Jalapeño Cheese Tea Biscuits

By Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This recipe is exactly the same as The Best Cheese Tea Biscuits Ever... but the REMIX! Before I get into this recipe, I should say two things – first, I’m sorry it’s Wednesday you’re not getting a cookie recipe. C’est la vie. Secondly, no, I am not paid by Kraft or anything to write this post, ...

Perfect, Easy Homemade Applesauce

By Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I am never buying applesauce again. That might sound like a big, bold statement, but after you try this recipe, you won't either. Wanna know something strange? I don't really like cooked apples. I will never order an apple dessert like apple crisp or apple pie. I don't like the texture. Apple desserts are my Daddy's all-time ...

Spinach, Sausage & Caramelized Onion Quiche

By Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A few weekends ago I made my first quiche!!! This is another classic thing I’d surprisingly never made before. The list gets longer and longer lately… recently I made my first chili, lasagna, manicotti, pumpkin pie... and now quiche! Oddly enough, I grew up eating quiche. After church on Sundays we had one of two things – ...

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Frosting (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

By Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Why wasn't there any food left after the Halloween party?   Because everyone was a goblin! Hehehehe. I saved this especially-festive recipe for the day before Halloween on purpose, clearly. These pumpkin scones are so incredibly delicious it's kind of unfair of me to keep them from you this long, though. Whoops. I found this recipe completely by accident. I ...

Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Buns

By Friday, August 2, 2013

Cinnamon buns.... my weakness. They have a special place in my heart. We always have them - homemade - on Christmas Day. It's a family tradition (in addition to grapefruit for breakfast). I also used to devour at least one per day when I worked at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom when I was 14 and ...

On-The-Go Green Smoothie!

By Tuesday, January 22, 2013

At work, I often hear about those who get up at 6am and don’t arrive at work until 8:30am. This baffles me – what are you doing for two hours before you get in your car and arrive at work?! My morning routine is a little different than most people’s. I only need 30 minutes from ...

Healthy Energy Bites!

By Thursday, June 14, 2012

Note: This post was updated in January 2014 with new photography! Introducing the most delicious, healthy and addictive discovery of the year…. well, month, I guess. No, they're not meatballs. They're sweet, totally raw, healthy, delicious Energy Bites! I found a similar recipe in the fall on Pinterest. But I didn’t get around to making them until my May ...

Cheese Tea Biscuits

By Monday, June 11, 2012

There are about half a dozen recipes on my blog that seem to be the most popular. I mean really popular. Like, ten times more popular than any other recipes. My cheese tea biscuits (inspired by the 2010 Cheez Whiz Challenge, put on by Canadian Living) are at the top of that list. However, I recently discovered ...

Healthy Spiced Carrot & Flax Muffins

By Saturday, March 24, 2012

Healthy food doesn’t taste good, does it? That’s the common misconception. But with this Spiced Carrot and Flax Muffin recipe, I’m about to prove the myth wrong. When I first added this recipe to my "to make" list, My Other Half turned up his nose and said “Ew. I am NOT interested in those.” Great. So, like the smart little ...

Jelly’s Smoothies

By Thursday, July 14, 2011

This post was updated in November 2014 with new photography! Smoothies and I go way back. Way, way back. Smoothies are a summertime thing, even if the emergence of Booster Juice and Orange Julius would have us believe otherwise. But I have a special memory about smoothies from long before they became so mainstream. When I think of ...

Breaking news: The best Cheese Tea Biscuits ever!

By Saturday, January 15, 2011

Do you like carbs? Do you like cheese? Do you like warm baked goods with a little bit of butter? Then you absolutely have to make these biscuits. I mean it. I found this recipe in Canadian Living magazine under the Cheez Whiz Challenge. I decided to make it for two reasons: a) I recently bought ...

Breaking news: The most amazing Banana Muffins ever!

By Sunday, September 26, 2010

A vegan version of this recipe was added in January 2021! This post was updated with new photography in January 2015! Ok, as a journalist, I know when something is worth reporting. And this, my friends, is definitely newsworthy. I have found the most delicious banana muffins I have ever tasted. Forget banana bread. Forget any other type of ...

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

By Tuesday, September 7, 2010

When I was in Italy in 2005 as a student with the Nocciano Institute for Arts and Culture, there were a lot of things that surprised me about Italian food and culture (on top of being thrown into a traditional village with 500 people who don’t speak a syllable of English). Nocciano, Italy 2005 First ...