Lasagna – Fail Squared!

I had a bunch of (not so anymore) fresh tomatoes that I needed to use quickly, some zucchinis and a load of cottage cheese that will expire at the end of the week. I didn’t have to think very long to come up with a plan… Vegetable Lasagna! Alas, it looks like lasagna isn’t my […]

Sweet and Salty Cake – Christmas Edition!

Last but not least, this is the cake I elected to make for Christmas night at my mom’s with the whole family. I had spotted it a few months ago, again, on Jennifer’s site (looks like she is my inspiration for all things decadent!) This cake was no deception. It is absolutely divine. Decadently sweet […]

Popcorn Balls

I’m still not done posting all the goodies (or nasties!) that I did for Christmas. These popcorn balls were part of the “family kits” I was making for my brothers. I thought the kids would really like them. Turns out, I really liked them too!  I had never done popcorn balls before and I expected […]

Onion Soup

This would be my daughter’s ultimate favorite meal. It was my first attempt at making one from scratch today. I think I did not too bad. I used yesterday’s turkey’s bones to make a stock and used that to make the soup. That and like 12 onions! That’s like 3 onions per bowl! The key […]

Traditional Christmas Supper

Let’s take a break from all the sweets, shall we? I still have a few more to come, but for now, I want to report what was for supper yesterday. We usually celebrate Christmas Eve here at home, but this year, my son was working and then going to his girlfriend’s family to celebrate with […]

Sugar Cookies

A classic! Those were so much fun to make. My daughter and I spent hours on them! She made the dough, rolled it out, cut out the cookies and cooked them and I took care of the decorating (well, she helped with that too…) My son’s girlfriend even gave us a hand. She made a […]

Date Squares

These are *almost* healthy. Let’s say they are a healthier choice, because of the oats and whole wheat flour that’s in them, but they also contain a lot of butter and dates are extremely high in sugar, which makes them extremely calorie dense. But hey, if you are going to have a treat, this is […]

Sucre à la crème

Allright, time for another quick one. This has got to be my favorite treat in the whole wide world. In fact, if I had to choose only one treat that I could eat for the rest of my life, that would be it. I could literally eat an entire pan of this. While I never […]

Double Dark Chocolate Cookies

Warning! Warning! Maybe some of you will want to close their eyes for a moment, here… ;o) My next couple of posts aren’t going to be of the healthy kind! Hey, it is Christmas after all and no one wants to eat millet on Christmas day now do they? Well, I know I don’t anyway. […]

Soup from leftover Risotto

Again, I spent most of my day cooking for Christmas (pictures of all the nasties will come, eventually!) so I wasn’t really hungry for supper. Especially since today was “everything sweet” day, I pretty much overdosed on sugar. Let’s just say that all the stuff I made today is far from qualifying as healthy. Supper, […]

Million Calorie Hot Chocolate

When I went to New York last summer, I went out of my way to get to Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Shop to buy some of his Wicked Hot Chocolate. I hadn’t tasted it until yesterday. Yep. Yesterday night seemed like a good “Hot Chocolate Night”. Well, let me tell you, for the first time in […]

Salmon and Barley Risotto

This is what I was supposed to have for supper yesterday, according to the weekly plan. But I was way too pooped and felt way too full to prepare that, so I saved it for tonight. It’s a good thing I did, because that risotto sure takes a while to make. A good hour. It’s […]

Salad with Cottage Cheese

As soon as I was done working out this morning, I started cooking for Christmas and finished only at 9 tonight. Needless to say I didn’t feel like cooking supper after that. Besides, I wasn’t really hungry, as I spent the entire day tasting this and tasting that, and, for some reason, even if I […]

Tomato, Clam, Olive and Asparagus Linguini

After having spent the day out shopping, I was glad that what was on my list for tonight was a quick and easy meal. My mom ended up staying the night yesterday, so she came shopping with us and stayed for supper again. I wish she could stay one more night and do the Christmas […]