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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Lemonaders! Come Party with Sparty!

To reward you for your hard work, Spartacat is inviting Lemonaders past and present as his guest for SATURDAY FEBURARY 20th's game! If you would like to join the Lemonade Brigade? You too can join in the fun!!!

Over the past three years, our Lemonade ‪#‎STANDEMONIUM‬ participants have raised more than $190,000 for cancer care - now that's something to celebrate!

And that's exactly what we're going to do on February 20th! Join us at Canadian Tire Centre as we officially kick off the 2016 Campaign in a night dedicated to the Lemonade Standemonium and the difference this group of kids has made in our community.

Our incredible sponsors Cardel Homes OttawaAssurances Palladium Insurance & Accora Village are offering FREE tickets to every youth participant who has taken part in the event over the past three years...and every new kid who signs up for the campaign this year can get a ticket for the game for just $25.

All you have to do is sign up for this year’s campaign! You can join a team, or you can sign up to host a lemonade stand of your own…and once you sign up, you’ll receive a promo code to redeem your ticket.

Additional tickets for friends, family & supporters can be purchased at just $50 per ticket (retail price: $76.50). Note: all children attending the game must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit, email or contact Erin Nazarali at 613-247-1920 ext. 228.

See you there!


Easy Five Ingredient Meals 



The five ingedients

  1. Chicken - cook one at the beginning of the week or buy one

  2. Rice

  3. Chicken Broth

  4. Eggs

  5. Veggies - fresh

The Recipes

 Family Meal Fritatta

Get creative with this recipe.  You can change the ingredients to Chiken, Potatoes and Spinach.   


Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


Chicken Fried Rice




25 Days of Giving

This is one of my favourite advent activities.  For the past three years, we have brightened the lives of others during the Christmas season by putting the focus on giving, sharing, caring and love.  I know that over the years, we have made the season of giving special for those around us.  There are families in our community in need, there are people who are lonely and there are friends who could use some cheer.  Plan you 25 days and show someone the love of a kind gesture this holiday season.  Here are a few ideas. 

1.  Make your Christmas countdown meaningful. Shop your neighbourhood #shoplocal
2.   Give Blood
3. Participate in Heart for Africa helping feed a hungry world with nutritious sustainable eggs.
4. Support the snowsuit Fund - some locations are accepting gently used and new snow gear -
5. Do a wagon food drive in your neighbourhood for your local foodbank
6. Particpate in the shoebox project -
7. Bake some cookies for your neighbour, a friend, or a family who could use some home made holiday baking!

8.  Buy your loved one something special and at the same time give to your favourite charity via

9. Donate a new toy to Toy Mountain -
10. Give yourself a treat -  go for a run or walk in the good outdoors, go to a yoga class,
11. Make some soup for your soul and share it with a friend. Great recipes using local produce at
12. Put some change in the Salvation Army kettle.
13. Shovel your neighbours driveway.
14. Volunteer to wrap presents for someone who could use the help and company.
15. Help a furry friend.  Donate to the local animal shelter.
16. Make a call.  Reach out to someone that you have not heard from in a while. 
17. Make Christmas cards and bring them to the hospital to be handed out.
18. Give away your parking spot at the mall.
19. Wrap up some new Christmas pjs for a child in need.
20. Carry candy canes and give them out randomly.  Wish people a merry Christmas.
21. Offer to help an elderly neighbour put up Christmas lights.
22. Buy some new coloring books and crayons and leave in a hospital waiting room.
23. Bring hot chocolate to your bus driver.
24.Make someone smile.  Tell them a Chrismtas joke.  ?  Where do snowmen keep their money?
-  Beats me -  In a snow bank.

25. Give a teacher a bag of school supplies.
Smile at everyone you meet.


Easy Advent Calendars


Links to full instructions below

1.  Easy Paper Chain Calendar

2.  Spice Tin Wreath

3.  The Easiest Advent Calendar

4.  Trim Santas Beard

5.  Baby Socks Countdown

6.  Muffin Tin Advent

7.  Advent Paper Chain

8.  Painted Popsicle Sticks

9.  Cute Christmas House

10  Shoe Bag Advent


Homemade Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows

Whether you are watching the Santa Claus parade, wrapping a gift or just snuggling up with the kids and a great holiday book, stay warm this holiday season with these cozy homemade hot chocolate and marshmallow recipes. Wrap up the hot chocolate mixes as pretty Christmas gifts, the easy treat will always be a hit with Mom and Dad, and kids will love the hot chocolate topped with marshmallows as a wintry treat.

Homemade Hot Chocolate


3 1/2 cups sugar

2 1/4 cups cocoa

1 tablespoon table salt

Whole milk for serving

full recipe here


Homemade Marshmallows


For the gelatin bloom:
3 tablespoons (typically 3 packets) unflavored gelatin powder

1/2 cup cold water
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract

For the marshmallows:
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup sugar cane syrup or corn syrup
Pinch kosher salt

Full recipe here