Christmas cookies – Butter Tarts

Back when we lived in Alberta, it was a tradition every year for my closest girlfriends to get together and do some Christmas baking, and Joleen's butter tarts were always at the top on the list of things to make!  Sadly, all but one of us have moved away from that town now (although I'm the farthest away in Ontario) but we'll see each other next month at a scrapbooking/visiting weekend and I can't wait.  These butter tarts are delicious and so easy to make - but don't tell anyone that and just Read more [...]

Our Fall Family Pictures

I love the colours of fall and since the girls are growing so fast (Ashlyn is 2.5 and Rowan is already 7 months old) we took some time this morning to brave the cool fall weather to have some family pictures taken outdoors in Ottawa.  I'm already trying to figure out where we can display them! All pictures taken by the incredibly talented Elizabeth Fulton Photography. Read more [...]

What’s for dinner – Tuna Noodle Casserole

It's been cold and rainy and very "fall" like around here and I wanted to make some comfort food for dinner the other night.  This recipe comes from the mom of a childhood friend of mine; I actually had to call my mom to get it because I'd lost my copy and nothing that I could find online sounded right.  The secret ingredient?  Chow mein noodles! TUNA NOODLE CASSEROLE Ingredients 1 can cream of mushroom soup 3/4 can milk 1 can tuna, drained and flaked 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 small Read more [...]

HUGGIES® Baby and You events at Loblaws (giveaway)

Rowan has started solids now and she enjoys food far more than her sister did at this age so I'm doing my best to come up with healthy and tasty recipes for her in the hopes that she will be a less picky eater.  I'm at our local Loblaws at least once a week as it is, so I was very interested to learn that there are *free* HUGGIES® Baby and You in-store events happening right now across the country! Between October 18th and November 2nd, each event will highlight a dish for Mom (Quinoa Pancakes Read more [...]

Seventh Generation’s “Buy One Give One” is on!

We just spent our Thanksgiving weekend with both sides of our families and had a wonderful time.  My girls are so lucky to have loving families within visiting distance, and with Thanksgiving over (for us Canadians) and Christmas on the way, it's a time of year that I really take stock of how blessed we are and try to give back to those in need. Seventh Generation is currently running a "Buy One Give One" promotion with their Free and Clear Diapers.  For the entire month of October, every time Read more [...]

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