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This Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Cracker Brittle Recipe Will Be Your New Favourite Holiday Treat

I absolutely love holiday baking, and I’ve mentioned before that I often go overboard making sweet treats for family and friends during the holidays. But because I’m a busy mom, I do tend to favour quick and easy recipes over fussy and finicky ones. In fact, one of my favourites has always been a simple …

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Easy Spicy Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe Makes a Quick Hearty Dinner on a Busy Day

September is always a busy month for our family, but that’s never been more true than it is this year! Putting the boys in a new school in a new city, preparing for a work transfer and a house purchase and, to top it all off, we’re all flying to Ontario in less than a …

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Enjoy Great Meals for the Whole Family with Trudeau Fuel Lunch Containers-Giveaway

If there’s one thing that can make the tedious job of packing lunches easier and more enjoyable, it’s great containers. A bento-style box for snack lovers, a salad bowl with a built-in dressing tub, leak-proof containers that actually live up to their name…no matter what type of lunch a family loves best, the right products …

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Get the Best Rate on Your Mortgage, Insurance, Credit Cards and More with RateSupermarket.ca

So far, 2016 has been a year of change, adventure and fun at every turn. And those are all themes that are going to be continuing for the rest of the year too. With my upcoming wedding on October 1, a honeymoon in Ireland, a move to a new city later in October and the …

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Gluten-Free Turtles Brownies Made Easy with Enjoy Life Baking Mixes

One of the biggest downsides of dietary restrictions is missing out on tasty treats. I have an allergy to raw mushrooms and even though I discovered it in my tween years and haven’t eaten them since, I still miss the delicious marinated mushrooms my mom used to make for potlucks. I can only imagine how …

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Host a Gourmet Holiday Lunch with Open-Faced Apple and Gruyere Sandwiches and Happy Planet Soup

Holiday entertaining often means evening parties with plates of appetizers, huge turkey dinners with all the fixings and a large variety of sweets and treats. But what if you want to do something a little more low key for your holiday event, yet still just as classy? A gourmet luncheon may be just the holiday …

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Enjoy Healthy Eating on the Go with Happy Planet Grab & Go Fresh Soups-Giveaway

For the most part, I eat pretty healthy. While I enjoy the occasional chocolate or pizza splurge as much as anyone, my everyday diet is mostly lean protein, whole grains and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. But the one thing that can always sabotage my healthy eating plans, despite my best efforts, is being …

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Warm Salmon and Roasted Vegetable Salad Makes a Quick Healthy Dinner

Fall has always been one of my busiest times of year, but it’s also a time when I want to make sure that my family is eating healthy. And on one of those busy nights when my boys have extra-curricular activities and I’ve had a busy day of work, making a nutritious dinner that we’ll …

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Snack Pack with New EZO Lids are Perfect for Your Back-to-School Lunchboxes

With the new school year almost here, I’m stocking up on my boys’ favourite lunch meals and snacks. Luckily for me, they both like fairly basic, easy-to-find items like fruit cups and ham sandwiches. And of course, no lunch is complete without a Hunt’s Snack Pack pudding cup in my boys’ minds! Zackary favours butterscotch …

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Make Perfect Coffee Every Time with the Breville the Grind Control Coffee Machine

It’s no secret that I absolutely love coffee. In fact, I went from very much disliking the smell and taste of the popular beverage as a child to being an adult coffee connoisseur with a love of freshly ground, perfectly roasted beans brewed to perfection. And while I can get the results I crave at …

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Tropical Peanut Butter Balls Make a Tasty and Healthy Snack

Looking for a family snack that’s quick, made from wholesome ingredients and easy to customize? Look no further because Peanut Butter Balls have it all! These no-bake snack bites combine oats, honey, peanut butter and any other fun additions your heart desires for a snack that’s as healthy or as decadent as you want it …

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Encourage Your Kids to Support Those in Need with a Free the Children We Bake for Change Sale

For the last three years, I’ve had the honour of attending We Day Saskatchewan and experiencing firsthand the many amazing initiatives that the youth of today are spearheading to make the world a better place. It all started with the formation of the charity Free the Children by We Day’s founder, Craig Kielburger. And Free …

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Easy and Delicious White Chocolate Cranberry Squares Make a Great Edible Gift

One of my very favourite gifts to give during the holiday season is something I’ve made myself, and since I love to cook that usually means something to eat! Kraft products are a staple in my kitchen when the holidays roll around, whether I’m making my famous Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares or a tasty Marshmallow …

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Brighten Your Holidays with this Simple Black Forest Oreo Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

It’s no secret that I love all things cheese and because that applies to dessert too, I am a huge cream cheese fan. Since Kraft unveiled the new Philadelphia Chocolate Brick Cream Cheese last month, I’ve been having a blast using it to create decadent treats like these Double Chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls. But when …

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Scare Up Some Fun with Easy Butterscotch Rice Krispies Lollipops this Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching and I can already sense the excitement in the air as my boys plan their costumes and anticipate the candy spree they’ll soon be enjoying. I must admit that I never pass up any opportunity to celebrate an event and Halloween is one of my favourite holidays to go all-out decorating …

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Save Your Family’s Memories with Easy Scrapbook Options from Project Life by Stampin’ Up!-Giveaway

My family has a lot of great memories but I have to admit that I’ve never been that good at preserving them. Even since Zackary was a baby, I found that the pictures I took sat on my computer for far too long without ever being enjoyed and even when I did get prints made, …

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Frozen Pudding Dots and Other Easy Recipes from Kraft Food Hacks

I love to cook but most of the time, quick and easy is the name of the game in this house. And that’s especially true when June arrives! Between field trips, end-of-year parties, Zackary’s birthday and the normal work and activities that fill our lives, there simply isn’t a lot of extra time for cooking …

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Welcome Spring with Maple-Balsamic Salmon Fillets and Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad

The ground is covered in snow and the wind is icy cold, but spring is here and I am going to enjoy it one way or another! One of my favourite things about spring is the food and fortunately, I don’t need to wait for sunshine and warm weather to indulge in fresh spring flavours…even …

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Spoil Your Valentine with an Italian Sausage Borsetti with Bacon and Arugula Recipe

I adore a peaceful and romantic meal on Valentine’s Day as much as anyone else, but creating a delectable dinner takes time and like every parent with young children, I don’t have much time to spare when it comes to dinner preparations. That’s why I love Olivieri pasta and sauces. The products are fresh with …

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It’s a Snap Decorating for the Holidays with HP and Snapfish #GiftingMemories

I love making Christmas decorations at home and with the right materials, they can look every bit as good as store-bought decorations too! This year, HP Canada challenged me to create gift tags, decorations and cards using some of the easy Print at Home options from Snapfish that would add professional style to my décor …

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Enjoy Easy Holiday Brunch with this Sun-Maid Rise and Shine Raisin Coffee Bake Recipe

When the busy holiday season starts, there’s just no better way to celebrate than with a tasty brunch to kick off the weekend. Brunch is one of those meals that Canadians really embrace, and with good reason! The mix of sweet and savoury foods and the casual buffet style of the meal makes enjoying good …

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Holiday Entertaining Just Got Easier with New Black Diamond Cheese Spread

With Christmas less than a month away, holiday entertaining is on my mind. I’ve been spending the last week baking up some tasty goodies for the freezer, but I like having savoury snacks to offer as well as sweets. I adore using appetizers for entertaining and cheese is one of my top choices, simply because …

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Take the Rush Out of Supper with this Easy Club House Bag’n Season Chicken and Root Vegetable Recipe #ItsInTheBagCH

This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and the Club House #ItsInTheBagCH sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank-you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. I often think that since I work from home, preparing dinner every day should be easy. I’m in the …

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My Chicken Farmers of Canada #MexicanFiesta with Tasty Chicken Tamale Pie

There’s nothing my family loves more than a Mexican Fiesta. Mexican food is my boys’ favourite type of cuisine and one I love as well. I’ve been experimenting a lot with different Mexican dishes lately and so when Chicken Farmers of Canada challenged me to throw my own Mexican Fiesta and create one of its …

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Power Through Holiday Cleaning with the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber-Giveaway

Christmas often means visits with friends and family and for most people, that means that the house undergoes a major cleaning first so that it’s a comfortable and pleasant place to spend time. It’s no secret that I am not a fan of cleaning, but even I find myself doing a little extra as Christmas …

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Celebrate Halloween with a Simple Ghost Toast Snack and Activities from Disney Junior

I love celebrating almost any holiday and I’ve sometimes even been known to find obscure holidays or invent my own traditions just as an excuse to celebrate and have fun with my boys. But of all the holidays throughout the year, Halloween is easily one of my favourites. I have a tendency to go overboard …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-How to Save on Kids’ Birthday Parties

It’s only natural for moms to be excited about the little ones’ (or no-so-little-anymore ones’…) birthdays. These annual milestones are a reminder of the amazing people our kids are turning into and how much they’ve grown, learned and changed since the last birthday. And that’s certainly a cause for celebration! But…it’s all too easy to …

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Enjoy Fish Regularly with BlueWater Seafood Gluten Free Grill Fish-Giveaway

Fish has to be one of the most delicious, healthy and versatile foods around and I make a point of cooking up a main course featuring fish whenever I get the chance. BlueWater Seafood, a company that I’ve featured in the past on Mommy Kat and Kids, has fabulous variety and options the whole family …

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Sun-Maid Cinnamon Raisin Bread Apple Cupcakes Make a Quick and Delicious Dessert

Sun-Maid, a company that many of us remember from our childhood, celebrated its 100th birthday in December and a short time ago, I received a fun little birthday package from Sun-Maid Canada containing a Sun-Maid apron and coupons for Sun-Maid cinnamon swirl raisin bread. I also received this delicious recipe and it sounded so easy …

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Western Mozzarella Meat Loaf Recipe Makes an Easy Winter Dinner from the Freezer

With Christmas just around the corner, our little house is pretty busy as we juggle school, work, extra-curricular activities and holiday preparation. All that hustle and bustle means that I need dinner ideas that are fast and simple to prepare. So what do I do to make dinnertime easy? I turn to the freezer! There …

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School Lunches Have Never Been Easier with New Schneiders Lunchmate + Fruit-Giveaway

School lunches are something that are always a challenge in our household. Zackary tends to favour very basic choices like deli meat sandwiches and granola bars but if I give him the same things too often, I notice more and more of his lunch coming back home uneaten. Add to that the challenge of making …

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