are out of school early, I thought it would be the perfect day to set up our patio drink […]

No bake, 2 ingredient, weight watchers dessert. Tastes like yummy lemon meringue

It has been a long time since I’ve shared a waistline friendly recipe. This 2 ingredient, 2 point, no bake Lemon Weight Watchers Dessert is one of my favourites when I’m trying to behave. It is so easy to make, and always a crowd pleaser… let’s be honest, it really just has to please me! […]

20 ways to turn store bought pancake mix into the perfect pancake

Happy Pancake Tuesday, I’ll take any excuse I can get to eat pancakes around the clock! I have a confession.  Don’t tell my family, but I rarely make pancakes from scratch. I used to all the time, but then I started trying to cut back (I have no off switch when it comes to those delicious maple […]

Hazel and Ruby project

A Little Bit of News

January 20th, 2015 | Recipes

Oh my goodness we’re 20 days into the month! I can’t believe how January is flying by… and I’ve only posted twice. Maybe you’re thinking what is the girl up to, she’s fallen off the radar! Not quite… but almost. I’ve been working really hard on a few secret projects (then add school commitments and dieting […]

Donair cups, Party appetizer favourite!

Donair Cup Appetizers

December 29th, 2014 | Recipes

I hope you all had a very happy holiday, I sure did! We spent Christmas at my moms lake house (where there is no phone or cell service) it was so peaceful to be unplugged, (maybe peaceful isn’t the word, there was 30 people there) a lot of fun had though! I’m still in Holiday […]

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