Spiced Green Beans

Long days like the ones during this long weekend call for some simple fresh eats. Rather than take off and escape to the lake, I’ve been spending every available moment getting caught up on some much needed yard maintenance. Next, the exterior of my house is receiving a total facelift – oy. To keep spirits…

Spiced Apple Cake

As a kid, I had this love/hate relationship with apples. They were my parents quick solution to tide-over a hungry child. For the record, I was still hungry. My lunchbox always included the same – bologna sandwich (no, thank you – tradesies), a fruit rollup, and an apple. The apple was the ONE item I…

Spiced Apple+Pecan Pancakes

International Pancake Day…whaaa, did I miss it?! Apparently yesterday was the BIG day, and seeing as I had planned to post pancakes on Friday anyways – I’m bumping it up to today to catch the tail-end of this classic breakfast wave. There were some really yummy looking stacks out there! Love it. Although mine aren’t…

Golden Donuts

Golden Donuts – these take me WAY back. Like many Canadians, my first (real) job was at a lil’ joint called Tim Horton’s. I was 13 and made $5.40/hr. If it wasn’t the money that kept me there, it was definitely the people. When we weren’t running our butts off to feed the afternoon rush,…