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    Suddenly It’s May

    Dear Amanda, How did it suddenly turn into May? Tomorrow Gavin turns 15. I can’t believe he’s going to start learning to drive already! May the 4th be with us all as he gets behind the driver’s wheel. He’s grown several inches since you last saw him. I guess that’s the nature of teenage boys. […]

  • How to Cook Canadian Pork Cottage Roll in an Instant Pot

    Sometimes there is food in Canada, that America and the rest of the world has never heard of. It honestly doesn’t happen too often,(I see you butter tarts and poutine) but the Pickled Cottage Roll is one of those uniquely Canadian Items. What is a Pork Cottage Roll? This cut of meat is boneless pork […]

  • It’s April… Spring Again… And we Continue…

    Dear Stephanie, It’s been a while. Things seem never-ending during the pandemic that never ends. Currently, Canada is not vaccinating people anywhere near my age, so we continue with another lock-down and stay-at-home order. People are burnt out and tired of it all. I have never been this long without traveling and seeing other people […]

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    How Am I Staying Busy?

    Dear Amanda, Holy smokes did life dial up to 10. How am I staying busy? I dunno I might be slowly losing my mind. I went back to work and am now working from home. My cat is stalking me. He looks cute in this photo. He’s lying. I know, I know. He looks super […]

  • So how are you keeping busy?

    Dear Stephanie… It is that time of year once again. It is starting to get cold in Canada and this is generally the time I would be getting ready to head south or elsewhere where the leaves never leave the trees. I really don’t like Canadian winters. With the world being as crazy as it […]

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    Easy Tomato Bisque with Fresh Tomatoes

    What better way to use up some fresh summer tomatoes than with an easy tomato bisque? Classic tomato soup is always such a great comfort food, but it really doesn’t take much more effort to elevate it to a rich, decadent tomato bisque. Since it’s such a huge hit with my kids, I went on […]

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    Top Homeschool Projects: My Fun Favorites

    It’s 2020. Everyone is doing a lot of staying at home and our kids are driving us insane. And here it is, we’ve decided to go for homeschooling. After 4 months of staying at home, here are my top 10 fun elementary aged homeschool projects. These projects are great home learning activities that you can […]

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    Prosciutto Quiche with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    This delicious prosciutto quiche all started as nothing more than a quick grab of leftovers in my fridge. It was off-the-hook amazing and now I’ll roast up some Brussels sprouts just to make the quiche. What’s great about quiche though, is that you can easily swap out ingredients based on whatever you have in your […]

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