Baking To Keep Sane!

Thanks for joining me! My name is Jaclyn.  I’m a mom of three children under the age of five.  Baking and cooking allow me to be creative, while getting the kids involved.  As an activity, it almost always ends in smiles, instead of tears or fighting!  I like to experiment and create vegetarian dishes, and…

Easy, Last Minute Cake Recipe

Believe it or not, this giant cupcake cake, including the decorating, came together in only about 20 minutes of hands on time. This is my go to cake/cupcake recipe when I need to bake something quickly. It only uses 2 pantry items and some milk/milk alternative, and can be made vegan. It’s a great option…

Eggless, Baked, Homemade Doughnuts

Since being pregnant with my youngest, I have been obsessed with doughnuts! I cannot get enough. The best doughnut shop in town, is minutes away from my kids’ paediatrician, so anytime we are in that area, we have to make a stop. It became dangerous though, the day I realized they were also available on…

Lemon on Pizza?

I recently watched a YouTube video about putting slices of lemon on pizza. It seemed very strange to me, but strangeness always leads to curiosity. I bought a pizza stone not long ago, and decided I needed to try it immediately! I made homemade, personal-size, pepperoni pizzas for the kids, because I knew they would…

Eggless, Brown Butter Brownies

It’s Friday! Let’s all treat ourselves for making it through the week! My definition of a treat is something chocolatey, decadent and delicious, which is exactly what these brownies are. This brownie recipe uses browned butter. Browned butter adds a rich, caramel flavour to the batter. It’s a simple recipe, using very basic ingredients, and…

Sourdough Bread: An Epic, Ongoing Tale

I love baking bread. It is therapeutic to knead the dough, and to shape it. It is amazing to watch it as it grows in size, and then becomes golden brown in the oven. Not to mention, there is nothing more comforting than a slice of warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven bread with butter. Eat it by itself,…

Traditional Oatcake Cookies

These cookies are delicious! They are a take on the more traditional oat cakes, but in a crunchy cookie form. For those of you who enjoy sweet and salty flavours together, these are for you. They are always popular here at our house. Little hands are always trying to sneak away with one! These are…

Eggless, Blueberry, White Chocolate, Almond Scones

Lately, I have been loving scones! Specifically, MY scones. Turns out, everyone has a different definition of what a scone ‘should’ be. Dense and loaded, light and fluffy, floury and savoury – definitely some differing opinions! The recipe I have developed is a take on an amazing Buttermilk Biscuit recipe from Bon Appetit. If you…