How to decorate cakes like a pro

This past year I decided to get into baking, but I quickly realized that there is a lot more to baking than eggs and flour. I found the key to decorating cakes like a pro is using the right equipment. Here are some tools and tips to help you successfully decorate cakes like a pro!

Great gifts for the home chef

One of the most challenging things about Holiday shopping is how one gift does not fit all, but if you have a chef on your list this year, you’re in luck. There are tons of great gifts for the budding chef, enthusiastic foodie, or someone you know who takes cooking to a new art form.  

Knives 101 – Different Knives for Different Uses

A few days ago I went grocery shopping, and as I was paying, the cashier asked me if I was collecting stamps. “Stamps for what?” I asked. “Stamps for new knives” she enthusiastically replied. To be honest, I’d never really given much thought to knives before. I mean, I have a set that I got when I first moved out many moons ago, but I took my stamp and went on my merry way. Later, I was flipping through the knife brochure that came with my stamp and after about page 6, I started thinking – why are there so many different types? What knife is for what? Do you really need 18 or will two do? As it turns out, you do! Here’s a breakdown of what makes one knife different from another.

ZWILLING JA Henckels gives a chef’s touch

Adding a few exceptional knives and pans to your kitchen can make all the difference in your kitchen. Using guidelines from my chef friend,  I checked out the ZWILLING JA Henckels Professional “S” collection and the new frying pan. I was impressed with their quality and performance.  

Homemade Pizza – Ideal Comfort Food for Fall

I’ve got some news for you folks. You may not want to hear it, but it’s inevitable. Yes, it’s true; summer is coming to an end. Sigh. Fall is right around the corner, and with it will come even shorter days, cooler nights, and a whole lot of wet stuff falling from the sky. But it’s not all bad news, because fall is synonymous with many awesome things, including delicious comfort food. So rather than mourn the end of another summer season, let’s embrace the fact that the season of warm, gluttonous, nap-inducing food is upon us. Food like homemade, hot, cheesy, toasty, oven baked pizza.

Buying the Perfect Cookware Set

Bring out your inner chef by finding the perfect cookware set!

Creating the perfect table setting

The upcoming holiday season puts a focus on entertainment and creating a beautiful table setting. Learn what you need, how to set it up and the best etiquette at your newly decorated table.

Kitchen Gadgets for Healthy Eating

Eating healthy is always easier said than done, but investing in some of these kitchen gadgets will save you time and energy! 

5 Kitchen Gadgets You Can’t Live Without

What makes up a well-stocked kitchen? I’d have to say it depends the person cooking in it. Although we all have our favourite must-use kitchen gadgets, some people like to use kitchen tools every day that other people may never have heard of. But out of the plethora of cool kitchen gadgets available, there are a few gadgets I think we can all universally agree are absolutely essential to a happy, well-run kitchen.

It’s a bumper crop of Blueberry recipes – Shelly’s Friday Favourites

Out where I live, the hills are alive with the color blue. Thanks to a bumper year for the amazing blueberry we’re all enjoying more of this sweet fruit than ever, and with my cupboards literally covered in them, I’ve had to think of some creative ways to use them.

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