Build Your Own Snowman Marshmallow Treats

It’s that time of year again when the kids are madly wishing for snow and making plans for winter break and I am dreaming of a break from the constant germs of school (I am looking directly at you double ear aches).

These little build your own snowman cuties take no skill what so ever – just an assembling of ingredients in a bag. And they make great party favours or are terrific to handout at school to wish fellow classmates a good winter break. Or a myriad of other fun occasions … like perhaps a Frozen movie night with friends. Continue reading Build Your Own Snowman Marshmallow Treats

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

When the rainy days of Vancouver set in and the resulting weeks of  grey, our elementary school has their annual Rainbow Day. It’s a simple and fun concept really –  WEAR ALL THE COLOURS!!! Continue reading Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

Coconut and Rum Rice Pudding

 

Over the years I have been on the search for a stellar rice pudding recipe that met with my approval. I find rice pudding is full of potential to be lovely and comforting, but too often turns out to be nothing really special at all. Therefore I am quite pleased to say that after several different recipes and a little tweaking I have found it. Continue reading Coconut and Rum Rice Pudding

the LITTLE PICASSO SERIES

As creativity is never in short supply in our house, and I am always searching, making or creating something new. It’s of no real surprise that my children turn out ‘masterpieces’ like there is no tomorrow.  In fact someone is painting as I write this!!! (… which someone else who IS writing this will have to clean up later…).

But how often do you get the chance to work with an acclaimed local artist to create something completely unique and beautiful?! Continue reading the LITTLE PICASSO SERIES

Great Grandma’s Cinnamon Tea Biscuits

I have always thought of these as the quickest cinnamon biscuits out there. They are a recipe I grew up having, my mom made them often. I believe her mom made them too and I know her grandmother definitely did. Continue reading Great Grandma’s Cinnamon Tea Biscuits

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