Chickpea Meringue – Vegan!

As our 2016 food adventures wind down, it is time for us to plan for our next year.  Where will our stomachs take us?  What food adventures will we have. You will just have to wait and see.  I am posting this recipe as my last recipe of 2016 as I hope to inspire your…

Festive Bear Hug Sugar Cookies

Yes I am late with my holiday baking. I usually start at the end of November.  Why because it just takes so long.  I decided this year I wanted to change up my cookies and try using cookie cutters.  I usually hate rolled cookies because I don’t like the texture and it takes too long. …

Edible Stocking Stuffers – Lumps of Coal and Snowman Poop

The holidays are just around the corner and everyone is busy shopping for presents and getting ready for the celebrations. People tend to forget the holiday spirit and can be too focused on buying and receiving gifts. These stocking stuffers are easy, fun and gets you away from the crowded mall. The first stocking stuffer…

Dehydrating Things

Why dehydrate your food? I dehydrate fruits because they are going to spoil. I dehydrate mostly in the summer and fall month when there is an abundance of fruits and veggies. I love dehydrating watermelon and apples. They make healthy snacks for work but recently I got into dehydrating veggies (until my dehydrator died). During…

Pressed Almond Short Bread Cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! As a tradition at work, we decorate a brown paper bag and on Valentine’s day we give each other cards and treats. I wanted to make something special and different so I looked up some cookie recipes. One that intrigued me was stamped cookies using a cookie stamp. I decided to try…

Spicy Peppery Beef Jerky

Nothing beats homemade beef jerky. I have made this recipe a couple of times, each time gets better and better.  It may take a couple times to get the beef jerky just right since you will need to experiment with thickness, marinade time, and amount of marinade you use.  With the perfect combination you will…

Boozy Jam – Jams With Some Kick

Did I tell people that I like jam?? Jam comes in lots of different flavours and I wanted something special for a craft fair I was donating to. I wanted it unique so why not add some alcohol! Apple with rum and pear with brandy. Some of my favourite combinations in desserts. For my first…

Homemade Sweet Georgia Browns! Now That’s Sweet

You have to love going to a candy shop and scouring the shelves for these delicious toffee, chocolate and pecan treats knowing all to well that they cost a fortune. These will satisfy your cravings without putting a dent in you piggybank. The one thing I do recommend is investing in a good candy thermometer!!…

Creamy Mints: Red vs Green!

Christmas time always reminds me of baking. I rarely buy any gifts. Most come from my kitchen.  This recipe is easy and produces a lot of mints.  Just make sure that you plan ahead as these mints take time to dry.  Kristin and I challenged each other with these mints.  I made red and she…

Got the Blueberry and Apple Jam

Late summer and early fall brings fresh berries and fruits. Its my favourite time of year to make homemade jam. I bought a bunch of fresh blueberries and some apples from the farmers market to make this jam. Use a variety of apples to give a more diverse apple flavour. I used a granny smith,…

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are fun cookies to make and to eat. They are a type of drop cookie that is rolled in cinnamon and sugar. I tried this for the first time and now its one of my favourites. First mix the sugar and butter. When the butter and sugar mixture has turned a nice golden colour,…

Start of the New Year 2013

This is our first post ever and since we are not cooking dinner or lunch or breakfast then we decided to take a look at what we did over the Winter Break and a recap of somethings that we made. Apple Chips! Every Christmas we bake cookies for family and coworkers.  Since everyone seems to…