French Bread

= It's about time for another bread recipe!  I love to make bread because it's such a hands-on and connected way of baking.  As if we are nurturing the dough into its final form. Bread making is also about patience.  To truly get great tasting bread, the yeast needs time to ferment and develop.  Luckily,  a [...]


Chocolate Macaron & Bailey’s Ganache

I was trying to come up with a fun name for this recipe.  Something about drunken cookies, or Super-duper Bailey Oreos.  However, as entertaining as those names are they don't do these cookies justice.  Something as simple as putting booze into a cookie makes it that much more yummy.  I hope you all agree, or [...]


In my home city, it seems that everyone is obsessed with burritos. Friendly discussions turn into heated debates as self-proclaimed foodies rant and rave about who makes the best Burritos in town. As most people are quite aware, the Burrito is an iconic staple in Mexican-American cuisine.  Where it originated is not entirely known, with stories of its [...]

Chicken Curry

Curry is my ultimate comfort food.  Its delicious, simple, nutritious and I simply love the aroma as it cooks.  The blend of spices wafting through the air of my tiny apartment will bring an instant smile to my face. As with my previous curry recipe, I make a distinction between flavour and heat when I [...]

Opera Cake

My favourite cake to make is Opera Cake.  Made with coffee flavoured buttercream and dense, rich ganache all beautifully layered between coffee soaked torte.  It looks super elegant and very sophisticated, but underneath all that glam is some straightforward, delicious goodness.  If you're hankering for a mocha fix, this recipe has got you covered. Now, [...]

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I've seen many recipes on the internet for a Chocolate Avocado Mousse.  However, all of them use agave or maple syrup to make them.  If you have access to these sweeteners, checking out those recipes might be worth your while.  At this current time, I don't have either of those, and I don't particularly want [...]

Latvian Piragi!

With Easter upon us, I thought I would share with you all my families Piragi recipe.  Growing up, this delicious bread pocket, filled with bacon, ham and onion would make an appearance at any family gathering.  I would always love helping my mother, and grandmother make them a few days before easter.  The smell of [...]

One-pot Tomato Mac’n Cheese bake

I think a lot of people have a love-hate relationship with pasta - especially any pasta that involves cheese.  However, every once in a while, especially if it is relatively healthy it's nice to enjoy some good old fashion carbs. Like the majority of my recipes, there is plenty of room for some added individual [...]

Peach Pie

Having a slice of good homemade pie is beyond comparison.  It's the ultimate comfort food for me - like the buttery crust and warm, goey filling are wrapping me up in a delicious pie blanket. Any pie, whether its apple, sweet potato, peach, or a Quiche all revolve around a good crust.  In my opinion, [...]