Recipe Post: Tropical Carrot Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Icing

This recipe is my absolute go-to recipe for all things carrot cake; its origin comes from my little More Food That Really Schmecks baking book by Canadian home-cook heroine, Edna Staebler. I’ve fiddled around with it over the years, adding this and removing/altering that, until I developed what I consider to be the best carrot…

Recipe Post: Marinated Pork Loin

Just the other day, I found myself with two quite large boneless pork loins that had been acquired due to a crazy 50% off sale price (shop those discounts, guys!), and knew I had to do *something* with them quickly. Luckily, one of the pork loins was acquired for our friend, but still, one uncut…

Back to Basics: Pantry Staples – Beans

Now we’ve been dealing with the Virus That Shall Not Be Named for several months now, I feel like I may be somewhat late to the table with this advice. However, I feel that in this new year there may be a few people still out there who have decided the drive-through and Uber Eats…

Recipe Post: Orange and Grapefruit Peel Muffins

Ok, ok, I know this recipe sounds potentially…problematic (code for EEWWWWW), but I implore you to try it out first before judging. This muffin recipe is unique, I’ll grant you that, but its origin comes from one of my favourite Canadian cookbook authors, the late, great Edna Staebler, who, with several cookbooks to her name,…

Recipe Review: Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

I know I’ve already been writing about Christmas cooking and baking, but I’m having trouble grasping the fact that it’s actually time again to talk about holiday baking and all things wintery and December-ish. The lack of snow in our region is also hindering my “Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas” vibes, too….

Recipe Collection: 7 Squash Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

Squash is such a perfectly autumnal vegetable, signaling the end of harvest season for much of the country, not to mention its historical value as a nutrient-dense food. According to the American Library of Congress: “Squashes are one of the oldest known crops–10,000 years by some estimates of sites in Mexico. Since squashes are gourds, they…