Nut-free Maple Cinnamon Granola

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I’ve had a nut allergy my whole life. I grew out of my peanut allergy at 26 but I’m still allergic to all other nuts. I’m also allergic to fish and seeds which can make eating certain foods difficult. Granola is one of those foods. Pre-packaged granola often has seeds and nuts in it for [...]

Bran and date mini muffins #RicardoRecipes

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Mornings during the week are rushed in our house. Although I always say I’m going to pack the kids backpacks the night before, I never do. So in the morning I’m gathering what everyone needs for school on that given day. Because of this my kids don’t get a June Cleaver breakfast during the week. [...]

Dreidel Pinata Cookies

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Last year, Princess Peach and I were introduced to YouTube cooking sensation Rosanna Pansino’s show Nerdy Nummies. If you haven’t watched it yet she makes extraordinary treats that are inspired by comic books, anime, fantasy, sci-fi and video games. Princess Peach and I have watched so many of her episodes yet we haven’t actually recreating [...]

Grain facts and a nut-free energy bites recipe

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This past weekend, my mom and I took Princess Peach and Little Dude to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Our first stop was the Growing Connections trailer run by The Grain Farmers of Ontario. We have been to the trailer the past two years, and every year I have learned some new information that I [...]

Easy Mocha Coffee Recipe #Coffeebuzz

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I love coffee. In fact, I’m totally addicted to coffee. I’ll admit that some days I probably drink more coffee than water! Crazy, right? Even though I brew my coffee at home each morning, I can often be found either brewing more throughout the day or running into a coffee shop for an afternoon pick-me-up. [...]

Banana Sour Cream Muffins

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I guess I’ve taken up baking as a hobby-ish. I wouldn’t consider in a full-time hobby because me and baking are just becoming friends. When I was little my Nana (grandmother) always baked. Whenever we saw her she always had some sort of goody ready for us to eat.  I have great memories of baking [...]

Corn and Feta Salad

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There is nothing better to me than fresh summer corn. After boiling it it’s always so crisp, sweet and juicy. I really can’t get enough. Truth be told, I could eat 3 cobs of corn in one sitting. That’s how much I love it! The Hubster also loves corn and so far Princess Peach seems [...]

Matzah Crunch!

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I’m not gonna lie. Passover is my least favourite of the Jewish holidays. Maybe it’s because 3 out of every 4 years  my birthday happens to fall during Passover or just eating Matzah which is binding just doesn’t do it for me. BUT……..I have become known at the “pro Matzah crunch maker” in my family! [...]