My 10 Favourite Recipes in 2015

By Friday, January 8, 2016

Picking my favourite ten recipes this year was SO HARD! Which is why this post is a tad late. I originally made list with 22 of my favourite recipes... and had a really tough time narrowing it down. For the first time, though, the most popular recipes coincided with my favourites quite a bit. Normally what takes ...

Julia’s 10 Favourite Recipes in 2014

By Wednesday, January 14, 2015

So last week, I shared the 10 most popular recipes on The Domestic Blonde in 2014. Today, I am sharing MY favourite 10 recipes. Because, you know, what I crave, salivate over and subsequently devour is completely different than what you people are interested in. Apparently. BUT I would not write this little blog if it wasn't ...

Nutella Cupakes

By Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NUTELLA. Need I really say more? These are silly they're so good. Are you a Nutella fan? I go back and forth. As a kid I loved it, but as an adult I go through phases. I certainly don't love it for breakfast like the commercials suggest - I'd rather peanut butter. My Other Half doesn't really eat ...

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Salad

By Thursday, April 25, 2013

On Easter Sunday, I was lucky enough to FaceTime with my entire family as they sat down to dinner. I even said Grace with them! It was lovely. Made me miss them even more, though. My Uncle Bob, who is definitely the most talented chef in the family, was there and asked what I was making ...

What To Do With Leftover Mashed Potatoes

By Friday, April 12, 2013

Some of you might have caught this picture on Instagram a few weeks back: Yes, I was teaching myself to make gnocchi for the first time! I decided to try it out because I had an obscene amount of potatoes to get rid of. I know what you're thinking - I'm hoarding again. But you're wrong! ...

Chipotle Taco Bake

By Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Okay, okay… this is a food blog right? Or at least it’s supposed to be. Back to blogging about something edible today! I made this delicious Chipotle Taco Bake on the weekend and it was soooo good. Simple to whip up on a weeknight too! I’ve made two other taco bakes in the past and this is definitely ...

Easy Asian Salmon Bundles & Sesame-Glazed Bok Choy

By Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Easy recipes that appear way harder than they actually are. That, my friends, is what I dream of. This is exactly that. This recipe seems so complicated and fancy, but takes no time to put together and offers impressive presentation. A winner, in my books! My Other Half and I enjoyed these on a sunny Saturday evening, dining ...

Mama’s Blueberry Buckle

By Tuesday, July 17, 2012

There are a few recipes from my childhood that I hold very near and dear to my heart. One of them is my mother’s famous Blueberry Buckle. In the summertime, especially after regular trips to Blueberry Acres, this delicious coffee-cake-style dessert was always kicking around. When I moved out on my own, I was the first ...

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 ...

Tandoori Salmon Cakes

By Friday, March 9, 2012

I recently told you about one of my latest food obsessions: fish cakes. Clearly the fad is not over yet. In one of the most recent Canadian Living magazines, there was a delicious-looking recipe for Tandoori Salmon Cakes.And since I’d had so much success with my Tandoori Carrot & Apple Bisque, I was keen to try them ...

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 ...

Buffalo Chicken Dip

By Sunday, February 26, 2012

This post was updated in September 2014 with new photography! And so the dip saga continues! As you can probably tell, I am on a bit of a dip kick. I first had this dip at my friend Nicole’s, who is one of the most wonderful hostesses I’ve ever met. Every time she has me over, not ...

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 ...

Julia’s Five Favourite Soups in 2011

By Thursday, January 12, 2012

Eventually I will stop recapping my favourite recipes from 2011 and write about some of the new stuff I’ve been making, but in the meantime, I wanted to give my readers what they like best – soup recipes! I also need to play some  serious catch up… I have about six blog posts sitting in my ...

Julia’s 10 Favourite Recipes from 2011

By Thursday, January 5, 2012

Unfortunately, there seems to be little correlation between my favourite recipes and my readers’ favourite recipes. That’s why I think it’s important to emphasize my favourites again in a special post. So let me make it perfectly clear – these recipes are all must tries. That means you’re crazy if you don’t try them and taste ...

Julia’s Five Most Popular Recipes in 2011

By Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year’s Eve is here once again, and it’s also the end of my first full year of blogging! Here are the five most popular recipes from 2011: The Best Cheese Tea Biscuits Ever! 1. The Best Cheese Tea Biscuits Ever This was my most popular post of 2011 by a mile, and it doesn’t surprise me in the ...