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Hi! Welcome and thanks for visiting! My name is Melissa. I am a new Mom, Certified Teacher, wife and homeowner. Here, you will find DIY projects, educational activity ideas, recipes and more to inspire you to enjoy life at home and beyond!


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April 16, 2019

This recipe combines just a few healthy ingredients, both nutritious and delicious, and is vegetarian!

I make a batch of these and freeze them for our toddler and she loves them, to enjoy with food items like pasta or vegetables, for example. It is a great meat substitu...

October 26, 2018

This delicious and simple to make recipe is courtesy of my Mom – and has become a family favourite!

We make this dish at least once every other week - a perfect meal for busy families.

Looking for some other delicious and simple DINNER/MEAL PREP RECIPES - check out our o...

October 3, 2017

Today on the blog, I am sharing how my husband and I took a few hours on weekend, to prep a few meals for when baby arrives. We prepped FIVE meals and DOUBLED THE RECIPES, in addition to THREE CHILLI RECIPES that we made ahead (doubled them as well) that are freezer-fr...

August 10, 2016

We eat quite a bit of quinoa each week. On it’s own, quinoa is a great healthy option as a side dish or as part of a salad. Adding a few ingredients is a great way to amp up your quinoa side dish and turn it into a filling, protein and veggie packed MAIN DISH for dinne...

May 5, 2016

If you are looking for some alternatives to your usual sides, or to substitute pasta, then this is the perfect recipe. It combines ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard and fridge; spinach, tomatoes and fibre-rich chickpeas for a delicious, savour...

April 13, 2016

We have always wanted to learn how to make our own meatballs. There are so many recipes and varieties out there! We try to incorporate #MeatlessMondays as well as a few other meatless days during the week. When I came across this recipe on Pinterest via Pumpkin & Peanu...

February 10, 2016

Who doesn’t love pizza? Especially when you can add your own toppings to it!

These pizzas are so simple to make and with just a few ingredients and some pita bread – you can enjoy rustic-styled homemade mini-pizza’s in minutes! We use a mix of marinara sauce and our hom...

January 21, 2016

These homemade waffles are delicious, healthy and great for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and/or Dinner. Whip up a batch and freeze a few for a quick on-the-go Breakfast! This is our favourite recipe mix. We eat it freshly made and then the remainder goes into the freezer a...

November 18, 2015

Back in September, my husband and I made our Homemade Tomato Sauce. We got the fresh tomatoes from Longos and  peeled, cooked, and jarred our own delicious sauce to last us throughout the year! We have been enjoying delicious weekly pasta dishes and one of our favourit...

November 12, 2015

When you think of a certain smell of a delicious meal that was being made when you were a child, you can recall the taste, the moment you first tried it, the multiple conversations and laughs with your loved ones and for me as well, the various cooking methods and meal...

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