Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Sometimes, amid all the super rich, chocolatey desserts out there, a person just wants a fresh tasting, fluffy Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert. Okay, I’ll admit – nutrition-wise, there is nothing “light” about this pie. But it tastes lighter than a lot of the desserts floating around the net. It goes perfectly with an outdoor meal of grilled meat or fish – like, maybe for this coming long weekend. I make my graham cracker crust the same as I do for my smores pie, but I changed up the meringue recipe a little bit. Also, I make my lemon filling differently … Read more…

Ultimate Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg salad sandwich with text

 Happy May long weekend to my Canadian readers! Victoria day usually marks the unofficial start to summer, but weatherwise, it is usually anything but summer. Waking up to a layer of snow on your tent is not uncommon. Looks like this year is no exception. Although you’re probably not heading to the pool or beach anytime soon, you could still bundle up and pack up some of your favorite sandwiches for a picnic in the park.  One of my favorite sandwiches would definitely have to be Egg Salad Sandwiches. I would probably eat them everyday if I could. Over the years … Read more…

Thursday Things I Love – May 14

newborn collage

  Things I Love Look who’s 1 month old! So…sorry for baby photo overload this week. I couldn’t help myself. My little man is officially 1 month old, and I can’t believe how fast the time is going. This time, since I am more laid back and confident in my Mothering skills, I am enjoying the newborn phase much more. Even the never-ending diaper changes don’t seem so bad. We celebrated the 1 month birthday by eating a delicious homemade funfetti cake while he slept. We got our newborn photos back!  We had our newborn photo shoot 2 days after I … Read more…

Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

 There is no meal I hate eating at a restaurant more than brunch. I just don’t understand the desire to wait in line for hours to eat overpriced food that can just as easily (and for a fraction of the price) be prepared at home. And for Mothers Day, the busiest restaurant day of the year? No way! Although my mom is actually going to be here for Mothers day this year, I probably won’t make her this delicious Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, because she is not a breakfast eater. Oh well, her loss. Supper instead. However, your mom (or … Read more…

Should You Eat Like a Caveman? Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet

paleo diet

  It seems I can’t browse my Pinterest feed lately without coming across numerous recipes being touted as “Paleo” friendly. The Paleo diet is “The Diet” to be on right now, and it’s popularity is lasting much longer than I expected it to. But it’s still going strong, and my guess is that many of you have thought about trying it at one point or another, either to assist in weight management or just to improve your health. And of course, if you type “Paleo diet” into Google, you will find a myriad of sites, all listing the seemingly endless … Read more…

Thursday Things I Love

Baby J

Thursday Things I Love Well, here I am writing my first Thursday Things I Love post after having my baby. We have been home for just over a week now, and things have been going well. As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve been having trouble with my milk supply and weight gain, but other than that, we’re all great. We got newborn pictures done a week ago, and I can’t wait to see them! I’ll make sure to post some when I do. Here are the things in life and on the internet that I’ve been loving lately: I … Read more…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nursing Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nursing Cookies

 Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nursing Cookies I’ve read that when it comes to breastfeeding, oversupply is a much more common problem than low milk supply. Unfortunately, I (and many other moms I know) have fallen into the low milk supply category with both of my babies. This time around, I anticipated the problem and have been much more proactive about it. I made sure to speak with a lactation consultant before I even left the hospital, and as I write this post I’m getting ready to leave for an appointment with a physician that specializes in breastfeeding. However, Baby J is … Read more…

It’s a Boy! Introducing Baby J

Mom and baby

Introducing Baby J! Hubby and I, and Big Sister Peanut are very excited to introduce our newest addition, a baby boy. After what seemed like a very long wait, he was born on his due date of April 12th. Slightly bigger than his sister was at 8lbs 1oz and 21″.  I actually went into labor at a friend’s baby’s first birthday party. Maybe it was the gardening I did earlier that day, or maybe it was the yummy food at the party. Or maybe he was just ready to join in on the action, who knows. After spending a couple … Read more…

Simple Homemade Body Butter

Simple Homemade Body Butter

 Since my mom retired awhile ago, she has made it her new hobby to make all kinds of skincare products. She has made all kinds of soaps, shampoos, deodorants and body butters. I had not tried making any myself, mostly because I just take am given whatever she makes. Plus, I had a bad experience with some really horrible smelling beef tallow soap that I made once in my organic chemistry lab in University, and I didn’t care to try making it again.  However, I did eventually decide to venture into the world of homemade skin care products because I loved … Read more…

Are Your Child’s Eating Habits a Problem? What’s Normal and What’s Not in Toddler Eating

toddler eating habits

Normal Toddler Eating Habits When compared to adults, a toddler’s (or preschooler, or school-age child for that matter) eating habits may seem down right bizarre and can be concerning to any parent. But when you compare young children’s eating habits to each other, you’d likely see many similarities. Here’s a list of strange (to us adults) eating habits that are actually quite normal in young children, as well as some red flags that may signal that there could be a problem. Food Jags Food jags are when a child wants to eat one food, and ONLY one food meal after meal … Read more…