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…

Sugar Cookies

The funniest thing, I was going to make something for my husband to take to work for Halloween, when he came home from work and advised me that the guys at work were wondering if I was going to make them something for Halloween. Now, with it being Halloween, it had to be creepy (though…

Buttermilk Biscuits

For all of our holidays, I’m forever buying biscuits in a tube.  There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s what I grew up with.  My boys love them, my husband loves them, and lets be completely honest, they are so east and stress free. I’ve made biscuits in the past, which are also extremely easy to…

Happy Thanksgiving!

I spent the past few days putting this cake together, from making the modelling chocolate, to baking the cakes and the pie (which is in the centre between two layers of cake) and then about 4 1/2 hours today putting everything together.  I believe altogether I spent about 12 hours on these cakes, but the…