Jellybean Bark

Jellybean Bark

A long time ago I met a wonderful lady who loved making chocolate candy at Christmas time. I would often join her for an evening of chocolate making fun. Staying up until the wee hours of the morning we would make peanut butter cups, caramel cups, decorated suckers and other delicious chocolatey treats. At the end […]

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 […]

Mini Banana Muffins

Mini Banana Muffins

Here’s a little secret about me. I love baked goods. When I go into a coffee shop it’s really hard for me to resist the goodies in the display case, especially the muffins. For the past 9 months or so I have been sticking to the  Weight Watchers eating plan and if any of you […]

Easter Treats: Easter Nests


These colorful Easter treats are sure to put a smile on every little bunny’s face.  The nests are made from rice cereal and marshmallows. Little children can help form the nests, just make sure to allow the mixture to cool a little. Once the nests are cold and firm add a little peep and some chocolate eggs to the […]

Mom’s Surprise Treats


My friends and I recently got together to do some Christmas baking. It was a fun day full of laughter and chit-chat. One of the treats we made didn’t require any baking at all. Not knowing the real name for these treats my friend has nicknamed them Mom’s Surprise Treats. They are super easy to […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


Rebecca shared her family’s favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. These cookies are easy to make and make a wonderful after school snack and are a hit at bake sales. ~Enjoy! Chocolate Chip Cookies   Print Author: This Busy Life Ingredients I cup butter or margarine softened 1 cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 2 […]

Healthy Kid Snacks for Busy Families

Healthy Snacks

It seems as if kids today are always snacking. They get snacks at school, they snack when they get home from school, they snack before bed. As a parent, it is our responsibility to ensure that our children are eating healthy snacks. Not only does this keep them protected from diseases associated with junk food, […]

Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Caramel Popcorn

This caramel popcorn recipe is absolutely delicious. It’s easy to make and will quickly become a family favourite.  We’ve made it a Christmas and also packaged it up in pretty containers and given it as a gift. Make sure to package the popcorn in air tight containers if you also plan on gifting it. Once you’ve […]

Pretty Spring Cupcakes


My daughter and I were looking for a fun snack to bring to church. We wanted to bring something cheery after the long, cold winter we had just been through. We came up with the idea of make cupcakes decorated for spring. They turned out to be a hit. They brought a smile to people’s faces […]

Healthy Snack: Cantaloupe Pot o’ Gold


Cantaloupe is rich in vitamin A and C and its rich flavour and aroma are sure to please the fussiest of palettes. We think this healthy snack might even please a bunch of hungry pirates or leprechauns, arrr! Ingredients: I ripe cantaloupe Kitchen Tools: Cutting board Sharp carving or slicing knife Spoon Melon baller Directions: […]