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New Found Recipes for My High Speed Blender

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Wow, I never realized how much these new high speed blenders are so much more useful. I mean I had the old rustic Oyster from years passed and didn't quite get all the hype until I received a Breville Fresh and Furious blender.

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I mean with my little Bullet style blender and my Immersion blender I didn't think I'd really need a full size blender expect for the odd slushie making for pool parties! Well I was wrong. I think I'd rather toss the other two (as useful as they can be grinding oats with the bullet and making sauce with immersion). 

I wasn't even thinking blender the other day when I decided to peruse the internet looking for a pancake recipe with oats for flour and apples incorporated in the recipe. Well, when I found this recipe Steel Cut Oat Apple Blender Pancakes (Glu…

A Day Trip in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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This past long weekend we ventured out of town for a soccer tournament. It was quite far for us really, 8 hour drive plus the stop overs for meals etc. We had a long weekend and an extra day (kids landed on a PA day which worked in our favour) though with the long drive back and forth it was a pretty busy schedule.

We thought since we traveled all that way we would make the most of it and extend our stay for a little bit. Seeing as the tournament was for Liam, Logan needed something to look forward to after patiently watching all of Liam's games. 

As you might of noticed from previous posts Logan has a mini golf obsession currently. Everyone else in the family is on board since mini golf is always a good bit of fun. Lucky for us our day trip plans had a great mini golf course right in Franklin Square Philadelphia

The greatest thing about this course is that there was little replicas of major monuments or attractions of the city of Philadelphia. We stayed in a hotel in the city and …

Comforting Instant Pot Chili Recipe

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We are into the fall months now and although in a lot of places including the Toronto area where I'm at, the month of September has been incredibly warm. Yet as soon as the first day of fall hits you really have to notice the shorter days and cooler nights. I do enjoy fall, at least the first half of it while all the leaves are changing and the crisp cool air. I also enjoy the comfort foods at this time of year, especially when you have those particular cloudy cool days that seem to get to your bones. A great bowl of Chili is just the perfect recipe to give you some warmth.


One great reason chili is a great recipe to make in the beginning of fall is that you can use a lot of local (or even better back yard) produce. Tomatoes and peppers still going strong before the frost. In this recipe I had an abundance of fresh tomatoes that my Father in law grew that I opted for instead of the can of diced tomatoes I would use in the middle of winter. If using fresh you want a meaty variety …

Fall Camping in Goderich and We Visit Harry Potter Festival

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This past weekend we had our last camping trip of the season at least in Ontario. We had tickets to the Festival of Wizardry in Blyth and seeing as it is a two hour drive for us, I thought it was a good idea to go camping as well. 

The festival was a lot of fun. They really went all out and had even Quddich matches running all weekend. We went on the Saturday though on the Sunday they even had Bonnie Wright aka Ginny Weasley there to sign autographs. 

There was a mini train to take you around the grounds. Tons of places to purchase some wizarding crafts. The highlight was the Archery Tag booth. We were there pretty early and they took reservations all day long for a free session. It was for 10 and up because of the ability to handle the bow so it was just my husband and eldest son participating. They loved it though and it was even fun to watch. 

There was wizarding classes all over. The boys loved learning spells from the wizard professors there and having duels against them. They were …

Wholesome, Easy and Delicious Oat Waffles

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I don't know about you but I love waffles. When I decided to cut out refined flour in my diet it hurt. Then after a while I decided to experiment with Oats and making my own flour. 

I am loving the quick steel cut oats and the fact that I can pick up a huge back at Costco is just awesome really! I love the steel cut quick oats because I eat them at least 5 times a week! Of course I mix it up a bit. I mostly cook them for oatmeal most mornings, or I like to add an overnight oats dish once a week and alternate waffles or pancakes once a week. Anytime I make pancakes or waffles, I just grind the oats as needed. Wholesome, healthy and delicious. 

I love to top my waffles with all the in season fruits mostly. Peaches are still in season though done shortly. They are great fresh and mixed with berries. My kids love apple season, which has just begun. They love when I slice apples thick, melt about a tablespoon of butter and add about a tablespoon or so of maple flakes (you can use brow…

Using Rewards To Get You on Your Way To Disney World Plus Other Ways to Earn or Save

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Disney World is most often thought of the most magical place in the world. If you've been there you've seen and felt the pixie dust. If you haven't you might be holding back because yes magic seems to come with a price tag. The great thing about Disney World is that there is vacation for everyone. The more you plan, the more you'll save so starting a year or so in advance will rev you up and get you your best deals or "magic you way".

I've seen some great articles and other blog posts with great tips for saving. Most of them I have visited applied mostly to our American friends. Even so, visiting the sites got me thinking of ways to reap some "rewards" too. In the US they have have options like a Disney Visa that rewards you with a cash back style reward in Disney Dream Reward Dollars. They also offer huge incentives (bonus for signing up) to get you a jump start. Target had entered Canada for a short time and they have their own credit card whe…