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Conversation Heart Blondies

 Tender chewy blondies are studded with adorable conversation heart candy and topped with cherry cream cheese frosting. Simple to make and oh so cute, these blondies are a wonderful dessert for Valentine's Day! Jump to Recipe Valentine's Day has never really been an exciting holiday for me. Growing up, I was labelled a nerd, so it wasn't until my later years, that I actually had someone to celebrate it with. Even now, it still feels like a regular day to me, because I make it a point to show my SO and the kids that I love them every single day; not just one special day a year. Sure I might get flowers, or chocolates, but that doesn't mean as much as getting them on a random day throughout the year. Even if we aren't gung ho about the holiday, it doesn't stop me for getting excited when I see all the Valentine's candies. Which was the case, this past weekend. I stopped by our local bulk store, to get a few baking supplies and couldn't help myself from wal

You're the STAR Blog Hop & EXTRA 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!   I am praying that everyone in the path of Hurricane Ida stays safe. I hope you all have a wonderful week and thank you for sharing with us!!  ___________________________________________________________________ WELCOME to the August 2021  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: This Skinny Lentil Dip is packed with yummy veggies, a burst of citrus, intoxicating herbs and salty cheese. Loaded with protein it is a wonderful snack to serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or crackers!  __________________________________________________________________________ WELCOME to  EXTRA   feature week of the August 2021  " You're the STAR " blog hop! (Sometimes we will have 5 Mondays in a month - these 5th special Mondays are called "EXTRA feature" days) Meet all of you

Skinny Lentil Dip

 This lentil dip is packed with yummy veggies, a burst of citrus, intoxicating herbs and salty cheese. Loaded with protein it is a wonderful snack to serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or crackers! Jump to Recipe Week two of my back to work journey has been wonderfully exhausting. I was nervous about not being able to stay true to my weight watchers plan, while working and coming home to be mom. I've made a big effort to pre-plan and prepare both my breakfast and lunches for the week. This second week has been as successful as the first in that regard. I am struggling on meal planning dinner though. Something I definitely need to work on! At the beginning of August we had a Civic holiday here in Ontario, which means we had a long weekend. My SO's family planned a small family gathering, which we attended before spending the remainder of the weekend at the cottage. We all brought stuff to snack on, and for dinner; and this lentil dip was a yummy snack that made an appearance

You're the STAR Blog Hop & HOME Feature

  This linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!   Well I survived my first week of work, in the last 18 months. While it is wonderful to be back in my cafeteria, learning all the new Covid safety protocols and getting my kitchen ready to reopen will be a big undertaking. I am exhausted, but I am so happy at the same time. This weekend was a much needed time to relax and now I am refreshed and ready to tackle the week. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us! WELCOME to the August 2021  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: My return to work has made me realize that back to school here in Canada is right around the corner. I've created a post of 25 delicious Nut-Free School Lunch Ideas , perfect for lunch boxes! ________________________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week

25 NUT-FREE School Lunch Ideas

 Tired of wondering what to pack in your children's lunch box every day? These nut free lunch ideas are perfect for even the pickiest of eaters! It will soon be back to school time here in Canada and I am so happy to have returned to work. Due to covid, I was unable to be in my school cafeteria during the last 18 months. While I enjoyed my time off, I am happy to be returning to a somewhat normal routine. Let me tell you though, I am exhausted! The fact that I am bone tired got me thinking of how lucky I am to have older children. My kids have been packing their lunches for about the last 4 yrs now, so I don't really have to try and figure out what to pack them and hope that they will eat it. Being a working mom, then coming home and doing the 'MOM' thing is stressful sometimes, so I wanted to collect school lunch recipe ideas, to please even the pickiest of eaters.  PIN IT!!! All the following recipes are Peanut/Nut Free, which means they are gre