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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and I plan on celebrating at home with my easy beef and cheese empanadas recipe. I have always loved empanadas, but I was always too intimidated to make them at home.
Well, I finally made them and I’ll tell you my little secret – I used refrigerated pie dough for my pastry instead of making it from scratch. It cuts down on so much of the prep time! That’s why this recipe is so easy to make, you could whip it up on a weeknight.Continue reading →
Instead of dealing with the chaos of brunch out, why not give Mom a little bit of serenity at home with a super fancy breakfast in bed? Say it with homemade with my super easy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Cherry Preserves. Continue reading →
Since Mother’s Day is once again fast-approaching, I thought I would re-share my round-up of the best places for afternoon tea in Toronto. If you’re looking to get a reservation for Mother’s Day – STOP whatever you’re doing and call now! Places book up extra fast and if you can’t get the Sunday, consider meeting on the Saturday instead. Enjoy!
One of my favourite traditions for Mother’s Day is going for afternoon tea in Toronto with my sister and Mom along with Paul and his Mom. It’s a nice way for our parents to get caught up and a fun way to spend the afternoon together. We usually spoil our Moms with a small gift as well – see our 2014 + 2015 + 2016 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Guide. But the point is – our presence together is the present and it’s the small, yet precious moments that we will look back on and cherish.
Having toured and tasted my way through the tea rooms of Toronto, I proclaim these to be the best places for afternoon tea in the city: Continue reading →
It’s a nice and comforting thing I look forward to when the weather is just miserable outside. We broke records in Portland for rainfall in the months of October, February and March so far! Continue reading →