In the Kitchen

20 Easter Treats for Kids

by Ann-Marie on April 2, 2014

Easter Treats for Kids

There’s not much of the country that hasn’t had one of the longest, coldest and snowiest winters ever. I am thoroughly ready for Spring, and while the calendar is saying one thing – the weather’s saying something else!

Have no fear – Spring is around the corner in both spirit and sunshine, and what better way to celebrate the pastels of budding flowers and impending Easter egg hunts than with some fun Easter treats for kids!

Spread some Spring cheer with these 20 Easter Treats for Kids!

[click to continue…]

{ 3 comments }

Easy Way to Core and Slice a Pineapple (Video How-to)

by Ann-Marie on February 21, 2014

Core and slice pineapple


There is nothing quite as good as fresh, sweet pineapple. The canned variety will do fine for recipes, but after I found my new favorite kitchen tool I have no more excuses!

Aside from nearly pricking a finger on the spiny rind, coring and slicing a pineapple has never been easier. I am even debuting my first ever video to demonstrate, at the bottom of this post! [click to continue…]

{ 3 comments }

Nutty Mocha Recipe (a.k.a. Grown-up Cocoa)

by Ann-Marie on January 5, 2014

Nutty Mocha

There’s no reason the kids should have all the fun, or drink all the cocoa! I love trying liqueurs in my coffee, and in this case I used a hazelnut liqueur (DeKuyper’s was on hand) to mix with both hot cocoa, and a little brewed coffee leftover from breakfast. I also made the cocoa a little smoother with some white chocolate – I only had an ounce left in the box so next time I might try a stronger white chocolate cocoa!

Nutty Mocha Recipe

[click to continue…]

{ 1 comment }