Chocolate Spice Hot-Cross Buns

This is a little late for Easter this year, but I was so busy baking before Easter I didn’t have time to think.  I could have sworn I had put this on here last year, so when I went to look for the recipe, I actually checked here first and realized it wasn’t up yet….

Pullman Bread

I was really excited when I got my first Pullman bread pan.  I actually got two of them, though I saved one for a Christmas present.  (Technically they were both a Christmas present but I opened up one and started using it right away). I thought it would be easy, find a recipe, make the…

Black Pepper Parmesan Grissini Italian Breadsticks

Around here I usually make my parmesan breadsticks, which are big, fluffy, dunk in your pasta sauce breadsticks.  But every once in a while I make these, which are thin, crispy and well, super easy to make (takes less than 2 hours from start to finish!). I had always made these plain, with just a…

Chocolate Mud Cake

Sorry I’ve been a little absent lately, we’ve been working in our yard, and well, life happens. Kitchen faucet broke and needed replacement. We also put in slide out drawers in our lower cabinets in the kitchen which has made our lives so much more functional. I’m finally using all the lower cabinets. We’ve lived…

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…

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…

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…

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…