Honey Roasted Cinnamon Peaches


Since I had waay too much fun our last night in Osoyoos, I didn't get the chance to stop and pick up some Okanagan peaches. Luckily for me, my mother in law is amazing, and had a few extra peaches laying around. I didn't have enough to make a pie, so I opted to try something different. I wanted something simple - nothing fussy, so I decided to roast them. These honey roasted cinnamon peaches are phenomenal. Bursting with peach flavor, with a subtle hint of honey and cinnamon - this is a quick, and simple summer dessert that really showcases a simple fruit. What you will need: Serve 2 2 ripe peaches; cut in half and pitted 4 tsp. butter 4 tsp. liquid honey 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. salt* Preheat oven to 400°F Place peach halves with cut side up. You can peel your peach first if you like, but I kept mine on. Place a tsp. of butter in each indent where the pit was, drizzle 1 tsp of honey, and a good sprinkle of cinnamon. Finish off with a dash of … [Continue reading]

Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce


I don't recall the first time I had chicken satay, but the last time I had it, it was awesome! Tender pieces of chicken breast marinaded in a lime, soy and ginger sauce and then BBQ's to perfection. Served with a peanut dipping sauce - yeah the boys were all over this dinner. First off, the boys loved that these were served on a skewer. They have been super picky as of late, so it was nice to see them eat dinner. Secondly, James said he loved the flavor - and Graham was all about the peanut sauce. These were a big hit! What you will need: 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts; sliced lengthwise 5 Tbsp. soy sauce 5 cloves garlic; minced 1/2 tsp. red pepper flake 4 tsp. fresh ground ginger 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp. brown sugar Bamboo skewers; soaked in water Place sliced chicken in a large plastic zip lock bag, or bowl. Combine all the other ingredients together and mix well. Pour the marinade in with the chicken. Seal tight and place in … [Continue reading]

Graham is off to Preschool with I See Me!

I See Me Graham

  We are in the last month of Summer holidays before school starts and I don't know where the time has gone, but it's moving fast. Come September, not only will James be in school full time, but Graham heads off for his first year of Preschool! I guess we have started a small tradition with I See Me!, as I have done a review with them before. When James entered his second year of Preschool he was gifted a lunch box and his very own personalized coloring book. This time around, I See Me! sent Graham his own personalized lunch box as well as a super cute book called The Very Important Preschooler, that was also personalized for him. I was so excited for Graham when his package arrived. He loved James' lunch box, and was elated when he saw that he had his very own. The lunch box is so awesome. I asked him to pick his favorite and after a lot of back and forth choosing, he settled on the Dino-Mite lunch box. He was so excited to get it, he kept telling James that … [Continue reading]

Snapshot Sunday Week Thirty Two and Thirty Three


Whoops! Totally didn't post last weeks Snapshot Sunday photos! I was so busy with editing Sarah & Liz's wedding photos that I didn't get a chance to post week thirty two, so I decided I would wait and post two weeks worth of Snapshot Sunday. I am booked solid for the next two months - I've got photography gigs, recipe developing gigs, as well as a few reviews and giveaways. Be sure to check back often to keep up t date ot you can subscribe by email! So here we go; week thirty two & thirty three of Snapshot Sunday! 08/09/15 I had a girls day date with doing a paint night with a few friends. It was so awesome! We got to sit and paint, and drink - doesn't get much better than that! I totally want to do another night, it was a lot of fun. 08/10/15 Graham is learning to ride a peddle bike and it's so damn cute! Jimbo is still riding with his training wheels, he's not totally comfortable on his bike yet, so we are working on that. Grey has been gung-ho about … [Continue reading]

Loaded Spinach Salad


So since I posted the hot bacon salad dressing a couple of days ago, I thought it would be best to share my version of a loaded spinach salad.. or as Chris calls it - a breakfast salad. Don't … [Continue reading]

Sarah and Liz

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Back in June I shot my first engagement session for Sarah and Liz, and last weekend I had the honor to be apart of their special day. Their shabby chic, backyard wedding took place on Sarah's … [Continue reading]

Hot Bacon Salad Dressing


Every time I say hot bacon salad dressing, it makes my mouth water. I mean, who doesn't like bacon... wait - never mind. I was scouring the interwebs for a salad dressing that complimented a … [Continue reading]

Baked Mustard Glazed Salmon Fillets


Salmon is one type of fish that I love to cook... and eat. I recently shared my cedar plank salmon recipe for you all, and while we were on holidays we tried a new marinade. I loved it so much, when … [Continue reading]

Wordless Wednesday – Laughter and Thoughts on Parenthood

Dinner Time Laugh Jay

  "No one is ever quite ready; everyone is caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you've got, say 'Oh my gosh,' and recognize that all the balls that … [Continue reading]

Summer Blueberry Pie


Pie is always welcomed in our home. Everyone loves pie, so when blueberries were on sale a few weeks ago, I picked up a big container and thought - let's try this pie thing again. So that is … [Continue reading]