Authentic Spanish Gazpacho: A Recipe for Family Memories

This is the most authentic Spanish gazpacho you will ever taste. No frills. All fresh goodness. Yum!

Chefs around the world are dabbling in variations of this classic dish but an authentic Spanish gazpacho should be a smooth purée of fresh vegetables with a hint of garlic, pimentón and vinegar. Continue reading

Whip up these Cocoa Crinkle Cookies to celebrate World Chocolate Day (or any day)

Where has this recipe for cocoa crinkle cookies been hiding all your life? Find all the deliciousness at @ericablogs.

World Chocolate Day totally snuck up on me and I am wholly unprepared. But you could declare it World Chocolate Weekend and prep these cocoa crinkle cookies today and bake them tomorrow. Win-win! Continue reading

Corona Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

You have GOT to make these Corona Cupcakes. And the zesty lime cream cheese frosting is the perfect topper. Yum! Find the recipe at

It’s 4pm and I just realized it’s National Cupcake Day. And while it’s pretty easy to whip up a batch of these bite-sized treats anytime, especially if they’re from a box mix (shhhhh…) that day is not today. Instead I’ll reminisce over the time I made these insanely good Corona cupcakes… Continue reading

Easy Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Heart Cookie

Happy Valentine's Day! So you didn't have time to bake and decorate a cake or cupcakes? Or even dozens of cookies? No problem! There's still time to whip up a sweet treat. You can make this deliciously big Valentine's Day Heart Cookie in no time. Enjoy it plain or decorate before you dig in!

Happy Valentine’s Day! So you didn’t have time to bake and decorate a cake or cupcakes? Or even dozens of cookies? No problem! There’s still time to whip up a sweet treat. Honest. You can make this deliciously big Valentine’s Day Heart Cookie in no time and have it ready… Continue reading

Authentic Spanish Sangria

Try this recipe for an authentic Spanish Sangria. You won't be disappointed.

I am SO not ready to say good-bye to summer. And to prove it, I’m mixing up a batch of one of my favourite summer beverages: authentic Spanish Sangria. Authentic Spanish Sangria: A Taste of Spain Sure, you can buy Sangria in a bottle or blend a pre-made mix with… Continue reading

Four-Grain Flapjacks Win Dinner & PAM Wins Clean-Up

Sometimes you just need a quick meal with easy clean-up. Pancakes + PAM does it every time.

I basically served up the pancakes and then the eggs as soon as they were ready. In fact, I had visions of flipping them onto their plates from across the counter but thought better of it. Continue reading

Better-Than-Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars

If you've ever indulged in a Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bar and wondered if you could make it yourself, you absolutely can! And it is delicious! Find the recipe at

Hopefully we’ve all recovered from the emotionally-charged ‘Red Cup’ debate and realized there are other, more important Starbucks-esque things to ponder. Like: How do they get the cranberries into the Cranberry Bliss Bar? If you’ve never tasted the likes of these Cranberry Bliss Bars then you might be missing out on… Continue reading

Your New Favourite Carrot Cake Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens

This is the only carrot cake recipe you'll ever need. And NO pineapple, thank you!

I absolutely love a good carrot cake which absolutely has to have a velvety cream cheese frosting. And no pineapple for me, thankyouverymuch. Just carrots and pecans and a few staple items to hold it all together. For some reason I hadn’t made carrot cake in years. YEARS. In fact,… Continue reading