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…

Christmas Baking: Cranberry Maple Nut Tartlets

When I was learning how to bake professionally at college, I had the opportunity to participate in an auction that was being held by one of the Marketing students. And by “participate”, I mean “donate stuff to the raffle” for no remuneration whatsoever. However, I liked the person who asked me, and since I was…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – My Matches!

I happily received all my cookie swap matches last week, and have been in Cookie Heaven! I’ve been nomming away at my stash with friends, family, and coworkers, discussing the different merits of each cookie. My three matches really went above and beyond in quality and awesomeness this year, and I was so very pleased…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: It’s Time! It’s Time!!!

  *My apologies to anyone who sees this as a re-post; I didn’t program my scheduler correctly, and this post went live a week early for several hours before I noticed and pulled it back out. Sorry!* Yay! My cookies have been mailed out (and hopefully received by my swap matches), and now I can…

15 Tips for Better Baking: Temperatures, Pan Prep, and Oven Placement

I often Google my way around the interwebs looking for tips and tricks to help improve my baking to be the best it can be. To that end, I’ve collected a number of interesting factoids that I use daily whenever I turn on the oven, and here I am sharing them with you. Buon Appetito!

Recipe Post: Freezer Batch Lasagna

There are few meals I love better than lasagna. I’m not Italian, but it was always a featured, special meal for our family at least a few times a year, and ALWAYS the main course on Christmas Eve. In the last 20 years, I must have made dozens of lasagnas, both meat- and veggie-based, and…

Recipe Post: The Most Delicious Spaghetti Sauce Ever

I was recently typing up a new blog post about our Freezer Meal Lasagnas that We Three Amigos made in September for our deep freezes, and tried to link my recipe for awesome spaghetti sauce to the post…when I couldn’t find it. I could hardly believe it; I haven’t yet posted a recipe on my…

Spamalot: My favourite bizzare spam comments!

I know I’ve posted about spam posts before, such as here and here, but I’m still tickled by some of the crazy spams I get on this blog. My new favourite this week goes like this: “Heaven forbid we should ever experience a reclining seat in a house oof worship. More important,at least to me,…

Recipe Post: Stuffing Bread!

Well, as most of my Canadian readers know, our October Canadian Thanksgiving weekend has long since passed. However, for my American readers who celebrate American Thanksgiving next Thursday, or for those wanting to get a jump on any Christmas turkey plans, I have a great recipe here for you to consider adding to your repertoire!…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is ON!!

Yay! I finally got my three swap matches last night for my cookie awesomeness…I was starting to fret that it was taking so long! While I can’t give details about who my matches are, or what recipe I’m going to make (as that takes the fun out of the surprise), I will say that I…