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An Easy Holiday Recipe: Cranberry Catalina Chicken

This is one of those ridiculously easy, you can do it with one hand, type recipes. But more importantly, it tastes delicious! I make it throughout the year because it is SO EASY to make – who doesn’t like a set and forget recipe with less than 5 ingredients?? However, it is really ideal for [...]


Holiday Traditions: Bake Day

Every year, Mr O’s family gathers together for an epic event known as Bake Day. We all arrive at his aunt’s house in a coffee-fueled daze, recipes in hand, ready for a solid 8 hours of mixing, whipping and decorating. The amateur forgets to bring slippers (do you know what your feet will feel like [...]

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90 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Make Mealtime Easier

Fall is a season that screams slow cooker to me.  During the summer, the heat outweighs my desire for comfort food and one-pot simplicity, but as the temperature drops, the days shorten, and my desire for comfort food spikes, my slow cooker spends more days on our counter and significantly fewer days stashed in the [...]


30 Holiday Potluck Ideas

Every year, a sign-up sheet is passed around our office for our annual holiday potluck. Every year, I’m stumped on what to bring besides the same ol’ boring veggie tray or chips and dip, so I’ve compiled a bunch of holiday potluck recipes that would go well over a large crowd.  I believe the best [...]

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Chewy Turtles Bars

As the holidays are fast approaching, I’m always on the lookout for easy recipes that hold up well to travel. There’s little worse than knowing you have a five hour drive ahead of you with a wobbly cake on your lap, or a tray of cupcakes sliding around in the back seat. These chocolatey, chewy, [...]


20 Delicious Holiday Treats

Every year as the holidays approach, I can’t help but want to start baking (and eating!) delicious treats. They’re in stores, on magazine covers, and all over my Pinterest feed. Yet even with access to so many yummy-looking recipes, time and time again I end up baking the same frosted sugar cookies. And don’t get [...]


5 Things You Never Knew About Canadian Thanksgiving

Being Canadian, we celebrated Thanksgiving this past weekend. I realized just how strange Thanksgiving in October was to Americans when my Instagram posts were met with question marks and puzzled faces. But why is Canadian Thanksgiving so much different than the Turkey Day of our neighbours to the south? Here are some of the fun facts [...]

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