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The Golden Rule Is Wrong

The Golden Rule is Wrong

We all preach it: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. It’s a simple principle: treat others as you wish to be treated. But, what if we're doing it all wrong? At only four, my son already knows that everyone – every. single. person. – is unique. We are all our own person. Our different experiences, backgrounds and physiological make-ups are the reason we are all different and special and unique. Because no two peop … [Read More...]

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Food Allergies During the Holidays – 7 Easy Things To Help Everyone Survive (Literally)

You would think that after six years of living with food allergies, we've got it all down pat. But one can be a little too complacent and too trusting. We ended up spending Thanksgiving in the ER because we assumed, and wrongfully so, that after this long our extended families understood exactly what they were dealing with.  Food allergies can be extremely complex and poorly understood, and so there's nothing beneficial … [Read More...]

Getting organized this holiday season

How to Get Organized For Christmas

Oh the clutter inside is frightful, but the donation box is delightful, and if your stuff has no place to stow, let it go, let it go, let it go. Don't worry I'm not quitting my day job, but still, this is the song I’m singing to myself as I make a concerted effort to get organized before this holiday season gets into full swing. I'm doing this for a few reasons: I plan on having company over to enjoy the Christmas festivities a … [Read More...]

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THE PEOPLE ARE COMING ..How to Destress your holidays

Someone told be the other day how many shopping days were left until Christmas and I nearly fell over. How did this happen? Where was I? I hate when holiday hell just sneaks up on you like that. I need time to get my brain ready long before I can think of actually making plans and shopping for the season. On top of all that, this year we are now new owners of a bed and breakfast. Can you say mental break down? I decided to put a … [Read More...]

Skillet Recipes

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The “I’m Getting Lucky” Beef And Beer Stew

First, let me preface this by saying, you may not get lucky if you make this Beef and Beer Stew. I can't guarantee that your amour won't have a headache that night, or that maybe they'll be doing their nails. What I will tell you is that your odds of getting laid are significantly higher if you make this stew than if you don't. That is the only promise I'm going … [Read More...]

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Baked Cheese in a Skillet AKA Crack

This Baked Cheese in a Skillet is one of the easiest recipes to whip together which is also what makes it so flippin' dangerous. Cheese has it own special little place in the food world. Addicts the world over know the pleasures of cheese and how hard it can be to stop eating it once you start. The other thing cheese addicts know? Melted cheese is even better. … [Read More...]

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Skillet Berry Crumble

What I love most about making this Skillet Berry Crumble is that it's just so darn impressive looking when it's all done. It's just so pretty, it's almost a shame to eat it. That being said, it's also totally delicious so oooh and aaaah over it if you must but then sit and enjoy. Skillet Berry Crumble Crust 3 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 … [Read More...]

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Skillet French Toast

I love my cast iron skillet. It is, bar none, my most favourite thing in my kitchen. This French Toast is soaked overnight in the fridge then fried up golden and crisp in the skillet. Overnight Skillet French Toast 1 french baquette, cut into 1" thick slices 1 1/2 cups half and half 4 eggs 1/4 cup granulated sugar Pinch of kosher salt 1 tsp … [Read More...]

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#RedboxCanada Twitter Party

I love seeing a great movie. What I don't love are long line-ups, overpriced popcorn, and uncomfortable seats. That's why I'd rather watch a great movie in the comfort of my own home where I can stretch out or cuddle … [Read More...]

Family First Aid Kit

Family First Aid: Nexcare Has You Covered

There are a few things you want to have in your home and car at all times. My list is pretty simple: Number one is music. What is life without a soundtrack to live it by? The next item is food, because being hungry is … [Read More...]

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Beaches Twitter Party #FamilyTravelCA

I have a serious crush on Beaches Resorts. My family has vacationed at Beaches Ocho Rios, Beaches Negril and most recently we visited Beaches in Turks and Caicos. Every resort is stunning. From the picture perfect views … [Read More...]

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair opens its doors November 7, 2014 for the 92nd instalment of what has become a favourite Toronto tradition. The fair brings together the best of Canadian agricultural producers and … [Read More...]

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I’m a Go RVing Blogger! #GoRVing

This summer I wrote a post about Lake George RV Park in the Adirondacks as part of a campaign through Scholastic for Go RVing. That post led to an email which led to a phone call which led to me being a featured blogger … [Read More...]

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Ghost Towns Of Canada

For those of us who came of age during the Freddy Krueger and “Hollywood Chainsaw Hooker” era - I'm guessing the person who green-lit that movie is now working as the set designer for a musical comedy remake of Hamlet at … [Read More...]

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