Russian Pickled Cherries {Simple Food Preservation}

Cherry season is cruelly short, but we can preserve some of their sweet, juicy goodness for the winter months in jams, jellies, juices, pie fillings, and pickles. Pickles? Yes! Russian Pickled Cherries are a fabulous food preservation project for those who are intimidated by the canning process and veteran canners alike. There’s no boiling water [Read On]

Mojito Icee {High Octane AND Mocktail Versions}

“Sheesh, it’s hot.” That Warner Bros. line gets so much play around here this time of year. Instead of melting into a puddle like the Abominable Snowman, how about whipping up these Mojito Icees in either the adult-high octane form (with rum) or the Mocktail (alcohol-free) version? This recipe, another brainchild of my husband, The [Read On]

Rich Mocha Pudding Cups {Simple & From Scratch}

Simply stated, there is not one dessert on Earth I’d rather have on a regular basis than pudding; not even my beloved ice cream! I’ve loved pudding as long as I can remember, and I can’t think of a variety of pudding I dislike. All the puddings are well loved in my book, but mocha [Read On]

Toasted Marshmallow & Chocolate S’Mores Milkshake

I have a love/hate thing with S’mores. I love, love, LOVE the toasted marshmallow flavour, but I hate the sticky mess s’mores create. As someone who has had long hair for much of her life, I can promise you toasted marshmallow in your hair while camping in a tent in humid summer weather is no [Read On]

Layered Chopped Taco Salad

Taco Salad. We all know how I feel about it. In short, I love it madly. And mercy… there are so many ways to make and serve them. Really, there’s only one acceptable way to eat them, and that’s to INHALE them, so we save the creativity for presentation. Today’s take on a taco salad [Read On]

Za’atar Tortilla Strips for Salads and Snacks

I had girlfriends coming over for lunch with kids in tow a couple of weeks ago: girlfriends with lots of kids like me. My plan was to present a GIANT plate of Party Hummus and homemade pita chips. The problem was that it was HOT and I ran out of time and WHADDYAKNOW, no one [Read On]

Scallion Cilantro Lime Rice

This is swoon-worthy rice we’re talking about here today, friends. It’s a simple as cooking your favourite rice -be it long-grain, short-grain, white, or brown- as you normally would do. Whether you use my most beloved kitchen friend, the rice cooker, or a heavy-bottomed pan with a tight fitting lid on the stove-top, the next [Read On]

Soothing Lavender Aloe Skin Tonic

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase after clicking them, I receive a small commission which in no way effects the price of the product for you. It’s nice when events conspire to inspire you, isn’t it? While in Maine for four days, I had a foot soak and massage at a lovely place [Read On]