They taste so good, you won't believe veggies are hidden inside!
Here is a great recipe for kids and adults alike! I gave these to my sister to taste, and she couldn't even tell there were vegetables in them!
**TIP** I always sprinkle with granulated sugar or caramel chipits on top. Gives this recipe a little more 'sweetness' but they still taste great on their own too!!Before you start: Grease and flour 12 muffin cups.Ingredients:
Ready, Set, GO!!
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
Heat oven to 375°.In a mixing bowl, beat the oil with eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
Combine the flour, soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; add to the wet ingredients; stirring until blended.
Fold in the shredded zucchini and carrots.
Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or granulated sugar, if desired.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until fork comes out dry.
This recipe is well worth the indulgence, and it is really easy to make too! I always serve this meal with veggies and 'healthier' options on the side...yum!
What you need:
- Approximately 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 green pepper sliced lengthwise
- Provolone Cheese or Mozzarella (12 slices or pieces)
- BBq Rub -
- Olive Oil
- 12 strips of Bacon
Arranged and ready to go!
Halfway through the process...
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Put a slice of provolone cheese or mozzarella and 1 slice of green pepper in the middle of each thigh and roll up.
- Wrap each rolled thigh with 1 slice of bacon.
- Place rolls in a 13x9" baking dish securely together to avoid opening(you can use toothpicks if you like).
- In medium bowl combine olive oil and bbq rub and mix.
- With a brush, lightly brush the mixture over the chicken.
- Bake uncovered for 35 minutes.
- Drain excess liquids.
- Bake another 35-40 minutes OR until no longer pink and juices run clear.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and to celebrate, Disney On Ice wants to share this adorable printable Valentine’s Day Card! You can find the pdf. version below, just print, create and do this fun craft with your kids!
I just love dressing up my little men, especially when Spring comes along. If you are anything like me, you love tiny fashions for little tots, but hate spending an arm and a leg for them. After-all, they are going to outgrow, rip or find something to soil them with right?
Fashioning those little beings can be difficult and time-consuming, especially when they become 'picky' like my oldest. So, how do you maintain a sense of coolness-factor and still save on clothes that both mommy and child can agree on?
Enter the Old Navy
Kidtacular event! From now until February 20th 2013 you can save on 40% EVERYTHING!! That means, you can stock up for Valentines, Easter, Spring, Summer, gifts and even next year if you are smart (and organized). I just love sales, and this one is HUGE!! I already know that I will have a gigantic shopping cart full of tiny duds.
Did I mention Old Navy also offers FREE Shipping on orders over $50??
Here are my picks for the most adorable Spring outfits at 40% off the price!
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Hat reg price = $14.94
jeans reg price = $22.94
Shirt reg price = $21.81
Shoes reg price = $17.68
TOTAL Sale Price for Outfit: $ 46.87
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Dress reg price = $21.81
Jacket reg price = $21.81
Shoes reg price = $15.59
TOTAL Sale Price for Outfit: $35.60
There you have it, get an entire outfit for less than the price of a shirt!
Remember to visit Old Navy or Oldnavy.ca
between February 7th and the 20th to get great deals at affordable prices!!
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I have to admit, I am a sucker for expensive cosmetics and face scrubs are one of the many things I have always spent money on and have always been disappointing with. Yesterday, I asked a few ladies on Twitter about what they use for face scrubs and their answers ranged from overly expensive department store brands to simple solutions such as brown sugar.
I am so tired of using up the last drop of my expensive name-brand scrub so quickly, I turned to Pinterest to find the answer--couldn't hurt could it?
I am forever grateful that I did!
With just 3 ingredients, this face scrub is by far the best I have used so far! I have modified it a bit so that it had the right consistency for myself, you can do the same if you'd like.
Here's the trick:
-add 2 tbs brown sugar into a small jar and pack down with a spoon so that it is tight
-pour 1 tbs olive oil over top and wait for it to settle
-mix and pack once more
-add 2-4 drops vanilla extract and wait to settle
-mix once more and pack again.
(i doubled this recipe)
The best part is, you can make this anytime with simple ingredients found in your kitchen! Use sparingly or once a week to remove your unwanted dead skin!!
You can thank me later ;) Enjoy!
With 2 children, a husband, a dog, a fish and a very active lifestyle, I find it is often hard to cook nutritious meals while on the go. Usually, I cook up a storm every other day to avoid using frozen varieties and often times spend ALL day in the kitchen!
Mamas does this sound familiar?
When Cavendish From the Farm™ Potatoes, presented me with the opportunity to taste their frozen varieties I was skeptical at first. Cavendish from the Farm is made with Premium PEI potatoes and prepared with 100% canola oil, seasoned with a touch of sea salt. So I thought, it can't hurt to try can it?
The great news is that my local Metro Grocery store carried them too!!
In our house, the most enjoyable part of cooking is when we can get the kids involved, and Cavendish makes it easier to allow the kids to join in. My youngest, loved arranging the Cavendish From the Farm™ Potato Wedges.
on a baking sheet and sprinkling them with sea salt.
Since it was a Friday evening, we opted for something fast, fun and kid friendly. Our dish included BBQ wings, Salad, and beets. The recipe for the Cavendish from the Farm Wedges is as follows:
Secret is in the sauce -Homemade Hot Sauce
- Bake Wedges on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes, turning once and sprinkled with a small amount of sea-salt
- Remove from oven
- Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and hot sauce (Recipe below)
- Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese melts
- Aprox 1lb Fresno Chilies
- 10 tbs Vinegar (distilled)
- 2 Tbs water
- Salt to taste
- Trim chilies and roast in broiler with a little olive oil
- Puree, adding some Vinegar for consistency
- Strain through a sleeve (this takes some work)
- Using the strained liquid, add the water, salt and vinegar
Cavendish from the Farm Wedges tasted almost exactly like my own potatoes, this recipe was a hit with the whole family!
Disclosure – I am participating in the From the Farm blog tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Cavendish. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.
The world needs more of this! Eric Hamber and Churchill Secondary School Anti-Bullying flash mob that was sponsored by the Vancouver Giants WHL Hockey team.
In case you haven't heard, Strawberry Shortcake is coming to Toronto, and she has a special message for you!! I personally can't wait to see this show. As a child I always watched Strawberry and her friends, and I love that I can now engage in this experience with my own children!
Take your family on an adventure like no other! Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat
will be on tour starting January 13th to March 3rd in various cities throughout Canada.
Energetic fun, along with her friends The DoodleBops,
this is going to be a rockin good time!
Remember, you can win tickets for a family of 4 here.
For More information: www.strawberryshortcakeontour.com
**Warning: If you are under the age of 30, you may not be able to relate, or even understand this post**
Lately I have been feeling old.
I am 32 and I feel like I am worlds apart from the teenagers today.
While getting my skates sharpened the other day, I engaged in a conversation involving cosmetic surgery and the teenager helping me made a comment about Meghan Fox and how she looks amazing post-surgery. So, I said 'what happens later on in life though, after the surgery goes wrong or needs updating, do you really want to look like Joan Rivers?' The kid looked at me like I was an alien!
Am I that old?
Do I have to live in secret with my love affair with Lenny Kravitz?
How does a teenager with access to an unlimited amount of technology really not know who Joan Rivers is? The truth is, most Teens have no clue who people like Rod Stewart, Audry Hepburn, or The Bee Gees are, all they know are the celebs that are in the know in the present. This is mind boggling to me because, I grew up in the 80's but I can still easily sing every verse from any Temptations song without thinking twice. It seems the only celebrities from the past that seem to live on into the future are those that have been mentioned by today's elite youth. for the sole purpose of having some sort of mentor. For example, teens today probably would not even know who Micheal Jackson was if it wasn't for Justin Bieber's reference to him...makes me wonder if JB even knew who he was before becoming a star.
Is it a matter of 'teaching' our children who the greats were, or is it just a lack of interest on their part? Perhaps it is the constant rapid turnaround of new talent that has made it almost impossible to keep up. Whatever is happening, really makes me feel old...
My kids are now 6 and almost 4 and they have a pretty strong foundation on past singers, actors and artists....is this all because of what I have taught them? Maybe it is the 'artiste' in me, but I think this knowledge shapes who and what children will be. I mean, an appreciation for the past gives so much insight to the future doesn't it?
What is wrong with this generation?
I have never considered buying into a roadside assitance plan because for some reason, like most people, I thought I was invincible I guess....
Friday morning I woke up as usual, got dressed, and hoped to leave the house as early as possible so that my husband could get to work after I ran a quick errand. On my way out, my oldest stopped me and begged to come, so I waited for him and quickly we were off. We ran our errand and headed home with much time to spare, when out of nowhere CRASH! A car turned right in front of me while I was going through an intersection.
My life flashed before me....all I could think of was my poor 6 year old in the back seat.
Luckily, we were all ok and the man driving the other vehicle admitted that he was at fault. WHAT a way to end the holidays.
Once the ambulance and police arrived, the first question they asked me was 'do you have CAA'
? Instantly, I wished I did. I now know that roadside assistance is SO important, especially when you are driving alone or have children in the car. One simple phone call could mean safety, assurance and support when you need it most.
Unlike many Manufacturer's Roadside Assistance Plans, CAA membership protects the individual, not the vehicle. So even when you're in someone else's car or rental car, you can enjoy the peace of mind that your membership provides--now that is service any mama would want!
CAA offers a wide-range of membership options
to fit your personal needs.
While each membership comes with CAA Roadside Assistance and a money back guarantee, their service also including savings and discounts
in Canada and the US too!
I am currently looking into CAA for my family and buying into this wonderful service. I am amazed with the CAA community and the amount of information provided by this company. If only I had CAA to turn to a couple of days ago, I may have had a better piece of mind. Someone to turn to, someone to trust.
For more information visit: www.caasco.com
Disclosure – I have received compensation in exchange for this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.