Giveaway – Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show Ottawa

As I mentioned last week, Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show is coming to Ottawa on January 8th!  Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck star in this original production that follows their adventures as they try to find acts for their talent show. Featuring new and much loved music from Disney movies (Cinderella) and stars (Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers), kids and parents alike will be singing and dancing in their seats as the gang takes a road trip in a magical bus!  “In Read more [...]

Christmas cookies – Ricotta cookies

I make these every year; the recipe came from a girl on a bridal forum I used when I was planning my wedding 4 years ago.  They taste like cinnamon buns!  Important note: I've posted the filling amounts as the recipe was given to me, but it makes so much that I only do half and still have some left over.  This is a great cookie for cookie exchanges because it makes a ton and it's not really hard to do; it just takes a little bit of time because you need to chill the dough before you cut and bake Read more [...]

Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show: Ottawa

We are big Disney fans in this house, especially since Ashlyn has gotten old enough to have a preference for what she watches.  Playhouse Disney is a channel that I feel safe letting her watch, and she particularly loves "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and dances like a maniac every time she hears "The Hot Dog Song"! I'm so excited to share that Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show will be in Ottawa at the Ottawa Civic Centre on Saturday, January 8th!   There are two shows (12:30pm and 3:30pm) Read more [...]

What’s for (Christmas) dinner – Turkey and gravy

This past weekend, we hosted our very first Christmas for my husband's family.  This is the first time in six years that we've been in the same province as our family for the holidays and we were so excited to have everyone to our home and to prepare a traditional Christmas dinner! I got this brine recipe from my Aunt Jina, who is definitely one of my "go to" people for excellent recipes.  As always, I was not disappointed!  My husband helpfully told me AFTER I'd put the turkey in the brine Read more [...]

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