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How to Grill THE BEST Steak Ever!

I am so excited!  Summer is here, summer is here!  I am whispering that, as I do the happy dance, just in case (it's not officially summer and this is Canada), I don't want to jinx this gorgeous weather we are having.  I have had the BBQ out all winter but there's something said for grilling without snow up to your knees as you are flipping steaks out on the deck.  Regardless of the weather, steak is fantastic … [Read More...]

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#OwnTheThrone and Join The Twitter Party June 1st at Noon

Ladies, it’s time to open the bathroom door wide open. Bowel health, and particularly bowel health issues, aren’t always the easiest conversations to have. For many women the subject is considered “taboo”, especially when discussing with members of the opposite sex. And if you feel uneasy chatting about it, you’re not alone: according to the Dulcolax® Bowel Health Poll, seven in ten Canadians feel comfortable discussing their … [Read More...]

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Book Review: Stranger, Father, Beloved

I have a tendency to read the same three types of books: sweeping epics, “slice of life” stories, and a very particular type that can really only be classified as “Oprah’s Book Club.” These are the genres I most enjoy, and I don’t tend to step out of my reading comfort zone much. I am trying to be less insular outlook when it comes to literature, however, and so I jumped at the chance to read and review Stranger, Father, Beloved … [Read More...]

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Getting the Kids In the Kitchen + Our Snack Recipe

  Beyond recipes, let's talk about kids, food, and kids and food. And because I can't help myself, I've included a fun recipe, too. Do you allow your kids in the kitchen? I'm not talking about letting them over the threshold to pour themselves a glass a milk or grab a snack. Do you let them create and be a part of the cooking process? Sure, they're messy, and the odds are high that occasionally they … [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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Slow Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew

  If I keep feeding my husband these amazing meals out of my laundry room, he may never finish my kitchen. Must stop. This recipe however, was the bomb. Perfect for a cold winter day. Slow Cooker Beef and Tomato Stew 2 lbs stewing beef 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4 inch pieces 3 … [Read More...]

Frozen Key Lime Pie

Frozen Key Lime Pie

If I was to recommend one dessert as a go-to for you this summer, it would be Ina Garten's Frozen Key Lime Pie. Which, by the way, I may have just had a slice of for lunch. *burp* The things I do for you people. Why this recipe? It's easy to make, requires roughly 10 minutes of baking time, and can be made well ahead of your par-tay, which leaves you … [Read More...]

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Lemon Bars Made Simple

Today, I'm loving lemon bars. Snowmageddon Part Deux or Trois, I can't keep up, is on it's way today, this second last day of February and I'm trying hard not to get cranky. I am so over this winter. But the signs are there that spring is just around the corner. The days are getting a little bit longer and the cold is not quite as cold as it was and there are … [Read More...]

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How Universal Orlando Blew My Mind

I am a holder of many preconceived notions. I can't help myself. I am able to draw conclusions in a single bound and so for many years I assumed that Universal Orlando was not the theme park for us. The reasoning for … [Read More...]

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Posh Places to Stay in England

They've just finished celebrating their Queen's 60th Jubilee and now they're bracing themselves for the 2012 Olympics, which take place in London this summer. Europe might be suffering economic woes, but the British seem … [Read More...]

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