Category: Cooking

Easy dinner hacks for busy evenings

Easy dinner hacks for busy weekday evenings {Heather's Handmade Life}

We’re a month into our new school-year routine, and it’s different than previous years because C and D now each have TWO after-school activities. (We used to always stick to one but, well, I guess those days are over?) Luckily, our busy-ness is pretty…

Cake pops are surprisingly easy

Cake pops are surprisingly easy to make {Heather's Handmade Life}

I always admired parents who made cake pops. They seemed so fancy and I’d imagined they’d spent hours in the kitchen, perfecting each little ball of cakey goodness before dipping it and decorating it. While I’m definitely better at baking than cooking (which isn’t…

Work-at-home meal hack

Work-at-home meal hack {Heather's Handmade Life}

When I’m working, I’m completely zoned out and don’t register that I’m hungry until suddenly I’m STARVING and ready to eat anything in sight. I feel like I’m too busy to stop and make something — even if it’s just opening a can of…

Easy mini pizza hack

Easy mini pizza hack {Heather's Handmade Life}

You guys know I HATE cooking and only ever post “recipes” (I use that word very loosely) on the blog if they are (A) incredibly easy to make, (B) super-fast, (C) prevent us from wasting something, and/or (D) get me out of the kitchen…

How to serve leftovers your family will actually eat

The key to serving leftovers your family will actually EAT is presentation. You need to take old, tired, sad food and make it look NEW, DELICIOUS and NOT LIKE LEFTOVERS.

How to cook bacon in the oven

So this post has nothing to do with DIY projects or parenting, and everything to do with delicious, greasy bacon. We started cooking our bacon in the oven a couple of years ago, and we will NEVER go back to cooking it in a pan…

Picky kids try gluten-free and lactose-free products

Disclosure: These products were sent to me for review, but all opinions (and tastes) belong to my picky family.   *** I recently wrote an article on kids with food allergies and sensitivities, and how it’s a good idea to go-to gluten-free and lactose-free foods…

Who knew you could BAKE hamburgers?

You guys know I don’t do a lot of food posts — mainly because I’m a terrible cook but also because food isn’t that interesting to me — but I recently tried something that made me SUPER INTRIGUED and felt I had to share…

Five reasons you’ll love HelloFresh

You guys know I hate grocery shopping AND cooking meals (I’m a delight), so when HelloFresh Canada asked if I wanted to try a week of their Family Plan, I was like YES, PLEASE! For those of you who haven’t heard, HelloFresh is a…

Five reasons you need a breadmaker (that have NOTHING to do with loaves of bread)

We have a breadmaker and we NEVER use it to make bread. Ever. We tried it once or twice, and the loaves are funny-shaped and too tall for the toaster and it’s a pain to cut. Delicious with butter, yes, but not worth it….

Three ways to get more veggies into your kids

I don’t think ALL veggies should be hidden or disguised, of course, because then we’d end up with a society of people who are convinced they don’t like any vegetables. My approach is to serve them a good amount of vegetables — front and…

Six lunch hacks for busy parents

I microwaved a burger at 7 a.m. and it ended up taking over half my day. Yes, that’s true. I was testing a new lunch idea (item #2) and it worked so brilliantly that I thought: “Hey, self. You should take some poorly-lit photos…