DIY Easy Eggnog

It’s that time of the year again - the holiday season is here. You know what that means right? No, we are not talking about gifts, or holiday parties. We are talking about something so smooth and creamy, so scrumptious and delicious, so… okay, okay. Tis the season for your favorite little something to sip on – Eggnog! Sure, you can go to the grocery store and buy some, but why not impress your guests (and yourself) with some DIY eggnog made from scratch. Have we caught your attention yet? Good. Stay with us and read on to find how you can make your very own eggnog at home. PLUS we’ve added a special treat for the hardcore eggnog lovers!

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Holiday Baking: Montessori Style

Holiday Baking Montessori Style

Holiday baking can be difficult to accomplish while trying to keep your toddler occupied at the same time. Thankfully, you can make it into a fun and educational activity for your toddler by including them in the baking process. You can present the cookie baking as a string of Montessori activities. Not only will this enable you to get your baking done, it can be a very fun and educational experience for your child. You can discuss the steps together and make it a sensory exploration. Plus, the cookies will taste better if little hands help prepare them! 

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Homemade Butter Spreads: A Simple And Savory Holiday Gift

As you make your holiday gift lists this year, do you find yourself drawing a blank when it comes to certain acquaintances or relatives? Your great aunt… your daughter’s dance instructor… the parents of your son’s best friend? Do you have a slew of parties to attend and nothing creative to bring? While everyone else will be bringing trays of the same old cookies and pies, why not walk into the party with something delicious and unique? We have two of the very best -super simple – homemade butter spread recipes. Compliment them with a fresh loaf of bread, and you will have the perfect gift for hard-to-shop-for friends and the tastiest snack that is sure to be the hit of the party buffet!

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Sugar-free cookie decorating

Sugar Free Cookie Decorating_

One of the most beloved traditions during the winter holiday season is baking and decorating cookies. While we love the fun of it– mixing the ingredients, using the cookie cutters, watching them as they grow in the oven and, of course the best part, decorating them–let’s face it, we don’t love all the sugar involved and the effect it can have on our kids. We would hate to take away that favorite pastime, and don’t forget we need to leave cookies out for Santa. So, say goodbye to the sugar-filled toppings and hello to a healthier alternative to the traditional decorating. 

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World’s Best Cut-Out Cookies

There’s no better way to enjoy the holidays than with a huge platter of homemade cookies and sweets. Everyone has their favorites, but if you’re a sucker for a good old fashioned cut-out cookie, then this recipe is for you. We are confident enough to boast that this just may be the world’s best cut-out cookie recipe. With cream cheese as the secret ingredient, these cookies will melt in your mouth and give your other holiday goodies a run for their money. So pop on the apron, turn up the holiday tunes, and get baking!

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Gifts For The Home Chef

Do you know somebody who can never seem to get out of the kitchen? The bakers, cooks, chefs, even just the weeknight cooks are always wanting and needing some new kitchen gadgets. From gadgets to kitchen supplies that make your life easier ,to actual cookware, we have rounded up an awesome selection that is sure to please the cooks on your list. You may even consider surprising them with their gift a little early, so they can use it to whip up some holiday decadence!

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Hold The Sugar: A Healthy First Birthday Cake Alternative

hold the sugar a healthy first birthday cake alternative

Many consider the first birthday cake to be a rite of passage into introducing your baby to her/his first taste of sugar. There are many reasons, however, to hold off the sugar for at least a little while longer. Though, just because you have decided to delay introducing sugar to your child, it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the popular smash cake photo opportunity and experience. We’ve come up with a delicious no sugar added cake recipe, perfect for your little one and health conscious adults alike.

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5 Fantastic Cocktails for Fall

Fall is here and that means we are surrounded with wonderful fall fruits, scents and foods. Spicy cinnamon, sweet apples and crisp apple ciders are abundant, so why not make some of these incredible ingredients the star of your next batch of cocktails? Whether you are hosting a party at home, having just a few girlfriends over or it’s just a quiet evening in with your significant other, these five fantastic fall cocktails would be the perfect drink to celebrate with!

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Hold the Guilt: All Natural Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

   PB Choc Fudge

Fudge. An ultimate chocolate fix. You may love it and hate it at the same time because fudge is usually made with ingredients that aren’t the healthiest. [cue heavy sigh] Well, that is about to change. With this peanut butter chocolate fudge recipe you get multiple sources of raw nutrients from super foods while also getting your chocolate fix. But, we have to warn you: this is a dangerously delicious and shamefully and ridiculously simple recipe. In fact, we dare you to only make it once.

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Superfood Drinks to Warm Up To

Summer is beginning to seem like a distant memory as many of us have settled into the cold air, early sunset, and crisp nights. Along with this cooler weather comes an abundance of comfy sweaters, leather boots and weekends full of fun fall or holiday family activities. What better way to start the day on a nice cool morning, or at the end of a fun filled outing than with a warm and delicious beverage? The only thing better than curling up and warming up is knowing that these beverages offer you some amazing health benefits!

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Fermenting: Recipes for Baby Led Weaning

Fermenting BLW

In previous posts we have gone into depth about the benefits of having fermented foods in one’s diet. Now we would like to talk specifically about fermented foods for babies and for Baby Led Weaning. If you are a fan of  Baby Led Weaning and have used or are planning to use this method of introducing solids, you may be wondering which foods are most beneficial to include in your baby’s diet. The best answer is to choose super foods, and fermented foods fall into the super food category. A great benefit of introducing fermented foods into your child’s diet is that it makes the transition from breast milk to solid foods a much gentler one.

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No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse

 No-Bake Pumpkin Mousse opt 2

Short on time and looking for a tasty, not too filling dessert? Indulge in a decadent pumpkin mousse dessert that can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes! Pumpkin mousse is a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends. This pumpkin mousse is light enough to thoroughly enjoy after your Thanksgiving feast. Let’s get mixing!

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5 Drool-Worthy Popcorn Recipes

5 drool-worthy popcorn recipes

It’s movie night and you know what that means. It’s popcorn time! Popcorn is a great little snack for the entire family. It’s actually one of the healthier choices when it comes to treats and the best part is, you can dress it however way you want. You can have it sweet, savoury, spicy or just about anything in between. Read on to find out how to make a few of our favourite popcorn recipes you are sure to love.

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