Cookbook Review: “Duchess Bake Shop” By Giselle Courteau

This is quite possibly the prettiest cookbook I have ever laid my hands on. The front and back of the book is covered in linen, the golden lettering and the antique-looking logo makes me feel like I am reading a classic cookbook from my moms collection. “Duchess Bake Shop” written by Calgary bakeshop owner Giselle… Continue reading Cookbook Review: “Duchess Bake Shop” By Giselle Courteau

Cookbook Review: “Butter Celebrates!” By Rosie Daykin

Cookbook Review: "Butter Celebrates!" By Rosie Daykin Another beautiful cookbook written by Vancouver based bakeshop owner, Rosie Daykin. If you haven’t already checked out her first cookbook “Butter Baked Goods”, you are truly missing out. The recipes in this book are amazing and the food photography by award winning photographer, Janis Nicolay is spot on.… Continue reading Cookbook Review: “Butter Celebrates!” By Rosie Daykin

YOU are a BADASS Book Review

"YOU are a BADASS: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life". By Jen Sincero I am a self-confessed self-help book hoarder. I feel like I just can’t get enough of them. I'm always looking for ways to improve myself, my ways of thinking, and the way I go about my… Continue reading YOU are a BADASS Book Review

“Per la famiglia” Cookbook Review

  “The recipes in this book represent a love of food and family”, author Emily Richards writes in her new cookbook “Per la famiglia” and I couldn’t agree more. In this cookbook, Emily lets us into her heart and her home and shares with us her most treasured family recipes. I come from a Southern… Continue reading “Per la famiglia” Cookbook Review

“3 Times a Day” Cookbook Review

“3 times a day” is written by Marilou and Alexandre Champagne, a husband and wife team who are also the creators of a blog called “Trois Fois Par Jour”. Marilou created this blog after overcoming a recent battle with anorexia in which she named her blog after eating 3 meals a day. Alexandre has a… Continue reading “3 Times a Day” Cookbook Review

the life-changing magic of tidying up- the japanese art of decluttering and organizing.

This book is written by Japenese decluttering guru, Marie Kondo.  Marie is a decluttering expert and has helped thousands of people in transforming their lives. She calls her method the "KonMari Method". This method of decluttering is so effective, she currently has a 3 month waiting list in which she physically goes to people's houses to… Continue reading the life-changing magic of tidying up- the japanese art of decluttering and organizing.

Decadent Mocha Eclairs

I try to recreate at least one recipe from each food magazine I receive monthly…as long as something catches my eye! November’s Chatelaine Magazine had a super tasty looking Decadent Mocha Éclair recipe and omg were they ever decadent! I tried my best to get some cool looking pics of these tasty desserts but keep… Continue reading Decadent Mocha Eclairs

Nutella Truffles

I am a self-confessed Nutella nut. I love everything Nutella. I have Nutella in my latte every single morning. Any time I see a recipe with Nutella in it, I have to put it to the test immediately. I first saw this recipe for Nutella truffles in a special issue of America’s Test Kitchen, Christmas… Continue reading Nutella Truffles

Hungarian Pepper & Tomato Stew

My husband is half Hungarian and his father makes the best Hungarian stew I’ve ever had. We have tried to replicate it but it never tastes as good. ..until one day his brother returned from a trip to Hungary with a fantastic little Hungarian recipe book for us. We decided to try the pepper and… Continue reading Hungarian Pepper & Tomato Stew

Ricardo Magazine Fall, 2015 & Making Pumpkin Pie

I love that this magazine is Canadian! This issue came out just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving. Although Thanksgiving is now behind us, there are a ton of great recipes in this issue that are fantastic for any evening. Some feature articles in this magazine include: Dietitian Q & A’s regarding Diabetes The carrot chronicles-… Continue reading Ricardo Magazine Fall, 2015 & Making Pumpkin Pie