Make Ahead Macaroni & Cheese

I think we all grew up eating the mac and cheese out of the blue box right?  It was one of the only things my mom knew how to make really well.  (My Oma did most of the cooking, but mom was a master at the KD!). My older son eats mac and cheese at…

Black Pepper Olive Oil Crackers (Updated)

My husband has an obsession with crackers.  Especially the Triscuit crackers.  Now I can’t make Triscuits, but I can try to make crackers.  I’ve made plain crackers before, which is actually extremely easy, no special equipment needed. Recently I decided to purchase a pasta machine, so I figured I would make my husband some crackers and…

Egg Nog Cheesecake

Today my oldest son turns 21.  I’m still in denial about this.  I’m sure he should still be 2 or 3. His absolute favorite dessert is cheesecake.  I actually go to the German bakery and buy him a whole cheesecake every year at Christmas.  occasionally I have a piece or two, but otherwise he eats…

Bagels

Every couple of months I try and make bagels, the ones we get at the grocery store just aren’t the same as authentic bagels I used to be able to get at this wonderful bagel shop downtown (it’s not there anymore which is really upsetting as they had the most amazing Pumpernickel bagels!).  The bagels…

Spaghettini Pie

Okay, so yesterday (March 14 or 3.14) was Pi Day.  Well, the first thing I saw when I opened up my Instagram page was a photo of a spaghetti pie.  It was glorious.  Seriously.  All I thought was I need to have that tonight for dinner.  So I went straight to Smitten Kitchen’s website and…

Shortbread Cookies

I think everyone has a love for shortbread cookies right?  They sell them everywhere, usually covered in a thick layer of Royal icing at all the coffee shops (yes, I mean Starbucks). I like a simple, pure, all butter shortbread.  This essentially has 3 ingredients (not counting the vanilla and salt – those are staples…

Sheet Pan Pizza

I’ve mentioned we like pizza right? When I was a teenager I would eat pizza every night.  I would come home from work, order my pizza, go pick it up and enjoy.  It got to the point where when I would phone the pizza place they would just say “Hi Cherie, it will be ready…

Pizza Sauce

At least once a month we like to make our own pizza at home.  Sometimes I buy the pizza dough from the grocery store, but most of the time I make it myself.  However, when it comes to the sauce, I’ve always just bought this from the store.  We like it, the kids like it,…

Christmas & New Year

It’s a little belated, but Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everyone! I absolutely love the holidays, but this year I did a little too much baking just before the holidays began.  62 dozen cookies and 5 cakes.  Just too much.  Then I had to still make Christmas dinner.  We ordered dinner and ate out…

Peanut Butter Cookies

We all have our favourite cookies in my household.  Mine are the Hazelnut shortbread.  My older son loves the chocolate chip toffee cookies and my husband loves the Almond lace cookies. My younger son isn’t a huge sweets fan, but when it comes to peanut butter, he can’t seem to get enough.  He takes after…

Gingerbread Cookies

I started making these cookies a few years ago when one of the ladies that I worked with asked if I could make her some gingerbread boys and girls for her daughter’s Christmas party.  I wanted to make sure it was a soft enough cookie for little kids to want to eat them, but still…

Chocolate Butterscotch White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Phew, that is a long name for a cookie, but it’s worth it, I swear!  These cookies are almost brownie-like on the inside.  They also have a secret ingredient! It’s that time of year again, for me to start prepping for Christmas, and with that comes dozens upon dozens of cookies which need to be…