{Carnival Eats, Mango Avocado Dill Salsa, Dark Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Cookies and a Stampede Detox in the Mountains}

The smell of mini donuts, the wailing sound of the siren from the midway and the bounty of cowboy hats in the city can only mean one thing..the annual Calgary Stampede is upon us once again. This year being particularly special because it’s the centennial of this famed 10 day event. On Friday after work, me … Continue reading

{Beauty faves and a “Better for You” Cranberry Almond Streusel Coffee Cake}

Today I thought I’d change it up and talk about my favourite beauty products I’m lovin’ lately. Sorry dudes…this one is kinda aimed at the ladies.. If you’re looking for the recipe, feel free to scroll down. I am a makeup/skincare fanatic. Don’t even ask me how much I spend at Sephora..Let’s just say I … Continue reading

{Savoury Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Bacon Jam Appetizers}

Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Now that Christmas is over, I thought I’d share a savoury recipe idea for New Years Eve or your next get together that involves one of my favourite recipes of 2011, my homemade chipotle bacon jam. I posted this recipe a while back and it has … Continue reading

{Holiday Recipe #5: Creamy Butternut Squash Apple Soup and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake}

This year, my company is participating in a Adopt-A-Family for Christmas Program by helping out a less fortunate family who wouldn’t have been able to afford to celebrate in a way most of us take for granted  (with a Christmas tree, gifts and a festive dinner). It’s a family of five including a mom, a dad … Continue reading

{Recipe: Cranberry, White Chocolate and Ginger Scones}

Can you believe it’s December already?! The last month of the year means the return of egg nog chais at Starbucks, pulling out the ol’ snowboard jacket to shield myself from the blizzard-like wind chills, an increase in my intake of carby goodness (which also equals more time at the gym to work it off) … Continue reading