Broccoli Salad with Bacon

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With St. Patricks Day coming up I try to have  green themed food. Most green themed food I find is full of sugar and food colouring so I wanted to share a healthier version of green food. Family gatherings call for family favourite recipes like this … [Read more...]

Love Called Me this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day is coming up which has me thinking about what that day means. I'm not sure if I buy into the commercialized version of what Valentine's Day has become. I do love to get flowers occasionally but not because a holiday says so; … [Read more...]

Strawberry Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

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  Like most kids, my kids love fruit rollups. What I don't like is the added sugars and unnatural colours that come along with pre-packaged treats. Fruit leather is actually very easy to make and you don't need a dehydrator to make it, although if … [Read more...]

Fighting a Cold

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As the holidays wind down and your guests depart all the energy you exuded over the past few weeks can leave you feeling spent. Not the best way to start the new year, but it’s exactly this time that we tend to be most prone to getting sick – when … [Read more...]

Creamy Shipwreck Casserole

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My parents were shift-workers, my father a Fire Commander at the local Fire Hall and my mother as a Licensed Practical Nurse. There were many times my parents were passing in the wind, missing holidays and working many nights. Easy meals became a … [Read more...]

Cherry & Honey Bundt Cake

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Christmas is right around the corner and the This Lil Piglet household has been busily wrapping gifts and baking tasty treats for family and friends. Traditionally we stick to the usual dishes for the big day but I try to have a few extra desserts … [Read more...]

TELUS Inspires Canadian Youth at We Day

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Two years ago I had the pleasure of experiencing my first We Day with my eldest daughter, Miss Priss, and we left filled with a feeling of confidence that the youth there would continue the path of inspired motivation.  Recently one of the sponsors … [Read more...]

10 Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

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Each year no matter how long my kids are out trick-or-treating, they seem to get an over abundance of candy. We don't usually go much farther than the relatives because, to be honest, there is already far too much candy by that point.  Add that to … [Read more...]

Stacking Savings with Target REDCard

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Canadian Thanksgiving has past and Halloween is here; before long Christmas will be on the minds of shoppers everywhere searching for that special or much needed gift. Each holiday I like to bring something new to my decor or dinner table; no long … [Read more...]

Holding a Grudge and Being Thankful

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Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner and as per usual, I am prepping for a house full of family. Unlike most holiday blog posts, Thanksgiving really has nothing to do with what I am about to write, other than it's what sparked this post. … [Read more...]

Best Beet Borscht Soup with Barley

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  I love the beautiful colours of fall and with that comes cooler days. This morning I ran outside to grab some beets from my garden, one of the only vegetable left there, and the crisp cold air had me running back to the house in short order. One … [Read more...]