Meyer Lemons: Summer’s Promise in Winter

If anyone has been reading my blog for more than a year, you will know that I go positively loony when Meyer lemons become available in the stores again. These little jewel-like drops of citrus sunshine remind me every year that, as crappy a winter as we may be having in this part of the…

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*…

Recipe Post! Cranberry-Glazed White Chocolate Cheesecake

This beautiful dessert was a delicious ending to our massive Christmas dinner, and well-received by all guests, even those who normally don’t eat cheesecake! Sadly, my own photo of my lovely cheesecake was so comprehensively awful, I had to pinch one from the internet; I guess I was too busy serving and clearing that I…

Recipe post: Family Dinner FTW!

Since I’ve been spending some extra time up at the family home in Eastern Ontario lately, we’ve been enjoying some pretty awesome Sunday evening Family Dinners! My stepfather, K, is an amazing chef-level cook, and he is a huge fan of celebrity chef The Barefoot Contessa, AKA Ina Garten (or as he calls her, The…

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 and Tutorial Post: Sugar Cookies of DOOOOOOMMMMM! (Part 2)

As per my previous post on sugar cookies, here is part deux discussing the decoration of said cookies! The client’s United Way theme this year was “Be The Hero”, and my inspiration picture was of a hero’s silhouette in white with a cape and the UWay logo on the chest. Well, I wasn’t hand-drawing the…

Recipe Post! Homemade Pizza in the Hizza!

If there was ever one thing that, if I had to, I could eat for every meal, it would be pizza. With its endless variety of toppings, this cheesy hot meltiness of awesome is one of my absolute favourite foods, especially when I’m ordering out for dinner! (Or lunch, or a midnight snack, etc.) But,…

Recipe Post! Let’s Have a Garden Party, Part II

As alluded to in my previous post, here are some recipes and a few pics I managed to snap of the delicious salads that were made and served by my super-awesome sister, for her dad’s birthday party this past weekend. I hope you feel inspired to try them! BLT Potato Salad Modified from Original Source:…

Foccaccia, where have you been all my life?

Is there any smell more enticing than Freshly Baked Bread? I wonder if sometimes I became a Baker just so I had an excuse to be around loaves of delicious bread all day. Granted, these days all I smell is whatever coffee of the day I’m drinking from “The Bux” or Second Cup, as I…