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The Breville Quick Touch Crisp Lets You Microwave, Grill and More with One Handy Appliance

When it comes to convenient cooking, the microwave is still the king of the kitchen for most families. Being able to heat up leftovers, cook frozen convenience meals and even sometimes create whole meals in minutes is a lifesaver for a busy family. And now, Breville is making the kitchen’s handiest appliance even more useful …

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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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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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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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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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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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Delicious Old El Paso Restaurant-Style Grilled Chicken Taco Salad Recipe #YouMexiCAN

Living in a small town all my life, I’ve always known that small town tend to be havens that harbour the most delicious food imaginable. And my own hometown is certainly no exception. From the local butcher shop’s famous beef jerky to the local bakery’s decadent brown butter brownies to the family restaurant’s infamous pizza, …

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Get Dinner Ready in Record Time with Tasty Dishes from Fine Choice Foods

Today is the first day of a new school year and that means that the season of rushed mornings, homework and extra-curricular activities is here! There are still plenty of relaxed evenings in the average week in our household, but there are also times that I am on a strict schedule between the end of …

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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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Power Up for the Holidays with Duracell Canada-Giveaway

There’s nothing worse than opening a special present on Christmas morning and realizing that it doesn’t include batteries. Children get so excited about new gifts and waiting as a parent desperately hunts for batteries to power a new toy can seem almost impossible. Fortunately, Duracell Canada is coming to the rescue this holiday season with …

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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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