Ricotta, Kale, and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Plated Ricotta, Kale, and Spinach Stuffed ShellsI saw a picture of these online and instantly knew I had to make them, possibly because the image was tagged as Food Porn and they looked worthy of the title. I used my family as guinea pigs, and my mom was happy that it was a way to get us to eat kale, which is great for you but not everyone’s favourite. They were fun to make, though a little messy to fill with spoons (I would suggest a Ziplock piping bag rig). My photos aren’t as good as the post I saw, but they tasted great! Continue reading

Alpine-Inspired Baked Mac and Cheese

Alpine-Inspired Mac and CheeseI made this for my family last night for Family Day, a Canadian statutory holiday created solely for the purpose of having a long weekend in February.  We normally make another kind of baked macaroni, but I wanted to try a different recipe and this one went over well. I served with roasted broccoli with garlic which complimented the cheese well. Here’s to appreciating your family! 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