After we got home from our little shopping adventure and having survived the endless line-ups, Don and I came up with the idea to share easy but delicious recipes with our fellow self-isolators to hopefully make their lives a little better. Think of it as a quick and easy dinner guide to help you navigate all the cans you may have hoarded on your own recent shopping spree.
Three Christmases ago, Don and I decided to start a little family tradition for his mama. Her birthday being in November and us never being able to drive out nine hours for the party, we decided to welcome her each Christmas with a customized birthday cake. The first year, we went for a classic Black Forest cake. The second year, there was a special request for a Strawberry Shortcake. And this year, I decided to take her favourite drink, Red Berry Sangria, and transform it into layers of decadent vanilla cake, red berry sangria compote and a light mascarpone frosting, a Wine Christmas birthday cake. For all the wine and dessert lovers out there, this one is for you!
Have you ever had way too many apples in the kitchen, long enough that it starts smelling like apple cider and you didn’t know what to do with them because they were kind of wrinkly and not exactly delicious-looking?! Well, I have and I decided to make glorious, spiced apple butter.
We present you with a true Canadian Thanksgiving Brunch; the Thanksgiving Hangover Turkey Poutine! This recipe is for all of those who have had to nurse a post-Thanksgiving hangover whether you drank your way through the “21 Questions” style interrogations about your life or simply had to keep up with your party-hard relatives!
Slurps up! Curry Pumpkin Soup! Fall isn’t the glorious season that it is without pumpkins and this year I ventured (for the first time in my life I might add) to a pumpkin patch with Don. To say that I enjoyed my time at Miller’s Bay Farm is an understatement! I was like a freakin’ kid in a candy shop, jumping over pumpkins for the perfect goofy shot, going through rows upon rows of pumpkins to try and find the perfect ones for both Thanksgiving recipes and a couple of Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.
So I have an awesome friend (shoutout to my ally!! AHF!!) whose mom made the best chocolate chip cookies ever to grace humanity! I used to patiently wait for invites to his parents’ place hoping cookies, amongst other amazing dessert, will be on the menu! (Disclaimer: I’m not a greedy friend, her desserts were EPIC!) And for the longest time, I had been trying to perfect my chocolate chip cookie game because I no longer had easy access to his mom’s cookies