Simply Scrumptious Cinnamon Buns

Soft and fluffy simple cinnamon buns from hiddenponies.com

I’m not one to get easily annoyed.  Most things roll off me pretty easily, and I consider myself fairly patient. As a parent, for instance, I can handle whining, complaining, puking, sniffing, questioning and crying without batting an eye or letting my blood pressure rise. But the second you introduce a cough? I become downright murderous. One of […]

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffin Recipe

You can find zucchini in just about everything right now, from cookies and cakes to lasagnas and salads.  While I applaud the use of zucchini in just about everything, the most important recipes are still the classics.  I don’t care how good a spiralized pickled dehydrated quinoa zucchini salad you can make and call it […]

Saturday Sweets: Gingerbread Drop Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Know what I love?  Gingerbread cookies. Know what I don’t love?  Rolling out dough, using cookie cutters, and decorating cookies. What’s a girl to do? Enter these: These gingerbread drop cookies are the perfect answer.  I have a gingersnap recipe I love, but they aren’t quite exactly like gingerbread.  These cookies are more gingerbread-man-like: thicker, […]

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark - so easy and impressive! Perfect holiday gift :) | www.hiddenponies.com

If you’ve never de-seeded a pomegranate, you need to take the plunge. If these Pomegranate Oatmeal Cookies didn’t convince you, and these Oatmeal Pomegranate Muffins also failed to send you squealing to the grocery store, this chocolate bark has to be the deciding recipe.  Yes, pomegranates are a bit of a pain in the you-know-what to de-seed, […]

Easy Homemade Applesauce

Quick and easy homemade applesauce

You guuuuuuyzzz. This is too easy for words. This calls for poetry. An Ode to Easy Homemade Applesauce, by Anna Nienhuis, lover of warm cinnamon-y applesauce. No canning, no caution, no waiting. No hot-sweaty-messy life hating. Just take some apples, chop ’em up. Put some water in a cup. Throw ’em in your favourite pan. […]

A Regional Canadian Food: Five Minute Homemade Raspberry Chia Jam

Homemade 5 minute raspberry jam!

This recipe is a part of the Canadian Food Experience Project.  As we (participants) share our collective stories through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity to our Canadian culinary identity – coming from the Berry Capital of Canada, I had to share something that showcases berries in all their natural beauty! Homemade jam in 5 minutes! […]

Sweet & Sour Chicken Bites

Facebook friends.  Mostly they make me feel unproductive, unsexy, and unsmart.  They are always DOING things, looking CUTE, and posting links to interesting articles or pulling out pithy quotes that I’m unsure if they made up themselves or lifted from Eleanor Roosevelt. But, being a pretty unaffected-by-others person, I love me some Facebook.  While these […]

Saturday Sweets: Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares

Who doesn’t love Rice Krispies? Ooooooo, OOOhhh, oooh, pick me, pick meeee! (*waves hands over head*) But wait, what’s that you say?  You’ve put them into square form and added peanut butter and chocolate? Ohhh, SNAP.  And crackle. And, obviously, pop. I’ll eat that. It’s the strange truth: Rice Krispies in milk give me the […]