DIY Baking mixes – CAKES!

Move over Betty Crocker, we are making our own cake mixes! Yes you no longer need those over priced boxes from the grocer. Here are the Duncan Hines/Betty Crocker copycat recipes I promised you. There are always a couple of these floating around my pantry – yes, even a pastry chef needs a short cut…

Raw Cookie Dough …need we say more?

Have you ever just wanted to sit down eat a bowl of cookie dough and cry… No, no one – just me. Ok maybe that was too much information. This Covid isolation is really messing with my brain. I am constantly forgetting what day of the week it is. I literally have to input everything…

New Normal … PB & Banana pops

Here in Canada, the media has coined the phrase “new normal” for the social isolation that has become a daily life. I recently read some provinces have cancelled Christmas festivities already, medical officers anticipating that this “new normal” will last 8 months or more. On the other hand I have also read other news stations…

My Cookie Binge… Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think most food bloggers are emotionally based cooks. Something about food just speaks to us. It’s like a combination of art and music all rolled into one. Cooking is stress relieving, at least for me. Which is why I found myself in the kitchen yet agian on Sunday afternoon. Anxious fear brings depression, but…

Pinterest will fail you, chocolate never will.

Nailed it. It is a term in the urban dictionary defined as trying something from the popular app known as “Pinterest” and failing. Not that the urban dictionary is known to be the most reliable source of information, but in this case the sheer number of times the term is used indicates its need to…