Sweet Potato Pancakes

    For a long time my son Callum didn’t like toast for breakfast. He preferred cooked breakfasts, pancakes, waffles, bacon and eggs. I had neither the time nor the energy to indulge him so I created some cheats. This was one of them. A sweet potato pancake that I made in bulk and froze. Easy…

Wild blueberry muffins with crumble topping

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week at Mister C’s school. It’s an American tradition, a rather nice one I’d say, where you spend the week honouring and celebrating teachers. C’s daycare did a whole host of things, one of which was a potluck breakfast. I asked Mr Firehouse to sign me up for some baking….

Chocolate chip cookies with brown butter and pecans

I used to pooh-pooh brown butter. Can you imagine? That was until I smelled it and had it drizzled over ricotta and butternut squash ravioli. Now, I’m of the opinion that everything is enhanced, made better, improved a million-fold by it’s mere presence. The sun has been out in Seattle this week. The sun! This…

No Churn Mango Macadamia Ice Cream

I love mango macadamia! In fact, it’s my favourite ice cream flavour.  If you want to hear me wax lyrical about it, read this post here on Sharon’s Blog. Nowadays, when I get a craving for mango macadamia ice cream, I have to make it myself.  It’s actually not that hard. When I bought my…

Healthier Oat & Raisin Cookies

Raisins are one of Mister C’s current favourite foods. They are the bane of my existence, I find the little black shrivelled masses everywhere. They’re especially hard to clean out off the black leather seats in my car. Having said that they usually keep him calm for extended car trips, relieve the sudden onset of…

Super Simple Tomato Sauce

One of Mister C’s favourite foods is pasta with tomato sauce. Of course, when my high-alert new mummy radar saw how much salt was in tinned tomatoes, I flipped out. Seriously? Ever since then I’ve been buying the ‘no salt added’ and much more expensive tin or making my own sauce. This is one of…

Banana Kinda Ice cream

Do you know what happens when you get frozen chopped bananas and blitz them in a food processor…ICE CREAM! As discussed earlier, my husband has a tendency to let bananas go bad. Now, when I see bananas threatening to spoil I chop them, stick them in a freezer bag and pop them in the deep…