Those of you who celebrate Passover know that the holiday has its benefits (matzo ball soup!) and drawbacks (how long has this seder been dragging on??). On the plus side for me is definitely charoset - this sweet apple and walnut mixture comes near the end of the seder, and marks the beginning of the … Continue reading Charoset, kid friendly and nut free!
Hi everyone! I started the story of the munchkin's birthday cupcakes in this post, but decided the chocolate cupcakes needed a post of their own! Whereas I was happy with a modified muffin for the vanilla version, I needed to try 2 chocolate recipes to find a winner. The first one was from Weelicious (with whole … Continue reading Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting
I'd like to start this post by wishing my little munchkin a very happy birthday! I cannot believe it's been 2 years already, and at the same time I can't believe how grown up she is - talking and singing, jumping and climbing, and even knowing enough to get excited about her own birthday party … Continue reading Birthday Cupcakes
---This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series--- I have to apologize, I failed as a food blogger and didn't manage to get my pumpkin cake recipe posted before Thanksgiving! But even if you didn't have the opportunity to make this for Thanksgiving, it is still a great all-purpose recipe. I originally got this … Continue reading Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
---This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series--- Well friends, we have finally made it to dessert in my Canadian Thanksgiving feast! Sorry for cutting this so close to our American Thanksgiving; it's become harder and harder to carve out time to get through my blog backlog. But even if this doesn't make it … Continue reading Apple Crisp
---This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series--- I'm easy when it comes to mashed potatoes - I've pretty much never met a mashed potato I didn't love, from super-buttery, creamy restaurant style to my healthier, minimal butter, skins-included Smashed Potatoes. I really am telling the truth when I say that I enjoy my healthier version … Continue reading Silky Smooth Mashed Potatoes
---This meal is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series--- Hubby's family had a long trip to our house for Canadian Thanksgiving - about 8-10 hours. So before I could worry about the Thanksgiving feast itself, I wanted to have a nice meal for them when they arrived. I decided that I needed something that could … Continue reading Classic Lasagna
So be honest, how many of you out there know that Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving about 6 weeks before we do in the US? I'm not sure I would have ever learned this tidbit if I hadn't married a Canadian, but interestingly enough Canadian Thanksgiving coincides with our Columbus day, which means we all have a … Continue reading Thanksgiving in October!
There is a debate in my family about brownies. My mom thinks that Duncan Hines makes the best brownies, and I used to agree. But once I started reading labels I just couldn't bring myself to make anything that includes ingredients like partially hydrogenated oil and artificial flavors. Brownies shouldn't need factory processed chemicals to … Continue reading One Bowl Brownies
For those of you who may not know what noodle kugel is, it's a dish traditionally served at Jewish holidays (at least in my family!). It's basically a casserole made with a custard base and egg noodles, and is really yummy - it's almost like sweet mac & cheese with sour cream instead of cheese, … Continue reading Easiest Noodle Kugel