Weekday Recipes:

The Morning Show on CKWS


Sheet Pan Turkey Dinner

Apple Oat Skillet Cookies


Kids in the Kitchen! All Things Local

Kids in the Kitchen! Pizza Many Ways


Keep The Kids Warm and Dry!




Not just for March Break


Fun & Easy Valentines Day Ideas!


Parenting Panel -
Some of Your Questions Answered 
CTV Ottawa Morning Live


Hosting A Howling Good Halloween
October 2018 - CTV Ottawa Morning Live


Great Cracking 
A Twist on Some Fall Classics
October 2018- Rogers Daytime Ottawa


Quick Meals - On the Go! 
September 2018 CTV Ottawa Morning Live

 Back to School - Set Up For Sucess
September 2108- Daytime Ottawa


It's Maple Season, Let's Cook - March 13, 2018


Kids in the Kitchen - March 8, 2018
Rogers TV

March Break Ideas for Kids - February 21, 2018


Honey Oat Apple Muffins & Slow Cooker Lasagna - January 2018

Keeping Kids Warm and Dry - January 2018


A Little Goes a Long Way - Decemeber 8, 2017


Leek Apple and Brie Tarts - December 7, 2017


Game Day - November 15, 2017


Recipes for Leftover Halloween Candy -  November 3, 2017

Thanksgiving Desserts - October 8, 2017

Muffin Tin Fritattas - September 13, 2017

First Time Back to School - August 25, 2017

Back to School Must Haves - August 14, 2017

Back to School Snacks - August 14, 2017

Long Weekend Games - August 1, 2017

Packing 101 - August 1, 2017

Camping Treats - July 13, 2017

Cooking with Kids - July 5, 2017

Maple Mustard Turkey Burgers  - June 6, 2017

Butter Tart Maple Apple Squares - March 14, 2017


Januaury 1, 2017 - Cooking Up Ideas for a Healthy 2017



November 23 - Kid's Week on CTV


September 6 - CTV Morning Live

Fresh Ideas from Foodland

September 23 - CTV Morning Live

Grilling with Rob Rainford


September 21 - CTV Morning Live

Fall Home Decorating and Hacks


September 6 - CTV Morning Live

Get Cracking #wakeupyellow

August 15 - City Montreal

Back to School


August 12 - Rogers TV - Daytime

August 10 - Rogers TV - Daytime


August 9 - CTV Morning Live

Twists on Breakfast





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Lemonade Standemonium 

Kids, take a stand for Cancer and have fun while you do it!  Join hundreds of kids across the country as they participate in the 7th Annual Lemonade Standemonium.  The countdown is on to the big event.  Make a  commitment to making a change.  Start planning today.

This year’s event, hosted by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and Candlelighters and presented by Cardel Homes, takes place on Saturday, June 1, 2019. 

Getting involved and putting the squeeze on cancer is easy. 

How can YOU get involved? Registering for the Great Canadian Lemonade Stand is easy!

  1. Join the Lemonade Brigade movement and make a STAND against cancer.
  2. Register your stand at www.ottawacancer.ca/lemonade.
  3. Recruit your family or friends to join your stand – the more the merrier! Everyone who registers online will be eligible to win great prizes.
  4. Plan out where you would like to host your stand. At a nearby store, at the end of your driveway, at a playground – there are loads of choices. But be sure to ask your parents for help in determining where to host your stand, and get permission from your chosen location.  You may also be able to host your stand a store or another busy location in your neighbourhood.
  5. Get your mom and dad involved and send an email to let family and friends know where your stand will be hosted, and a link to donate to your virtual stand. All this can be done through your online stand page.
  6. Get family and friends involved and design and build your own custom stand.
  7. Plan out your stand campaign. Decide when you will be hosting your stand – you can host a stand more than once leading up to June 1, and then on Lemonade Stand Day. Also, be sure to decide what you would like to serve at your stand. There are great recipes at www.ottawacancer. ca/lemonade.
  8. Host your stand on or before Saturday, June 1
  9. Drop off the funds raised at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (1500 Alta Vista Dr.) on Sunday, June 2 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  10. Celebrate all of your successes and the work you have done to help local families who are facing cancer.

Quick tips for building a lemonade stand

  • Paint and decorate with bright colours.
  • Put up a poster:  Download here:   French   English
  • Consider using chalkboard or paint to make an instant sign on the stand.
  • Attach pinwheels, streamers, balloons or other moving decorations to draw attention.
  • Display a basket of colourful lemons on your table to get attention.
  • Make great signs. Use large letters, arrows and eye catching colours.
  • Put out a bowl of water for dogs.
  • Play music and get your groove on. Dance, dance, dance!
  • Offer baked goods.
  • Bring out your pom-poms and shout out a lemonade cheer

** Mom in the Know Secret Sauce – Tips!


  1. Don’t wait for customers to come to you.  Make a mobile stand using your wagon and wheel around the neighbourhood. 
  2. Use something you already have.  We once a puppet show theatre to make a great stand!


Get Excited


  • Make great signs.  Use large letters, arrows and eye catching colours. 
  • Play music and get your groove on.  Dance, dance, dance.
  • Bring out your pom poms and shout out a lemonade cheer.


Stay busy between customers, it will make the day fly by and will attract people to the activity at your stand. 

Get crafty making friendship pins, bracelets and keepsakes that’s what the day is all about.  Do some chalk art.  It will keep you busy and help draw attention to your stand.  Skip, blow bubbles, get out your jacks or play hopscotch.

Most of all, have fun.  You are doing a great thing to help others in need. 



SPRING - A great time to get CRAFTY!  

TIme to get CRAFTY!!!!

It is fun to share arts and craft ideas. So this year we decided to come up with a weeks full of Art Projects. The video above gives you the big picture. Best part- You can do them anytime


A few recipes:

SLIME: Thanks to the Slime Queen.



  • GLue - it can be any type of craft glue.
  • Baking Soda.
  • Contact solution - any brand, does not need to break the bank.


DIRECTIONS: The amount of glue you pour, is the amount of slime you will be making. Add just a pinch of Baking Soda to creat the bind. Slowly add contact solution untill you lose the stickiness. Thank you to the Queen of Slime, Charlotte.


BEST EVER NO-COOK PLAY DOUGH RECIPE - Thanks to The Imagination Tree.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour.
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • Food colouring
  • few drops glycerine ( secret ingredient for stretch and shine!)


  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Add the glycerine (optional)
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right



Winter is Here to Stay - So Let's Get Cracking - 

It is a great time to embrace the outdoors. The city is full of adventure!

And after a full day of outdoor play, come back to a warm, slow cooker, meal from www.getcracking.ca!

Not just for speical occasions. 



Need a fresh start on lunches? We asked a group of kids and Survey Says - Top 5 favourites...
Henry Burris CTV Ottawa Morning Live and I have some tips to on how to fill the order.
Enjoy! And we would love to hear some of your lunchtime favourites.


It’s official!  With the radio blasting our favourite festive tunes and malls spilling with shoppers, the holiday season is well underways! But between hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there are still many families right here in Canada that will be struggling to provide their children with a gift to unwrap.

How We Can Help 

For the sixth annual year, Rice Krispies is encouraging all of us Canadians to fire up our stoves and make a Rice Krispies toy-shaped treat. By posting your gooey masterpiece on social media or on TreatsForToys.ca with #TreatsForToys, Rice Krispies will donate $20 to The Salvation Army to buy a real toy for a child in need.

Get the Kids Involved!

We know how valuable it is to get the kids in the kitchen to be creative and make lasting memories. Making your Rice Krispies toy-shaped treats together will let you teach your children about the importance of giving back to the less fortunate while also letting their imaginations run wild with sprinkles and icing. The best part? You get a delicious treat when it’s all done!

Make. Share. Give!

Spreading joy this holiday season is as easy as Snap, Crackle, Pop:

1. Make: Choose a favourite Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal variety, like festive multi-coloured Limited-Edition Holiday Rice Krispies cereal, Rice Krispies Brown Rice Gluten-Free cereal, or even Rice Krispies Original cereal and follow the Kellogg’s Rice KrispiesTreats original recipe on the box. Then, create a toy-shaped treat using the recipes on TreatsForToys.ca or get creative and design something unique.

2. Share: Upload a picture of the toy-shaped treat to TreatsForToys.ca or share it on social media using the #TreatsForToys hashtag

3. Give: For every photo submitted before December 31, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will donate $20††† to The Salvation Army to buy a real toy for a child who may otherwise go without. 


Visit TreatsForToys.ca for toy-shaped treats inspirations, including videos, recipes and more!