Thursday, December 11, 2014

Whipped Shortbread Cookies


These super quick, easy and delicious cookies will melt in your mouth and are a family favourite during the holiday season!

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of margarine
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together the butter, margarine and icing sugar.
  • Mix remaining dry ingredients and gradually add to batter.
  • Blend until the batter mixture is creamy.
  • Drop by a teaspoon or roll into balls and flatten them your fingers or spoon onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • To add some color dice up a few maraschino cherries and place on the top before baking or your favourite sprinkles.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden on the bottom.
If you give this recipe a try please let me know how they turn out. I would also love to hear about your favourite holiday cookies!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chicken Taquito Soup

As Hurricane Arthur makes his way across Nova Scotia, what better day to make this delicious dish!

This recipe is so simple and will cook while you are at work or on the go! With so many flavours it is one of my favorites!


- 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 1 can diced tomatoes with onions and celery
- 2 cups Chunky Salsa
- 1 Can Black Beans (rinsed ad drained)
- 1 can or 2 cups frozen corn
- 1 Onion
- 2 cans or 1 box chicken broth
- 1-2 cups water
- 1 Tbsp chilli powder 
- 1 large tin of mixed beans
- 1 pkg Taco Mix


- Combine ALL ingredients in Crock Pot
- Cook on high for 5-7 hours or low for 8-9 hours
- When ready to serve break apart chicken pieces 
- Add cheese or nacho chips to the top and serve

Friday, May 23, 2014

No Bake Oreo Truffles!

This SUPER EASY, fun and delicious treat is perfect for a late night snack, bake sales or to impress a certain special someone. With only three ingredients you can't go wrong!

  • 1 Package Double Stuff Oreo's
  • 2 Bags White Chocolate Chips
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese


  • Chop Oreo's up finely with a food processor. Set aside some of the finely crushed Oreo's to garnish the tops later.
  • With a spoon mash together softened cream cheese and chopped Oreo's until well combined.
  • Roll into 1" balls and place on a waxed covered cookie sheet.
  • Put in freezer for 15 minutes.
  • While the balls are in the freezer, melt the chocolate chips using a method you prefer.
  • Take Oreo Truffles out of freezer and dip into chocolate.
  • Before chocolate sets garnish the truffles with Oreo crumbs.
  • Let chocolate set, refrigerate and enjoy!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

I stumbled across this recipe while on YouTube and it has become a favorite in our home! As we all love Chicken Pot Pie this is a fun alternative! Because this recipe is quick and easy it is perfect for busy, working families like mine!

  • 2 cups (or more) cooked chicken
  • 2 cans Cream of Potato Soup
  • 1 can cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can peas, drained
  • 1 can carrots, drained
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


In a large pot combine all ingredients and heat for roughly 10-20 minutes on medium heat.

 Serve with a roll or homemade bread and enjoy!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

DIY Sharpie Mug Design

This popular DIY project is perfect for an inexpensive, easy and creative gift. Not only does this gift save you money but it also looks like you put a lot of thought, time and effort into it. I made my friends and family each a mug for Christmas and they loved them!

What you will need:
  • Mug
  • Sharpie (Permanent Marker)
  • Stickers
  • Baking Sheet
  • (All of my supplies were purchased at my local dollar store or found around the house)

Step One:

On a clean mug, place your chosen stickers onto the surface.

Step Two:

Take your sharpie marker and begin making small dots around the stickers.

Step Three:

Once you are happy with the amount of dots and the overall design of the mug, slowly and carefully pull the stickers off the mug.

Step Four:

Place your mugs onto a baking sheet. Bake mugs at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Please remember that these mugs are NOT dishwasher safe and should be hand washed only!

© Sarah Lillian. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.