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Crockpot Creamy Chicken

Creamy Crockpot Chicken

I really don't use my Crockpot often enough. Usually it sits in the bottom of my cabinet, lurking, until it's time to make a pulled pork or something else that you must braise unto oblivion, then tear apart and slather with BBQ sauce. The poor Crockpot is misunderstood. It just wants to be loved like the rest of our kitchen appliances. Sure, it has some quirks like the fact that it hates green vegetables and it's impossible to … [Read More...]

Family History Breast Cancer

One New Thing: Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Ugh, breast cancer, amirite? It's sort of like a terrible sitcom in that no one can find a redeeming quality about it anywhere. But unlike Hollywood bigwigs who continue to give life to horrible television programs, you can do something to lower your risk of breast cancer. (Also maybe turn off the TV and just walk away, people.)   Life in Pleasantville is working with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on their One New Thing ( … [Read More...]

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“Murder by the Book” A Victorian Who-Dunnit? at Upper Canada Village

More twists than a rollercoaster. More drama than a teenage relationship. This is what you can expect at Upper Canada Village's murder mystery dinner by Eddie May Mysteries. My husband and I haven't had a true date night in months. Busy work schedules, volunteer commitments, events, etc. have kept us from doing anything outside of the house together, let alone a date. Thankfully, Upper Canada Village invited us to come check out … [Read More...]

Disney Family Travel

The Happiest Party on Twitter: #DisneyFamilyTravel

In the mid-1960s, Walt Disney’s dream was to build a family resort destination like no other. The dream became a reality when Walt Disney World Resort opened in 1971, featuring Magic Kingdom as the centerpiece. If you've ever wished to gaze upon Cinderella's castle, hold Mickey Mouse's hand or take a journey under the sea with Ariel, you'll know the power of dreams. And today, at Walt Disney World Resort, you can experience the m … [Read More...]

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Crockpot Creamy Chicken

Creamy Crockpot Chicken

I really don't use my Crockpot often enough. Usually it sits in the bottom of my cabinet, lurking, until it's time to make a pulled pork or something else that you must braise unto oblivion, then tear apart and slather with BBQ sauce. The poor Crockpot is misunderstood. It just wants to be loved like the rest of our kitchen appliances. Sure, it has some quirks … [Read More...]

best chicken salad recipe

The Best Chicken Salad Recipe Ever

Who ever coined the expression "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" was obviously standing over a stove in July when they said it. The heat here the last few days has been oppressive (as a good Canadian though, I swear that's not a complaint). When it's this hot though, my stove stays off and I look for light, refreshing, cold meals. That's why … [Read More...]

easy homemade lemonade

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Homemade Lemonade

I am not a food purist by any stretch. Not everything has to be from scratch and convenience foods can and do make my life a whole lot easier when it comes to cooking. However, do NOT mess with me on lemonade, ok? Simply put, store bought lemonade has never and will never taste as good as homemade. I'm going to share my mom's recipe for Easy Homemade Lemonade … [Read More...]

creamy jalapeno dip

Highly Addictive Creamy Jalapeno Dip

I was first introduced to this Creamy Jalapeno Dip by my friend Tara who declared it the "best dip ever". I was skeptical until I tried it, but in the end couldn't disagree with her. It was totally addictive. Unfortunately we don't have a Chuy's in Canada so when she came to visit me, I decided to try and recreate it for her. I was sort of successful, this Creamy … [Read More...]

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best chicken salad recipe

The Best Chicken Salad Recipe Ever

Who ever coined the expression "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" was obviously standing over a stove in July when they said it. The heat here the last few days has been oppressive (as a good Canadian … [Read More...]

bombay potatoes

Foil Pack Bombay Potatoes

I'll have to admit that when the summer rolls around I tend to think that Indian food becomes a little too heavy for the season. I tend to think of all those rich, delicious sauces as comfort food and so in the past I … [Read More...]

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Summer Weekend Getaway in Toronto

The problem with summer is this. You have kids off for two months and parents who still have to work full-time jobs. How on earth are you supposed to fit summertime fun and family time with a schedule like that? Weekend … [Read More...]

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