Rhubarb Muffins with Almond Streusel

I spent one year without and oven and I really missed baking.  So the first chance I had, I decided to bake muffins and cookies all in one day.  I found a recipe for rhubarb muffins on saveur.com and because I’ve had success with a lot of their recipes in the past, I decided to… Continue reading Rhubarb Muffins with Almond Streusel

Best Blueberry Muffins

  There was a time there when I was eating muffins for breakfast everyday! Until one day, a co-worker pointed out that eating muffins is like eating cake and eating them everyday is like eating a slice of cake for breakfast every single day.  That was my wake up call and also the fact that… Continue reading Best Blueberry Muffins

Baked Plantains with Brown Sugar Glaze

  Recently, we went on a much needed vacation to the Dominican Republic.  We stayed in a nice resort in a quiet little town and it was seven days of bliss for us! Interestingly, at the resort we stayed at, they served plantains three times a day, everyday! We found out later on that plantain is a… Continue reading Baked Plantains with Brown Sugar Glaze

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I found this recipe from foodnessgracious.com and I have to say this recipe is a definite keeper! Thanks Gerry! This cake is real simple to make, requires ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry and the end result, well the end result is excellent! Okay, if I have to be honest, the first… Continue reading Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Chocolate Cupcake with Raspberry Buttercream

There are so many cupcakeries in Toronto that have popped up over the last few years and I’ve always imagined that the bakers in the back of those shops baking hundreds of cupcakes everyday must be happy all the time and so I’ve always envied them! In fact, I wouldn’t mind it one bit if… Continue reading Chocolate Cupcake with Raspberry Buttercream

Seafood Risotto with Wild Mushrooms

Last December, we needed a break badly and so we headed off to Muskoka to stay in a cottage – all by ourselves! It was real cold out there but it was also peaceful and quiet.  Everyday and every week we are constantly running around and rushing from one place to another.  Even though, we… Continue reading Seafood Risotto with Wild Mushrooms