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Let Them Use Cupcakes: making cold-process cupcake soap

Years ago I picked up a book called Confetti Cakes and after seeing the amazing things that one could do with baked goods, I became very interested in creating fancy cupcakes and cakes. Cupcakes that didn’t just look like cupcakes, but like animals or a spaghetti dinner. I also made cakes shaped like robots and… Continue reading Let Them Use Cupcakes: making cold-process cupcake soap

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Bagel Me This, Bagel Me That: Making Homemade Blueberry Bagels

Before my appetite returned, one of the only things I wanted to eat during those first four months of pregnancy was bagels. Bagels, bread, pasta, basically anything carb or carb related. They call it morning sickness, but for me it was pretty much all day sickness – just enough to not want anything to do… Continue reading Bagel Me This, Bagel Me That: Making Homemade Blueberry Bagels

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A Great Discovery: Making Doughnuts with Yonni

After a short pause to overcome the joys of first trimester pregnancy, my appetite has returned along with my blogging. What a perfect time for a blog about food (especially since I can enjoy it again), and what better food than doughnuts! Yom nom, amiright? #imright. I’ve been a fan of Discovery Coffee for some… Continue reading A Great Discovery: Making Doughnuts with Yonni

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Get Crackin’: sugar-free sweet potato crackers

My child eats his own weight in food every day, or so it seems, so I’m always on the lookout for new snack ideas. I’m not fond of the idea of buying pre-packaged snacks that are aimed at toddlers because they are often nothing more than rice, sugar and preservatives. They also come with a lot… Continue reading Get Crackin’: sugar-free sweet potato crackers

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Bulking Up: creating less waste, saving money and reducing packaging by buying in bulk

In the early 90s in Newfoundland, there was a now-defunct department store called Woolco (ultimately bought by  “Volde-mart“) where I first encountered bulk food. The first time I walked into the store, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Bins full of gummy bears and Smarties that were begging me to dive in with both hands. Ok, so maybe… Continue reading Bulking Up: creating less waste, saving money and reducing packaging by buying in bulk

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Gluten-Free Goodness: banana chocolate chip muffins

This past weekend I made a batch of gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins. While I don’t have celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, I do like experimenting with different grains and flours, and I do see the benefit of including a variety of grains in my diet instead of just eating the same wheat-full… Continue reading Gluten-Free Goodness: banana chocolate chip muffins