Recipes

Welcome to my kitchen… cozy, warm and full of love! Every mom has a repertoire of favourite recipes. I would like to share some of my family favourites!

Gluten Free Oatmeal Banana Cookies

I love cookies! Last week I had a craving for cookies but I didn't want all the calories that go with it. I suddenly recalled the pancake recipe I made last May. I used that foundation to experiment with making ...
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My favourite summer drink. A great drink to serve when entertaining. This delicious sangria recipe is made with brandy and red wine. Fruity and delicious!

An Easy and Delicious Sangria Recipe!

Every summer I look forward to my favourite alcoholic beverage... sangria! This wonderful drink is a great way to use leftover or poor tasting red wine. This recipe uses red wine (the cheapest stuff will do) and brandy. You can ...
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Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Maybe it's the French blood pulsing through my veins but I love lavender. The colour, the fragrance, and the promise of calmness simply by smelling it, makes it pretty much the perfect blossom. This year I'm growing lavender in my ...
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A fabulous, easy-to-make, copycat Tim Hortons' Iced Capps knock off recipe! Cold, refreshing, and delicious! Plus it's a lot cheaper to make than the original version!

Homemade Iced Capps

Tim Hortons' Iced Capps... I dream of them all winter, and then I drink them up all summer. This addiction can be a little expensive, so I did some research (and experimentation), which led to the perfect recipe for homemade ...
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Do you want a good tasting gluten-free pancake recipe? This recipe is delicious and only requires 5 ingredients! Simple, quick, healthy, clean-eating food!

5 Ingredient, Gluten-Free, Clean Eating Pancake Recipe

  Pancakes. Just the thought of them induces a child-like bliss. Envisioning a stack of pancakes instantly gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling! I recently stumbled across a three-ingredient pancake and decided to make an even healthier version of it ...
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Do you have a slow metabolism? Check out these 3 metabolism boosting drink recipes. Great for a healthy lifestyle and weight loss. Plus they're delicious!

3 Metabolism Boosting Drinks

A couple weeks ago, I shared with you how I have been drinking Dr. Oz's metabolism boosting drink. I stumbled across a few more metabolism boosting drinks and I have been making them as well. I found some really cute 1 ...
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An Allergen-Free Gingerbread House

It started about three weeks ago... my daughter began asking us if we can make a gingerbread house. This is a major challenge considering she has an anaphylaxis allergy to dairy (not to mention wheat, peanut and egg allergies). I ...
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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner and Spring Cleaning

The spring cleaning bug has taken hold of me and has ravished my home. I recently stumbled across this great blog series by the Money Saving Mom... 4 Weeks To A More Organized Home I have been thrilled with the ...
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Our New Favourite Snack: Lettuce Wraps

For the past month I have made an effort to take better care of myself. This wasn't a New Year's resolution (I don't like resolutions) but rather a lifestyle change. God gave me a healthy, functioning body, and I felt ...
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Chocolate Crunchies are THE best Christmas cookies. If you have a potluck or a cookie exchange, these are the cookie to take! This treat is also known as chocolate cocaine (and rightfully so).

Chocolate Crunchies: The Best Christmas Cookie!

Chocolate Crunchies are my new Christmas treat of choice. I recently encountered this recipe and I made it my mission to make it dairy-free. OH. MY. GOODNESS! This chocolate nibbly bit is originally named Chocolate Cocaine because of it's highly addictive nature ...
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Vegan soy nog! Dairy and egg free! No way! #recipe

A Dairy-Free Christmas: Soy Nog

Dairy and egg-free soy nog! No way! Over the past couple weeks I have been experimenting with various soy nog recipes. We've tried banana as a thickening agent (too much banana flavour). We've tried tofu (too gritty no matter how ...
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A Dairy-Free Christmas: Ginger Snaps

I associate a variety of spices with Christmas... cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course, ginger. All of these are smells of Christmas. This dairy-free recipe is a great one. Delicious vegan ginger snaps! I modified this wonderful recipe which I found ...
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Dairy-free chocolate crinkle cookies #Christmasbaking #dairyfreeChristmas

A Dairy-Free Christmas: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

My daughter is anaphylactic to dairy. She is also allergic to eggs and peanuts. Obviously, special occasions such as Christmas can be challenging with all the delicious cream, butter and dairy-filled treats floating around! This year, I decided to challenge ...
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Chicken Soup With Rice

My oldest daughter absolutely adores the Maurice Sendak book, Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months. We had been reading it quite regularly when my daughter asked if we could have chicken soup with rice. I obliged and threw ...
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Vegan Pumpkin Bread

With Thanksgiving weekend here, I thought I would share a recipe other than the traditional pumpkin pie recipe... Vegan Pumpkin Bread. At first I thought that a pumpkin bread would be dry but this bread is full of flavour and ...
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