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:…

I REGRET NOTHING.

So sorry I’ve been away from blogging for so long (ok, so I *do* regret that…), but I have a super-good reason; we went a little crazy and bought our Very First House! These last two months have been an absolute whirlwind of house showings and offers and more paperwork than I could have EVER…

Happy Holidays to all!

Just a quick post to wish a Very Merry Christmas to all of my friends and followers! May your day be merry and bright, even if your Christmas is *not* white (such as ours most definitely is not this year!), and may your hearts’ desires be granted. All the best to you and yours this…

Knitting Confidential – Progress Report!

Well, believe it or not, I have finished another knitting project! Oh my…two finished projects in one month?! There must be some very aerodynamic pigs flying around a very chilly Hell right now… It’s actually a gift for MYSELF, which is a bit silly, because I’ve been busting my hump to have presents handmade for…

A Very Grumpy Cat Christmas to you all!

In the absence of a real post here (lots of family stuff going on right now!), I’m sending you lovely Christmas-related memes, all to do with my favourite Scrooge, Grumpy Cat! I promise that later this month I’m going to be writing about tons of fun Christmas baking, crafts, and all sorts of other awesomeness!…

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…

Blast From The Past: Jam Recipes!

This morning, while perusing my vast collection of recipes on my computer, I stumbled across a document I had thought lost forever; a series of jam recipes a pastry friend and I developed when we were running a funky little foodie blog called Chronic Masterbakers. The blog now being defunct (*sadness*), I wasn’t able to…

Recipe Post: Three Berry Crisp

The last few days have been quite the whirlwind for me in the kitchen! Given the opportunity to use an amazing full kitchen while visiting family this last week, I took full advantage. From homemade macaroni and cheese to a pureed lentil soup for my mother, to a full dinner and dessert for a family…

…A flame about *this* high?

Yep. Time to look for a job again. Thanks to a whole bunch of “reorganization” (code for cuts-cuts-cuts!) at my place of business last week, my contract came to a more abrupt end than I had anticipated, so I’ll be once again underemployed as of next week. Le boo. I was really looking forward to…

Oh Canada!

Canada Is Really Big – Arrogant Worms Canada is weird. I mean, I love my country with all my heart, and never become more patriotic when I’m away from it, but I’ve come to understand that Canada is an odd little duckie in the eyes of the world, and many people seem to think that…

Mawwage!

This is essentially a love letter, not just to my husband of nearly a year, but to the idea of marriage in its entirety. So, for those with weak constitutions or deep impatience for those who are happy, turn away and go look at photos of traffic jams or watch gifs of paint drying. The…

I got a fever…and the only prescription is….

Actually, I don’t have a fever, but I’ve been doing some research on the more “interesting” (read: horrifying and disgusting) diseases out there in the developing world. It’s not *exactly* part of my job, but let’s say it certainly comes up as important and necessary information for some of my colleagues who travel to the…