Fall into Freshness

Prepare for back to school with fresh food ideas          Salads Stuffed Tomatoes Combine cooked Ontario corn kernels with diced Ontario tomato, sweet green pepper, green onion and minced fresh parsley. Split fresh Ontario tomatoes in half, hollow out and fill with mixed ingredients.  Add a splash of your favourite vinaigrette dressing. […]

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 […]

Back to School with Mom in the Know

We are back to school and quickly settling into our routines.  Luckily, my kids have not be overwhelmed with homework yet as they ease back into the school year.  I know it is coming   and this year I am going to be prepared.   I want to make sure that my kids are set up […]

Mom Savers

 Chrismtas Morning Make Ahead Recipes     BUTTERMILK COUNTRY CARROT CAKE   Packed with wholesome Ontario Carrots, carrot cake always makes a great after-school snack.  This easy stir-together is chock full of carrots, iron-rich raisins and low-fat buttermilk.   Preparation Time:            30 minutes Baking Time:                   1 hour Serves 12 to 16   2/3 cup (150 […]

Cool as a Cucumber

          They are low in calories, they add a delicious crunch to a veggie platter and add refreshing taste to water.  You just can’t get much cooler than that. Cucumbers serve up a good dose of fiber, minerals and vitamins and a whole lot of refreshment.  At 95 per cent water […]

Family Day Fun – tarts, muffins and experiments

  MAPLE SYRUP Maple Butter Tarts Preparation Time: Not Available  Cooking Time: Not Available  Servings: 10 to 12 tarts Ingredients: Baking Time: 15 to 20 minutes 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter, softened 1/4 cup (50 mL) firmly-packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla 1/2 cup (125 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup 10 to 12 unbaked tart […]

Golden Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Tomato Salsa

This attractive and tasty brunch dish is simple to prepare. The secret to these creamy eggs is to cook them slowly over low heat without overcooking. For convenience, chop the tomatoes and green onions for salsa the day before. Preparation Time: 20 minutes  Cooking Time: 12 minutes  Servings: 6 Ingredients: Salsa: 2 large Ontario Greenhouse Tomatoes, seeded and […]

Cooking up Life Skills

Welcome kids into the kitchen with help and resources from registered dieticians and Dairy Farmers of Canada. Summer’s longer evenings and relaxed schedules afford us more time to prepare and enjoy meals as a family.  It is the perfect time to welcome your kids into the kitchen to teach them about food, meal planning and […]

The Best Quick Loaf with Crumble-Top

  This moist and lightly sweetened quick loaf is fun to wrap up in pretty packaging – perfect as a hostess gift or to bring to a teacher or neighbour. The hardest part is deciding which variation to make, apple, pear or carrot, full-size or mini? Baking Time: 45 to 50 minutes Preparation Time: 15 […]