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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

On the second day of Breadmas my Baker gave to me, Cinnamon Raisin Bread! Woohoo! We’re two days into Breadmas and my house is smelling SO good! Especially because this Cinnamon Raisin Bread is so wonderfully fragrant. This is a classic and has been a…

Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Bread

Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Bread

On the first day of Breadmas my Baker gave to me, Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread! We’re starting off Breadmas with a buttery classic! I adore cornbread. There are so many great varieties, and they’re always a good side dish for autumn feasts, and summer BBQ. This…

Prepping for Breadmas

Prepping for Breadmas

It’s been a long year. Everyone is tired and looking for reasons to be happy. All through the fall I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of something that will make this year stand out for a good reason instead of a bad one.…

10 Gift Ideas for the Foodie in Your Life

10 Gift Ideas for the Foodie in Your Life

This year has brought about a lot of new things in our lives. And though a lot of those things are stressful or scary, there is always a light in the darkness. This year has seen a huge number of people take up new hobbies,…

6 Garden Prep Steps to get ready for Winter

6 Garden Prep Steps to get ready for Winter

Here in Eastern Ontario we are not lucky enough to have garden friendly weather through the winter. So when the frosts start to get bad, and the weather turns wintery it’s time to take down our garden and prepare for next season. We’re still a…

Yoghurt Cheese

Yoghurt Cheese

Yoghurt Cheese is a really fun, and easy alternative to cream cheese. It doesn’t take any special skills or techniques. And leaves you with a tart, smooth, and versatile spread. It was one of the first “cheeses” I ever made, and it’s been something I…

Baked Coconut Chicken Strips

Baked Coconut Chicken Strips

Homemade chicken strips always used to feel like a big undertaking to me. Then I actually started making them, and realized they can be super easy! These Coconut Chicken Strips are gluten free, low in fat, and baked rather than fried. Perfect for a healthy…

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries always remind me of eating out in the summer on a patio. But since that wasn’t a great (or possible) option in a lot of places this year, homemade was the best way to go. We also had great success this year…

Peppermint S’mores Jars

Peppermint S’mores Jars

S’mores are the classic summertime campfire treat, but don’t you sometimes want them when it’s cold? I know I do! Something about the gooey, warming, comfort of s’mores actually makes them a pretty great autumn treat. The trouble in Canada is that autumn campfires aren’t…

Homemade Fig Newton Cookies

Homemade Fig Newton Cookies

Fig Newton cookies are, in my humble opinion, a very underrated cookie. We didn’t buy them often when I was young, since other cookies were more popular in our house. But when we did get them, it was a happy day! I have always loved…


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10 Gift Ideas for the Foodie in Your Life

10 Gift Ideas for the Foodie in Your Life

This year has brought about a lot of new things in our lives. And though a lot of those things are stressful or scary, there is always a light in the darkness. This year has seen a huge number of people take up new hobbies,…

6 Garden Prep Steps to get ready for Winter

6 Garden Prep Steps to get ready for Winter

Here in Eastern Ontario we are not lucky enough to have garden friendly weather through the winter. So when the frosts start to get bad, and the weather turns wintery it’s time to take down our garden and prepare for next season. We’re still a…

Yoghurt Cheese

Yoghurt Cheese

Yoghurt Cheese is a really fun, and easy alternative to cream cheese. It doesn’t take any special skills or techniques. And leaves you with a tart, smooth, and versatile spread. It was one of the first “cheeses” I ever made, and it’s been something I…

Canning Beans at Home

Canning Beans at Home

Beans canned at home is one of the newest additions to our homestead pantry, and it’s a great one! Most folks are aware that buying dry beans is a big money saver from buying canned beans. But for busy nights or last minute meals they…

Simple Pickled Onions

Simple Pickled Onions

Pickling onions was one of the first things I ever tried in the preserving world. And the result obviously led me to a super fun world of canning! This very simple recipe will leave you with a few jars of yummy pickled onions, that are…