Gluten Free / Dairy Free Brownies

Day in and day out, I watch food videos online and from the day I saw my first "Tasty" video, up until a few weeks ago, the evolution of my thoughts were as follows: I want to eat that. I think I can make that. I think I can make that video. It took me … Continue reading Gluten Free / Dairy Free Brownies

The Giving Plate – a Sharpie Craft

For as much as I love to shop in craft stores, they're also a great source of inspiration for me. I find that a good hour of wandering through the aisles, with latte in hand, can do wonders for my creativity so I try to plan those times and make them happen. Let's call them … Continue reading The Giving Plate – a Sharpie Craft

Whales! (w. Stencil)

This weekend I had the opportunity to make a 1-year birthday cake, for one of the cutest baby boys on the planet. Not only was this his first birthday cake, it was actually his first CAKE. Ever. Period. A whole year on the planet, and he hadn't experienced the world of "dessert" yet. Well, we've … Continue reading Whales! (w. Stencil)

Hot Cross Buns

One of the best things about making something yourself, is being able to make it the way you enjoy it. I wouldn't consider myself a picky eater (frog legs are something I've enjoyed twice!), but there are some foods stuck on my "hit or miss" list. Hot Cross buns would be one of them. For … Continue reading Hot Cross Buns

100% Whole-Wheat Brown Bread

For the past week, we've enjoyed spring rains, some sunshine, and best of all, warmer weather! Around here, when spring arrives we all put on an extra layer of clothes and I throw open every window in the house. There is almost nothing more intoxicating for me than the feel of fresh air flowing through … Continue reading 100% Whole-Wheat Brown Bread

Homemade Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is a staple in my house. No matter how much I enjoy healthy cooking, I will not mess with the ingredients of my favourite dessert recipes! Dessert is a treat, and it should be sweet, and decadent, and make you avoid the scale for about a week. I'll do what I can to … Continue reading Homemade Brown Sugar

Homemade Instant Oatmeal 

This past week I have been sharing all kinds of things on my Facebook page related to Valentine's Day. While I enjoy any holiday that celebrates the people I love, I have to admit I had an extra special interest in setting that particular theme, for this week. 10 years ago today (Feb. 10) I … Continue reading Homemade Instant Oatmeal 

Fabric Candycane Tutorial

I may never be one of those people who experiences a life of balance and routine. I tend to give the most attention to whatever is in front of me, and I'm easily distracted. To prove my point, I wrote that first sentence an hour ago. My daughter needed me for a second, then I … Continue reading Fabric Candycane Tutorial

Christmas Dollies

I don't even know what to say about this recipe. I was in the kitchen. I had cravings. It happened. But oh-my-goodness, I'm so glad it did. I love cookies and squares. And I love Christmas time. And I really love Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bars. My husband loves cookies and squares. And he also really … Continue reading Christmas Dollies

Candy Cane Cookies

Every family has it's own Christmas traditions, and in my family, they're largely food related. Actually, every tradition in my family is largely food related... So much so, that a few years ago for Christmas, my Mom made each of us girls a book of family recipes. All the foods that make us, US, together … Continue reading Candy Cane Cookies

Fondant from Scratch

Dear Fondant, I've been working with you for about 10 years now. Overall, I'd say we've had a mutually beneficial relationship. You make me look good. When people praise my work, it's you they're really looking at, without you my work would be somewhat ordinary. I've learned not to test your limits, and in return... … Continue reading Fondant from Scratch

Beef & Sweet Potato Dog Food

I'd like to recap all the insanity of the past 6 months with my pets, but then you'd decide to never have them, so instead, I'm going to share this really cool idea with you :P. Let's get to it! Yesterday I had to take my 7 year old Jack-Westie into the vet for some … Continue reading Beef & Sweet Potato Dog Food

Repurposed Old Jeans = Cute Skirt!

First of all, can I have just one February where I don't end up sick?! And I mean, fog headed, fevered, lost a week of my life, SICK! Thankfully, I'm coming out of it now. I felt like I had turned a corner around 10pm last night, and had it confirmed this morning when I … Continue reading Repurposed Old Jeans = Cute Skirt!

DIY Microwave Popcorn

Here's a super short tutorial for making your own microwave popcorn, without all the fat and chemicals. If you hate microwaves, maybe this isn't for you, but if you are maybe even a little intrigued... read on! It's easy. All you need is popcorn kernels, a brown paper bag and a measuring cup. Place 1/4 … Continue reading DIY Microwave Popcorn

$8 Pumpkin Lamp

Craft pumpkins are the perfect decoration for fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving, but they are so darned expensive! I have bought a few and made floral arrangements from them, but what I've really wanted to do is make a festive lamp! I planned it out in my head; The jack-o-lantern face, the lighted cord attachment and … Continue reading $8 Pumpkin Lamp

Fondant Roses

There really is no reason for this post other than I wanted to make a visual tutorial. Fondant used to be available only to cake decorators, and only the most skilled could figure out its strange and complicated ways... but that's really not the case anymore! Fondant can be purchased anywhere you buy cake decorating … Continue reading Fondant Roses