Great Halloween Party Planning Tips & some Devilishly Delicious Wine

Zombie Virus (white wine) and Vampire Blood (red wine) Tips for a Great Halloween Party -

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Casillero del Diablo Wines for IZEA and is intended for viewing only by those of legal alcohol purchasing age.  Please always remember to drink responsibly!   All opinions are 100% mine. It has taken all of my willpower to refrain from posting about Halloween; until now!  I completely respect those who want to think about holidays just before they happen, however I personally l.o.v.e. Halloween and always look forward to sharing … CONTINUE READING

Homemade Gluten-Free Lemon Pepper Fettuccine Pasta

Homemade Gluten-Free Lemon Pepper Fettuccine Pasta -

I’m really excited about today’s blog post!  This recipe has been long in the preparation.  Most of that preparation has been in my head actually, thinking about it and with a bit of trepidation!  As part of exploring my Bucket List, prompted by partner Silk, the rubber is finally meeting the road and I’ve made Homemade Gluten-Free Lemon Pepper Fettuccine pasta! I think we all have those lingering ‘someday I’ll do that’ type endeavors and trying my hand at homemade gluten-free pasta has been … CONTINUE READING

Alma, New Brunswick: Exploring the Bay of Fundy Tides

Alma New Brunswick Exploring the Bay of Fundy Tides

The fourth leg of our road trip to the Canadian Maritimes may have been my favorite for the outdoor wonder it provided (although it’s difficult to pick a favorite with Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island and Nova Scotia in the mix!)  We departed Digby, Nova Scotia on an early morning car ferry.  The three hour voyage took us directly across the Bay of Fundy which hosts abundant sea life, offering a great option for whale watching.  As we departed we spotted some porpoises off the boat and … CONTINUE READING

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cereal Bars {15 Minute Recipe}

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cereal Bars -

I have a bit of a passion for fast recipes.  Especially when the end result never lets on how simple they are or how quickly they can be prepared.  It’s a bit like that rush when finding a fantastic bargain on something you never imagine would be on sale, let alone THAT on sale.  It leaves me a bit unexpectedly giddy. This is a busy time of year for everyone.  Kids are back in school, which at first blush you’d imagine would allow more time for parents however for me it seems my To Do list I … CONTINUE READING

Barbecue Beef Poutine with Beer-Battered Onions

Barbecue Beef Poutine with Beer-Battered Onions. Layered comfort food with french fries, shredded bbq beef, cheese curds, fried onion strips and savory barbecue sauce! -

One thing I love about travel, whether internationally or within the U.S., is sampling local ingredients and signature recipes.  Certainly a big draw about traveling through Eastern Canada was the seafood and local produce.  A specific recipe I had my eye on to try was Poutine. For those who may not be familiar with poutine, it’s an iconic comfort food of French Canadian origin found readily in Eastern Canada.  French fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy is the traditional … CONTINUE READING

Touring Nova Scotia: Halifax, Lunenburg and Digby

Touring Nova Scotia Halifax, Lunenburg and Digby

After a delicious and beautiful 48 hours touring each Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island, our travels took us to the hip metro port of Halifax, and the start of four scant days in Nova Scotia.  We headed for a downtown stay at The Residence Inn on Grafton Street, located a few blocks below The Citadel National Historic Site.  Maintained by Parks Canada (another opportunity for the Xplorer Program for kids), The Citadel is perched atop a hill overlooking the harbor allowing protection of … CONTINUE READING