Today I have a decadent Double Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe and a cookbook giveaway for you guys! I have been SO excited to finally get a peek at a delicious new cookbook from fellow food blogger Renée Kolhman called All the Sweet Things! I met Renée on my own book tour when she hosted me at the Saskatoon McNally Robinson bookstore and was so thrilled to find out that she too, was publishing a book. I am always so excited when not only another food blogger friend publishes a cookbook, but a fellow Canadian food blogger to boot. We are out there, we just aren’t as common as our US counterparts. Yet!
Butterscotch oatmeal banana bread. Sounds like something you should make today, yes?
If you are like me, you have about 189 frozen bananas in your freezer, just waiting to be made into banana bread. If you are like me, a recipe that makes one loaf is just not going to cut it for making a dent in said frozen bananas.
If you are like my family, on the other hand, you are tired of banana bread. [Read More…]
This is the 24th year of Full House Lottery and it’s attached to two hospitals here in Edmonton very near and dear to my heart, the Royal Alex and the University Hospital. The Full House Lottery raises money to support the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and University Hospital Foundation.
Most of you don’t know it, but I had two higher risk pregnancies with both of my kids. With Mr K, I was put on bed rest AKA house arrest for high blood pressure about 6 months into my pregnancy. That was 14 years ago so blogging wasn’t even a thing, back then, which is actually a bummer because man, was I BORED! I could have taken over the world of blogging with all the time I had! And I was worried, and scared being a first time Mom and having problems from 6 months in.
I’m eternally grateful to say that both of my pregnancies ended well, as you can see from those twerps I post pictures of all the time. That was partly of course, thanks to my specialists at the Royal Alex and the Lois Hole Hospital for women. I pretty much lived there with my first pregnancy and was listed as a high risk patient from day one when I was pregnant with my daughter, so over the span of a few years I was beyond familiar with the Alex. [Read More…]
Last week was a sad week for us here. Out of a group of 12 baby chicks, ONLY 4 were actually hens!! I feel like that somehow we really got some bad odds there. Any thoughts on this from any of you experienced chicken peeps? Karlynn raised 6 chicks and brought them out to the farm when they were old enough – and she only had ONE HEN in the bunch. Something seems a little fishy about those odds, doesn’t it?
So between the two of us we raised 8 roosters that we loved and grew attached to, but with that many roosters and only 4 hens I knew we had to do something because blood was going to be spilled sooner than later. So I found another farm that actually needed roosters and I loaded up 7 roosters and said goodbye. We are left with two Barred Rock hens, one Olive Egger hen who is terrified of all the other chickens, one Ameraucuna hen and one Lavender Ameraucana rooster who is a softie. [Read More…]