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The Best Carrot Cake in a Jar

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Carrot cakes have always been a childhood favourite. I’ve never really like carrots per se, but carrot cake? Not saying no to that! I really wouldn’t call myself a baking or cooking expert by any means, but making something I love – I’ll always take that as a challenge. Plus, this super delicious carrot cake recipe is really easy to make AND it’s packaged nicely in a jar – just PERFECT! So if you get carrot cakes this year from me… you’ll know where the idea came from!


Well, Easter Sunday is coming up… just a week away and … Read more

posted by on March 24, 2013 in DIY Projects, Easy Recipes
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Ramen Cabbage Salad Your Potluck Go-to Recipe



Potlucks, potlucks and more delicious potlucks! This here is a recipe that my mother used to bring to all her potlucks and I have inherited it as my go-to potluck dish. It’s quick & easy and everyone loves it! So next time you feel stuck for what to bring, make this ramen cabbage salad and everyone will be happy.

Here’s to potlucks, instant noodles, last-minute throw-togethers and things that are oh-so pretty. 


Recipe: Ramen Noodle Salad

Inspiration: Company’s Coming


  • 1 medium head of cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups sliced fresh white mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4
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posted by on March 19, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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Farro + Everything but the Moldy Cheese Salad


There comes a time when you’ve gotten too excited at the grocery store and have overestimated the amount of vegetables you are going to consume within the week. Of course you’re going to eat cabbage, spinach, kale, a bag of apples, celery, zucchini in the course of week, ignoring the obvious fact that you are ONE person and really don’t consume that much food before things start to grow old and moldy.

So I came up with a solution to rescue my slowly wilting leaves and browning apples. Throw them into a salad, add a grain, add some balsamic and … Read more

posted by on March 15, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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Cilantro Quinoa Patties

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Adding leftover quinoa to your lunch salad is only exciting for so long – but then visions of World Vision commercials with starving children flash before your eyes and you unabashedly decide to add quinoa to my lunch for yet another day.

What to do with leftover quinoa is really one of life’s small dilemma’s when you live such a privileged life. So instead of getting caught up in what would seem to be uno largo problemo, one resorts to the all-knowing Google – posing the question, “what to do with leftover quinoa?”

Top solution: quinoa patties. And that … Read more

posted by on March 14, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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Food Hack: Raincoast Crisps Recipe

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The other day I had the most delectable crackers to compliment an oh-so scrumptious baked Brie. They were crispy, healthy and chock-full of pecans, rosemary and seeds.

Thus began my adventure. I ventured out to the local grocery store in search of Lesley Stowe’s Raincoast Crackers. To my dismay, I returned home empty-handed. Not because the store didn’t carry them, but because I wasn’t willing to pay the $9.99 for a small box of 24 crackers. Unfortunately, Mr. I Have a Fat Mortgage wasn’t going to let me fill my desire.

But my determination was strong and I wasn’t … Read more

posted by on March 13, 2013 in Easy Recipes
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