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Foodie Friday~ 5 Star Fluffy Pancakes

Happy LONG weekend friends!! Ohhh what BEAUTIFUL weather mother nature has in store for us…I don’t remember the last Victoria Day long weekend where we actually had all 3 days full of sunshine and heat!

I am so excited it is the long weekend that I decided to share with ya’ll my super secret 5 Star Fluffy Pancake recipe 🙂 I mean, what better time to make pancakes than a long weekend right? Lazy mornings, late nights and days full of sun and fun. This really is the perfect recipe for a pancake, it is so light and fluffy and when made my hubbies way it is full of yummy secrets (click the recipe for his boozy version Mmm).

My plans for the weekend are simple…sleep in, and stay up late enjoying the time with my hubby and my beautiful pup Tehya <3 I start a new job next week (eeek) so I will need to be well rested and ready to go for all the new adventures life has given me! Look for next weeks post all about Summer Drinks! I have compiled the Best of the Best from my fellow bloggers and I guarantee you will love them all!

Happy cooking, and have a beautiful weekend friends!

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Foodie Friday- Cinnamon Rolls!!

Foodie Friday is back! This is our first one for 2016 and I thought I would finally share those Cinnamon Rolls I keep bragging about! You guys are going to <3 them!

They may seem a little intimidating by the list of ingredients, but trust me, 90% of it you have in your cupboards RIGHT NOW! The nice thing about them is that you make them the day before, so if you have a special event coming up or a Sunday guest, you can make them and forget about them!

I’ll keep it short so you can stop drooling…wipe it up from your keyboard will you?! Enjoy these my friends!

 

Chocolate crinkle cookies with red and white striped kisses on parchment paper

Christmas Baking Frenzy- Day 1!!

Hey Everyone! Ooooo I hope you are all as excited as I am for the next 13 days of Christmas goodies! We spent over 9 hours on Saturday baking EVERYTHING you will see over the next 13 days (and more!) and although we had a couple of ah-hem…”mishaps”, we managed to create some really beautiful and very very tasty treats for you to share with your loved ones this Christmas season!

Some of the goodies you see will be classic treats, ones that I am sure most of us have tried at least once, and some will be new (or different) for you to add to your family baking days. Please note, some of the recipes have been in my family for over 30 years so I have no way of crediting the “original” source, but where I can, I will!

So, what’s on the baking table for today you ask? One of my all time favourite, and very festive, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with a twist! Each bite is full of cakey chocolate and a hint of sweet peppermint! Please, enjoy, and remember to let me know if you try to recipe and what you thought! We will talk tomorrow!

Chicken Tortilla Chili

Feeling a Little “Chili”?

I don’t know about you guys, but I CAN’T believe that it is November already! That means it is only going to get colder, and with the sun setting earlier we are going to start feeling those winter blahs soon enough. Christmas decor and gift ideas will soon be filling all the store shelves, and snow will be making our drives a little bit longer and a lot more stressful.

Lucky for you I recently decided to be a little more adventurous with a classic recipe  and created the most delicious Chicken Tortilla Chili! It is sure to be a new family favourite for the cold nights ahead, and you can even make it in the crockpot so it’s ready when you get home.

There are a few shortcuts you can take if you are running low on time (or patience) and with just a few simple ingredients it won’t break the bank. It makes a heaping pot of chili, more than enough to feed a family of 4 at least two times…see the recipe for my spin on what to do with the leftovers for a fun family meal the next day!

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Shorter Days and Colder Nights

Hey everyone! Sorry this edition of “Foodie Friday” is a couple of days late! Last week was slightly crazy for us…in fact, the craziness is still continuing! As I type this there are three men in my kitchen installing new granite counter tops. Anyway, for this weeks dish I wanted to bring you something that was as quick as it is delicious!!

I was thinking, with these super cold days we have been having (we had SNOW yesterday!) I wanted to share with you something that was stick to your ribs, fill your tummy good, and loaded with vegetables! So friends, this week you will be shown how to make my very tasty Chicken Pot Pie.

I hope you enjoy it, and as always please feel free to leave a comment with your favourite dish or substitution so I can share with everyone else!

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Thanksgiving is upon us!

I can’t believe that it is already Thanksgiving weekend! This calls for a special edition of Foodie Friday! This week I am showing you two easy sides to dress up your bland Thanksgiving table…I know that sounds offensive, but really let me take a stab at it here.

Every year you have a giant delicious turkey in the middle of your table surrounded by what? Mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, gravy, parsnips and maybe some carrots…am I right? Do you see the colour scheme there!? Now, if cranberry sauce is the only thing adding colour to your Thanksgiving table this post is for you!

I made two dishes for you to take to your dinner and really impress the family…this is especially good for all you newlyweds still trying to make an impression on the in-laws! The first is a Sauteed Brussel Sprout dish with Pancetta and the second is a delicious Kale with Cranberries and Toasted Pecans…mmm! (Click the recipe link above for everything you need to make these dishes!).

Grab a glass of wine, keep the bottle handy for the second recipe, and enjoy! After all, everybody needs a little creativity in their lives <3

Kale Pizza

Foodie Friday!! ~Delicious Kale Pizza

Hey ya’ll! I am so excited to announce the beginning of a regular post; Foodie Friday for you! Each Friday I will post a new dish that I’ve made ranging from appetizers to desserts that I think you will love! They are simple dishes with one thing in mind, FLAVOUR! I can’t tell you the number of times my hubby and I are talking about what we want for dinner and I say to him, “I just want something that has good FLAVOUR, a nice savory dish, I don’t want anything bland!”.

So friends, here it is, your first edition of Foodie Friday 🙂 Click here to find the ingredients you will need as well as the directions for the delicious Kale Pizza. If you have a recipe you think the blogosphere has to try leave me a comment and we may feature it on our next Foodie Friday!

I hope you are inspired to make this delicious fall-inspired pizza…after all, everybody needs a little creativity in their lives <3