I’ve mentioned my love for Hungarian cuisine here on my blog before, and while I may have already said it, trust me when I say I will say it again. And again. And probably again. If you’re Hungarian like myself, or have sampled Hungarian food at any point in time, you know what I’m talking … More Here’s how to make homemade Hungarian goulash
Blaine and I ventured out to SWEET bakery in Brantford this past weekend regarding our wedding cake. I’ve been to this bakery before, but it was quite a few years ago. When I was chatting with my sister and maid of honour about potential local bakeries to check out for our wedding, she recommended SWEET … More Craving something sweet? Hit up SWEET Bakery in Brantford
I’m pretty sure I have mentioned my odd and slightly bizarre liking for absolutely random facts here on my blog before, but in case I haven’t, now you know. I’ve always enjoyed reading up on and hearing spontaneous truths pertaining to all sorts of subject matter, and I like to consider it both an educational … More Are you familiar with these random facts?
I have yet to come across someone who isn’t a fan of Ferrero Rocher’s. Quite honestly, I think if I ever were to come across someone who dislikes them I would smack them upside the head for the simple reason I cannot fathom any reason as to why one would not enjoy these heavenly little … More Here’s how to make your own Ferrero Rocher’s at home
My family and I have some Hungarian roots, courtesy of my dads side of the fam jam. My dads father was a first generation Canadian as his father emigrated to Canada from Hungary a ways back, and we still have a solid amount of family over there, whom we have had the pleasure of visiting … More Have you been to Budapest in Brantford?
If I ever encountered a situation in which I was forced to name my favourite desserts, cookies would, without a doubt, be mentioned. They’re pretty fucking great, and I like to think of them as something more than a small dessert square but something less than a piece of cake. They’re the perfect buffer in … More Here’s how to make some homemade white chocolate macadamia nut cookies
Breakfast foods, without a doubt, are among my dad’s favourite things to eat, and with his birthday quickly approaching, he told our family he wanted to go out for breakfast. His choice of restaurant was Dixieland Grill, formerly known as Two Arrows Restaurant, located on Chiefswood Road in Hagersville, Ontario. My dad had been to … More Have you been to Dixieland Grill?
I feel like taco salad is something that one either loves or hates. And, unfortunately, I would wager that there are more of us who dislike the stuff compared to those of us who actually enjoy it, arguably because it is difficult to come across a taco salad that tastes how it should; fresh, savoury, … More Here’s how to make homemade taco salad
I can recall the first time I tasted chicken cordon bleu when I was a kid. To be quite honest, it was a bit of a life-changing moment, because I don’t think I had ever had chicken that was so insanely delicious. I remember begging my mom to make it for me several times a … More This is how to make the best chicken cordon bleu
Believe it or not, meatloaf is something I have learned to appreciate within the past few years of my life. When I was younger, I absolutely despised it, and the thought of a giant loaf of meat wasn’t one that overly enticed me. I think part of the issue was that I hadn’t sampled any … More Read this to learn how to make the best homemade meatloaf
Anyone who knows me relatively well is fully aware of the fact that I consume a lot of bananas on a daily basis. I often get asked if the reason I eat as many as I do is a result of my love for the taste of them, but I can assure you it isn’t. … More Here’s why you should eat more bananas
This past weekend, my family and I ordered takeout from Domino’s Pizza. My sister and I have had Domino’s ourselves a few times, but my parents had never eaten anything from Domino’s before, and after a rather hectic weekend, we figured it would be a good choice for a simple and fuss-free dinner. I was … More Is Domino’s Pizza worth the hype?
If you ask me, one simply cannot use too much garlic. It just isn’t possible. My love for garlic arguably stems from my Hungarian background, but I’m pretty sure I would love garlic even if I wasn’t Hungarian. Garlic is used in a multitude of Hungarian dishes and recipes, but also in a lot of … More Read this to find out just how good garlic is for you
As I mentioned in my blog post a couple of days ago, I’m in the process of getting over a rather nasty bug. I’m very grateful I’ve been able to recover as quickly as I have, considering my Lyme Disease, and I’ve been doing everything I can remedy-wise to get myself better as quickly as … More This is how to make the absolute best chicken noodle soup
It is possible I am being presumptuous, but in accordance with my own observations and experiences, I think it is safe to say a lot of us tend to do more baking in the colder months of the calendar year. It makes sense, really; I certainly don’t find the prospect of baking with a blazing … More Doing some baking? Read these hacks first
If you’re a fan of seafood, or shrimp, more specifically, chances are you have eaten crispy shrimp at a restaurant and experienced an euphoric explosion of taste and wonder on your tongue. I’m not exactly sure what the secret is among restaurants when it comes to preparing said crispy shrimp, but I have never had … More Read this to learn how to make restaurant-style crispy shrimp from home
Mushrooms aren’t something I would consider to be one of my preferred foods. I have to be in the mood to eat mushrooms, and when I am in said mood, the way in which the mushrooms are prepared makes a difference. I’ll eat mushrooms if they’re in a pasta dish or on top of pizza, … More Feeling down? Mushrooms could help
Within the past year or so, deep fried pickles have quickly become one of my favourite appetizers to order and enjoy when I’m out for dinner. I’m not entirely sure why it took me so damn long to acknowledge how incredible these bad boys are, but regardless of the timeline, I am happy that deep … More Here’s how to make homemade deep fried pickles
I am positively delighted that Autumn-like temperatures have finally made an appearance here in Ontario. That being said, I’m fully aware that this ‘Fall’ we are currently in the midst of won’t last overly long; it will probably warm up again, cool off a bit, then BAM. Snow. I’m not certain that this will happen, … More Here’s how to make some wicked tomato soup this Autumn
Brownies are one of those things that appeal to just about everyone. I have yet to meet someone who dislikes brownies, and, honestly, I think if I ever do, I’ll be a little concerned for their sanity. You simply cannot go wrong with brownies. They’re lightly crunchy and toasted on the exterior, yet warm and … More Here’s how to make some of the best brownies you’ve ever tasted
The question of how much water we should consume in a given day seems to be one that has alluded many of us for quite some time. You hear one thing only to have another source contradict it, making it rather difficult to designate what the proper amount of water is to be thrown down … More How much water should you drink in a day?
Apple pie is one of those dishes that just about everybody enjoys, no matter how picky of an eater you may be. It’s the king of pies, in a way, and for solid reasons; you simply cannot beat a beautiful, golden-brown, flaky and warm slice of hot apple pie, and I don’t care what your … More Here’s how to make the best apple pie this Autumn
As promised, the following information will be a continuation of yesterday’s blog post detailing different types of pasta and their best uses. In my previous post, referencing jessicagavin.com, I listed a variety of long pasta types, so for today’s post, we shall be looking at short pasta types. “Campanelle: Campanelle pasta is one of the … More How well do you know your pasta? (part two)
I’m not Italian, but I think I may have been in another life thanks to my utmost love and appreciation for pasta. I could, without a doubt, eat pasta every single day of my life without growing tired of it, and it has been my favourite food since I could talk, I’m pretty sure. Pasta … More How well do you know your pasta?
Watermelon and salad might not seem like the most common food combination, but trust me when I say you haven’t lived until you’ve tried it. I had watermelon salad for the first time when I was still in high school, and I still haven’t forgotten it, in case you needed reassurance that it really is … More Here’s how to make watermelon salad
I love dessert. Arguably more than I should, but I have a massive sweet tooth, and one must simply fulfill the demand of what the palate wants. That’s a little dramatic, I’ll admit, but you get my point. I’m not fussy when it comes to dessert, and, really, I think the only dessert I’m not … More Here’s how to make the best fruit crisp this summer
When we’re young, we don’t exactly worry about what we are consuming in terms of calories and fat. And for a good reason; kids should not be thinking about things that we spend most of our adult years contemplating considering they’re busy playing among other important kid things. Once we’re adults, however, our diet becomes … More PSA: your metabolism does not, in fact, slow down once you’re middle-aged
When it comes to waffles, I am inclined to say the Belgians do it best. You simply cannot compare a frozen Eggo waffle to a rich, fluffy, decadent Belgian one, and I believe the hype pertaining to Belgian waffles is, without a doubt, warranted. I also conveniently happen to have Belgian ancestry, so I can … More Here’s how to make homemade Belgian waffles
Mug cakes, for anyone unfamiliar with them, are essentially exactly what the name suggests; a cake in a mug. They’re delicious, simple to make, and often require ingredients you likely already have in your cupboards. I first heard about these divine little creations a few years ago. It took me a while to get around … More Here’s how to make a mug cake
Charcoal is something that most of us are likely familiar with to some extent, although it may not be something most of us associate with consumption. The idea of ingesting charcoal may seem like a rather strange one, but trust me when I say that activated charcoal can be a miracle worker for people dealing … More Should you be using activated charcoal?