Substitutes for Shortening and Lard


After posting the other day about the differences between shortening and lard, I had a few questions from some readers about what could be used instead of shortening and lard in an attempt to make a recipe healthier. I did some research on substitutes for shortening and lard and here’s what I found: Shortening and […]

Cranberry Cauliflower Brie Quiche


This is Cranberry Cauliflower Brie Quiche is a great recipe for post holiday leftovers – throw in some of the leftover meats and/or vegetables and it also makes a great gift. Give it to a busy family on your list– they can use right away or freeze for a night they need a quick and […]

Gepeto, the Storytelling App Giveaway


Recently, I was introduced to Gepeto, an amazing new storytelling app and I am pretty intrigued by the concept. As a mom and a classroom teacher, I know just how important storytelling is for kids. It helps them develop their oral and written language skills, exercise their creativity, and builds self-esteem and confidence. Gepeto is […]

Baby Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers


Nothing is sweeter than filling your baby’s stocking for the very first time. My niece has a beautiful 4 month old baby boy and it’s just so exciting to be celebrating his very first Christmas. It’s so much fun looking for cute little gifts to give him – I think my favourite is the giraffe! […]

The Ultimate Lego Movie Collection of Gifts – Holiday Gift Guide


Do you have any Lego fans in your family? We sure do! From the little ones right up to my son-in-law, they all just adore playing with Lego and it’s almost guaranteed they’ll be receiving some for every special occasion. So, with them in mind, check out this ultimate LEGO movie collection I put together! […]

Marvellous Marvel Must Haves – Holiday Gift Guide


This post contains affiliate links.  If you’re a follower of mine, you probably already know that my daughter and I are HUGE Marvel comic book superhero fans. Well, get ready for the excitement in 2015! Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be released next May and we can hardly wait. This is one of […]

25 Terrific Toddler Toys – Holiday Gift Guide


This post contains affiliate links.  With three, count ‘em, three toddlers (twin boys and a girl all around 16 months old) in the family at the moment, I am always on the lookout for some great gift ideas for them. I really had fun compiling this list of 25 terrific toddler toys. These toy companies […]

Needle Felting 101


 I started needle felting a couple of years ago and let me tell you, there isn’t much that’s more relaxing for me. I had been wanting to take it up for a while but couldn’t find any of the supplies around here. Finally, Michaels put in a small needle felting section and my son in […]

What’s the Difference Between Lard and Shortening


My daughter left a pound of lard in my pantry when she moved to the UK. I have never in my whole life ever used lard and I knew it was not the same as shortening but really had no idea of what made it different. So I did some research and now for all […]

Printable Mickey Mouse Ears – Disney Insider


It’s almost that time of year – Disney on Ice is nearly here! As a (very excited) Disney Insider, I’m going to be sharing Disney on Ice news and fun with you throughout the coming year….and of course, you need to stay tuned to my blog for announcements of Disney on Ice ticket giveaways  for the […]