Winter

Winter packs a punch in Canada. The cold temperatures, shorter daylight hours and wind drive up energy consumption and, with that, our winter energy bills can skyrocket. These simple tips can help keep your house warm and your monthly bills in check. If you take good care of your home comfort equipment, it will take [...]

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

This month I am taking you around the world in 80 eggs with the Egg Farmers of Canada. I get to share my family's love of eggs and show you some different recipes featuring the versatility of eggs. Today I am sharing one of my favourite soup recipes. If you are looking for a soup [...]

As much as our family enjoys road trips, there are certain times of the year when we would rather not get in the car and drive 14 hours to visit family. One such occasion that comes to mind is anytime during the winter months. Roads aren't as easy to travel and everything is white (there [...]

I have been feeling bad for our cat lately. Our winter is long to us, but I imagine it feels like a lifetime to our little cat who longs for days laying in our garden. We've been lucky in Edmonton this year with above average temperatures and even some days sitting nicely on the plus [...]

Have you been thinking about getting away to a tropical location only to find yourself wondering if it is the best idea because your children are still young? Our daughters are four and a half years, and 20 months old and we just arrived back from a wonderful week away in beautiful Varadero, Cuba. Our [...]

Our whole family has a cold right now. Some are worse than others, but we all pretty much have a sore throat and are stuffed up. Today I took my homemade chicken noodle soup recipe and ramped it up a bit to add a few things I thought would help relieve some of our symptoms. [...]

Ever since our family came home from our vacation in Cuba last January, we have wanted to go back. Nothing beats our quality time spent together as a family and it is amplified even more when you throw in beautiful, blue water and sunny beaches, especially in the middle of winter. Saving for a winter [...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

I enjoy cooking in the cooler months. With the temperatures slowly dropping here, I have been using the oven and slow cooker a lot more. I have also been going through the new Betty Crocker cookbook and have been tackling a bunch of their easy recipes for the slow cooker. The thing I like the [...]