‘Tis the Season for Party Food! #WhatsCooking

It's appetizer season!  And you don't need to be at a glam party to enjoy them. Seriously, the holidays are my favourtie time of year.  And though a huge part of it is the cheer, the gifts, the traditions... but the thing I love most about the holidays, is THE FOOD!  I mean, what other time of year can you nibble on chocolates and munch on hors d’oeuvres?  Day or night.  Entertaining or not. I'm not a sweet lover (though my kids are). I'm more … [Read more...]

Get Creative with Crayola this Christmas

Santa was always very generous to me when I was small.  I remember each year I would receive a small locked box, a diary with a key, new coloring books and a brand new box of Crayola crayons.  After the excitement of the day I would pick up my new treasures and head off to my room.  I would protect that brand new box of crayons.  I would hide it from my younger sister...sometimes - it even made it's way into that locked box. Each and every year … [Read more...]

If Only I Had Play, Stow ‘N Go from PLAYSKOOL When My Kids Were Young

My kids are older now.  William will be six in December and his brother Ben is nearly 11. With time, the gear they lug around with them has shrunk considerably…and usually features a touch screen.  When they were small, it was a completely different story. Ben was born in the spring.  I was 25 and although I enjoyed my maternity leave, I wanted nothing to do with staying home.  My little guy and I would visit family, go shopping and not build … [Read more...]

Easy Microwave Chocolate Fudge #WhatsCooking

So, the holidays are coming, but first...we must get past Halloween.  Now, I am a fan of all things Christmas, but because I have two candy loving boys, Halloween is an event that I just cannot pass by.  Though, I will admit, I try my best to take the-easy-way-out of most anything Halloween.  There are some amazing Halloween party recipes out there that you can make.  Easy ones that you can send into classroom parties and social events.  Some you … [Read more...]

When Life Gives You Lemons…. #WhatsCooking

Spring is here! I think. They tell me that Easter is this weekend.  The stores are filled with tulips and daffodils...though my garden is showing no signs of life.  Quite frankly it's still frozen solid, with a four foot layer of snow atop it.  I think mother nature has here clock all messed up.  Christmas was green, and mild...spring like really.  Easter...well, our Easter will once again be white. But that's ok. Becuase when life … [Read more...]

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