Earlier this week, I met up with a friend of mine to go for dinner. We originally wanted to have sushi, but after calling two locations in Brantford and not having much luck, we figured we were going to have to get a rain check on the sushi and settle for something else in the … More If you like sushi, read this
One of the last times I made a trip to Costco, I came across a product in their snack section that caught my interest. I spotted some fruit bars, and because so many of these types of items contain a lot more than you’re anticipating (like excess sugar), I always check out the ingredients. I … More Looking for a healthy snack? Read this
This past Sunday, Blaine and I did some small-scale entertaining in our home. Well, to be honest, I did the majority of the entertaining, but Blaine was present, so I suppose he gets some recognition. We had Blaine’s parents over for dinner, and it marked the first occasion on which I prepared dinner for someone … More Make this for your next dinner
Please don’t kill me, but I have to be honest and admit that I am not in any way, shape or form a big fan of pumpkin. You can prepare it however you would like, but I’m probably not going to enjoy it, regardless of the version of pumpkin you serve me. I love pumpkins … More Here’s how to make the perfect pumpkin pie
Quite a few years ago, I was blessed to come across an item in the supermarket known as Tajín. If I remember correctly, I picked this up while doing some grocery shopping while I was in university, and I fell head-over-heels in love with the stuff. Devastatingly, I haven’t been able to spot this glorious … More Looking to flavour your food with something new? Read this
I positively love dill pickles, and I always have. I will never be able to comprehend how some folks cannot stand dill pickles, or pickles for that matter, but these people are in my thoughts and prayers, always. Living life without being able to savour dill pickles seems rather desolate, if you ask me. I’ve … More Ever wanted to try your hand at making homemade dill pickles? Read this
I came to the realization the other day that I share plenty of recipes with you from a variety of sources, but to date, I believe I’ve only shared one of my own personal recipes, if you can call it that. I don’t normally use recipes when I cook, unless I’m looking to make something … More Try this pasta dish for dinner tonight
I had a bit of a deprived childhood regarding comfort food classics. My mom, bless her and her genuine intentions, sort of did a 180 with her cooking after she was diagnosed with cancer for the first time – she wanted to feed her family food that was nutritious and beneficial, and as much as … More Here’s how to make some homemade Hamburger Helper
I absolutely love guacamole. You just can’t go wrong with it paired alongside a bowl of some crunchy, salty tortilla chips, and it’s versatile in the sense it works as an appetizer or even a meal, depending on what you’re feeling on a given day. I could easily eat chips and guac as a meal … More Read this to learn how to make some delicious guacamole
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mom and I recently made a trip to Costco. I picked up some new goodies as well as some I’ve been getting from Costco for a while, one such item being the cookies that they bake in-store. Costco actually has a rather impressive selection of baked goods. If I’m … More Costco cookies: yes or no?
My mom and I ventured out to Costco a few days ago for a long overdue visit. She and I had been trying to determine a day to go to stock up on some goodies that suited the both of us, but things tend to get a little squirrely scheduling-wise when we are in the … More Run, don’t walk to grab this from Costco
Picky eaters aren’t exactly the best people to deal with when it comes to cooking for them. Attempting to determine a meal that a picky eater will actually eat is a feat enough in itself, let alone consistently coming up with dishes and creations to provide them with. Blaine, my husband, is a picky eater. … More Dealing with picky eaters
I feel like a lot of us have misconceptions about salads. When we hear the word ‘salad’, we arguably visualize leafy greens with some sort of dressing, probably oil and vinegar if I had to guess. This form of salad, in my own humble opinion, is a wee bit bland and boring. Well, actually, not … More Check out this epic summer salad
Coffee is arguably one of those things in life that a lot of us refuse to go without. For some of us, coffee is the sole means of finding the motivation to roll out of bed in the morning and start the day off, so to ask someone to give up this delightful bean juice … More How well do you know your coffee? (part one)
I love food, as do most of us. My love for food arguably stems from the food my mom made for me growing up, as well as my background; I’m Hungarian and Dutch, and while the Dutch may not necessarily be known for their food, the Hungarians sure are. I follow a few food accounts … More Read this to learn how to change your potato wedge game
I will throw hands right here and now with anyone who can tell me with sincere honesty that eating raw cookie dough isn’t absolutely the best part of making homemade cookies. If you’re telling yourself otherwise you’re a damn liar and that is that. In case you couldn’t tell, I have some passionate feelings toward … More Here is how to make homemade cookie dough that is safe to eat
This past weekend, my bridesmaids and I partook in my bachelorette. I plan to dedicate an entirely separate post to share the glorious details of my bachelorette with all of you. Don’t you worry. To provide you with some context, one of the elements of my bachelorette was dining at Spencer’s at the Waterfront in … More Have you been to Spencer’s at the Waterfront?
Allow me to preface this post by recognizing that the featured recipe for this post is a wee bit random. I will admit that I am not the biggest fan of beef stroganoff, but I was struggling to think of a recipe to include for this particular post; I asked my dad to provide me … More Here’s how to make homemade beef stroganoff
Pizza, to the best of my knowledge, is one of those foods that just about everyone likes. Come to think of it, I don’t think I have ever met someone who is not a fan of pizza, and for good reason; it’s delicious, versatile, affordable, and it has the potential to incorporate all of the … More Here’s how to make some killer homemade calzones
I absolutely love Mexican food. My entire family does, actually, so when we have the opportunity to grab some, you can bet your sombrero we do. My sister has been going to Guac Mexi Grill in Brantford for a few years now. I’ve eaten there a few times, though I haven’t been for quite a … More Have you been to Guac Mexi Grill?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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