Homemade Marshmallow Creme

Homemade Marshmallow Creme

  Wow, it’s been awhile since I posted a recipe. I don’t even know what I fill my time with these days, but I never seem to have enough of it. I have been lucky to have a baby who sleeps for several hours in the afternoon, which actually lets me get some cooking done. However, I rarely think to photograph those meals and write about them, since I’m trying to get so much other stuff done. Oh well, such is life with an almost 3 month old, so you’ll have to take what I’ve got for now. And right … Read more…

How to Help Your Kids Form a Healthy Relationship with Food

Berry Face

Previously, we’ve talked about determining whether your child may be a problem eater. But what about kids who don’t necessarily display problematic eating habits – we still want them to eat as healthy as possible too. As parents, we have a pretty big role in our kids’ relationships with food. We can impact it drastically by saying certain things or acting certain ways. It’s important to make note of our own relationships with food and how we portray food to our children because this can in turn impact their relationship with food. This early relationship with food can ultimately impact … Read more…

Things I Love – June 25

Siblings enjoying concert

Can you believe June is almost over?  Canada Day and Independence Day are almost here! This summer is going by too fast already! But we are trying to get the most out of it – we’re not letting a newborn baby (if I can even call him a newborn anymore?) hold us back! This past weekend, we took him camping for the first time, at 10 weeks old. People said I was crazy to do it, but it really wasn’t that big a deal. He’s young enough that he doesn’t really know the difference where he is when he’s sleeping, so … Read more…

Perfect Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Perfect bacon wrapped scallops with text

Bacon Wrapped Scallops is something I make for my hubby whenever we have an occasion that I feel calls for “fancy” food. This could be a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s day, etc. I made them this past weekend as an early Father’s day meal, since I knew I wouldn’t be making an “actual” Father’s day meal due to a camping trip we had planned (more on that in a few days). When I make this “fancy” meal, it will of course involve the scallops, and a vegetable (often roasted asparagus or broccoli, or maybe Brussels sprouts). Also a starch of some kind … Read more…

Cheesy Bacon and Egg Breakfast Melts

Cheesy Bacon and Egg Breakfast Melts

 When I used to practice dietetics in an actual office (as opposed to in my kitchen), when I asked people if they ate breakfast or not, if their response was “no”, it was often because of a lack of time in the morning. While I always used to enjoy a leisurely breakfast in front of my local morning show (before kids of course – nothing is leisurely now), I totally get that many of people just want extra time to sleep. And now that I have kids, my breakfast often gets put on the back burner as I make sure my kids are … Read more…

Things I Love – June 11

Waunakee Big Rig Event

It’s summer festival time! I have to admit that the small town festivals we go to around here are not quite as exciting as the ones back home in Edmonton (I especially miss Heritage Festival), and we don’t often make it to the big city ones around. However, the smaller ones are still fun to check out. Our town just had a Big Rig event for the kids, in which they brought in a bunch of heavy machinery and trucks for the kids to get up close and personal with. My favorite was the local medi-flight helicopter, and even more … Read more…

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

  So it’s coming up on 2 weeks of me being on a dairy and soy free diet. It’s not as bad as I initially thought, provided that I make my own food at home. Seriously, there are like 3 things I can eat at Culver’s. None of which is a burger or ice cream (obviously). Although I have a freezer full of cookies and other treats, I can’t eat any of them now, as they all have butter or regular chocolate (containing soy) in them. So one of the biggest things I was missing was sweet treats, and if you … Read more…

Thursday Things I Love May 28

Ready for the pool

Summer is unofficially here, which means our neighborhood pool is open! Yay! For most around here, that means a gathering place to socialize with the neighbors while drinking beer and eating snacks while the kids swim. However, for us that means getting into the pool with Peanut, since she is too little to swim by herself. I hope we will get to the pool often this summer, but with nap schedules and a baby, that may be tough. I’m so glad I bought a new (to me!) double stroller from a garage sale to get the Tykes and all the pool … Read more…

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…