Cauliflower Veggie Pizza (gluten free or not-your choice!)

I’ve been a pretty quiet on the blog the last few weeks.  I've been trying to get my groove and keeps up on posts but then summer stepped in!  Between the busyness and the viruses it's certainly kept me off-line for the most part. You know how "they" always say that "its" going around; well I certainly hope that none of you or yours were privy to the "it" that went around this summer.  I have to say that was by far the most ill I've been in a very very long time.  A freaky viral thing that th...
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Casears Windsor – weekend getaway

We decided to have a little get away in the middle of this long holiday weekend and our travels just took us a couple of hours up the highway to Caesars Windsor Casino and Hotel.We had given thought to doing Niagara Casino but Windsor one out being so close and just to have a day/night away and return to get ready for the week ahead. I wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived as its been many years since I was last there and that was lonnnnng before Caesars took ownership of it.  I have to ...
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A gem of a shopping find

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping ~Bo Derek So in my last post when I mentioned that great little day trip or camping trip at Rock Glen and I was mentioning how I came across this great little find of a store.  Well really it's not "that" little, I think unfortunately somewhere in my years if something isn't department store size it equates to being small as opposed to simply smaller.  And this place has utilized absolutely every inch of their store ...
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Gluten Free whole grain bread.

One of the things I miss the most since having gone gluten-free is a really good whole wheat bread.  Not just whole wheat bread but one that can be eaten fresh or toasted.  Well I have to say I've go t it!! Oh my gosh this is by far the best Ive made thus far...whole what that is.  It's got a really great texture so it doesn't fall apart as soon as you pick it up or in the toaster which as you know is not fun.  You're hungry and waiting for that piece of toast, up it pops and you go to grab ...
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Cool Cucumber Dip

OK so if you haven't had this before now is the time to do so!!  It is a perfect light cool snack to have on these ridiculously hot humid days.  You can have it with whatever type of crackers or flat-bread or dipper that you prefer. It's super easy and quick to make and just needs a bit of chilling and setting time and you are good to go! For those of you that are calorie conscious there is no need to worry here. Cool  Cucumber Dip Ingredients 2 cups seed, peeled and finely chopped cucu...
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Gluten Free Crunchy Oat Bars (do not need to be gluten free if you prefer)

I've been know a time or two to cook when stressed (just a time or two ;) )  Truth be told it is an amazing stress reliever and something that I love to do.  So poking around in the kitchen certainly isn't a hardship for me. This is my first go at these and they turned out amazingly tasty1  If I was to change one thing that would be to not roll them out quite as thin as I did...close but not quite.  It just resulted in them cooking a little quicker than anticipated and I really prefer things ...
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Liver Souffle for our faithful furry friends

This time around I decided to toss in a recipe for those of you looking for a healthy homemade dog treat.  I say "Faithful furry friends" but dont have cats so you'll have to let me know if you try it for yours! One of my gals has cancer previously....notice I say "HAD" as she is thankfully still in remission!  Sorry I digress :)  Because of her cancer I have been very diligent in eliminating grains and sugar from her diet as it's a known factor that cancer cells and tumors feed on sugar an...
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Apple and Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait

Sorry I missed last weeks blog post; the hosting site was down for days and then I spent the week playing catch up.  But here we are back up and running and thanks for your patience! Now for this Apple and Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait.... Oh my word.....yummy, decadent, sinful and yet healthy...imagine that!    It takes a little bit of time to do but let me tell you it is well worth the work!  I did up extra so that I had some in the fridge for the few days to follow.  This is a great breakfast...
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Make Fireflies That Really Light Up

Hope you kept your little plastic Easter eggs!  Here's a really cute craft the kids will love! Makes for great evening Easter egg hunt! These fireflies are super easy to make. Just pop a flameless LED tealight into a plastic Easter egg. You don't even need glue! Poke holes through the egg with a thumbtack to insert the pipe cleaners. The eyes are drawn onto white sticky labels, and the wings are silver duct tape. Quick, easy, and totally cute! Another  idea is to use glow sticks inste...
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EASTER SWEET TREATS

As promised in my last blog post here are a few cute Easter ideas for you and your little ones. My mom always said "Don't play with your food"; I say "Go for it!"  ;) I'll be posting one more soon but it is an after Easter craft.  So if you have things left over while prepping for Easter that you think are disposable dont throw them away just yet! Have fun! EASTER BUNNY CUPCAKES:  T Two different variations on the theme. Ingredients/Materials: Cake mix Canned icing/frosting Foo...
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