Cornflake Squares

Cornflake squares 2 with text

  When it comes to Christmas baking, there are generally two categories of goodies I make. There are the new recipes I try, either because I saw the recipe and just needed to try it, or because I’ve tried it somewhere and loved it. These treats may or may not make the cut for next year. This year I tried three new goody recipes, probably only one of which will survive to next year. Not that the others were bad, just not good enough to make the Christmas cut.  The other category of treats I make are the tried and … Read more…

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple cinnamon oatmeal with text

  I’m back again with another healthy breakfast option to enjoy during the holidays. It’s no secret that this time of the year often means indulging in more high calorie foods and/or beverages than one might be used to. But instead of forgoing healthy eating all together, or worse yet, skipping breakfast to “save up” for those indulgences that you know will come later in the day, breakfast is often a good time to keep some semblance of a healthy diet up during the holidays. As a bonus, a nice high fiber breakfast like this may help fill you up … Read more…

Homemade Fermented Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut 3 with text

  Okay. So let me just say that I never thought I’d get into home fermenting. But after reading a little bit of The Art of Fermentation and doing a little bit of internet research, it didn’t sound nearly as daunting as I thought. In fact, making sauerkraut sounded downright simple. And guess what. It is! I really wanted to try it, because try as I might, I cannot find a jar of sauerkraut around that I really like – just cabbage, salt and water with a nice, crisp texture that’s not drowning in brine. And it’s not like sauerkraut is … Read more…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Three Ways

Caramel stuffed chocolate crinkle cookies with title

Now that Thanksgiving has officially come and gone, my Pinterest feed is no longer filled with anything and everything pumpkin related, but is beginning to be filled with all kinds of Christmas goodies. And I have seen chocolate crinkle cookies appear several times. I fell in love with these cookies several years ago when my Mom recruited my friend Kate and I to cater her office Christmas party. It was a cocktail party and I was in charge of hors d’oeuvres (of which I made way too many) and she was in charge of sweets. She is a baker extraordinaire … Read more…

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Pumpkin oatmeal close up with text

  Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone. I suppose that officially marks the start of the Holidays, at least here in the US. Since we’re Canadian, we didn’t do much celebrating, but it was sure nice to have an extra long weekend. And the shopping – I didn’t dare to face the stores in person. Hubby did, and couldn’t find a parking spot at the hardware store at 6:15AM. The HARDWARE STORE! I’d hate to imagine what the malls were like. Since we didn’t celebrate, our menu didn’t change much this weekend. But I’m sure it did for a lot … Read more…

Perfectly Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with text

Ah…the mighty Brussels Sprout. Though many kids and adults cringe at the thought of them, I think that if everyone just gave these little veggies a chance, opinions would change. Plus, pretty much all veggies are better roasted.  Brussels sprouts are one of the veggies I regularly keep on hand in the fridge for last minute additions to weeknight meals. They make the cut in my always crowded fridge #1 Because they last a long time without going bad and #2 They can be super quick and easy to prepare. I have a few standby ways to prepare Brussels sprouts, but Perfectly … Read more…

My Favorite Dinner Rolls (aka Granny Buns)

Whole roll

Well, it’s high time I posted a new bread recipe (and not just re-post one like I did the other day with my sourdough). Since my Homemade Hamburger Buns post is by far the most popular post on my blog, I figure people must be into making bread. Okay, well at least making hamburger buns.  This recipe for Homemade Dinner Rolls has been a favorite of mine for a long, long time. Like, as long as I can remember. My grandma (aka Granny) has been making these FOREVER. Hence, I have probably been eating them since I was old enough to eat … Read more…

Roasted Winter Squash Pie

Squash pie slice

Despite my annual CSA coming to an end several weeks ago, I still had some vegetables taking up valuable kitchen real estate. These included a small acorn squash and a medium butternut squash. I knew I could simply roast them up or turn them into soup, but I had other (sweeter) plans for theses babies. On my recent trip, a family friend brought a carrot pie to a family dinner (which by the way, YUM. I will definitely have to try to make that someday!) That got me thinking about other creative ways to turn regular old vegetables into delicious … Read more…

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

No matter how many delicious foods I make at home, whether savory or sweet, nothing gets my husband raving about my cooking skills like my Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs. It is pretty much what earned me the Domestic Dreamboat nickname around our house. So why exactly does Hubby rave about my hard boiled eggs anyway? I mean, aren’t hard boiled eggs like, the easiest thing ever to make? And aren’t all hard boiled eggs the same anyway? Well, as it turns out, not exactly. I’m sure you’ve all had a bad hard boiled egg. You know the ones – slightly rubbery … Read more…

The Ultimate Sourdough Bread

Buttered sourdough with watermark

My first post for The Ultimate Sourdough Bread was the first recipe I ever posted on this blog. I think that goes to show how much I love this recipe – there was nothing else I wanted to post before this one. But looking back at that original post, I cringe a little bit. The photos are horrible (and I’ll admit, I’m still definitely learning, but at least these are better), and I wanted to slightly adjust the directions on the recipe. Overall, I love this recipe so much that I wanted it to get another chance, and hopefully meet … Read more…