pretty little cakepops

There’s no denying it: itty bitty is in. It’s hard not to coo over trendy, tiny treats like cupcakes, cheesecakes and pies. Put a miniature dessert on a stick and you’ve got a real win. Behold: cakepops. Popularized by Bakerella, cakepops are the perfect combination of decadent cake and icing…

Adventures with Martha: Roasted Banana Cupcakes

There’s Nigella, Giada, Paula…and then there’s Martha. For many, Martha Stewart is the gold standard for baking and homemaking. If anything, this undomestic goddess is always up for a challenge. Ever since my friend Steve’s former housemate baked through Martha Stewart’s entire Cupcakes book in a year at Queen’s University…

Boozy Margarita Cupcakes

As some of you may know, I started my first post-grad full-time job a few months ago. One of the first things I learned about my manager was her love for tequila (namely, Patron). Since my signature birthday gift is cupcakes, I figured adding her favourite liquor to the mix…

Summer Berry Breakfast Muffins

After a few months of teasingly hot-and-cold weather here in Toronto, the sun is finally shining and the Ontario-grown berries are plentiful. At the grocery store this week, I couldn’t resist the draw of the succulently, sweet and slightly mushy Ontario strawberries…which is why I decided to muck around with…

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

Easy, tasty, vegan chocolate cake – too good to be true!

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you ever have a craving to make a little mess in the kitchen?  I definitely do. Earlier this week, I had an intense desire to bake up a batch of chocolate chip cookies.  While my mom & I have really gotten into baking this year, our pantry is by…

Tasty Tomato Soup

My #1 food obsession is tomatoes.  I will eat them roasted, raw, in sauce, or, my winter favourite, in soup.  I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect tomato soup recipe and I think I’ve finally found it.  One of my favourite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen, adapted a scrumptious…