Gingerbread Waffles for Breakfast

Gingerbread Waffles for Breakfast

Christmas morning just calls for gingerbread waffles for breakfast, doesn’t it?

These delicious waffles would even have Martha asking for seconds. But wait these are Martha’s waffles..I found this recipe in the Martha Stewart magazine that I used to subscribe to many years ago.

Yes those were the days that we got new recipes from magazines and not from Pinterest.

And who wouldn’t love gingerbread waffles for breakfast?? Well that is what I thought. So I decided to give this recipe a try and really my family loves when I try new recipes ( insert eye roll here)…Usually because I am trying to pass on a healthier version of a high sugar treat. But these waffles are already pretty healthy (low sugar) and you can even make them with a gluten free option.

Once I made them, the family was hooked.

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Halloween Bat Wings

Halloween Bat Wings

I have a confession to make. I actually HATE Halloween.

I hate dressing up.

I hate having all that temptation (read: bite size chocolate bars I end up eating 20 of) in the house.

I hate anything scary, or gruesome.

I’m not a fan of fake blood

AND, I’m super not into how on Halloween everyone seems to think they can turn any profession into something “sexy.” ie. Sexy nurse, sexy cop, sexy prison inmate… REALLY??

But, as a mom I have embraced the Halloween season with as much joy as I could muster for my kids. I decorate the house with fun – not scary Halloween decor and make cute bags of goodies for the dwindling numbers of trick or treaters.

On a side note, one thing I DO love about Halloween is seeing all the littles dressed up – parents following closely behind, carrying pillow cases filled with candy.

Our kids are older now – with two in university, they do their parties and costumes on their own and trick or treating with mom and dad has long gone by the wayside. Many of our Halloween traditions have faded away, but one remains. Every year I make Halloween BAT WINGS as our meal.

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Easy Refreshing Summer Beverages

Easy Refreshing Summer Beverages

The one thing I love about summer is being able to sit on our back deck, enjoying the sun while also enjoying a refreshing summer beverage.

Now Christine and I have been known to enjoy the occasional glass of wine or two, but if the right summer cocktail comes along, who are we to say no 😉

And did you know you can enjoy a summer cocktail with health benefits..Beverages with benefits, we call them. What could you add to your drink to give you some health benefit…Kombucha, our favourite probiotic drink.

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha, for those who have never had it, is a fermented drink made from black or green tea with the help of a ‘scoby’ (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)..Sounds yummy doesn’t it??!! I won’t get into the full science behind fermentation but it is a natural process that yields healthy bacteria beneficial to our gut health.

Once the fermentation process begins, you can add natural and fruit flavorings to enhance this drink. The fermentation process will make this drink ‘fizzy’. So for those who like the carbonated drinks, this a great healthier alternative.

Benefits of Kombucha

With kombucha, (or ‘buch’ as some call it), being fermented it is full of natural bacteria which is so helpful for our digestive systems.

It is known that a healthy gut is very beneficial to a healthier you!

Kombucha also has antioxidants which come from the black or green tea as well as some B vitamins.

Now kombucha may not be for everyone but I have incorporated this fizzy drink into some summertime fun that might just change your mind.

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