Product of the week: Instant Pot

January 7th, 2015 | Posted by kerry in Fave Products - (0 Comments)

This post should really be called “product of the CENTURY,” because Instant Pot is just that. It’s a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker and braiser all in one. I was super intimidated when this arrived on my doorstep and I was super lame and only used it to cook rice while my actual … Read more

I was so happy when a friend posted a photo of her son in a “tower” like this. I wanted one right away! …Until she told me how much she paid for it: over $200. Eek! I couldn’t justify paying that much! Until… One evening at my parents house, we were all helping to clean … Read more

I’m back!

January 7th, 2015 | Posted by kerry in Housekeeping - (0 Comments)

Hello, friends. What a hiatus. I’m so sorry that I disappeared off the face of the Internet and didn’t tell any of you, my lovely and loyal readers. I created this blog as a means to output some of my creativity after I lost my job. I also learned a lot about coding HTML, Google … Read more

Entertaining Tips: the introduction

February 19th, 2012 | Posted by kerry in Entertaining - (0 Comments)

Over the years I’ve picked up a number of great entertaining tips that I would love to pass on. These are from partying at other people’s homes, and my parents. I took after my mom and I love to entertain. I remember staying up late as a kid on a Saturday night while another family … Read more

Wining and Dining your Guests

February 19th, 2012 | Posted by kerry in Entertaining - (0 Comments)

Before the Meal Set your dinner table before your guests arrive. This way you won’t have to set it when you’re in a frenzy before dinner (one less thing to worry about!), and guests won’t put stuff on the dinner table which makes it easier for you to serve dinner. Arriving to someone’s home and … Read more

Pie Troubleshooting FAQ

July 1st, 2011 | Posted by kerry in Cooking Tools | Desserts - (1 Comments)

Making the perfect pie can take a lot of practice. I know this from experience! Here are some common pie problems and their solutions. Of course, if you have any specific questions about pies, please leave a comment here. I am by no means a pie making expert but I will do my absolute best to … Read more

Getting a roasted chicken just right is tough. Most of the chickens I’ve roasted come out dry, leathery and lacking in flavour. Since reading about roasting chickens on the internet, I discovered two things. The first is that brining the bird is crucial to locking in the moisture of the chicken during roasting; the second … Read more

Shrimp Gumbo with Sausage and Okra

April 18th, 2011 | Posted by kerry in Dinners | Recipes - (0 Comments)

One rainy Saturday afternoon we were lounging around watching tv and saw something on food network that mentioned gumbo. Of course, my husband and I started salivating right then and there. I flew off the couch and started researching the perfect gumbo recipe. Of course we all know that the perfect gumbo starts with the … Read more

This recipe was a hit at my house! With the perfect amount of spice from the green curry, even people with low tolerance for spicy food can enjoy this dish. I served this great curry with jasmine rice. I used a small bowl as a mold for the rice and placed the molded rice in … Read more

Bacon and Onion Tart

March 15th, 2011 | Posted by kerry in Dinners | Recipes | Starters/Sides - (0 Comments)

I had been looking for a tart pan for the longest time and finally found one at HomeSense for $7. This one is stoneware and doesn’t have a removable bottom. I figured that if it didn’t work out the way I wanted (i.e. my tarts stick to the pan), that I would use it as … Read more