mac and cheese

Real Macaroni and Cheese

Like most kids, I grew up on the macaronic and cheese that you find in a blue box. It wasn’t until I was well in my late teens/adult years that I had real macaroni and cheese (made with elbow macaroni, real cheese and a bechamel sauce). Don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and aContinue reading “Real Macaroni and Cheese”

lava cake

Easy molten lava cakes

I remember how molten lava cakes were all the rage when they first came out – a chocolate cake that was set around the edges but still oozy in the middle? No way! Molten lava cakes present themselves as a very sophisticated dessert but they are quite easy to make (depending on which recipe youContinue reading “Easy molten lava cakes”

chicken pot pie

Easy chicken pot pie

I remember the first time I attempted to make chicken pot pie. The recipe was way too complicated and I gave up half way through. It called for roasting bone-in chicken breasts for 35-40 minutes before even getting started on the rest of the recipe. About an hour into it, I was too tired toContinue reading “Easy chicken pot pie”

chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

You really can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies. Almost any recipe will result in a cookie that tastes great. But there is a certain style that I have been trying to figure out for the past year and that is a chocolate chip cookie that is more puffy and cakey than you typical chocolateContinue reading “Chocolate chip cookies”

Project CHEF

While I was in Vancouver, I had the opportunity to check out a children’s cooking program called Project CHEF: Cook Healthy Edible Food. I heard about Project CHEF after reading a fun, delightful book called “French Kids Eat Everything“. The book tells a story about how the author moves to France with her family andContinue reading “Project CHEF”