In The Kitchen

What is the Best Coffee Machine for Home Use?

What does your morning ritual look like? For many, the bleary-eyed scramble into consciousness is aided by that bitter brown gold, coffee....

Tomato, Walnut & Leek Tartlets #Recipe

Ingredients 500 g ( 1 lb 2 oz) of puff pastry (I used thawed, ready made puff) Four tablespoons of butter Four small or...

How To Make The Best Raspberry Jam

Summer is always the season of berries in our home. The kids live on berries & yogurt, berries & cereal, berries in a salad,...

Hearty Beef Stew & Dumplings #Recipe

Yield Serves 6 normal people, 4 in our household - or just my husband & older son if they dish it up themselves! Ingredients For stew 4...

5 Fabulous Guilt-Free Valentine’s Day Treats You’ll Want Everyday

Sometimes Valentines Day can be a nightmare. Piles of chocolate everywhere you go,  cheesecakes, cookies, smart little artistic candies packed full of goodness knows...

Instant Mexican Corn Cake #Recipe

Yields: 1 9x5 loaf pan Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 15 oz can of Sweet Cream Corn 1 box of Jiffy Cornbread...

The Ultimate Indoor Herb Garden Guide

It’s the time of the year for families to enjoy fall crafts, gatherings of the clan and...

Lemon-Blueberry Squares #Recipe

Prep Time: 20min. Total Time: 3hr. 20min.  Servings: 16 servings Ingredients 32 vanilla wafers 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups cold milk ...

Bake A Colour Explosion Cake #Recipe

This is great fun to bake and learn about mixing colors at the same time. The kiddos & I had lots of fun trying...

Cook Up A Storm With Quoco Now #Review

Quoco Now is the subscription box for the chef, aspiring chef, the person who can just about make a meal, or the complete nightmare in...

8 ways to help your kids make healthy snack choices

We all know that our kids learn by example, but we can be unaware of some of the bad examples we're setting. For instance,...

Planning a Vegan Picnic

What could be more fun than a gorgeous picnic on a glorious day? Yet, all too often the typical, heavy picnic fare of hamburgers,...

Parmesan & Basil Holiday Stars Recipe

Yields: 3 Dozen Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 2 ½ cups shredded Cheddar Cheese ½ cup butter, softened 5 tablespoons half-and-half 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ cups...

Halloween Cupcakes In A Jar #Recipe

Ingredients: One box of chocolate cake mix (+ required amount of oil and eggs) One teaspoon vanilla extract 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter (set at room temp for...

Deliciously Disturbing Zombie Cupcakes #Recipe

As Halloween approaches, I have to admit there here is something delightfully liberating about being gross and...

Cranberry & Pistachio cookies #Recipe

  Ingredients 1 (1 lb 1.5 ounces) pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix One box (4 serving size) pistachio instant pudding and pie filling mix ...

Chewy Lemon Coconut Bars #Recipe

Ingredients 35 vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 1-1/3 cups) 1 cup sugar, divided 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted One tsp. zest and 1/4 cup juice from 2...

Cranberry Crumb Cake #Recipe

Yields: 24 Servings Time: 35 Minutes Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 2 cups flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 1 cup...

Cheesy Chicken Hash Brown Casserole #Recipe

Adapted from SixSistersStuff.com  Ingredients: 2 cups rotisserie chicken 24 oz bag shredded hashbrowns 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 cup sour cream 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/4...

Maple-Pumpkin Pie Bars

Ingredients One pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix Four eggs, divided 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 8 oz. Cream Cheese softened 15 oz. of Pumpkin 1/2 cup packed brown...

14 Ways to Win the Vegetable Wars #HowTo

There is no magic formula to changing unhealthy eating habits. Most children (and us parents!) slide into them over time, and it is better...

Tiramisu Ice Cream Parfait #Recipie

Ingredients 1/2 cup of ground coffee 4 cups of 1-inch cubed angel food cake, pound cake, or lady's fingers 2 cups of vanilla or...

White Chocolate, Lemon Truffles #Recipe

Ingredients 1 Cup of white chocolate chips (or grated good quality white chocolate if you're feeling fancy) One-third of a cup of unsalted butter ...

Quick And Easy Rhubarb Dump Cake #Recipe

Before moving to Canada, I had never heard of a dump cake - all those years I wasted making things from scratch! Although I...

Oh So Quick And Easy Parmesan, Basil And Cheddar Stars #Recipe

If like me, you like recipes that are big on flavor but small on effort, then these cheesy stars are just the thing for you. Packed...

25 Delicious Turkey Recipes for Your Leftovers

They are eternal holiday season questions - "Why did we buy such a big turkey?" closely followed by "What are we going to do...

National Geographic Kids Cook Book

A year-round FUN food adventure This is much more than a basic children's cookbook. There are roughly 50 simple recipes in the 160 pages, but...

Marshmallow Icebergs #Recipe

Ingredients ½ cup of cornstarch ½ cup of confectioner's sugar 3 packages of unflavoured powdered gelatin ½ cup plus 1/3 cup water 1 cup...

Delicious Gluten Free Deserts

Gluten free desserts can be just as tasty as their gluten-packed cousins. The trick is not to try and make a straight substitute for wheat flour...

Grains As Mains @DKCanada Book #Review

I'm not one to follow food fads very often. That should read "I don't follow food fads at all." Most of the time if...

3 Healthy Treats to Make for Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day just a few short weeks away, it's time to start thinking about what you're going to give that special lady in...

9 Freezer-Friendly Fast Meals #Recipes

With a family of 7 (almost 8!), there are so many conflicting schedules, trying to make a quick dinner at a time that's good...

Give Your Kitchen A Makeover Without Breaking The Bank

Now more than ever, the kitchen has become the hub of many family homes. Not only for cooking but also for catching up on...

The Accidental Monster Cake Pops – A Recipe Disaster Story

I love to spend time in the kitchen cooking up a storm with the littles, and we regularly surf the net together for new...

Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting & Chocolate Peanut...

Yields: 24 cupcakes Prep Time: 35 minutes | Bake Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes Ingredients: Cakes 1 Box of white cake mix ¾ Cup of plain...

5 Fun Ways To Cook Fish #Recipes

Fish can be an excellent source of lean protein, and studies suggest eating seafood actually helps improve brain function, but I have never really...

30 Easter Treats You’ll Love Creating #Recipe

Are you looking for some fun Easter treats? No need to trawl the internet for the pretty and the tasty - here are 30...

How to make the perfect Cornish Pasty #Recipe

  Ingredients For the pastry: 500g  white flour, plus extra to dust 115g lard (or unsalted butter if you don't use lard) 20g margarine 1tsp salt Cold water For the filling: 200g beef...

How Cooking Works @DKCanada Book #Review

I don't know if it's a "homeschooler thing" or just my love of learning, but I especially enjoy the opportunity to turn something into...

10 Sweet, Grain Free, Pumpkin Treats

We are not strictly grain free in our home but we do try to minimize the amount we eat. When we first made this...

A Chocolate Strawberry Truffles #Recipe That Someone As Clueless As Me...

Prep Time: 30min. Total Time: 3hr. 30min. Servings: 22 servings, 3 truffles each Ingredients 8 oz of Semi-Sweet Chocolate 3 oz ofStrawberry Flavor Gelatin 8 oz of COOL...

Coconut Flour Recipes for Fall

Many people find that using coconut flour can result in a crumbly, dry texture to their baking, but by using plenty of liquid &...

Clean & Organize your Pantry #HowTo

One of the most important elements of kitchen storage is, for me, the pantry. I appreciate that not everyone is fortunate enough to have...

How to enjoy Taco Bowls – Vegetarian Style #Recipe

Ingredients (makes 6) 1 6-pack of taco bowls 1 Cucumber 1 lettuce 3 medium-sized tomatoes 1 sweet onion 1 small tub of sour cream 200 g of vegetarian Cheddar 750 T.V.P (textured...

Mile High Pie #Recipe

Ingredients 35 vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 1 cup) 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) of instant chocolate pudding mix 2 cups of cold milk, divided 1/2...

#Backtoschool Food Safety tips for packing school lunches

Food Safety tips for packing school lunches  Packing a school lunch is something a lot of parents do on a daily basis. They put effort...

National Geographic “Foods for Health” #BookReview

Foods For Health Choose and use the very best foods for your family & the planet Foods for Health is not a cookery book; it is...

Craft Cocktails to Pair with Iconic Works of Art

A refreshing cocktail can be just the thing to hit the spot after an afternoon in the summer...

Make A Delicious Blintz Brunch Bake #Recipe

This is a beautifully light, airy and lemony alternative to the usual brunch bake—a fluffy, not-too-sweet blintz made with Neufchatel and ricotta cheese. About Prep: 15 min Total time...

Quick And Tasty Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms #Recipe

  If you are looking for a tasty, yet easy treat for a weekend nibble or a dinner party appetizer that screams wow, then cream...

How To Make The Perfect Smoothie

Now that summer is here it’s time to crack out the blender, stock the freezer with frozen fruits and get ready to enjoy some...

@KitchenAid Mixer and Attachment Chart #Inforgraphic

Whether you're a KitchenAid mixer aficionado, or a beginner feeling slightly overwhelmed by the exciting possibilities the unit offers, this chart is for you. From...

16 Juicing Recipes for Beginners Who Have No Idea What They...

If you are new to juicing it can be very difficult to know where to begin and what recipes to use. Here is a...

You Can’t Resist Yummy Nummies @YumNummies #Review

Yummy Nummies snack, candy, and meal making sets come complete with everything you need to make adorable mini foods that not only look super...

Mini No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes #Recipe

It may finally be too hot to spend the entire day in the kitchen, baking with the oven on. there are, however, no weather...

Mini Gingerbread Loaves #Recipe

Ingredients About 2-1/4 cups of gingerbread biscuits or crackers, crushed 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 cup fat-free milk 1 egg,...

How to Make Fruit Cobbler Without Ever Turning On the Oven

One of the best things about the summertime is getting to enjoy your favorite summer fruits -- often, in pie or cobbler form. But...

15 Totally Tasty No-Bake Protein Bites #Recipe

I am irresistibly drawn to any tasty goodies that have the words "no-bake" in the description and I found this fabulous selection on BeamingBaker.com. Demeter, the...

Braided Breakfast Danish

Ingredients: 1 pound of pizza dough Three tablespoons cream cheese softened 1/2 cup whole cranberry sauce 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts One egg, lightly...

Canada Day Red Velvet Whoopee Pies #Recipe

You know you can always rely on me to do something simple and last minute and these Canada Day cakes are no exception. Despite my...

Eveys Bestest Chocolate Chip Cookies #Recipe

More than anything else, Evey loves to bake. Every weekend we spend half of Saturday & half of Sunday in the kitchen together, mixing,...

Food Prep Tips For Healthy Holidays

The holidays are here, which means there's plenty of comforting food to be found. And since fewer than 5% of adults participate...

Easy Find Lids From Rubbermaid – Not just a Snappy Name,...

You know that feeling you get when you need a plastic container with a lid and you open up a drawer in the kitchen...

25 “Not your Moma’s Easter Recipes”

  If, like me, your Easter recipe imagination runs to cooking the things you usually do and sticking a bunny, a chick or an egg...