Jan Scott

Jan Scott Food Editor at SavvyMom

Jan Scott is a well-known Canadian cookbook author, food writer, and the creator of Family Bites, a popular blog devoted to family-focused recipes and easy-to-execute entertaining and party ideas. She’s been the food editor for SavvyMom.ca since 2011, and has had essays and articles published in a variety of print and online publications. Prior to making the transition to food writing, she worked for a private catering company for eight years. Her first book, Gatherings: Bringing People Together with Food was shortlisted for the 2015 Taste Canada Food Writing Awards in the Best General Cookbook category. Jan lives in Toronto, with her husband and their three sons.

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Edible Gifts: A Homemade Sundae Kit

By Jan Scott / May 22, 2024

The homemade Ice Cream Sundae Kit is a small box of everything one might need to have a sundae party. It’s an easy edible gift idea for teachers, hostesses, and more.

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DIY S’mores Kit Gift Box

By Jan Scott / May 22, 2024

This DIY s’mores kit gift box is a great summer party favour, part of a birthday present, or even a thank you gift.

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Easy Edible Gift Ideas

By Jan Scott / May 22, 2024

Not just for the holidays! Gifts you can eat are perfect for hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or as thank yous for neighbours and friends. Check out these easy, edible gift ideas.

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Kit Kat Birthday Cake

By Jan Scott / April 11, 2024

This fun Kit Kat cake is perfect for all occasions—and for those who are less than confident about their cake decorating skills.

Ham and Cheese Muffins

By Jan Scott / April 6, 2024

These ham and cheese muffins are a protein-packed bundle that work well for any age group. Serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Orange Vanilla Yogurt Waffles

By Jan Scott / April 5, 2024

Make a single or double batch of this vanilla orange yogurt waffles recipe, and freeze the ones you don’t eat for another day.

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Batch Cooking for Breakfast

By Jan Scott / April 5, 2024

Batch cooking works for mornings, too. Here’s how, plus one of our favourite batch-breakfast recipes.

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Sweet Carrot Cookies

By Jan Scott / March 26, 2024

These oatmeal carrot cookies are hearty and wholesome, and would also be perfect for sharing over Easter weekend, which will be here before we know it.

a fun april fools day prank for kids

An Adorable Idea for April Fool’s Day with Kids

By Jan Scott / March 25, 2024

Do like the French do and celebrate April Fool’s Day with kids with this sweet and harmless prank.

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3 Easy Easter Table Décor Ideas

By Jan Scott / March 23, 2024

Easy and inexpensive Easter table top decor ideas.