Preparing Your Children For Daylight Saving Time

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I am feeling on the fence about the upcoming weekend. Love weekends. But compared to prior years, this one weekend out of the 52 of them is different. First off, we are turning the clocks back an hour. Great, great news. That equals to more quality time with the two loves of my life. But here's the part that troubles me a bit. My son. I'm a little concerned about the end results for him. How he will adapt and cope with daylight saving time. That's what creates the downfall of this weekend. But im coming prepared. With the bit of information I have collected, not just for me but for you as well, I should survive. Hopefully.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

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Edible Finger Paint
Arts & Crafts Activity

Sunday, October 28, 2012
I was debating. Will this week's arts and crafts activity be about Halloween, or not? Then I figured that Halloween was almost a thing of the past so I thought of moving on to something that can be enjoyed any time of the year! I wanted to present you with something very, very easy for children of any age. So here it is! Something that your littles ones will have the time of their life with!

Sunday Carrot Cake

Saturday, October 27, 2012
I named this cake such way because it's perfect for those lazy Sunday afternoons when you feel like making a nice, moist and delicious cake for your family, yet want to keep it easy and simple. One thing is for sure, no one will be able to resist this savoury and delectable cake! Makes 10 servings.

Potato Bacon Chowder

Friday, October 26, 2012
I am in love with chowders. Up until now, the clam was my all-time favourite. Until I made this one. Now my heart is thrown between the two! There's something about this type of soup that wins me over. Maybe it's the richness and deepness of the flavours... All I know is that this potato bacon chowder is child's play to make and is a delight to eat! It is a true hearty, warm-your-soul kind of soup. Great for those fall and winter days where all you need, is a little comforting! 

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Did you hear that?!? It's winter season knocking at our door again! Time to get our little ones ready and geared up for all those winter wonderland perks! Although, when the time comes to equip our children for those winter sports, our wallets aren't always on the same page. Which gave me the idea of helping out a little. Making a Santa out of myself! And what better way than being generous with a giveaway event! And I would love for you to join this event like no other!

Halloween Safety Tips

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Halloween 2012 might be your very first time celebrating this spooky holiday with your kiddos. On the other hand, some of you might have stopped counting a long time ago how many times you've trick or treated with your youngsters. Either way, one thing is for certain for all of you, safety cannot be forgotten. It is crucial for all parents to not only explain the safety rules to their children, but to also ensure both themselves and their children apply them. As a matter of fact, Halloween can be an extremely exciting time for children and with the distraction of candy and costumes, safety rules aren't always on their mind. Research shows that distractions can increase a child's chances of being struck by a car. So let's make sure we all have a fun, and safe Halloween by following these simple safety tips for everyone!

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Monday, October 22, 2012
It's Halloween time! Which also means spoiling ourselves with some not-so healthy foods. Chocolate, candies and those good old chips! We all love our chips but the guilty feeling that comes with it, not so much! But hold on! What if you could eat chips and still do your body good? And how about if you could win some of those fantastic and delicious chips? 

Werewolf Disguise
Arts & Crafts Activity

Over the past couple of weeks I have been presenting you various Halloween crafts aimed for decorating purposes. Then I realized, isn't Halloween also about costumes??! Kids love to dress up in Halloween-themed costumes and adore the fact that they can pretend to be whoever their heart desires. Then it dawned on me... I had to make the topic of my next  Halloween post about a disguise. And so I came up with an arts and crafts that is fairly elementary to make and that will certainly bring loads of fun and laughter to its creator: your child!

Dreamfarm Oni Knife Product Review

Sunday, October 21, 2012
I won't lie, I love cooking and I love baking. I love experimenting with food and adore my kitchen, that is where I feel most in my element. I picked up the cooking bug when I was in my late teens. I slowly got introduced to many dishes, foods, and flavours that I slowly learned to love and appreciate. I can say in all honesty that I am proud of all the different cooking techniques I have learned over the years and how much I have grown as a "cook". I have been able to gain enough confidence and creativeness to play around with recipes and put together my own as well as know-how in using cooking tools to their maximum potential. That being said, any kitchen tool that can make my life easier and more enjoyable, I'm all on it! One day, a few weeks ago, I came across a company called Dreamfarm. Their ingenuity blew me away. Their designs and product purposes puts them in a league of their own.

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A high quality, sturdy, and stylish stroller can be hard to come by. Today you don't have to look very far since we're giving one away! The German engineered Kiddy City 'N Move is everything a parent dreams of and now it is available in the USA.

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Pesto Pasta Delight

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Okay, Okay! I know I said I was a huge sweets fan and also Asian food fan but I have another one to add to the list: pasta! I don't know if it's my Italian heritage that shaped me to be such way, but I adore pasta! And the apple never falls too far from the tree because my son could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! So, my creative side is constantly called upon to create new meals made with pasta. Not easy but I manage not so bad I must admit. The Pesto Pasta Delight is something that was pretty much thrown together out of the blue and that turned out to be one of our favourite recipes for those quick and easy dinner nights. The veggies and pesto come together to create a taste that is sublime!

Gingery Asian Pork

Thursday, October 18, 2012
I don't know about you, but I love everything asian. Whether it be Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, I have a humongous love affair with the various flavours and textures of their cuisine. My boyfriend and I have been growing more and more of a passion in preparing asian-inspired dishes. Our skills are slowly getting there too! Now, my favourite, for this pork recipe, is to serve it with jasmine rice and bok choy... almost a master chef dish, almost! 

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Maple Pudding Chomeur

You like maple syrup? You like desserts? Well here is the perfect combination! This cake tastes like pure heaven! It simply melts in your mouth... try it out and discover this scrumptious dessert. You will add this recipe to your favorties, guaranteed!

Divine Italian Tomato Sauce

This sauce is simply all-around amazing. First off, as you will notice,  there's not many steps, hence no need for you to be in the kitchen for hours cooking it. Secondly, its versatility is impressive. Pair it with anything, it will always taste divine. And lastly, this sauce bursts with flavour!

Homemade Seasoned Oven Fries

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! That pretty much sums it up! These fries are extremely easy to make and are baked in the oven, rather than in oil. Basically makes them that much healthier! Depending on the type of potatoes you are using, you can leave the skin on or not. Yellow or red potatoes give excellent results with the skin on. Yields 4 portions.

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Monday, October 15, 2012
Parenthood road is paved with many duties. Parents wear many hats; caregiver, mentor, friend, confident, and above all, teacher. We never cease educating our children. From the moment they are born we try to guide them and show them the ropes on everything life is made of. And even though we might excel with flying colors at certain parenting tasks, other times we truly, madly, deeply wish we had help. Which brings me to the presentation of this extra fun giveaway. Say hello to "Monster Time"! 

Spider Candle Holders
Arts & Crafts Activity

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Are you excited? Halloween is almost here! I feel like a kid again when October 31st comes along! A mysterious spookiness fills the air. Everything seems to turn frightful and eerie. Hocus pocus, the Halloween spirit comes down upon us!

Crazy Marbled Brownies

I confess. I have the biggest sweet tooth in the whole universe! I am dangerous around anything with sugar. Maybe that by now you have noticed that most of the recipes I share with you are sweets of all kinds. I can't help myself, they taste too delicious! Talking about delicious, these brownies right here are out of this world! They are melt-in-your-mouth yummy. Let's place bets on how long they will last in your household. 

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German Apple Pancake

A nice breakfast recipe that has been in my boyfriend's family for years... I'm sure it will become a classic in yours too! The German apple pancake will be a nice change to your regular breakfast routine. Or why not try it for the brunch menu!?

Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Friday, October 12, 2012
As a breakfast or afternoon snack with tea, homemade muffins are fantastic! If ever in doubt whether you will be able to eat them all in time or not, freeze them! When having a muffin craving, pop one in the microwave for a few seconds and voila! You got yourself a nice healthy snack on the go! This recipe makes 12 muffins.

Apple Maple Butter

When I think of fall, I think of apple picking! I love going to the orchard and picking some apples to bring home to cook! I have so many amazing apple recipes, starting with this one right here. Try the apple maple butter on toast, vanilla ice cream, pancakes, waffles, in a sandwich with peanut butter, with oatmeal, with pork chops or tenderloin... the possibilities are endless!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Attention all bloggers! Great group giveaway event coming your way! Who said Halloween was only about candies, chocolate, chips and gum!? Who said we couldn't celebrate Halloween with 2 cases of apple chips!? Sounds pretty interesting huh? Then come on over and sign up to join the celebration!

Oven Barbecued Ribs

Barbecue season is over, but that doesn't mean you can't cook ribs anymore! Quite on the contrary! This recipe will allow you to cook them all year round! These ribs are fairly easy to throw together, with a taste that the whole family will adore. It has been our family recipe for years, and now, I want to pass it along to you and make it your family's favourite as well!

Chicken Thai Soup

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This is my boyfriend's mean Thai Soup! This soup is so divine, I just can't get enough of it... Try it out tonight! It can be served as a meal or an entree. Serves 4-6 portions.

Beef & Barley Soup

This soup is excessively easy to make and is great for the fall weather upon us. And with the winter months slowly crawling our way, this soup will for surely be one of your favourites. What I appreciate of this soup is how hearty and succulent it is. 

Oh Henry! Cookies - Recipe

I must warn you, once you bite into these cookies, you won't be able to stop yourself! Remarkably delectable, you will end up doubling the recipe. Makes 20 cookies.

The Great Manly Sub

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
These subs are just plain delish! Easy to throw together, treat your family to a yummy-yummy sub night! Serves 4.

Butternut Squash Soup

Soups are one of fall's best features, wouldn't you say? They are one of my favourite comfort foods. Squash being in abundance during the fall season, it just goes without saying that this soup is a winning recipe!

Chocolate & Caramel Bars

These very easy and yummy treats will gain popularity in your house in no time. And with the holiday season coming up soon, they make the perfect sweets to add in your cookie tin, either as a gift or simply to keep all to yourself! Makes about 36 squares. 

Mummy Jar
Arts & Crafts Activity

Do you enjoy making arts and crafts with your kiddo at Halloween? I so do! Another thing I also greatly enjoy is sharing all these great ideas with you. Spending time with our children during such activities is simply priceless. Now so far I have introduced arts and crafts about ghosts and pumpkins... what's next? How about mummies! This Halloween character is so mysterious, yet frightful and intriguing, makes it impossible not to create a mummy craft!

Show Off Your Pink, It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, October 4, 2012
October is a month that should be specially marked on every woman's calendar. A month that should be particularly meaningful to women all around the world. Why? Because it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), and because breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, as well as the principle cause of death from cancer among women globally. These overwhelming facts should be enough, I believe, to encourage women in caring for their breasts and make everyone take part in the cause. Because, really, you never know...

Halloween Floating Ghosts
Arts & Crafts Activity

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Aren't ghosts the essence of Halloween? I mean, when you think of Halloween, you think of those little white phantoms... boo! Ghosts are a Halloween timeless classic and I personaly cannot celebrate the holiday without creating some sort of ghost craft. The one I am presenting you today is by far, the coolest one from my collection. The end result of this activity is quite impressive. Try it with your kiddos today and let the Halloween magic invade your home!  

Scary Ghostly Jugs
Arts & Crafts Activity

Monday, October 1, 2012
With Halloween fast approaching, I took it upon myself to dedicate all my arts and crafts postings for the month of October to this spooky holiday. Position these homemade spirit lanterns along a path, by the entranceway or on a porch, as they will happily greet all visitors with their spooky, ghostly expressions!

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