Oatmeal Banana Bread Snacking Cookies

Healthy Banana Bread & Oatmeal Snacking Cookies - a great on the go alternative for kids!

So, we’re one week in to summer vacation, and I’m already running out of snack ideas (how is this possible). My kids are grazers. They typically like to eat a small little breakfast and lunch, and graze in between those meals and dinner. I try my best to have healthy (ish at least) snacks, and lots of fresh fruit and veg lying around that they can just grab when they feel like it. This keeps them out of the snack cupboard (aka where bags of chips go to deflate and be forgotten), and satisfied throughout the day.

Healthy Banana Bread & Oatmeal Snacking Cookies - a great on the go alternative for kids!

I’ve got my go-to’s already, but this summer I want to try and beef up the variety and introduce at least one new recipe each week. This first one is a favourite, and one that I’d forgotten about. It’s basically the love child of an oatmeal cookie and banana bread. I add chocolate chips (ergo “healthy-ish”), but you can easily keep it more on track by substituting raisins. Adding in some walnuts would also be incredible….

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Resolve Gold and the Five Day Stomach Flu

Resolve Gold Review

Laundry and I are close, really close. As a family of five I’m clocking a solid seven to eight loads of laundry per week, and dealing with stains on a constant basis. On top of the kid’s clothes (food, grass, did I mention food?), I have my husband who has worn the same self-appointed “uniform”…

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Our Crazy Life – June 2015

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I swear, I don’t know where the last 30 days went. Everyone got sick, then as soon as everyone got better it was just balls to the wall non-stop insanity for an entire month. Here’s basically what went down: I filmed this a few weeks ago (I still can barely talk about it, because, nerves)….

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Three Cheese Corn Cappelletti with Pancetta

Three cheese corn cappelletti with pancetta - all from scratch, or hacks with grocery store pasta!

So, I have this thing with corn. See, it’s my favourite thing to eat. Pretty much in the entire world. I would pass up a 6 layer chocolate cake for one cob of perfectly grilled, super sweet, summer corn (dripping with melted butter, and covered with salt and pepper, OF COURSE). So, please understand that…

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Croque Monsieur - the ultimate ham and cheese sandwich

Croque Monsieur – The Ultimate Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Alright, here we go, back at it after a week of house-wide sickness, and then another week trying to get everything back in order and the house clean. Sorry. It’s that whole balance thing where, while I love being a blogger, until I’ve got three kids in school (aka the glory years),  I’ve got a…

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Is it ok if I go cry in a corner?

As a self-professed do-er of everything, it really sucks when a week comes along and metaphorically kicks you in the nuts. Oliver brought the stomach flu home 190-ish hours ago (I’m totally not counting though). Right now, I’m the only one still really sick. Who gets sick for a solid week with the stomach flu? And…

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Deviled Eggs with a classic creamy filling. You'll be shocked at how easy and delicious these are!

Deviled Eggs

I’m still working through my favourite dishes to bring to summer BBQ’s. This is another of those that I grew up eating and loving. I don’t know why I always thought they would be so hard to make, or time-consuming. Once I actually did them myself I realized they’re one of the easiest things to…

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BBQ Jerk Chicken Pizza - Restaurant quality all done on the grill!

BBQ Jerk Chicken Pizza #GrillWithGrace

There is nothing more that I enjoy in the summer then grilling a meal outside. The kids can go crazy in the backyard, Bo can relax with Sophie on the daybed, and I can stand at my grill, loving every second of it. I’ll make just about everything I can on the grill in the nice…

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