Nightstand Procrastination

This week I found myself in a rare situation, I had a day off and no set plans. Well I didn’t have any fun plans. I had planned to clean and organize my house. While I do enjoy the feeling of having a clean house, I just wasn’t felling it. The sun was shinning and…

Sunsets, Sandy Toes and Sandwiches

Guess what we did last weekend?! We went camping! Did you get it? Did you visit my instagram page (@piesandpowertools) and get a hint? I’m sure it comes as no surprise that we were camping. Camping has quickly become one of my favourite summer activities. I may even be talked into winter camping, but shhh…

A dill lovers delight

Today I’m going to share a secret, I love dill pickles. You’re probably saying to yourself thats not a big deal a lot of people love pickles. I love pickles so much that my high school best friend and I used to exchange pickles for Christmas and birthdays. Every time I eat at my grandmothers…

Cape Breton Camping

This past weekend Maddie, my Official Taste Tester and I packed up the car and headed to Cape Bretton for another camping adventure. This time we planned for two nights of camping and two nights of glamping. Traditionally I’m a huge over packer, especially when it comes to food. I wanted to really only bring…

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

This week I went to a potluck BBQ. I kept going back and forth about what I was going to make, a salad, a dip, cinnamon rolls or something random. I finally settled on loaded baked potato dip. I’m a huge fan of potatoes, they are super versatile and tasty but there isn’t a single…

Vacation deserts

Maddie and I are on location again this week. I had a few extra days off so we packed up the car and headed to my parents house in Northern New Brunswick. So far its been pretty relaxing. Maddie was quite pleased with the seating arrangements and the view while she was getting brushed the…

Table makeover

In one of my first posts I shared a picture of my dinning room table. I’ve had a love hate relationship with this table since I made it. I love that I built it myself but I hated the colour of the table top. I have wanted to change it since the day I put…

Quick Balsamic Chicken

This week has been a little hectic for me. On top of my usual crazy schedule my mother and a friend are visiting, I listed my house for sale and I started looking at new houses. When it came time to do a little meal prep I was drawing a complete blank. I knew I…

A Campers Breakfast

This past weekend Maddie, the Official Taste Tester and I went camping. This outing went much better than our last. The odds were in our favour this time, I wasn’t sick, I wasn’t post nights and the weather man said it was going to be sunny.  This time we headed to Graves Island Provincial Park. …

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Boats

For some reason lately I can’t get enough spicy foods. I’ve never really disliked spicy foods but they have never been my go to foods. Lately though I’ve been reaching for the hot sauce more and more often. I blame my official taste tester, he could be a poster boy for Franks hot sauce, he…