Recipe Post: Christmas Cookie Extravaganza

My friend Kat and I have a festive tradition of going bawls-out over December and trying to BAKE ALL THE THINGS!!! for gifts and our own celebrations. This multi-day effort usually happens at my house because I own all the cool kitchen gadgets EVAR and have a larger kitchen in which to have more than…

Top Ten List: Introduction to Chai (8th of 10)

Since a Top Ten list would make this blog post too long, I’m splitting the posts up into ten individual posts, showcasing one spice at a time. I will keep the intro below for each post to maintain continuity. Everyone has their own favourite spices that they tend to use almost exclusively in all of…

Recipe Roundup: 8 Uses for Post-Thanksgiving Leftover Cranberry Sauce

Ever wondered what to do with that container of ruby jelly after the main Thanksgiving festivities are over and you’re looking at all of the leftovers in your fridge with some trepidation? Well say no more! Below are eight hand-picked recipes from various web sources that I have arbitrarily deemed to be the best use…

Recipe Post: Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Waaaay back when, I worked a contract administrative position for an amazing national Art Gallery in my home city. One of the things to know about non-profit organizations or institutions that receive funding from either the public or the government (many of which I have worked in over the course of my administrative career), is…

Recipe Review: Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every so often, I have a special request baking commission, such as the vegan cookies I made HERE. I’ve even dabbled with gluten free (GF) baked goods before, with some success, like the GF macaroons I made, and some major failures, like the GF carrot cake that exploded all over my oven and irritated me…

Christmas Baking Recipe Post: Gingerbread Men for DAYS……

Recently, an amazing new friend and I had a hoot and holler of a time at the BirdHouse, making and decorating gingerbread men from scratch. The idea was to batch-bake and decorate a bunch of gingerbread cookies which we would then gift pretty much entirely to a big group of other friends we were hanging…