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


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


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


Turkey Chili

Chili is one of my husband’s favourite dishes. It’s a wonderful comfort food on a cold winter night. Now, I’m not a huge fan of ground beef, so I tend to make my chili with either ground turkey, chicken or pork. I find by using a lighter meat the chili has a milder flavour and… Continue reading Turkey Chili


Classic Mint Sauce

This year we had a bumper crop of mint in our garden.  Now there are only so many mojitos you can have (I can’t believe I just said that!), and I couldn’t bear the  thought of the mint going to waste, so we decided to make Mint Sauce.  Now this isn’t something the kids really… Continue reading Classic Mint Sauce