Almond Cake


I don’t often bake, but when Christmas rolls around you’ll find me pulling out my measuring cups, dusting off my cookbooks and donning my Christmas apron to get down to the business of baking up my family’s favorite sweets. This year has been no exception, I already have my Shortbread Cookies  and these Yummy Treats in the freezer. […]

Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

I have been challenged recently because our youngest daughter discovered that she is lactose intolerant and I have started looking for ways to make our favorite recipes more suitable to her dietary needs. So it was very timely when, a few weeks ago, I was contacted by Silk Canada to try their new Silk Creamy […]

4 Squash Recipes

Squash Recipes

Fall has me yearning for creamy soups and home-made comfort foods. Our local farm has had an abundant squash harvest this year.  Seeing all their squash motivated me to go to Pinterest and look for some interesting and delicious squash recipes. Here are four recipes I found and plan to try in the coming weeks. Each […]

Easter Treats

Bird's Nest Sugar Cookies

Spring brings a feeling of renewal as the weather gets warmer, the flowers start to bloom, and the trees start to bud. Everything is coming to life and there is a sense of joy in the air. With the turn of spring, Easter celebrations arrive. Whether you enjoy spending the holiday searching for eggs with […]

Easy Easter Cupcakes


These cheerful cupcakes are easy to make and fun to decorate. We used a store bought cake mix and fluffy white icing for the base. Then we decorated the cupcakes with Easter candy. We made bunnies and little egg nests. This recipe yields 18-24 cute cupcakes. ~ Happy Easter!             […]

Easter Nests


These colorful nests are sure to put a smile on every little bunny’s face. They are easy to make and children will enjoy filling the nests with goodies. This recipe makes 12 nests. ~Happy Easter!   Easter Nests   Print Prep time 30 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: This Busy Life Recipe type: […]

For the Love of Food

hot chocolate

February – the month when St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated. Whether in a romantic relationship or enjoying the single life, it’s easy to notice when February 14th rolls around. Stores are filled with pink and red hearts, stuffed animals and trinkets are put on display, and who can forget the copious amount of Valentine’s chocolate […]



Do you love melt-in-your-mouth shortbread? We do! This recipe with its three simple ingredients won’t disappoint. As well as being absolutely delicious, it’s kid-friendly too. Kids will love helping you knead the dough, cut out the cookies and decorate them too. We hope you’ll find the time during this busy season to indulge in some […]

Christmas Cookie Cutouts


We have been making these cookies since our kids were little (that’s a long time). They are simple to make and the kids always enjoyed cutting out the cookies as well as decorating them. Here’s a tip: Before cutting into the dough with a cookie cutter, dip it in a bit of flour to ensure the […]


bowl of snicherdoodles

Snickerdoodles are a favorite cookie in our house. Make them at Christmas or any time of the year. Their chewy middle and cinnamon and sugar coating will have them asking for more! Snickerdoodles   Print These cookies are coated in sugar and cinnamon and are soft on the inside. They are a family favorite! Author: […]