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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

 A classic dish is turned into a delicious casserole, bursting with creamy pasta. Perfect for a busy weeknight, it is sure to become a family favourite! Jump to the Recipe Chicken Cordon Bleu is so delicious, and  I've been craving it lately. There is just something about the chicken stuffed with salty ham and tangy Swiss cheese that has me wanting to make it ASAP. I do not  make it often, due to it being labour intensive. This pasta version comes together in a snap and is then baked until the cheese is bubbly. A super family-friendly casserole perfect for a weeknight, as it comes together in under 30 minutes. This dish is  super simple to make and tastes phenomenal. I used some leftover ham I had in the freezer, but if you don't have any leftover ham you can use a ham steak, or a thick cut of black forest ham from the deli. We really love the flavours in this dish; it is smokey, salty and tangy thanks to the ham and Swiss. The chicken and ham were flavourful and tender, all ba

Maple Blueberry Zucchini Loaf

Turn a favourite summer vegetable, into a family favourite treat! You'll love the spices in this loaf, that is sweetened with maple syrup and studded with fresh wild blueberries. Jump to Recipe Last summer was our first attempt at growing our own vegetables. Having moved, our new yard was a blank canvas, to make little gardens along one of the fences. In our old yard, we had extensive flower beds that contained tiger lillies and other plants, so gardening was not possible. So both my SO and I jumped at the chance to grow some veggies in our new yard.  One of the veggies we decided to grow was zucchini. I had to help them along a bit at first, since the female flowers weren't getting pollinated. After a reluctant start, the zucchini became abundant and we were left trying to figure out ways to use it.  I've always enjoyed zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting, but wanted something different. That's when I decided to create a loaf, with a streusel topping. I love makin

You're the Star Blog Hop & HOME Features

  This linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!    WELCOME to the April 2021  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: This gorgeous Maple Blueberry Zucchini Loaf , is a delicious treat, sure to become a family favourite. A great way to use up that summer zucchini! ________________________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the April 2021  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn Liberty @ B4 and Afters Cindy @ Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog post

Farmhouse Blueberry Coffee Cake

 Blueberries are paired with vanilla cake batter and cinnamon sugar, for a simple and intoxicating farmhouse favourite. This  cake is light and crumbly, with a wonderful sweet blueberry layer and a nice crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. Jump to Recipe Since moving to a big city, the kids and I have made it a tradition to visit a local farm, during the summer months, to pick strawberries and blueberries. T his is very different than the blueberry picking I did as a kid. Growing up in Northern Ontario, we just drove a few minutes from town and could find wild blueberries everywhere. Unfortunately, now that I live in a more metropolitan area, wild blueberries are few and far between.  So, we usually go farm blueberry picking. I must say, it's much easier than wild blueberry picking, LOL. In about 20 minutes, we have 2 baskets of berries picked, and are headed back to pay for our bounty. I really love going to the farm, because they always have tons of FRESH fruits, veggies, baked goods

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs

Sweet, ripe strawberries are transformed into the most adorable ladybugs, for a super fun dessert. The perfect addition to any summer party platter, Valentine's Day, or a Mother's Day brunch! Jump to Recipe As the weather slowly begins to warm up, I am dreaming of lazy summer days, out in the sun, enjoying platters of fresh fruit. One of my summer favourites is sweet fresh strawberries. Every year as soon as the strawberry farms open, the kids and I grab our baskets and go pick a wonderful bounty of berries. There's nothing better than snacking on sweet juicy, ripe strawberries; except maybe strawberries dipped in chocolate. With Mother's Day coming up, I thought this would be a great treat to make for Mom. It is simple enough for the "littles" to help and they are sure to bring a smile to Mom's face. With the use of 4 ingredients, you can make this super cute and yummy dessert. How do I make Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs? First begin my washing yo

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

This amazing waffle recipe is super simple, with the use of canned cinnamon rolls. Perfect for older kids to prepare, these delicious cinnamon rolls topped with a tangy cream cheese glaze would be the perfect breakfast in bed, for mom on Mother's Day. Jump to Recipe Canned cinnamon rolls? Yep, you totally read that right. This recipe could be made with one convenient ingredient; a can of cinnamon rolls! Isn't that insane?  Not only is it crazy, it's also the perfect recipe for kiddos to prepare for Moms on Mother's Day. There is no mixing of the batter, no overfilling the waffle iron, resulting on batter overflowing all over the counter. This is totally breakfast made easy! I can't remember when I first stumbled upon this recipe, on Pinterest . I think it was back in 2012, when my kids were still little.  Back then I was all about simple breakfasts, since I was usually cooking and chasing kids all over the house. So when I found a recipe that was as easy as putting

You're the Star Blog Hop & Family Features

This linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!    Welcome to week#3 of the April 2021 " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog: These simple 2 ingredient Cinnamon Roll Waffles are the perfect breakfast for a lazy weekend and simple enough for kids to make for Mother's Day! ________________________________________ WELCOME to  FAMILY feature week of the April 2021 " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your FAMILY week Cohosts   This week is FAMILY feature week Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs: Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal Kris @ Kris and Larry . com Lisa @ Lisa's Everyday Life This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up