Forty Three Weeks _ Catch the Moment 365

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Well hot damn! We hit 300 days! It'll be Christmas before we know it... holy shit. This week again is a mish-mash of moments. Some food photos, a creeper and an outtake of the boys. I was kind of lazy this week, don't judge, but since the days are getting shorter and the rains have come to Vancouver, it's not easy getting outside to take photos. So the flash has made a come back and I am back at teaching myself how to use the damn thing. Linking up as always with Sarah over at Nurse Loves Farmer, Minid over at Simply Stavish and Stephanie over at Behind the Camera and Dreaming. Forty Three Weeks of Catch the Moment 365 297 | 365 It's fun gettin' in to trouble   298 | 365 A cake fit for a two year old   299 | 365 Goodnight Moon   300 | 365 Creeper   301 | 365 One Night Stand   302 | 365 He turns two   303 | 365 A Rose by any other name.... Thanks for … [Continue reading]

One Night Stand Spaghetti

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Coming up with a name for my spaghetti sauce was somewhat difficult. I didn't just want to name it 'My Spaghetti Sauce' or anything like that. As we sat down to dinner - this very dinner, Chris blurted out "'one night stand spaghetti' because it's never the same each night we have it." So very true. This recipe changes each and every time I make it. Sometimes I add in fresh herbs, sometimes I don't. Franks Hot Sauce makes an appearance every now and then... so does brown sugar. Then there are times I add all three. The red sauce changes also, so use what you like. It's a chunky sauce that pairs really well with spaghetti noodles or tube pasta. I also use it in my lasagna. It's a really versatile sauce. What you will need: 1 lbs lean ground beef 1 Tbsp. oil 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1 small red, yellow and orange pepper; chopped *if they are large use two* 1 medium onion; chopped 1 cup fresh mushrooms; sliced 4 cloves of garlic; minced 1 Tbsp. brown … [Continue reading]

Another Year Gone By: Graham turns Two

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Two years ago - at this time, Graham Malcolm came into this world - all 9 lbs 8 oz of him! I want to say that I cannot believe that a year has passed, but I know it has - I have lived it and I have watched this little boy grow from a baby to the feisty toddler he is now. Here's a little Graham update on the day he turns two! Weight: 36 lbs Height: 36 inches Clothing 3T (some 4T) pants - you have a chubby belly. 4T & some 5T shirts. Size 9 shoes You DESPISE socks. I mean it - hate socks and would rather wear your Crocs... or 'flip floup' Food Favorite Foods: Banana's Yogurt Hotdogs Frozen peas Crackers Pizza Corn on the cob Foods you hate: Broccoli You really do love food - recently you tried calamari and loved it! Bedtime/Sleeping At 18 months you decided you were done with the crib. You found a way to escape, so you were moved into a big boy bed. You don't like being alone when sleeping, so when bedtime comes, Jimmy must be with you. You two have … [Continue reading]

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

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These super simple slow cooker pork chops are one of my favorite meals. I had originally posted a recipe similar to this one a while back - it's one of my most pinned recipes. I decided to  try something a little different with them and I have to say that I like this version better. If you want to check out my old Crock Pot Pork Chops you can find that recipe here. I love to serve this dinner with mashed potatoes and peas. I think that's how I serve it every time. You only need a few ingredients and a slow cooker. Oh and time... lots of time. What you will need: 8 center cut pork chops (bone in) 2 cans mushroom soup 1 medium onion; chopped 3 cloves of garlic; minced 2 cups sliced mushrooms 1 tsp. each salt, pepper & seasoning salt 1/2 can of milk* 2 Tbsp. oil In a large skillet add 1 Tbsp. oil and, season the chops with the seasoning mixture. On high heat, sear/brown the pork chops. You want to have a nice brown crust on the outside. Once all are … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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]