Rosemary Bread

After having the pleasure of watching my friend Stephanie make her bread and didn’t get the opportunity to eat it. I went home and made my own to satisfy my cravings. I went to my trusted Mennonite recipe cookbook as soon as I got home and made two loaves of delicious rosemary bread with my own personal twist. Making bread is really not as hard as it sounds. I used to think... Read More

Secret of Success

Photo via Cupcakes Take the Cake “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside” - Mark Twain    Read More

Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo and Mango Salsa

If you are looking to make something fresh for a hot summer day, this is the perfect recipe. Fish Taco Makes 8-10 tacos INGREDIENTS 1 pound tilapia fillets, cut into small chunks or strips (small enough to be wrapped inside your taco) 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups panko crumbs salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 cup vegetable... Read More

Best Vanilla Cupcakes / Yellow Buttermilk Cupcakes

According to Martha Stewart, you will want to make these delicious cupcakes over and over again. I didn’t believe her at first, but it’s true! “Having two types of flour contribute to the cupcake’s singular texture: Cake flour makes for a delicate crumb, while all-purpose keeps them from being too tender”. These cupcakes are a guaranteed hit at any... Read More

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Eat more cookies! These delicious oatmeal raisin cookies are soft, chewy, and full of favors. Guarantee you will crave them nonstop. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Makes about 5 dozen medium size cookies. Ingredients 3 large eggs, beaten 1 cup raisins 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon... Read More

Fluffy Pancakes

This is the best fluffy pancake recipe.  Seriously. Ingredients (makes about 15 – 6″ diameter pancakes) 1-1/2 cups milk 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1/4 cup vegetable oil Directions Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to... Read More

Thumbs Up!

Whenever I am in the Annex or near little Korea in Toronto, I can never resist the temptation of stopping by and enjoying a few dishes from Thumbs Up! The name “Thumbs Up” itself says it all about this hidden gem. Situated at the south-west corner of Bloor and Palmerston, this is one of the best inexpensive Korean home-style joints in downtown Toronto. All entrées comes... Read More