Baked Pumpkin Seeds

I never get rid of pumpkin seeds after making pumpkin puree or when carving a pumpkin. They are just so tasty when roasted. It makes a perfect snack. After collecting the seeds, clean the seeds thoroughly to remove the slimy coating and any leftover stringy innards. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix seeds with olive oil….

Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry season is almost over. During this season the berries are sweet and delicious. Of course sometimes you get too many and they start getting wrinkly and squishy. This makes them perfect for making fresh blueberry sauce for pancakes or crepes. First start with 2-3 cups of blueberries. Add a tablespoon of honey. Pour enough…

Almond Puff Pastries

My aunt usually gets us these almond paste pastries called Copenhagens. We loved them a lot and wanted to find a recipe that was similar but we couldn’t. I cheated a little because a true Copenhagen has a yeast based pastry and isn’t as flaky as puff pastry. Try this out and let me know…

Smash Cake

We celebrated my son’s first birthday with a smash cake. Of course with anything I give him, I try to make it healthier by making at home. Here is a recipe that I tried out. Start by beating 4 egg whites (room temperature) with 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar and…

Pineapple Turnovers

I often want an easy breakfast for those weekends when you are too lazy to make breakfast. This recipe hits all those check boxes. I had some leftover pineapple jam when I made Pineapple Tarts so I made some turnovers with it. You can use other jams as well or even some apple pie filling….

Tofu Nuggets

Lately I have been following a lot of vegetarian/vegan youtubers. This recipe was really interesting as you had to freeze tofu and defrost it to get it to a texture that resembles meat. Because tofu comes sealed it is safe to freeze, defrost and freeze again. To get the peel apart texture of vegan meat,…

Kinpira Gobo

Kinpira gobo is a wonderful side dish that you can serve alongside rice or noodles. It is easy to prepare and can last in your fridge for a couple days. Make a big batch and you can serve it all week. Prepare burdock root by peeling the root and slicing into pieces. The slices can…

Easy Homemade Pickles

My nephew loves pickles. He can eat them everyday and all the time so I wanted to make some homemade pickles for him to enjoy. This is an easy recipe that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. First cut the cucumbers in half and place in jar. I like placing them with the insides facing…

Basque Cheesecake

Basque cheesecake is a type of cheesecake that is burnt on the top but still very creamy and silky on the inside. The burnt flavour gives the cheesecake a wonderful caramelized taste. Surprisingly this cheesecake is very easy to make and freezer friendly. Although there may not be any to freeze when you get a…

Pumpkin Pie Crumble

Some days I feel like a crumble or a crisp and other days I just want a pie. I decided to combine both of these to make a pumpkin pie crumble. A nice sweet and smooth pie topped with crunchy crumble! Yum. Start by preheating the oven to 425F. Make the pumpkin pie filling. In…