UPDATE: Knitting Project Confidential Progress!!!

I’ve mentioned before in previous posts that I’m a bit of a yarn whore (‘scuse my English…), and while I’ve been up with family this month, I’ve gone a little koo-koo-banana-pants on the buying yarn thing. What can I say: there’s a Michael’s store waaay too close to me up here! Well, I’ve decided to…

Travelscapes: Field Trip to Bakers’ Heaven!

A short while ago, I had some time to kill and access to the car, so I kidnapped my willing friend Kitty and we went to one of my favourite baking supply warehouses in the Toronto area, McCall’s Bakers Warehouse! Granted, the warehouse (they also have a much smaller store that is open to all)…

Movember!

My nephew is the sweetest boy ever; I simply adore him! Very small children are such little characters, and my nephew is no different. The photos above show his 2nd birthday party where he is sung the Happy Birthday song and is expected to blow out the candles, but is unsure of both the fuss…

It’s Cookie Swappin’ Time Again!

So excited! I just received the mailing addresses for the three Canadian food bloggers who will be getting cookies from me for the 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!!! I’m pretty sure which new cookie recipe I’m going to be making, though I’m not allowed to mention it yet until the cookies are baked off, packaged,…

Knitting Project Confidential

“Hello, my name is Alicia and I am a knit-oholic.” …ok, that may not actually be an official addiction, or even a real word, but I certainly am doing my best to stretch my ability to complete a knitting project to the breaking point! I’ve just bought more yarn today for my ever-growing collection. ..after…

Recipe post: Family Dinner FTW!

Since I’ve been spending some extra time up at the family home in Eastern Ontario lately, we’ve been enjoying some pretty awesome Sunday evening Family Dinners! My stepfather, K, is an amazing chef-level cook, and he is a huge fan of celebrity chef The Barefoot Contessa, AKA Ina Garten (or as he calls her, The…

My 2014 submission for Cutest Halloween Cake EVAR!

The reason I was up visiting family last week was because of my nephew’s birthday party. I really like to make his birthday cake, since I consider it an act of love and service for my whole family (they really do love my baking!). His mum and I were still working on Halloween themes for…

Recipe Post: Anna Olson’s Apple Cranberry Crisp!

Spending time with family up in Eastern Ontario, I definitely see that autumn is further along the further North I travel. With the scent of burning leaves and fireplaces everywhere in this small town, and that chill of winter tickling my nose, my thoughts invariably turn towards autumn recipes that use the bounties of the…