Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs

When I was little, I remember making Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs with my mom. I thought it would be a fun tradition to share with my kids, but I was disappointed that I couldn’t find directions online on how to make them. Needless to say that didn’t stop me from trying! It really is quite… Continue reading Nanaimo Bar Easter Eggs

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Granny Emily Atkins’ Hot Cross Buns

  As the weather starts to get colder, I like the fact that I can turn on the oven and bake bread without baking everyone in the house at the same time!! I thought it would be nice to take a crack at a recipe that has been in my husband’s family for many years.… Continue reading Granny Emily Atkins’ Hot Cross Buns


The Best No-Knead Crusty Bread

I came across this recipe for No-Knead Crusty bread and decided to give it a try. This is truly the best bread I have ever made and it will now be my go to recipe. Last night after dinner I put double the ingredients from this recipe into a bowl and mixed together. I left… Continue reading The Best No-Knead Crusty Bread


Gingerbread Cookies.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without cookies, and gingerbread are probably my favourite. I love that it becomes a family activity, and even the smallest “chefs” can play an important role. I didn’t really plan ahead when I started making these, so I had to wing it a bit (i.e. I ran out of plain flour… Continue reading Gingerbread Cookies.


MJ’s classic Tourtière … just in time for Christmas.

Originally posted on LazyDayz:
Tourtière is one of my favourite Christmas traditions. One of my favourite parts of Christmas is tourtière. Growing up, my mom always made it for Christmas, and after I left home I wanted to carry on that tradition. I’ve tried various recipes, but my go-to recipe is the one that was provided…


Homemade Flat Bread with Cinnamon & Sugar

  My oven hasn’t been working properly for over a month and I’ve been stuck with preparing all of our meals on the stove top. I love baking so it’s been a real pain. I’ve been craving homemade bread,  so I decided to make flatbread, which not only allows me to get by bread “fix”,… Continue reading Homemade Flat Bread with Cinnamon & Sugar



While I absolutely love coffee, I’m not a huge fan of cold coffee, unless of course it’s in a Tiramisu. I love the fact that Tiramisu literally means: “pick me up”, “cheer me up”, “wake me up”. What a perfect name for a perfect dessert. This is the first time I’ve made Tiramisu, and I have… Continue reading Tiramisu


Homemade Passata (Tomato purée)

  I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can’t believe how much tomato sauce my family goes through. So a couple of years ago I thought it would be nice to make tomato purée (passata) from scratch. I read a lot of recipes that required you to boil water to remove the skins, and then… Continue reading Homemade Passata (Tomato purée)


Pumpkin Pie Muffins

I know that fall is not quite here, but the kids are going back to school and I just can’t help getting into the “fall feeling”. We stopped by our local farm stand and the pumpkins had made an entrance. So I decided to buy 1/2 a dozen and cook, puree and freeze them, so… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Muffins