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August 2016

Red Velvet Birch tree wedding cake and cupcakes

Red Velvet Wedding Cake

Baking, Cakes, Events, Special Events

A few months ago, I wrote about doing a cake for Emily’s bridal shower. Well, the day has come and she’s married. It was a beautiful wedding and I couldn’t be happier for the lucky couple. I was so…

Peach Crisp Dessert

Peach Crisp

Baking, Recipes, Seasonal

One of my favourite things about the end of summer is the fresh produce. All of my favourite fruits and veggies are in season, meaning they are at their peak for flavour and sweetness. I look forward to the…

Maple BBQ Salmon

Maple Barbeque Salmon


As a kid, I spent my summers on Manitoulin Island.  Every year we borrowed my grandparents’ trailer for a few weeks and we headed to “the Island” as it’s commonly known.  All the cousins would gather at the same…

Our First Family Camping Trip


As a kid, I spent nearly every summer camping with my family on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.  We spent the mornings fishing, the afternoons on the beach and the evenings with friends and family around a campfire.  Some of my…

White chocolate cake

White Chocolate Polka Dot Cake

Cakes, Kids Parties

It was Alexie’s birthday last week and she turned one! We had an awesome bubble bash for her birthday and she loved every second of it. And every birthday party needs a cake.  I decided to try my hand…

Bubble party buffet

Bubble Birthday Bash

kids, Kids Parties

Our little Alexie turned one! And of course, we needed to have a party to celebrate this huge milestone. I wanted to do something fun and unique for her birthday. But then she’s one, what does she really like?…

slow cooker pulled pork

The Easiest Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Ever!

Mains, Seasonal

I have a friend who (until recently) couldn’t cook.  Like she burns water.  But she really wanted to learn.  So one year, I go her a slow cooker for Christmas.    After a few months, she told me that…

Our first Family Vacation

Family, kids, Motherhood

This summer, we wanted to head out on a little family vacation.  We decided that a little trip to the big city of Toronto was in order.  It’s about a 4-hour drive, that we usually make once or twice…