Recipe Post: Scalloped Potatoes

I’ve been away for the last several days because, lucky me, I started a new job this week! Which takes me to the Big City once again, where many of my beloved friends are! The city I feel most comfortable in, having been born and raised there! That takes me almost 2 hours *each way*…

It’s Time for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

For the 4th year in a row, I’ll be participating in the 2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, which is a fun and interesting fundraising activity-slash-community builder for food bloggers around the world. The funds go 100% to the charity, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Hosted by amazing food bloggers, Love and Olive Oil and The…

Renovation Nation: Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Part 1

Whew! I’m beat like a carpet, but I can’t sleep, which is why I’m writing a blog post at is-it-*that*-late-already o’clock. The house still has the faint aroma of homemade chili con carne (watch for the recipe soon!), and I’m pretty tired after a day of working on our latest reno project; the guest bathroom….

I’ve Been Nominated!!!

Since starting this little food, fun and insane rambling blog back in the autumn of 2013, I’ve been in awe of those bloggers who have such wonderful, interesting things to say and write so well. I’ve also been terribly envious of the blogger awards my favourite blogs have received, wondering how I might write well…

Recipe Review: Alton Brown Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Hi there! I am trying something new here, where I write about the occasional recipes I have made as-is (I’m a pathological recipe-changer, so this is rare), and give my review and what I would do to change it, if anything. To launch this inaugural effort, I have written about two of my favourite things:…

Recipe Post: Spinach Cheese Manicotti

This was one of our easiest (and most fun) recipes for our freezer meals to put together! These are so tasty, my advice is to make A LOT OF THEM and freeze them on a baking sheet separately without the sauce, then pop them into large freezer bags. That way you’ll be able to take…

Recipe Post: Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Oh, what to do when one has a huuuuge container of bananas in the freezer that needs to be either used up or disposed of? Well, I guess I could have made frozen banana “ice cream”, but these suckers were *really* overripe, like gross and squishy, so in my mind they really didn’t lend themselves…

Food Circles and Freezer Meals, Part 1

Have you ever heard of a food circle? I must admit, I originally thought it was like the Canadian Government’s Food Guide, like the one I grew up with. Otherwise, I hadn’t heard the term before my sister’s sister-in-law suggested we do one in 2012, in the autumn before my sister was to have her…

All Stressed Out and No-One To Punch; or How We Survived The Big Move!

Well, it’s official; we are now happily (and with HUGE relief) ensconced in our new home, our very first house! I was honestly starting to doubt we would ever see this day come about, as for years we have watched home values around our once-dumpy (and fairly scary) neighbourhood climb steadily into the stratosphere due…

Recipe Post: Rich Vanilla Ice Cream

In my humble opinion, there’s ice cream, and then there’s IIIIIICE CREEEEAAAAMMMM! The standard frozen confection is usually pretty good; you can buy it at the grocery store in tubs ranging from smaller than your hand to bigger than your head, or at the local Baskin Robbins or Dairy Queen or what-have-you (and if you’re…

Meme lover right here, folks….

A short filler post, while I continue to pack ALL THE THINGS in this place: Internet memes have exploded in popularity over the Net in the last several years; some are incredibly obscure, and some only relate to a certain demographic, gender, orientation, political stance, interest in a cultural “type”, such as love of a…