Ricardo’s Chocolate Crepes

chocolate crepes - Ricardo magazine

A recent girls’ weekend in Whistler, BC saw us searching the streets in the torrential rain at 11:00 am, having just checked out of our hotel, determined to find delicious crepes before embarking on a day of shopping. I had promised amazingness at a place Carl and I had enjoyed in the past, but alas, […]

Perfect Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

You know when you see those big, bakery style muffins in double chocolate, carrot, and vanilla chocolate chip and you just want to have them allllll, even if you can literally see the oil oozing out of their over-stuffed pores? I do. Chocolate chip muffins were my siren call in every box of muffins my […]

Nutty Granola

I made the grevious error of buying “all-natural” trail mix a few weeks ago. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it? A variety-packed blend of natural, raw nuts and seeds, mixed with some dried berries and even the occasional bonus chocolate chunk – sounds pretty good on paper. But throw in way too many tiny pumpkin seeds and […]

Lentil Oat Berry Muffins

Lentil Oat Blueberry Muffins

Well, how many people resolved over the holidays that the time had come to really commit to their goals to eat healthier, sleep more, exercise better, and all those other equally noble, important things? Yeah, me too. Then I got hooked on Suits the very first week of the new year, and sleep and exercise went […]

Banana Bran Muffins

There’s a large bush on our walk to the bus stop that keeps encroaching further and further onto the sidewalk. Normally this isn’t the kind of thing I would comment on as, not being the type to trim my own bushes, who am I to judge. Except this particular bush always has multiple bees busily […]

Zucchini Lemon Loaf

Super moist Zucchini Lemon Loaf from hiddenponies.com. The glaze makes it irresistible!

Can we talk about school group work? Is there a person alive that went to school, cared about their grades, was genuinely interested in learning, and then got assigned a group project or presentation, and thought, “YES, group work!” ?? I’m not a gambling gal, but I’m putting my money on NO. Yet teachers seem […]

Cranberry Coconut Muffins

Cranberry Coconut Muffins from hiddenponies.com

I want so badly to love mornings. I love the idea of mornings: a fresh new start, the cool, quiet morning house, a still-clean kitchen, and plans for the day. But sometimes the kitchen isn’t so clean, the plans aren’t that inspiring, and the early-morning house is anything but quiet as kids awake at various […]

Favourite Pancakes


I don’t know about you, but I am all about the practical gifts. Besides the standard socks, Carl has bought me my stand mixer, waffle maker, pastry brushes and blender on various occasions over the past few years. These are some of my favourite gifts because I get to use them all the time, he likes to use them since […]