Roasted Parmesan Fennel

Fennel is such a wonderful vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. This is an easy way to prepare fennel and makes a perfect side dish for your dinner. To make this dish, take a fennel bulb and slice it. Coat the slices with a good amount of olive oil and a dash of…

Edible Pudding Slime

This week the kid in me wanted to come out and play. I wanted slime, but I also wanted to make something that was toddler friendly.   I found this recipe and it was so easy I decided to try it out. All you need is instant vanilla pudding and cornstarch. Mix the instant pudding and…

Carrot and Ginger Salad Dressing

I love going to Japanese restaurants and getting salad with carrot and ginger dressing. Sometimes I crave this dressing at home.  I decided to try to make my own version.  After looking at a couple recipes, I found one that looked fairly easy. Make the dressing by taking 3 medium carrots and coarsely chop them….

Fast Microwave Custard

When you are feeling lazy (or you are just lazy), here is a dessert for you.  It is super easy and tastes like creme caramel. Start with eggs, vanilla extract and whole milk.  You can use 2% if you want to cut down the fat, but it wont be as creamy and rich. Beat all…

Fennel and Fava Beans

I have been experimenting with new veggies for the past couple of weeks. This time I had fava beans and fennel. I thought I would make a simple salad with these two items. Fennel has a mild licorice taste that adds some dimension to a salad and fava beans give the salad a different texture…

Tonic Coffee

When I saw this on Pinterest, I had to try it.  It looked so interesting.  You only need two ingredients, tonic water and espresso.  But since I don’t have an espresso machine, I decided to use cold brew coffee instead. If you want to know how I made my cold brew coffee, check out the…

Banofee Pie

Banofee Pie is an English pie filled with banana, toffee and cream. Here is my version of the pie which includes instant pudding, bananas, dulce de leche and store bought pie crusts. Its a pretty easy pie but can be time consuming if you are making everything from scratch. I usually use packaged vanilla pudding….

Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

I love pancakes but sometimes I am lazy and hate to make them.  I also love popovers.  I found the perfect combination, dutch baby pancakes!  Dutch babies taste like if pancakes and popovers had babies. Before you start, preheat oven and cast iron or muffin tin to 450 Degrees.  You need some butter. I cut…

Easy Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche is sweetened milk cooked for several hours to make a creamy caramel sauce. This version cuts the cooking time to only 2.5 hours!! It is really simple and easy to make. When I make this recipes, I make a couple cans and save them for later use. They store well in the…

Refreshing Lavender Latte Cold Brew Coffee

Summer is coming and what better way to enjoy summer than with a nice refreshing cold cup of coffee.  Lately I have been enjoying making cold brew coffee. It is easy, can store for store for a long time and is nice and refreshing on a hot summer day.  This is what I do to…

Swiss Chard Wraps

I love trying new things and making them fun to eat. I’ve always had a fascination with Swiss Chard but I never really liked the taste. Swiss Chard, for me, was bland and needed spices and flavour to make it tasty. I decided to use it in a wrap similar to a “lettuce wrap” you…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Canada day is coming up and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting to be exact!  What is more Canadian than maple syrup. The vanilla cupcakes are easy to make. You just need flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla extract and water.  Cream the sugar…