How to Lower – or Eliminate – Debt

How to Lower – or Eliminate – Your Debt

  Debt is one of those four-letter words that inspires fear in the hearts of anyone who owes money. If you have debt, you know how much that burden can weigh on you. The more debt you have, the more stress you feel as you attempt to get your finances in order. If you owe money to creditors or the bank, these tips can help lower or even eliminate debt.   Cut … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate #TKeveryday

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Process 1

      Hot Chocolate and Gingerbread are two treats that seem synonymous with winter. This recipe brings the two together in one seriously delicious treat that melds hot chocolate with all the flavours of gingerbread.   Gingerbread Hot Chocolate Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 5 minutes  |  Makes: 4 … [Read more...]

A Taste of Burlington Winter 2015 Launch: 10 Drool-Worthy Small Bites #TOBWin2015

10 Drool-Worthy Small Bites

Earlier this week I was invited to attend A Taste of Burlington’s Winter Launch at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington, Ontario.  A Taste of Burlington is a local prix fixe dining program featuring twenty-eight of Burlington’s finest restaurants, all presenting three-course prix fixe dining menus at $15 or $20 for lunch and dinners at $30, $35 or $40.  … [Read more...]

Thai Cocktail Meatballs #TKeveryday


       Cocktail meatballs are a staple at get-togethers and potlucks, and these Thai-inspired Cocktail Meatballs are a delicious way to change things up. The complex flavours, provided by the curry paste and fish sauce, are beautifully completed by the pineapple and chili dipping sauce.   Thai Cocktail Meatballs Prep Time: 10 minutes  … [Read more...]

“Warm Your Corn” Ready-Popped Gourmet Popcorn you can Warm from Popcorn Indiana


As a child I always looked forward to "treat" nights where we would get a small cup of pop and my dad would make up a big bowl of air popped popcorn complete with salt and butter for us to share.    It was a once a month type of event in our household which is made it that much more special. As an adult, popcorn is still one of my favourite evening snacks.  … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream #TKeveryday


      Pumpkin Pie is a crowd favourite and this is a fun, dairy-free, Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream served in flaky pastry bowls. This cold treat is perfectly creamy and reminiscent of actual pumpkin pie.   Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Prep Time: 20 minutes  |  Cook Time: 11 minutes  |  Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: 3 ¼ Cups … [Read more...]

Toonies for Tummies & The Impact on Childhood Hunger


When we think of childhood hunger, I think most of us tend to think of children in developing countries. Yet Children right here in Canada go hungry all the time too! Every day children go to bed hungry, wake up hungry and even wonder where their next meal will come from. The Grocery Foundation and Toonies for Tummies are dedicated to making sure no child goes hungry. By … [Read more...]

Coconut Poached Cod #TKeveryday

Coconut Poached Cod

     This coconut poached cod is heavily inspired by a Jamaican cooking technique known as “Rundown” which involves cooking protein and/or starches in reduced coconut milk. The Scotch Bonnet Pepper is extremely hot so beware. If you want to avoid heat, cook the whole pepper without cutting into it in order to extract just the flavour.   Coconut … [Read more...]

DIY Mail and Key Holder


I kind of have a thing for organization and love everything in my home to have its own place.  We usually throw our keys up behind the coats on our coat-rack in our front entryway but sometimes the keys get lost in all that mess.  Another issue is not knowing where to put the mail when it comes if we don't want to deal with it right away.  I had to come up with a … [Read more...]

Are you Suffering from BAD (Bill Avoidance Disorder)?


When you’ve caught the last scraps of tinsel floating around the house, and your New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside, there’s still a final holiday tradition left to enjoy: dreading the arrival of holiday bills. Yes, this time every year, thousands of Canadians are struck with cases of Bill Avoidance Disorder - BAD for short. Have you ever avoided a statement … [Read more...]

Asian Spring Noodle Salad #TKeveryday


        This Asian Spring Noodle Salad combines the flavours of Canadian spring with an Asian flair. This salad can be served as a first course, a side or even eaten as a meal on its own.   Asian Spring Noodle Salad Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 9 minutes  |  Makes: 6-7 servings   Ingredients: 14 … [Read more...]

Healthier Spinach Dip #GayLeaMom

Healthier Spinach Dip 2

  January is here and many of us are looking for ways to be able to enjoy life but stay or get healthy and fit.  With Game Day coming up quickly you might be looking for some lighter options to serve that you and your guests will still enjoy.  It can be easier than you think to modify favourite recipes to be healthier just by making some simple and smart … [Read more...]