Long weekend pancake stack!

Long weekends call for sleeping in and….pancakes!!! These lemon blueberry pancakes will make you wish every weekend was a long weekend!! And with oats, Greek yogurt & blueberries, you won’t feel as bad about eating the whole stack ūüėČ Lemon Blueberry pancakes makes 6 pancakes 1 cup flour 1/2 cup quick oats 1 tsp baking…

Charred cabbage salad with citrus & mint.

After thinking back on how we devoured two charred cabbage salad’s at Charbar for a gf’s birthday the other night, I decided I had to find a way to make my own!! Looking over their delicious menu I read: charred napa cabbage, avocado, toasted seeds, citrus & mint salad…couldn’t be that hard right?….It didn’t quite…

What are you bringing to the BBQ?..

Ahhh it’s plus 26 today & with the temps rising, someone’s having a BBQ! Be the perfect guest & bring one these fun summer (meanwhile it’s only Spring but I love it) salads… Lemon Greek Salad  1 English cucumber, cubed  1 pint grape tomatoes, halved  1/2- 1 cup mixed olives (I get the deli mix),…

Friday funday mini desserts…

TGIF!!! And let’s face it, Friday is the best day and certainly the second best F word!! Haha!! Friday makes me think of treats so here’s a collection of the sweetest mini desserts ’cause, eff it…it’s Friday!! Haha! I scoured Pinterest for the cutest shot glass desserts…from peanut butter chocolate mousse to raspberry cheesecake, which…

Mmm..monster cookie remix!! 

Chewy or crunchy, this update on monster cookies is a must try remix!! It’s flour free, has four types of chocolate chips & I even snuck in some chia seeds…and none of the kids noticed!! Hahaha!! Shhh.. MK’s Mmm..monster cookies  1/2 cup butter, softened  1 1/2 cups peanut butter  1 cup brown sugar  1 cup…

The prettiest flower chandelier 

Ok this is seriously the prettiest thing I’ve seen on Pinterest in a long time!! I love this!!! Dangling flowers over dinner?!…how amazing!!! Now as the fabulous wedding designer & event florist; Preston Bailey would say, you should use real flowers if you can touch it, faux florals can work if you can’t!! Sooo what…

Know how much to feed your next party….

Love this Food Network info-graphic on feeding a crowd at a cocktail party. Check out how much to plan for for your next party! My rule of thumb – the more the merrier and you can’t run out of the good stuff so always be prepared to make more than you think. I always have one…

Taco Tuesday

Coming back from Phoenix I was still feeling the Southwestern vibe and was thinking about avocados, roasted veg and jalapenos – yum, so I thought tacos! I made roasted veg and beef tacos for my fam but I would have loved these as just veg tacos! As long as you season the veg well – you…

Crusted salmon with roasted veg

Sunday night dinner idea! Dill and pumpkin seed crusted salmon meets caramelized roasted veg for dinner! Season your fish with salt & pepper then top it with dill and pumpkin seeds. Press the seeds to stick then fry it crust side down in a cast iron skillet. Toss your veggies (I used Brussels sprouts, yellow…

Coconut cream fruit bowl 

Good morning breakfast! This coconut cream fruit bowl is the perfect light Saturday morning breakfast before I pig out at brunch later! Haha! Chop up whatever fruit you like – I used strawberry, blueberry, raspberry & pineapple – then top with coconut cream, chia seeds & nuts. To make the coconut cream, refrigerate a can…

Yogurt Bowl

I love bowls of goodness, smoothie bowls, salad bowls and now yogurt bowls! You can create it any way you like, but here’s how I made mine! MK’s Yogurt Bowl 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 tbsp honey¬† Whip yogurt and honey together with a whisk or spoon then top… Toppings: 1/4 cup pineapple, fresh…

Hot for hot chocolate

Cold days call for hot chocolate! So in honour of YYC Hot Chocolate Fest in support of Meals on Wheels,  I thought I’d make my own hot chocolate and list out the ones in the City that are a must try! MK’s Cold Days Hot Chocolate  2 cups milk (I use 2% with a splash of cream…