Classic Carrot Cake

The sun finally came out today with some warmth. We’re at the tail end of winter in Toronto, and I’m starting to get that fed up feeling where I’m ready to just get on with it already. Those who know me well know that I am the queen of complaining about the weather being too hot…

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Easy Weeknight Lasagna

Make this easy lasagna on a weeknight. With dry, ready-to-bake noodles there’s no messing around – it only takes 15 minutes to throw together a simple meat sauce (or even less if you opt for a spinachy vegetarian version), then just layer it up and toss it in the oven for 45 minutes. You’ll need a…

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Chili Chocolate Cookies

It’s officially been three weeks since we got back from our trip to Guatemala. Three weeks. I can’t believe it’s been that long. I feel like I got home and dumped my dirty backpack on the floor just yesterday. I feel like I was walking through the streets of Antigua wondering where we’re going to…

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No Knead Bread, Round Two!

I made another loaf of no knead bread this weekend, as I wanted to compare the all purpose flour version with the bread flour version. When following Jim Lahey’s recipe you’ll notice it says you can use all purpose flour or bread flour. I’d typically never use all purpose flour for any breads other than…

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Jim Lahey’s No Knead Bread

This week we were gifted a gorgeous little red Le Creuset dutch oven! I’ve always wanted one of these classic pieces, especially for bread baking. I’ve been obsessing over what I’ll make for the pot’s initiation-bake, and I’ve settled on the ever-so-popular no knead bread recipe of Jim Lahey’s. If you’ve dabbled in bread baking at…

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Healthy Raisin Walnut Cookies

Happy Monday! (I can say that because I’m off on Mondays). You know I’m not one to eat wheat free, dairy free, or vegan on a regular basis – all in moderation – but I have a cookie recipe for you that’s naturally all of these things. So why not?! This recipe is nutritious enough that you can toss…

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Honeycomb Sponge Toffee

It’s January 3rd! You know what that means – busy season is finally over and done with, winter has kicked into full gear, and I’m back to having some free time with freezing cold weather keeping me locked up indoors and… blogging. It’s been quite the hiatus. I’ve tried to post a few things here…

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