brussels sprouts recipe

Braised Brussels Sprouts

Braised Brussels Sprouts   We keep hearing that people don’t like Brussels sprouts, which probably means they don’t like overcooked, soggy, strong-tasting vegetables by any name! We understand completely, which is why we eat our sprouts blanched, browned and braised in a savory mixture that’s healthfully addictive. Note: My childhood was spent with soggy Brussels […]

The role of a mother is limitless, it is complex, it is pure love and tenderness, it is wisdom, and unrelenting loyalty. Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Some mothers are expected (because they gave birth to us) and some truthfully, are not. Each one of us was created through the miraculous workings of […]

Empathy Forgiveness and Kelly Childs

Empathy is Difficult

Empathy is difficult. “If you believed what he believes, you’d probably do precisely what he’s doing”. Think about that for a second. People act based on the way they perceive THEIR world. We react, we get angry, we cry, we are joyful, we praise, we are critical, we are judgmental, we shout, we rage, we are […]

Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie 5th Anniversary Kelly's Bake Shoppe

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe Turns 5!

I said out loud 5 years ago that I was living my dream. I was 49 and about to embark on the thrill of a lifetime. My little mud pie bakery that I experienced when I was 5 years old, in my family’s backyard, was about to become FULL SIZE in December of 2012. Kelly’s […]

Andes Mountains where Maca is grown


Maca is all the rage in the world of wellness today, but it has been a staple superfood in the cold climates of the high Andes in Peru for thousands of years. If you’re wondering what everyone is talking about when it comes to the magic of maca, here’s everything you need to know. Maca […]

Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie NEW YEAR

Happy New Year! Welcome 2018!

It’s another New Year’s Eve upon us and by all sentimental rights, it is the time to re-evaluate our paths that we are currently following and create new mantras and resolutions to lead us into a life worth living. Right? Say, “Yes”! Its time to give up on the old and useless, repeatedly crappy patterns we have embedded in […]

Erinn and michael engagement 2017

Dear Erinn and Michael – Happy Engagement!

Congratulations to the two most beautiful people Ken and I know! Our hearts are so FULL and bursting with love. You are the high school sweethearts (since grade 10) who have proven that love stories still exist. You have stayed together and you grew together and all the while, rode out the past 12 years […]