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Latest Video 20 December 2022

Get the kids involved with Christmas

Mom in the Know Julie Findlay shows CTV Morning Live Host Rosey Edeh some ways to include the young ones in the festivities

Easy Early Holiday Crafts and Decorations
Santa FAQs
Host a Holiday Party for Kids
Holiday Mom Savers
25 Days of Giving
Crafts with Christmas Cookie Cutters

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November 23, 2023

Recipes to inspire you this november

As November comes to a close, gear up to elevate your culinary game with a delightful selection of recipes that I recently shared on Rogers Daytime. On the set with host Derick Fage, I showcased some delicious and straightforward recipes that perfectly capture the essence of autumn. Now, I’m thrilled to share them with you.  I kicked off the segment with the irresistible Morning Glory Muffins, a delightful combination of flavors and textures that will make your mornings extra special. The recipe blends sweet carrots, juicy raisins, and crunchy walnuts for a perfect balance.
Next on the list were the Apple Cinnamon Walnut Scones, a comforting treat that embodies the cozy warmth of fall. These scones feature the classic combination of apples and cinnamon, elevated with the rich nuttiness of walnuts.
No late November segment would be complete without a few sensational side dishes to add savory goodness to my fall menu. I prepared Scalloped Potatoes with Smoked Gouda, where creamy layers of potatoes and smoked Gouda came together to create a side dish that’s both indulgent and comforting.
I also whipped up Cheesy Hashbrowns and Eggs, a hearty and satisfying breakfast option that’s sure to become a family favorite. With gooey cheese, crispy hashbrowns, and perfectly cooked eggs, it’s a delightful way to kickstart your day.
These recipes, sourced from Foodland Ontario, are not only delicious but also easy to prepare, making them ideal for both seasoned cooks and kitchen beginners. Give them a try and let the autumnal aroma fill your kitchen with warmth and joy. 

Scalloped Potatoes with Smoked Gouda

Morning Glory Muffins

Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Apple with Chèvre

Cheesy Hashbrown& Eggs

Apple CInnamon & Walnut Scones

September 28, 2023 

cozy fall favourites

Julie appeared on Rogers TV today to introduce three
delectable fall recipes that will envelop you in a cozy, autumnal embrace.
First, she prepared Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas, featuring tender chicken and
zesty buffalo sauce, all wrapped in a blanket of cheesy goodness. These
Enchiladas were paired with a Creamy Street Corn Salad, showcasing a harmonious
blend of charred corn, creamy dressing, and crunchy peppers. And for a sweet
finale, Julie baked a Zucchini Cranberry Loaf—a moist, cinnamon-kissed creation
that highlights the best of early fall’s harvest. You can try these recipes
yourself using the recipes provided below. They are sure to warm not only your
heart but also your kitchen.

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Zucchini Cranberry Loaf

Creamy Street Corn Salad

August 31, 2023 

July 5, 2023


June 22, 2023

Raspberry Lemon Curd Pops

June 13, 2023

Father's Day fare

When we celebrate Fathers Day and come up with a menu, it seems to always be something on the grill. 
I am happy with that too! Easy, no mess, keep the heat out of the kitchen and us too 😉 This year we are adding some creative zing to the grill and adding to the Burger and Sausage Bar..And don’t forget dessert… adding shots to the menu 😉
The Foodland Ontario menu items are also inspired by cuisine around the world and brought right to your backyard.

Grilled Steak and Tomatoes with Chimichurri Sauce

Strawberry Lemon Cream Shots

Grilled Sausage and Veggies

June 8, 2023

Rainbow trout with prosciutto, spinach, and mushrooms.

May 30, 2023


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lighten your lunch

May 23, 2022

fresh Greenhouse pizza

asparagus four ways

May 11, 2023

mother's day dishes

Berry and Bacon Grilled Cheese
Ravioli Lasagna 
Caramelized Apple and Ginger Crisp

May 3, 2023

coronation quiche

Buckingham Palace shared the Coronation Quiche recipe.  Julie created her own version using local, in-season products and the result was a quiche fit for a king.  Planning to celebrate the coronation?  Julie suggests using the invitation as a starting point for decorations.  Bright reds and blues give the table a regal look.  Don’t forget to use your best china and silverware.  It is a Coronation after all!  

April 13, 2023

Midday snacks 

Julie dropped in to CTV’s Daily Dish to share a few recipes for midday snacks using fresh, in-season Ontario ingredients.  Check out the recipes for the Strawberry Cornmeal  Muffins, Ham, Cheese and Egg Muffins, and Greek Salad Kebobs 

March 7, 2023

visit your local sugar bush

These scruptions muffins are made with fresh local maple syrup.  Give them a try.  


March 7, 2023


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