French Onion Soup

onion soup

French onion soup is one of those things we used to only eat at a restaurant because I could never get the broth to taste quite the way I liked it. That said, not all French onion soups at restaurants are good, no two are alike.  Here is my “go to” French onion soup recipe […]

Not Italian, but maybe we should be

bread n sauce

A couple of home made loaves alongside a lovely pan full of equally home made spaghetti sauce!

The loaf is still rustic but with a different finish


Made a couple of loaves of rustic bread earlier this week. Same recipe as last time except I brushed them with egg wash rather than dusting with flour. Not only did these ones look lovely but they tasted even better than last time! If you haven’t tried this yet, you MUST make your own bread […]

Super simple Rustic Bread


There is nothing like the taste and texture of fresh baked bread, yet few people actually make their own bread. Why? Well, if they are anything like me, they are terrified of the process. Baking bread has become one of those tasks that all of our grandparents did that seem entirely too much work in […]

Big naan on campus

bacon 150-1

This will be the second batch of naan that I have made at home. Everyone else in the FAB Whitby kitchen thought my first attempt was awesome, but I was nonplussed. Attempt number 1 was somewhat lackluster. Having at the same recipe a second time though, I discovered a couple of things. First off, I […]

Home made dinner rolls


Those of you who are regular readers have no doubt noticed that I’ve been on a bit of a baking kick lately. Sandy doesn’t bake and my attempts years ago failed miserably, so we just never got into the baking side of food prep. All that changed when OoS convinced me to try making pizza […]

My new food obsession: Home baked bread


The good folks in the FAB North kitchen have been prattling on a good bit lately about their weekly homemade pizza regimen. It sounds great and I’ve been dying to try it here. At the last minute the other day, we decided we should give it a go except we were going to buy the […]

Easy apps: Crostini


Appetizers. Far from a food course, they are often what sets you apart as a superstar in the kitchen. Unfortunately, this need to create a spectacular first impression often drives otherwise sane people to attempt the most insane creations. Remember my wannabe Food Network Chef, some of the best food on the planet is simple! […]

Kid friendly party food: Pizza Boats

pizza boats

Having spent too much time in front of the computer one day last week, Mamma Gee and I retired to the anti chamber, whereupon we commenced channel surfing. As there were no vampire shows on, the remote magically made its way to SpeedTV. Imagine that! We came across The Racing Chef and since combining food […]