thanksgiving

Creamy Yam Casserole

Creamy Yam Casserole

My husband and I love yams! Our kids do not enjoy them as much as we do, but this Thanksgiving they fell in love with yams! I have done many Thanksgiving yam casseroles in previous years. I thought the marshmallow topped casserole would be a family favourite but it did not catch the attention of their taste buds like this one did! I hope that you enjoy this new family favourite!

New Family Thanksgiving Tradition

New Family Thanksgiving Tradition

Our family is big on traditions! Growing up, my family had a number of traditions as did Tom’s family, and when we got married, we were surprised at the number of similar traditions we had. Our children have grown up with traditions sprinkled into every holiday like Christmas, St.

Habits To Be Thankful For

Habits To Be Thankful For

Research shows that when we thank other people it makes us feel better – possibly even altering our body chemistry. We also know that teams and organizations that excel at building a culture of appreciation have higher engagement rates with happier employees – the key is to make sure we all remember to thank one another consistently!

And not just at work – remembering to thank our spouses children, and friends is one of the simplest, yet most effective ways to improve our own happiness levels, strengthen bonds and build trust.

Practicing Gratitude: A Guide to Being Thankful

Practicing Gratitude: A Guide to Being Thankful

As the leaves start to change and Halloween has waved goodbye for the year, we start to prepare for our next holiday on the calendar: Thanksgiving. This holiday typically brings more gratitude in the month of November than any other month in the year, but it shouldn’t be that way, especially for Leaders. Employee appreciation and high morale is key to successfully navigating a thriving business. If you don’t engage with your employees, or show appreciation, there’s no doubt your ship will start to sink.

Kathy's Favorite Apple Crisp for Fall

Kathy's Favorite Apple Crisp for Fall

Apples and Cinnamon have a special place in the kitchen during the fall season. Here is a yummy, gluten-free, family-favorite recipe that transforms these two incredible ingredients. Funny thing is that everyone who tries this recipe when I make it prefer this adaptation to the regular crisp :)

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Bars

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Bars

October means Thanksgiving in Canada (November for our friends and family in the U.S.), and this year and our family will be gathering around the table to celebrate a year of many blessings. One of my favourite Thanksgiving recipes is for Pumpkin Pie Dessert Bars. A friend shared made these many years ago for a Thanksgiving staff luncheon. They were so delicious we were all asking for the recipe. 

This Thanksgiving, Cook Up Some Questions!

This Thanksgiving, Cook Up Some Questions!

I just love Thanksgiving! I love cooking, I love spending time with my family, and yes, I even love football! But, as the quote above eludes to, do you sometimes think to yourself, “This just went by way too fast!” Or, “Am I really living in gratitude today and taking full advantage of this time with those I love?” Well, I do. In fact, I just don’t see my family members enough. Enough to understand how their lives are going. What they are joyful about. What they are grateful for.