What’s for Halloween – Pumpkin Cookies

Happy Halloween!  My little pirate is taking a nap so I thought I'd post this delicious pumpkin cookie recipe, from Martha Stewart.  I made them a few days ago and they are perfect alone or with a steamy mug of tea - which is something I'm craving since there is snow on the ground here in Ottawa! Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing - Martha Stewart Recipes Ingredients Makes about 6 dozen - I made mine a little big (I didn't have a pastry bag and tip to use, so I just scooped out Read more [...]

GoGreen Pocket Diapers – review & giveaway

GoGreen Pocket Diapers are new on the cloth diapering scene.  After Leah had her third child, she realized that the financial and environmental costs of diapering all three of her children was just too much and she began looking for a solution.  Impressed by the "name brand" pocket diapers but not the cost, she found a company that made diapers that were of equal quality but with a much smaller price tag, and she launched GoGreen Pocket Diapers in September of 2010. For review, I was sent Read more [...]

Halloween decorations

Sadly, this is all of the Halloween decorating that we've done. I go all out for Christmas and usually my husband does for Halloween, but most of our outside decorations haven't survived two moves (and two provinces) and we just haven't picked up anything here. I think I'll be making a trip to Shoppers and Dollarama this afternoon to see what's left! Read more [...]

What’s for breakfast – Pumpkin Coffee Cake

With Thanksgiving either over (if you're Canadian) or approaching (if you're American), Halloween right around the corner and Christmas none too far away, baking is at an all-time high in my household.  When fall arrives, I love to use pumpkin but I don't always want to bake a pie.  Then I found this killer coffee cake in my Make Ahead Meals Busy Moms cookbook by Jane Doiron.  It was super easy to make and disappeared in no time! I made the batter in the afternoon and baked it that night, Read more [...]

Christmas on the brain?

I know we haven't even reached Halloween yet, but I've got Christmas on the brain already.  I've already started my baking (look for some great posts coming over the next month and a bit of my standby recipes and some new ones that I'll be trying out) and have started brainstorming ideas for various family members and friends.  I swear, the older we all get the harder it is to buy "the perfect gift" for everyone on my list! Thankfully, CSN stores have everything from contemporary coffee tables to Read more [...]

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