Peanut Butter

With 3 out of the 4 of us in this house absolutely in love with peanut butter, we almost always buy the super sized tub from Costco.   However, every once in a while I decide to make it myself. This is the first thing I made when I gifted myself my food processor.  …

Pumpkin Cheesecake

  A few months ago my husband’s work handed out bonuses, and when he came home he handed his bonus over to me and told me to buy whatever I wanted, knowing full well I was probably going to buy baking essentials (stuff I do not necessarily need, but definitely want).  Of course I spent…

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…

Almond Lace Cookies

This is what happens when I’m bored.  My husband tells me to go bake something, and a few hours later I have 10 dozen cookies for the guys that work with him. This recipe is so incredibly simple, but definitely time consuming, so give yourself an afternoon.  (You can halve this recipe and only make…

Bloggers Recognition Award

First off I would like to thank Doni mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert for this nomination. I’m still sort of new at all of this, so I completely apologize if this isn’t quite right. The Bloggers Recognition Award is a way for bloggers to promote other bloggers and I am very grateful for this. There are a few rules to…

Homemade Cream Cheese

  Any time I can make something specifically for my husband, I do it.  I owe him lots, he does all the dishes when I bake.  Sometimes there’s not much to do, and sometimes it looks like a bomb went off in our kitchen, but he cleans it all up without complaint. He always likes…

Pizza Buns

The weather here has shifted dramatically.  I’m pretty sure it’s still supposed to be summer out, however, on Saturday night we had snow.  It’s been bitterly cold.  I guess this is the price we pay for living in Calgary.  One minute we have a heat wave and the next we’re ushering in winter.  My furnace…

Macarons

The amount of times I’ve made macarons and failed is too many to count.  Every time they wouldn’t turn out, I would call my husband at work and tell him I’m never trying again.  Then half an hour later I would call him back and ask him to pick me up more ground almonds and…

Black Pepper Olive Oil Crackers

  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…