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…

Odds and Ends Baking

One of my biggest pet peeves is wasting food. I’ve been known to sit and finish the food my kids leave on their plates, just so it doesn’t end up in the trash. I know there are others like me out there, and for that reason, I wanted to make a post about using the…

Decadent, Triple Chocolate Hot Chocolate

It has been ridiculously cold here lately. Much too cold to get outside with the kids. I always find it lovely to have an excuse to stay inside and be lazy, but also frustrating that we can’t get out and stretch our legs. I felt like we needed a treat that would lift our spirits…

Savoury No-Knead Bread

I’m enjoying the no-knead bread experience. It’s new to me, but it’s a lot of fun. Creating delicious bread with minimal effort, and waking up to a bowl of ready to bake dough, is perfect. I decided I wanted to make a savoury version to pair with the pasta dish I had planned this week….

Picky Eaters Smoothie With Fruits and Veggies

My two oldest children are going through a picky eating phase. One is a carnivore at the moment, and the other eats mostly pasta, crackers and yogurt. I’m sure some of you can relate. They both have a couple fruits and vegetables that they are willing to eat on occasion, but even that depends on…

Eggless, Caramel Cream Cheese Hand Pies

I love pretty desserts! They always say that you eat with your eyes, and I believe it. I also love a great, flaky pastry. So I decided to combine both! My daughter and I got to work the other day, playing around with pastry doughs and flavours. This was the best of the lot. Super…

Dutch Oven Popcorn!

Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks. I love it plain, salted or pretty much with any flavouring. Problem is, I don’t have a microwave. I used to have to buy bags of popped popcorn from the store, but not any more! Recently I’ve been popping popcorn in my Dutch Oven, and let me tell…

Eggless, Chocolate and Caramel Tart

I love playing around with pastry. It’s something I’ve only just started to get into. I love that it presents a whole new set of challenges when compared to cookies and cakes. As I’ve mentioned before, I love chocolate, so I NEEDED to try making a chocolate tart. The recipe I’ve posted here is an…