“Why Iceland?” Sep 2014 trip

“Why Iceland?” Sep 2014 trip

WHY ICELAND?

Earlier this year when my Mum announced she would be getting married in England in the summertime, we immediately started looking for flights to take our young little family over there. The cheapest rates we could find were with Icelandair– and when we discovered we could have a “free” stop over in Iceland for up to a week, we started looking into all the fun things we could do and see there, combined into our trip to see the family. Until this point, we hadn’t really considered Iceland as one of our top travel destinations– besides the lure to see the northern lights, which is on our “bucket list,” But after seeing SO many beautiful photos, and learning so much about the country, we became pretty excited and determined to go!
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Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

This summer I didn’t Blog very many recipes– partly because we were just so busy, but also because I had a string of really bad luck, where few recipes I made were actually good enough to be posted. Then this week it all turned around, with a string of awesome recipes that have become some of my new all time favorites!
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Shrimp Curry with Mango

Shrimp Curry with Mango

I can’t believe it’s nearing the end of August, the summertime, light, warm evenings that make food blogging fun and simple! I also can’t believe with September approaching that I would have been doing this for THREE years. To some, that might not seem like a long time, but in my perspective, I started cooking with a one year old on my hip and a two year old wrapped around one of my legs, and now they’re both in school!! {Tear} :-( Life has gotten a little simpler and quieter, which is kind of sad in many ways, but it does give me a little more time to dedicate to creating more delicious recipes! The further along I go in this “process” the more I learn about myself, my tastes, my families tastes and my cooking style– and I have so much more to learn i’m excited to keep on going! One thing I have discovered is how much I LOVE making and eating Indian food!! Some of my absolute BEST, most favorite recipes are in my Indian cooking section, and I am so excited to add one more on there today!
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Fettuccine Alfredo with Balsamic Brussel Sprouts & Bacon

Fettuccine Alfredo with Balsamic Brussel Sprouts & Bacon

Today was back to school day here in Mattawa. My son Braden started Kindergarten, and my little girl started preschool!
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Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Ranch Lime Dressing

Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Ranch Lime Dressing

I have been excited to share this recipe for a while now! I made these crispy shrimp tacos this summer on a whim without writing down the recipe or taking any pictures. Maybe because I didn’t have very high expectations, or was feeling a little burnt out with blogging and was kinda busy– but as soon as I tasted them, I instantly regretted it. Not only were these tacos the BEST I have ever made {which doesn’t tell you a whole lot, because I really haven’t made very many!} But they are some of the best I have ever tasted, ever!! The ranch avocado lime dressing is so thick and rich and creamy–that it doesn’t taste healthy at all! Even though it really is! The shrimp are crunchy and perfect, and the coleslaw… I could eat by itself for days! It has the perfect combination of heat, saltiness, sweetness and acidity. I am in love with this recipe–I think it’s one of the best I have posted yet! So I hope you guys all love it too!
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