One of my good friends Lauren just celebrated her 30th birthday. Now, Lauren is one of the hardest working women I know. She works an office job and is also a professional photographer (and voted as our city’s best in 2012), so I knew she needed an extra special cake to help celebrate this milestone birthday! After seeing an ombre cake on Pinterest, I knew I wanted to give one whirl. Now, don’t fret if you are thinking “that is way too detailed and complicated for me”. It’s not. It’s actually way easier than you think. Let’s get to the recipe, so I can show you how to make your own ombre cake! Continue reading
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It’s hard to believe we are already on week eight of the Julia Child celebration. This week’s French cooking assignment was a roasted chicken. Like Bob & I’s other posts, we wanted to jazz things up a bit so we did a lemon dill roasted chicken. Is it possible to ever go wrong with lemon and dill?! This chicken was moist, full of flavour and easy to make! Let’s get to the recipe so you can start cooking it too! Continue reading
Posted in Chicken, Easy, Fresh herbs, How To, JC100
Tagged 100, birthday, celebration, Chicken, child, dill, dinner, easy, french, jc100, julia, Kitchen, Lemon, moist, Roast, Roasted, supper, tasty, wisdom, year
Time is flying by with the Julia Child 100 year celebration and it’s already onto week 4! This time with the fancy and filling Salad Nicoise [nee-SWAHZ]. With each assignment Carlene and I receive, we try to stay true to the recipe, but add a little extra flare if possible! This week is no exception. Instead of piling a bunch of ingredients into a bowl, we wanted to use some great fresh tuna and a different plating style to class things up a bit!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Fish, Fresh herbs, JC100, Lunch, Potato, Salad, Seafood, Side, Vegetable
Tagged 100, anchovies, anchovy, birthday, boiled, capers, celebration, child, egg, Fancy, french, hard, jc100, julia, lettuce, nicoise, olive, parsley, pesto, plating, Salad, tomato, tuna
It is now week 3 of the 100 year celebration of Julia Child and they’ve hit us with a doozy! Well not really, but this one did certainly take more time than the Omelette Roulee of week 1 which was in and out of my HOT pan in a minute and a half! (That’s my kind of recipe). This week I was faced with Coq au Vin, which is essentially “Chicken in Wine”. I knew this would be more challenging for me, not because it was difficult to prepare, but because I don’t like following recipes, but I stuck it through and it was a success!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, JC100, Potato
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Last week, Carlene and I got an email asking whether we would be interested in celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday by joining many other foodies in cooking a Julia Child recipe each week! Always interested in trying new recipes, especially those from a culinary icon like Julia Child, we opted in! Every Monday over the next 100 days leading up to Julia Child’s birthday, we will be receiving a a recipe and the option to cook and blog it. Check out the Facebook page (and several other social media channels) to learn more about this awesome celebration and discover what recipes they post every Thursday.
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Egg, JC100, Vegetable
Tagged 100, art, Asparagus, birthday, cheese, child, cooking, egg, french, jc, jc100, julia, omelette, parmesan, quick, rolled, roulee, stuffed
WOW. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been blogging for two years already! I think over the past 730 days, we’ve learnt a lot about food, cooking/baking styles and blogging. However, we are the most grateful for all the support we’ve gotten from our awesome BS’ers – our fans!! THANK-YOU for your awesome support over the past two years! We are excited to continue blogging for you & to bring many more fabulous recipes! Continue reading
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One of my good, long-term friends recently celebrated his 26th birthday so I decided that I should make him some special cupcakes. While he originally requested Mancakes, I had just made them so I wanted to make something a bit different. So with a recent suggestion from another friend, we decided that Cinnamon Toast Crunch cupcakes would be equally as awesome! Let me tell you – these little babies are packed FULL of flavour and actually taste like the childhood favourite cereal. So go ahead and make these babies – I double dog dare ya’ too! Continue reading
A few weeks ago I got a call from one of my best friend’s since elementary school, Natasha. She needed some help making a birthday cake for her boyfriend and my fellow friend, Sean. So off to the kitchen we went! Sean is a big golfer, so we both agreed that a Titleist golf cake would be the best thing to make. Continue reading
A running/work friend recently asked me to make cupcakes for her little man’s 2nd birthday and these little bright babies were the result. What speaks more to a 2nd birthday – bright, bright colors of course! This recipe is also fairly basic so it’s a good recipe for anyone on the go. So let’s get to the recipe and together say: Happy Birthday Little Man. Continue reading
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