Christmas Wish List: Cookbooks

I’m no gifting guru, but maybe you have a friend like me, someone who doesn’t cook but loves cookbooks.  These are the top 2 on my wish list and I bet your friend will love them too:

Cravings: Recipes for Al the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen shares recipes of her favorite things to eat in the most entertaining way possible — with stories of their everyday life and a lot of self-deprecating humour.  You can view sample recipes on Amazon, like this one:



It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super Busy Home Cook by Gwyneth Paltrow

My Ross passed on her copy of GP’s first cookbook, It’s All Good, and it turned out to be exactly my kind of cookbook filled with my kind of recipes.  This means that many of them are so simple they can hardly be called recipes at all.  It’s All Easy promises to be more of the same, and I know this because it’s got the word “easy” in the title.


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How To Roast Vegetables

Roast vegetables are a staple in our household.  I like to serve them as a side dish for dinner, and if there are any leftovers, I make myself a roast vegetable wrap or sandwich for lunch the next day.

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BYOB with Lock & Lock Lunch Bags


Some people geek out over cars or gadgets, but for me, it’s food containers!  I use Lock & Lock airtight containers to organize our pantry staples, and also for keeping our leftovers in the fridge.  I can never really have enough!  So when Lock & Lock asked if I’d like to try one of their lunch bags Continue reading “BYOB with Lock & Lock Lunch Bags”

Create Your Own Bento Box with Heinz x Bento by Kat

I recently attended my first ever bento workshop and learned how to put together a totally kawaii Kelly Ketchup bento box for my kids!  Continue reading “Create Your Own Bento Box with Heinz x Bento by Kat”

Easy Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

This is the easiest mug cake recipe ever, and it’s so good!  I could serve this to dinner guests and they’d never know I “baked” these in a microwave. Continue reading “Easy Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake”

Easy Recipe: No-Bake Granola Bars

It’s always a good idea to keep a stash of healthy snacks lying around, so you won’t be tempted to munch on chips or dig into a pint of ice cream in between meals.  Continue reading “Easy Recipe: No-Bake Granola Bars”