28
Jan

Winter Watercolour Snowmen

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If you’re stuck inside on a cold and blustery day, this Winter Watercolour Snowman craft will help keep your little ones busy. It’s fun to make and beautiful to look at. Get all the details over at CBC Parents.

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22
Jan

seven free Valentine’s printables

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Valentine’s day is sneaking up on us with it’s arrival in just a few short weeks. I’ve already begun brainstorming ideas for the kid’s valentine’s this year, but in the meantime I thought I would share some of the fun Valentine’s printables I’ve made in the last 5 years I’ve had the blog. From printable Valentine’s to hand out to friends, to printable labels to adhere to gifts for that someone special, check out my free printables. There’s a little something for everyone. Click on the links below to find the original post with the links to get your free printables!

Yoda Best Valentine

Cherry Sweet Valentine

Beary Sweet Valentine

Berry Sweet Valentine

Conversation Heart Kisses

Chocolate Lip Gloss Labels

Kool-aid Lip Gloss Labels

Enjoy!

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18
Jan

Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan

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I’ve been working with Campbell’s Canada to test out delicious weeknight family meals. This Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan is so delicious, you won’t believe really how easy it is to make. My hubby even said that it was the best chicken parmesan that he had ever tasted. The whole family agreed. They literally licked their plates and asked for seconds – and thirds! I don’t know about you guys, but our weekday schedule is just crazy. Between working full-time outside the home, working part-time inside the home, competitive dancing, indoor soccer, swimming and household duties, I simply don’t have the time to prepare elaborate time-consuming meals during the week. This chicken parm is an awesome, quick weeknight meal. Pair it with pasta, rice, or a salad and you’ve got a complete meal in under 30 minutes. It is so easy to see why Campbell’s recipes are deemed “simple to make, easy to love.”

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
4 (454 g) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and freshly ground pepper
1 can (284 mL) Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato with Basil and Oregano Soup
1/2 cup (125 mL) Campbell’s® Ready to Use Chicken Broth
1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese (about 6 ounces)
1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley

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Directions

1. Preheat broiler to high. Heat olive oil in an ovenproof, large non-stick skillet set over medium-high heat. Season chicken all over with salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until browned; transfer to a plate.

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2. Stir soup and broth into skillet; bring to a simmer. Return chicken back to skillet and cover with sauce. Cook, covered, for 7 to 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

3. Toss mozzarella with Parmesan; sprinkle over chicken. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

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I used Campbell’s quick recipe tip – “For a quick weeknight tip, skip the broiler and simply cover the skillet for 2-3 minutes until cheese has melted.” I skipped the broiler in step 3 and just covered the skillet with a lid on the stovetop. It turned out devine!

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“Disclosure: I am part of the Campbell Company of Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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14
Jan

Easy Snowman Hot Chocolate

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This fun and delicious hot chocolate is sure to please any little one coming inside from playing in the snow. It’s a definite favourite in my household in the Winter and super easy to make too. Did I mention that it’s simply delicious too?! Visit CBC Parents to find out how I made it!

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11
Jan

CuteZCute Robo Bread Sandwich Cutter

As soon as I saw this new sandwich cutter by CuteZCute, I just knew I had to have it. I have every single one of the CuteZCute sandwich cutter sets and each one is fabulous, and this one is no exception. And seriously, is there anything cuter than adorable little robots?! I think not.

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It comes packaged very compactly and is ready to go right out of the box.

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The black cutter is the main sandwich cutter. The red cutters fold up into squares for compact storage and have cutters and stamps on both sides so there are so many adorable possibilities. The robot pick helps push tiny food pieces out of the cutters.

For more information and to read full instructions on how to use this set, please visit the CuteZCute website.

Here are a couple cute Robot sandwiches that I was able to throw together in minutes using my new Robo Bread Sandwich Cutter from CuteZCute:

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This Robot sandwich is made from whole wheat bread with ham. I used green apple for the head bolts, carrot for the arm wrenches and cucumber for the legs.

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This Robot sandwich is also made from whole wheat bread with ham. It has a green apple head bolt, carrot arm wrenches and cucumber legs. I used a small heart cutter to cut a heart out of the bread and filled the heart with a tiny heart-shaped cut strawberry. I also put heart-cut strawberries on the plate. The body has a ham “R” on it too.

If you’re looking for a super fun sandwich set that can make adorable sandwiches in minutes, this is it. I absolutely love it, and so do the kids.

You can find the Robo Bread Sandwich Cutter on Amazon, along with all the other amazing CuteZCute products. I personally own each and every set and I can promise you they are very well made, make adorable sandwiches and fruits/veggies in minutes and are some of my most favourite cute food sets.

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