Checkerboard Cookie Recipe

Checkerboard cookie recipe…It’s Valentine’s Day, and in our house that means there will be a special baked treat: checkerboard cookies!  For the last few years my husband and I have a deal that in lieu of gifts for each other he cooks a special dinner and I bake a special dessert for us to enjoy together.  It’s become a really nice tradition and we like that we are doing something less commercial than typical…

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Dinos and Donuts 2nd Birthday Party for Baby J

Dinos and Donuts 2nd Birthday Party…My little girl recently turned two and we threw her a Dinosaurs and Donuts party!  She absolutely loves dinosaurs, and I absolutely love doughnuts, so it was a perfect combination. And it wasn’t even that hard to throw a dinosaur party with a feminine vibe…


2018 Resolutions to be a Better Person

2018 Resolutions to be a Better Person…Being a better person is the top New Years Resolution for 2018, which is funny because that’s exactly what I planned on making my goal for this year. Last year I made Beauty Resolutions, and every year before that it has been weight loss resolutions, but I for one feel like it’s time to be less superficial and really make some positive changes in my life…


Gingerbread Cookies with Pepper

Gingerbread Cookies with Pepper…No Christmas Cookie Exchange is complete without a spicy gingerbread cookie piped with white royal icing. There’s just something about crunching into these cookies and tasting the deep molasses flavours that epitomizes the holiday for me. While you’re baking and decorating have a mug of mulled wine (or virgin eggnog for us breastfeeding moms!) with Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” on the radio and your home will truly be a winter wonderland.