Julie’s Honey Lemon Drizzle Cake

Julie’s Honey Lemon Drizzle Cake

Honey is so versatile and has thousands of great applications when cooking with it.  Baking with honey is great too, however, there are a few things you should be aware of — it’s not a simple substitution for sugar. Here are 5 Useful Tips on Baking with...
Classic Biscotti

Classic Biscotti

I’m obsessed with coffee, and when I go to a nice Italian coffee shop, I always need something to go with it.  Pastries are great and I have never been known to turn down a baked good like a muffin or a scone.  However, the most perfect pairing to a really great...
Cooking 101 For The Mini Chef

Cooking 101 For The Mini Chef

My son absolutely loves to take part in the cooking process.  I wanted to find safe and fun ways for him to help out in the kitchen as well as get him to learn some real life skills in the process!  (Selfishly, I also wanted a way to keep him busy while I was trying...
BBQ Rubs and Marinades

BBQ Rubs and Marinades

As the warm weather approaches our barbecues begin to come out from hiding and fill the neighbourhood with delectable aromas of smoked food.  I have been trying to get into the habit of writing ingredients down that I use while I cook (as I am the little bit of this,...
Making Fresh Pasta

Making Fresh Pasta

If you’ve never made pasta from scratch then you must try it! I guarantee you that you will agree when I say it tastes nothing like pasta from a package.  I apologize in advance if this recipe increases your pasta intake, as it likely will do so!  Home made...
Caring For Your Cast Iron Cookware

Caring For Your Cast Iron Cookware

After the cure After the cure Your cast iron cookware can look this shiny and new!  Keep reading if you would like to find out how! Benefits of Cast Iron Cookware: -Even heat distribution (more than lightweight aluminum pans) -cooks food evenly -Easy to clean -Holds...
Basic Chicken Stock

Basic Chicken Stock

One staple in every home cooks kitchen is chicken stock.  It is used in a wide variety of recipes and adds that flavour that most recipes need to bring the dish together.  Personally I try to never use store-bought chicken stock unless I am in a jam because it usually...