Fast and Easy Gourmet Truffle Popcorn recipe the Spruiker

Fast and Easy Holiday Recipe: Gourmet Truffle Popcorn

Been invited to a few open houses this holiday season? a few potlucks? a few girly gatherings? a few family forays? Getting sick of the same ol’ appetizers at every event?  Then I have the recipe for you – gourmet truffle popcorn. Mmm mmm mmm.  Believe me! A friend bought …

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Baking Tips for Easy Cake and Cookie Recipes: Cake Flour and Self-Rising Flour

With the holidays starting, baking season is upon us; pretty rolled cookies, quick drop cookies, tender cakes, flakey pie crusts.  What is not …

healthy snack organic roasted pumpkin seeds

Healthy Snack Recipe: Organic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

October is pumpkin season and although I am a tad late I wanted to share this fantastically easy recipe for roasted pumpkin …

ingredient substitutes the Spruiker

Switcheroo

If you cook from scratch a lot, you will often find yourself at home wishing you had that one mystical ingredient that …

the Spuiker - trick or treat for UNICEF

Giving Back: Trick or Treat for Unicef

Did you know that UNICEF… has helped cut child deaths by 40% since 1990? …distributes 25 million anti-malarial mosquito nets each year? If …

save money, save energy, go green, turn down your Air conditioning

It’s getting hot in here, so turn down your AC!

In my head, I am singing “It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clo…” but I figured that’s probably …

Reduce, reuse, recycle paper towels

Baby Steps: Recycled or Reusable Paper Towels

Somehow paper towels seem to be a hot button topic for a lot of my friends.  Some seem amazed at how you can make …

Use Baby Powder to Remove Sand from Between Toes

Sand Between My Toes (But Not On My Phone) – Tips for Protecting your Gear at the Beach

Who had fun at the beach this summer? I did! With two kids’ changing interests, it’s taken a fair bit of practice …

Bugs Horned Tomato Worms the Spruiker

Vegetable Gardening: Dealing with Bugs and Slugs in the Garden

Protecting your tomato plants from slugs and the dreaded horned tomato worm can be frustrating. We had a REALLY nasty outbreak one …

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: in that order

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: in that order

  We have all heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. But have you ever stopped to think where those terms come from …