Cream of Asparagus Soup

This is what happens when your husband decides to buy two bunches of asparagus for dinner and promptly forgets about the second one. And look, a photo!   Cream of Asparagus Soup oil or butter for pan (I used olive oil) 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 lb asparagus, chopped, ... [More]

Baby Boy Banner printable

We've had a couple new pets at my office recently, and have been throwing small "showers" for the new puppy/kitten daddies. I did up the banner for baby boy pug puppy's daddy and thought it turned out really well. I Inserted a Shape in Word and then applied some formatting to it to get pretty colour... [More]

Balloon Party: The Cake

Having a blog is a great way to organize your thoughts! I'm going to keep updating this post as I figure this key element out. Baby Girl has a dairy allergy, and I suspect an egg allergy, which makes the whole cake thing a bit challenging. There is a really popular Wacky Cake out there, but it uses... [More]

Balloon Party: Colouring table

Colouring is such an easy way to entertain little kids! A quick search and a few clicks and I was able to print off some pages for the kids at the part to colour. I hit up Micheals on a 50% off Crayola day and picked up a 96 pack of crayons, and some stickers from the dollar store as well. I have a ... [More]

Christmas morning dairy free overnight Caramel French Toast

My family does Christmas morning at my parents' house each year. We do a yummy brunch while opening gifts. In previous years I've made this coffee cake, but wanted to do something different this year. Also, being dairy free, I was worried about finding frozen yeast rolls I could eat. For several ye... [More]

Christmas Baking: Date squares

Growing up, his grandmother's date squares were one of my dad's favourite treats. These super sweet goodies were also one of my favourites. We now make three pans of them; one for each household, and they all quickly disappear! Oatmeal Date Cake (Date Squares)2 cups oatmeal2 cups flour1 cup brown s... [More]

Christmas Baking: Butter tarts

My maternal grandmother made the most amazing, runny butter tarts, and I was lucky enough to get a copy of her recipe before she passed away ten years ago. I've actually had to share it with a few of my relatives because they'd lost their copies. This year my dad substituted maple syrup for the corn... [More]

Christmas Baking: Poppycock

I love how quick this recipe is to put together. It probably isn't the most Christmas-y of recipes, but that is when it's become a tradition to make it in my family. This would probably be great at Haloween as well. Poppycock 1/2 cup butter or margarine1 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup light corn sy... [More]

Christmas Baking: Nuts and Bolts

Nuts and bolts have been a family favourite for years. We can often go through five batches of this in a holiday season. I've made them so many times it's almost become an art. I've put a bunch of my tips into this version of the recipe.   Nuts and Bolts 2 cups Shreddies/Chex2 cups Cheerios2... [More]