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Easy Royal Icing

easy royal icing

Everything I know about baking comes from the expertise of my Auntie Lisa. We made 300 cookies and decorated them with royal icing, which pretty much means I’m an expert.  So now that you’ve made some of the best cookies for cut outs, let’s talk icing. Royal icing is very versatile. It’s pure white and dries hard. Icing is a … Continue reading

Best Cookies For Cut Outs

best cookies for cut outs

People often think that the best recipe to use for cut out cookies is a sugar cookie. And yes, in a lot of cases, sugar cookies are great for shapes and cutting. I recently helped my daughter with a fund raiser to help with her trip to Tanzania with ME to WE by making 300 cookies and iced each one … Continue reading

What To Watch On Netflix In 2018

what to watch on netflix in 2018

I am a total fangirl when it comes to Netflix. No lie there. I look forward to new titles and finding hidden gems. There are a lot of new things coming out in 2018. I’ve got my list of What to Watch on Netflix in 2018 for the whole family. Something for the kids. My (almost) 10 year old twins … Continue reading

Copy Cat York Peppermint Patties

copy cat york peppermint patties

I have a serious soft spot for peppermint and chocolate. These copy cat york peppermint patties are so good, you’ll never know the difference.

Cheesecake Marble Brownies

cheesecake marble brownies

Ok, I’ll be honest, these are a little bit more effort than my Basic Brownie recipe. Trust me when I say, it’s totally worth it. These Cheesecake Marble Brownies are the best blend of cheesecake and chewy chocolate. You won’t regret it.

The Best And Worst Of Netflix 2017

the best and worst of netflix 2017

I can’t believe we’re closing out another year. I’ve been so busy getting all my Christmas wrapping done that I almost forgot the most important wrap up. Ha, see what I did there? It’s time for the Best and Worst of Netflix 2017. I’ve binged some amazing shows in 2017 but I’ve also ditched some titles that I just couldn’t … Continue reading

Better Shepherd’s Pie

Growing up, I learned to cook early on. Shepherd’s Pie was a family staple growing up but when I had my own kids I wanted to make it my own recipe, something I like to call a Better Shepherds Pie. The stars have seemed to aligned and low and behold, my kids ALL LOVE IT! Without fail, if I make … Continue reading

Printable Babysitting Report

printable babysitting report

My two older girls love babysitting. They’ve taken the babysitting course and home alone course. They have loads of experience babysitting their younger sisters. Then we sent them out into the community to babysit! A few good jobs. Happy kids. Happy parents and then, Boom. I got an email from a very unhappy parent. After much discussion and a teachable … Continue reading

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

overnight blueberry french toast

This recipe for Overnight Blueberry French Toast came to me from my amazing Auntie Lisa but with some modifications has become my own version and a family tradition at Christmas. I’ve started making it on New Years Day as well because the kids love it so much. Quick and easy to make the night before and then throw in the … Continue reading

Chewy Molasses Cookies

chewy molasses cookies

I’m a total sucker for chewy cookies but when you add ginger and cinnamon and cloves? Forget it. I’m all in. I hope you enjoy this easy recipe for Chewy Molasses Cookies. They’re one of my faves.

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