My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Milk and cookiesHappy New Year! I want to start off by wishing you all a great year ahead and luck with all of your resolutions. I didn’t make a weight loss or sugar reduction resolutions because, let’s be honest, that wouldn’t be so successful when I have a baking blog. But, one of my resolutions this year is to devote more energy to my My Nana’s Kitchen, as it seems like you all out there Continue reading

Stripped Screw Trick

I love puzzles, especially the jigsaw type – they’re one of my favourite things to do with my mom (other than baking!). It seems that my puzzle skills have lent themselves to a strange skill…I am an Ikea master. Seriously, my ability to assemble Ikea furniture isn’t normal. And I like it! It’s like a big puzzle, and I feel handy, so I’m always happy to put stuff together. Continue reading

Steak ‘Doneness’ Trick

My stepdad does all the meat cooking in my house, so I loved this image when I found it online because I have no idea when steak is done cooking. I’ve tried cooking it on my own, but I end up with a steak with multiple stab wounds from my continuous attempts to peek inside and check its’ ‘doneness’ (yes, that is now a word). I know I can’t be the only carnivore who is steak cooking clueless, so I hope this helps you as much as it will help me! Continue reading

Veggie Cooking Cheat Sheets

For some reason, I can never remember what temperature to cook something at and for how long, so I always called my Nana for the answer, she was my kitchen Google – a resource I miss dearly (for emotional and practical reasons). I stumbled upon the second image, and, while searching for a better quality one to post here, I found the first image. While the second cheat sheet is prettier, the first has the all-important baking/roasting option Continue reading

Hone your chops: A chef’s guide to knifes

I saw this online and thought I should share it. I’m on a constant quest for knowledge and love to learn, so, since I’ve been baking and cooking since I was in diapers, food-related information is a large part of this thirst. This trait is definitely familial, as my mom and I are looking into taking a knife skills class together, so this post is quite appropriate. Hope you find at least one thing to take away from it! Continue reading

Knitter Not-So-Anonymous

After writing this blog for a couple months, I have come to the realization that my posts are definitely mainly going to consist of recipes over ‘everything else grandmother’s teach you’, which I don’t think people will mind. That being said, I’ve got to talk about my rediscovered love of knitting, because it’s awesome, not just to add one to the ‘everything else’ category. Continue reading

Why

My Nana and I at my high school graduationI lost my grandmother a couple years ago to cancer, and my life hasn’t really been the same since. She was one of my best friends, someone full of eternal wisdom for every one of my questions and problems (ranging from ‘how to bake salmon’ to ‘how to get this stain out of that fabric’ to advice when I would fight with my mom). She instilled a love of baking in me at a very young age, along with an infatuation for jewellery, a weakness for anything antique, and an inclination towards things that are, as she would say, “funky”. Continue reading