Chewy Chocolate Peanut Squares

By Friday, August 15, 2014

These are actually the devil. I'm not a dessert person, but peanuts and chocolate? These are practically an Oh Henry bar. That you can make at home. Obviously I did not make these for My Other Half and I to consume ourselves. I made them for book club. I quickly found out they were too decadent to be ...

Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes

By Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Welcome to amazing. I have definitely talked about how I'm not a huge cooked apple fan on the blog before. I know, I'm weird - apple pie and apple crisp just isn't my thing though! My dad absolutely LIVES for apple desserts and I... will always pass. Not that I generally like desserts anyway, though. I do ...

Baked Bruschetta Cheese Dip

By Friday, September 20, 2013

This post has been updated as of September 2014 with new photography! Put anything with cheese, bake it and I am sold. I was thinking about my favourite foods the other day. The list probably goes something like this: anything Thai, chipotle, jalapeno, or buffalo; pasta; butter; bacon; cheese; popcorn; perogies; and sushi. Actually, there are more ...

Pink Sangria

By Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What's the definition of sangria? Because I call any wine/fruit juice mixture sangria. And I'm sure that's not technically right. But it's what I do. And because I'm really only a red wine drinker (I pretend to enjoy white and rose, but I really don't get it yet), I will gladly make "sangria" our of any and ...

Chocolate & Berry Buttercream Cupcakes

By Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Remember last fall, when I posted about the best Oreo cupcakes ever? Well, the famous cupcakes are back and better than ever! This time, with a seasonal twist. Introducing the new, delicious and irresistible summertime favourite... Chocolate & Berry Buttercream Cupcakes. Perfection. Just a reminder, but the cake recipe is dairy and egg-free (which means vegan, I think). Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes Adapted ...

Breaking news: The best Jalapeño Popper Dip ever!

By Monday, March 5, 2012

For those of you who are new to my blog, you should know one thing – as a former journalist, I don’t use “breaking news” light-heartedly. I only pull it out for the most incredible, delicious, life-changing recipes. This dip is one of them. I love jalapeño poppers. They are one of my favorite snacks. I have ...

Pizza Dip (The Search for the Perfect Dip – Part 1)

By Saturday, February 18, 2012

It’s the same at every party or get-together – the dips are always the first to go. Nacho dips, layer dips, spinach dips… if you bring a dip, rest assured it will be eaten. They are often the most popular food item at a party. Dips are my personal favourite, particularly if they are cheesy or ...

Healthy Broccoli Soup

By Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This post was updated in September 2014 with new photography! Every now and then I have a day that just makes me feel happy, relaxed and accomplished. I call these “perfect days” (another example can be found in my Calabogie/Guy Fieri post). This past Sunday was just that. I did exactly what I wanted to do, exactly ...

Yummy Dill Pickle Dip

By Thursday, February 10, 2011

Obviously if you make this recipe it doesn’t have to be for book club, but that’s what I did. Clearly. I would also like to note that I considered tweeting Snooki from Jersey Shore about this Dill Pickle Dip because I know how much she loves pickles. I still might do it. Fact. Dill Pickle Dip ...

Slow Cooker Crab Bruschetta

By Monday, October 18, 2010

This post was updated in January 2015 with new photography! I love reading. I’d like to say I always have, but that’s not true. Growing up, as young as 7 years old, I was a complete fiend for books. Back then it was Nancy Drew and The Babysitters Club, but slowing it progressed to classics like ...