Healthy Habits for Warm Weather
Healthy Habits for Warm Weather

Spring has sprung! Or almost, at least! When I think of Spring and Summer time I think of being outside, swimming, enjoying the sunshine and when it comes to food – I think of cooling, delicious, healthy foods that work well for ourselves and our children’s bodies. When we eat foods that are local and... Read more »

Domino Cookies
Edible STEM: Domino Cookies

Teaching math to children doesn’t have to be boring. STEM teaching is all about teaching children in a fun and exciting way that helps excel and put into practice learning. To inspire the next generation of potential Scientists, Technological workers, Engineers and Mathematicians. Back in the days of our own learning, math could be a... Read more »

Valentine Gummies
Berry Orange Heart Gummies

The day of love is almost here and what a better way to celebrate than with some homemade sweets! These gummies are a great alternative to the commercially made versions as they contain real fruit juice and a little extra love. You’ll need: 2¼ cups diced strawberries ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup orange juice... Read more »

Valentine's Snack
Valentine’s Snacktivity Round Up

February….a month of all things red, pink, sweet, and full of love! I like to get my kids involved with making red and pink foods all month long that are tasty, nutritious, and not loaded with sugar! One idea is to add roasted beets, beet powder, red peppers, or fresh/frozen berries to your favourite pancake,... Read more »

Hot Chocolate
Super Simple Hot Chocolate

Making your own hot chocolate is no more difficult than making instant powdered hot chocolate, and this way you can control how much sugar you want to use and types of chocolate.  As a chocolatier, I will always insist on quality chocolate and cocoa powder. Callebaut, Cacao Barry and Valrhona are all easily accessible for... Read more »

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Sticks & Marshmallow Snowmen

Christmas. Pretty hectic time of year right? By November your diary is rapidly filling up for December. Work parties, school parties, children’s nativity, carol singing, light switch on, mall Santa trips, present buying, baking, decorating. It’s easy for the whole of the festive season to fly by without actually spending a moment to breathe and... Read more »

Cranberry Almond Bark
Cranberry Almond Bark

Ingredients: Whole almonds – 250g Triple Sec (or vanilla extract) – 15ml Sugar – 20g Dried Cranberries – 200g Dark Chocolate – 500g It is very important to use good quality chocolate; you will impress even those with very discerning taste!  I use Callebaut and it can be easily found at your local big brand... Read more »

healthy christmas treats
Healthy Christmas Treats

Cookies for Santa Clause and carrots for the Reindeer…it’s all about balance! But sometimes, during the holiday season, there can be an imbalance of less nutrient-dense foods and more sugar-packed treats. If you are looking to add a few more healthy snacks to your holiday spread without sacrificing on taste or presentation I’ve got you... Read more »

gingerbread people
Gingerbread People

‘Tis the season of pine trees and twinkly lights and spending Sundays inside baking gingerbread cookies as the snow swirls outside of your window. Baking gingerbread cookies is one of the best parts of the holiday season for so many reasons: it’s a fun way to bring the family together and get creative, and the... Read more »

Spinach Feta Phyllo Cups
Spinach Feta Phyllo Cups

Growing up with Greek friends I learned to make Spanakopita from their Yia Yia’s and this is an easy take on the beautiful triangles I was taught to make.  Same ingredients, just a different presentation. Ingredients: 1 package of frozen phyllo dough (defrosted overnight) 500g frozen spinach (thawed and drained well) 1 tablespoon olive oil... Read more »

3D Christmas Tree Cookies
Three-dimensional Christmas Tree Cookies

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches Your boughs so green in summertime Stay bravely green in wintertime O Tannenbaum, O Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches Perhaps you have a Christmas party you want to impress your guests... Read more »

Toffee Shortbread Cookies
Toffee Shortbread Cookies

Easy twist to a classic holiday treat.  Great for cookies swaps and holiday gifts!  The toffee can be substituted (even omitted) for different flavour applications – sweet or savoury!  If you go savoury adjust the salt content. Ingredients Butter 341g (room temperature) Icing Sugar 120g All Purpose Flour 375g Toffee Bits 75g Salt 6g Instructions... Read more »

pumpkin doughnuts
Pumpkin Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze

The kids are back to school, the leaves are changing colours and the mornings are getting chilly – that means that pumpkin spice is in the air! There’s no better way to welcome the fall weather than to bake treats that are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and make your house smell like a warm... Read more »

Bumble Nums Halloween Snack Mix
Bumble Nums Halloween Snack Mix

This sweet and salty snack inspired by our friends The Bumble Nums, is the perfect treat for Halloween! Here’s what you need: Pretzel sticks Mini marshmallows Chocolate chips Candied hulled pumpkin seeds *Ingredients and direction for candied pumpkin seeds below. Candied Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients: 1 cup hulled pumpkin seeds 1.5 Tbsp butter, melted 1 tsp... Read more »

Easy Caramel Apple Mascarpone Pinwheels
Easy Caramel Apple Mascarpone Pinwheels

These are so easy to make and so much fun if you include the kids to help.  Just make sure they don’t eat all the caramel candies! Ingredients: (Yields 16) 1 roll of puff pastry (defrosted according to package instructions) 3 small apples (I prefer using Honey Crisps, but any baking apple will do) 3... Read more »

home made apple pop tarts
Apple Hand Pies

Fall is just around the corner, which means that it’s almost time for apple season! Aside from crisp fall mornings, dew on the grass from the frost the night before, and all of the back to school madness, nothing signifies fall more like the smell of apples and cinnamon, wrapping around you like a warm... Read more »

Banana Muffins
Super Simple Banana Muffins

Summer is over. Kids are back in school. Here is a quick and delicious recipe to take the stresses out of a grab and go breakfast or a quick snack on the run. Everyone loves a classic banana muffin! Yield:  12 muffins Ingredients: Flour – 160g Salt – 3g Baking Soda – 6g Butter* – 114g... Read more »

Tic Tac Toe Sandwiches
Tic Tac Toe Sandwiches

Summer might be winding down but the fun doesn’t have to stop here. Even though it’s about that time to start thinking about school lunches again (how did summer go by in such a hurry?!), these Tic Tac Toe Sandwiches are an entertaining way to get creative with lunch. Create any sandwich you want, really,... Read more »

Vegetables Cars
Let’s Make Veggie Cars!

Summertime is for vacations and road trips; a time when families hit the road and experience the world together. What better way to celebrate family vacations than with healthy snacks in the shape of cars? Made with fresh fruits and veggies, these car cuties are super versatile and easy to switch up. Don’t like apples?... Read more »

Children watching Super Simple
Apples & Bananas Energy Bites

Energy bites are not a new phenomena, and in fact they are very fashionable at the moment. So let’s be sheep, and follow the flock – they are good for a reason! There are so many different types and variations that can be made.  For little mouths that may not be keen on eating their... Read more »

Bumble Nums Popsicles
Bumble Nums Inspired Popsicles

With summer in full swing, what better way to cool down and get refreshed than with some super simple popsicles!  These popsicles come together in no time at all, with only a few ingredients. They’re super fun to make and easy for little hands to help out with. Having two versions is super simple since... Read more »

Bumble Nums Banana Split Popsicles
Bumble Nums Banana Splits!

Bumble Nums Banana Spilt with a Twist! These popsicles are easy to make and are a brilliant, tasty dairy free alternative. For the topping we used both normal chocolate and a dairy free version, which can satisfy any child, even one with dairy allergies! Having a child with allergies can be difficult when in a... Read more »

Moose and Goose Banana Pops
Have You Ever Seen a Goose Riding a Moose?

…Down by the Bay! Inspired by the release of the third edition of Down by the Bay on Super Simple Songs, we’ve created Moose and Goose banana pops to enjoy with your little ones. There are two flavours to choose from: Frozen Yogurt Goose Pops, or Milk Chocolate Moose Pops!  We think these frozen treats... Read more »

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