Breaking news: The best Shortbread Cookies ever!

By Friday, December 27, 2013

These cookies make me think about choosing my bridesmaids. Sounds totally weird, right? Well let me tell you a little story. My Mama got married when she was just 21 years old. She'd been dating my dad, 22, for six years. They were each other's first and only love. They're as happy today as they were in ...

Breaking news: The best Buffalo Chicken Fries ever!

By Wednesday, April 3, 2013

We have a buffalo chicken addiction. Among many others things. Like red wine, chipotle peppers, Thai food and big, juicy burgers. My mouth is watering just thinking about any and all of those things. Another thing I can’t get enough of? Poutine.  Do you blame me? You can’t call yourself Canadian if you haven’t had poutine. ...

Mama’s Peach Pie

By Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mothers are just always there for you, aren’t they? People think I’m nuts, but I talk to my mom every day – often multiple times per day. We chat about all the simple things in our lives. It makes me feel like I’m close to her, even though I’m really pretty far away. I’ve mentioned before that ...

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 ...

Guest Post: Mama’s Spicy Squash Soup

By Thursday, January 19, 2012

I am really excited about this post! Lately, I've been wanting to have more guest bloggers featured on my site, just to keep things interesting. When I asked my Mama (Barbara Kent) to write a post, she was more than happy to oblige. I've learned a lot of my kitchen tricks and secrets from her, so ...

Two Amazing Pasta Recipes

By Monday, May 16, 2011

Getting into a groove when moving into a new house is tough. Especially when you’re as busy as I’ve been. Even though we’ve been in our home for more than a month now, it still feels new and I often feel like I’m never home. Unfortunately that means that my cooking routines that were pretty ...

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup

By Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This post was updated in February 2015 with new photography! I am writing this not long after my parents have hit the road and are off to Toronto where my Dad has some speaking engagements. It’s very sad to see them leave, but I am happy and feeling really satisfied with their visit. We did everything ...

Two Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

By Friday, August 6, 2010

This post was updated with new photography in March 2015. Again, if you know me at all, you know that crumbs of any kind are no stranger to my bed. You’re not supposed to eat in bed (or so I was taught), which is probably why it’s so satisfying… but the rebel in me sometimes enjoys ...