Coconut Meringues

So I figured I’d continue the coconut theme from my last post. As I mentioned, when I made the coconut cream pie I ended up with extra egg whites and extra coconut. I hate wasting, so I searched around for ideas for other things to make with the egg whites. I have never made meringues… Continue reading Coconut Meringues


The best coconut cream pie!

I’m not sure what happened, but over the last couple of weeks the boys have started to go nuts for coconut. I guess it’s probably my fault for buying fresh coconut for a snack in the car. After that, there was no going back. I have always loved coconut, I love using coconut oil for… Continue reading The best coconut cream pie!


Sweet Potato and Maple Syrup Muffins

I love using natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup vs. traditional white sugar when I’m baking. Not only do they add sweetness, but they add wonderful flavours to the baked goods. For this muffin recipe I combined sweet potatoes and maple syrup. I have to say that once you add in the cinnamon, they… Continue reading Sweet Potato and Maple Syrup Muffins

Arts and Crafts · Recipes

10 Birthday Cake Ideas for Boys

I love making birthday cakes from scratch. It’s fun to get the boys involved in coming up with ideas, making the designs and helping with the creation. As I get ready for my next one, I thought I would take a stroll down memory lane and look at some of the cakes from previous years. They were all a… Continue reading 10 Birthday Cake Ideas for Boys


Hot Cross Buns

Since it’s almost Easter I thought it would be nice to try out some new Easter recipes. We always buy hot cross buns, so I thought if I can make bread, I’m sure I can make hot cross buns. Hot cross buns are basically a sweet dough with dried fruit and spices added. There are literally… Continue reading Hot Cross Buns


Zucchini Pancakes

I get bored making the same thing over and over again. I figured, if the kids like zucchini bread and zucchini muffins, then why not zucchini pancakes? So I created this recipe this morning. The verdict? Well, the little one gobbled them up with maple syrup but the “picky one” said they weren’t sweet enough.… Continue reading Zucchini Pancakes


Blueberry Almond Muffins

Last Sunday, as usual, I whipped together a batch of muffins for post soccer snacks/brunch. I tend to make muffins with whatever I have access to. I had a big bag of blueberries in the freezer, which  I tend to keep on hand to make smoothies for the kids, but I couldn’t resist popping a few… Continue reading Blueberry Almond Muffins

Kitchen Gadgets · Recipes

Healthy Donuts – Two words you rarely see together

In one of my late night online retail therapy sessions I bought tins to make baked donuts. It’s not as if I needed another kitchen gadget, but I thought it might be fun for the kids. (Ok, Ok … fun for me). Anyway, those bad boys have been sitting in my cupboard for about 2… Continue reading Healthy Donuts – Two words you rarely see together


Cinnamon Pear Muffins

Some days it feels like my children never stop eating. Which means that I am always looking for healthy snacking options for them. Since there are only so many apples and carrot sticks that they will eat, I like to experiment with different types of muffins and baked goods that use healthy ingredients. One of… Continue reading Cinnamon Pear Muffins


Super Fluffy Banana Pancakes

Every Saturday when I’m in the grocery store, the kids ask for bananas. And it never fails that by the end of the week I have at least 3 or 4 spotty bananas languishing on the counter that they refuse to eat. I’ve been putting them in the freezer to use in banana bread … but… Continue reading Super Fluffy Banana Pancakes