Catch the Moment Week Forty Two

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Ten weeks to go!! Holy crap! I just wanted to take a moment to thank Sarah, Mindi and Stephanie for putting this whole Catch the Moment together. I have really challenged myself this year - and I am so happy that I have stuck with it. From a creative standpoint - this is the most creative I have been in a very long time. I don't think I will be stopping these weekly posts any time soon! This week was another mishmash of photos. I like these weeks - I didn't take many photos of the boys, but i did manage to get some interesting shots I think. Let me know what you think! Catch the Moment 365: Week forty two.   290 | 365 Photobomb 291 | 365 Downtown 292 | 365 Inspiration 293 | 365 Dinner 294 | 365 And they were swingin' 295 | 365 Best friends 296 | 365 Eclipse Catch the Moment Week Forty Two … [Continue reading]

Puff Potatoes: A Family Tradition

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Since I can remember, my Mom would make her puff potatoes for every holiday meal. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter.. if it involved a large family dinner, puff potatoes would make an appearance. Some would say they are just mashed taters, but they aren't...believe me. I am now carrying on with this tradition, and for a good reason. They are so flipping good, and everyone wants them! The funny thing is, this side dish is so simple to make - and oh so tasty! *This must sit overnight. Make ahead of time* What you will need: 5 large baking potatoes 1 small container of sour cream 3/4 cup cottage cheese 2 Tbsp. butter 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese Wash, peel and quarter your potatoes. Cook as you would for mashed potatoes. Drain and mash. While mashing add your small container of sour cream and continue mashing. You want very little chunks of potato. Add in the cottage cheese and continue to mash. Transfer your potato mixture to a casserole … [Continue reading]

Food Bloggers of Canada 2014

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Last Saturday I headed downtown for my first ever blogging conference. My friend Sarah over at Nurse Loves Farmer brought it to my attention a few weeks ago, and said she was attending the Food Bloggers of Canada conference here in Vancouver - I couldn't pass up on a day pass, so I registered! I was so nervous - and excited. I was more nervous about the conference itself and was so stoked to finally have the chance to meet a blogger I look up to! *Little side note: Sarah and I have known each other for almost 5 years now. We both had babies at the same time (I kid you not. James and B are 10 days apart and Grey and E are 13 days apart - CRAZY!) * Anyways, Saturday came - I had all my stuff packed - business cards ready to go and my little notebook to jot down anything I felt I could use. You see, this was a food bloggers conference and I'm not 100% a 'food blogger' - but I still thought it would be neat to go. I got downtown and met up with Sarah - finally after all these … [Continue reading]

Snack Attack: Nuts and Bolts

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Thought I would share a snack recipe this week! This Nuts & Bolts recipe comes from my Grandma - I can remember snacking on this around the holidays or when I saw my Dad. In fact - I think my sister got a huge tub of it one year. Everyone loves it - Chris can't get enough of it. Seriously. The batch that I made is gone. I kid you not. It's gone. I want to say this is a copy cat recipe of the store bought nuts and bolts, but I was lazy and I didn't go and find the Bugles. Where I shop, they never have them, so I made up my own version... well I 'adapted' the recipe I guess. Anyways, it's super simple to make and if you package it up in a mason jar and tie some ribbon around the top, it makes a perfect hostess gift. What you will need: Note - this is half of the recipe I have. 1/2 lbs butter 2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. each onion salt, celery salt 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 200g box Cheese Nips 1 200g bag of pretzel sticks 2 1/2 cups peanuts 2 1/4 cups … [Continue reading]

Four Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

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I've been writing this blog for almost four years now! It's been a crazy ride so far... so much has changed since I started back in 2010. Name changes, theme changes.. even a platform change. I … [Continue reading]

Catch the Moment 365 _ Week 41

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Its been one of those weeks... I am so glad today is Friday. I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Another week of mumble jumble photos. An Instagram photo made it's way in - I don't know how … [Continue reading]

Classic Pumpkin Pie

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OK so I totally dropped the ball on getting this recipe up before Thanksgiving. As you can tell I didn't get to it. But I have it up now, so bookmark it.. Pin it.. whatever floats your … [Continue reading]

Currently

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I'm taking a page from my good friend Sarah over at Nurse Loves Farmer - she does her Currently updates every now and then and I thought it was very fitting for a post today. Obsessing … [Continue reading]

Ukrainian Perogies

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After I made my Baba's borscht, I have had a craving for perogies.. and I'm not talking about the ones from the grocery store. I'm talking about the recipe that has been passed down from my great … [Continue reading]

Thanksgiving 2014

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This past weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada. We celebrated with my in laws, and some close family friends. As usual, we all had a wonderful time. There was a lot of laughter, some … [Continue reading]