She Bakes Here http://www.shebakeshere.com Making memories, one recipe at a time Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:03:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Grandma Kay’s Sukiyaki Recipe http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/grandma-kays-sukiyaki-recipe.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/grandma-kays-sukiyaki-recipe.html#comments Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:49:05 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21484 Seeing as how sukiyaki is considered a wintertime meal, it seems fitting that I would share my Grandma’s recipe on the last day before spring. Sukiyaki is a Japanese hot pot dish that consists of meat and vegetables that are slowly simmered in a mirin, soy sauce, and sugar mixture. Along with the meat and […]

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Grandma Kay's Sukiyaki Recipe

Seeing as how sukiyaki is considered a wintertime meal, it seems fitting that I would share my Grandma’s recipe on the last day before spring. Sukiyaki is a Japanese hot pot dish that consists of meat and vegetables that are slowly simmered in a mirin, soy sauce, and sugar mixture. Along with the meat and vegetables, my Grandma would also add sliced water chestnuts, potatoes, mushrooms and a package of Ichiban noodles. The whole pan would be brought to the center of the dining room table and we would eat everything over a bed of hot rice. My Grandpa enjoyed his in a more traditional sense by cracking a raw egg into a bowl before adding his hot ingredients.

I had emailed myself the measurements and instructions to this sukiyaki recipe a couple Christmases ago when I was made it alongside my Grandma, and I recently discovered the email while doing a massive inbox cleanup. After cooking and posting the end results on Instagram, I received a few comments and requests for the recipe. I get it, nothing is more comforting than a hot pot meal.

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Lemon Raspberry Bars with Shortbread Crust http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/lemon-raspberry-bars-with-shortbread-crust.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/03/lemon-raspberry-bars-with-shortbread-crust.html#comments Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:16:33 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=21365 The last few days have been filled with cold medicine, kleenex, and binge-watching Netflix. I don’t know how they do it, but our favourite shows seem to always know when we’re feeling run down and they all come back at once to make us feel better. Lately, Trevor and I have been enjoying the last […]

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Lemon Raspberry Bars with Shortbread Crust

The last few days have been filled with cold medicine, kleenex, and binge-watching Netflix. I don’t know how they do it, but our favourite shows seem to always know when we’re feeling run down and they all come back at once to make us feel better. Lately, Trevor and I have been enjoying the last season of Girls (sob), the mid-season return of Last Man on Earth and the newest season of Love. Cooking has been pretty minimal due to lack of energy, so I’ve been making a point to clean out the freezer and eat all the leftovers. It’s times like these that I’m grateful for batch cooking.

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Carrot and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/carrot-and-apple-cinnamon-oatmeal-cookies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/carrot-and-apple-cinnamon-oatmeal-cookies.html#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:38:14 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4943 I’ve been cautiously enjoying the warm weather we’ve been experiencing as of late. Cautious because I know it won’t last. Concerned because it’s a little unnatural to have double digit weather in the middle of February. I think this Sarah Scribbles comic I recently saw on Facebook properly sums up my feelings best. Despite my […]

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Carrot and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been cautiously enjoying the warm weather we’ve been experiencing as of late. Cautious because I know it won’t last. Concerned because it’s a little unnatural to have double digit weather in the middle of February. I think this Sarah Scribbles comic I recently saw on Facebook properly sums up my feelings best.

Despite my conflicted feelings, I took advantage of this nice weather a couple weeks ago and shot these cookie photos outside. I normally don’t do any photography on our little south-facing balcony, but I really wanted to make use of this old table I snagged a couple years ago from the furniture recycle drop-off room in our building. The last few wet winters have not been kind to this table, but this makes for an excellent surface for food photography. I’ll take what I can get, especially since our limited condo space makes hoarding multiple photography surfaces pretty difficult. In fact, at this point, I’m pretty sure my days of dragging this musty table inside for photos are now over.

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Baked Crispy Lentil Croquettes http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/baked-crispy-lentil-croquettes.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/baked-crispy-lentil-croquettes.html#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:12:09 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4901 Disclaimer: I was asked to participate in the #LentilsLoveVeggies campaign, sponsored by Canadian Lentils & Half Your Plate. Although I have been compensated, all opinions in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help keep She Bakes Here up and running and creating delicious recipes! If you’ve scrolled through some […]

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Baked Crispy Lentil Croquettes

Disclaimer: I was asked to participate in the #LentilsLoveVeggies campaign, sponsored by Canadian Lentils & Half Your Plate. Although I have been compensated, all opinions in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help keep She Bakes Here up and running and creating delicious recipes!

If you’ve scrolled through some of my latest posts from December and January, you would probably think that I survive on a lot of chocolate, bread, and cookies. But while I do indulge on desserts on special occasions (holidays…weekends…), my day to day eating habits are actually quite healthy. We have a small kitchen, but my husband and I make it a priority to keep a well-stocked pantry filled with canned goods, dried oats, rice, beans and pulses for easy and healthy meals. Making supper at home is a reward in itself because it usually means we have leftovers for lunch the next day or future last-minute meals that can go in the freezer. And let me tell you, those freezer meals are a lifesaver on busy weeknights.

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Two Hour Homemade Cinnamon Rolls http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/two-hour-homemade-cinnamon-rolls.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/02/two-hour-homemade-cinnamon-rolls.html#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:20:56 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4903 Whenever I think of my greatest food weakness, I always narrow it down to freshly baked bread. The delirious, glorious smell of fresh bread has always sent me into a complete tailspin. During my early twenties, I spent a summer during university working the storefront of a family-run bakery in Regina and it was pretty […]

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Two Hour Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Whenever I think of my greatest food weakness, I always narrow it down to freshly baked bread. The delirious, glorious smell of fresh bread has always sent me into a complete tailspin. During my early twenties, I spent a summer during university working the storefront of a family-run bakery in Regina and it was pretty much a dream come true for me and my deep love of carbs. A good portion of my summer paycheck went back to that bakery and I would stock up on their homemade bread, dinner rolls, poppy seed loaf, and their daily cinnamon buns.

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Dark Chocolate Crepes http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/01/dark-chocolate-crepes.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/01/dark-chocolate-crepes.html#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:08:00 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4867 I’m living, breathing and eating ALL the chocolate things right now. I know January is supposed to be all about getting back on track, eating healthy and getting off my couch, but right now I don’t think I could handle seeing another salad. Or another weight loss ad. I don’t know if it’s the time […]

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Dark Chocolate Crepes

I’m living, breathing and eating ALL the chocolate things right now. I know January is supposed to be all about getting back on track, eating healthy and getting off my couch, but right now I don’t think I could handle seeing another salad. Or another weight loss ad.

I don’t know if it’s the time of year or the lack of sunshine, but I’m currently going through the January blahs. I’ll be having a perfectly normal day, but then I’ll come home and want nothing to do with anything. No TV, no internet, I just want to hold up under a blanket in my bedroom, preferably with one of the chocolate bars I brought back from Mexico. I know this is just one of those weird seasonal things that will pass, but I just hope my current chocolate supply holds out until then.

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One Pan Baked Salmon and Roasted Veggies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/01/one-pan-baked-salmon-and-roasted-veggies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2017/01/one-pan-baked-salmon-and-roasted-veggies.html#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:45:05 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4844 Happy 2017! I hope everyone had a good celebration with family and friends and partied their way into the new year. Trevor and I rang in 2017 by fiddling with our TV antenna which decided to disconnect between numbers 8 and 7 in the countdown. In the last few seconds of 2016, we threw open […]

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One Pan Baked Salmon and Roasted Veggies

Happy 2017! I hope everyone had a good celebration with family and friends and partied their way into the new year. Trevor and I rang in 2017 by fiddling with our TV antenna which decided to disconnect between numbers 8 and 7 in the countdown. In the last few seconds of 2016, we threw open our balcony door and relied on our neighbours above us to yell out “Happy New Year!” Did I also mention that I was hoarse and very congested with my second cold of the season? Not my finest way to ring in the new year, but that’s okay, I’ll still take it.

After our returning from our recent trip to Mexico in December, we’ve been enjoying a pretty low-key January. I recently upgraded to a bigger slow cooker and we’ve taken a couple trips to the movie theatre (Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea & Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – love me some JK Rowling!). Other than that, it’s been a lot of hiding out from the cold and daydreaming about the warm, sunny weather and the beaches we left behind in Mexico.

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Chocolate Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2016/12/chocolate-dulce-de-leche-sandwich-cookies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2016/12/chocolate-dulce-de-leche-sandwich-cookies.html#respond Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:21:52 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4825 A couple weeks ago, I discovered the magic powers of dulce de leche. Dulce de leche is a thick, creamy, very addicting caramel spread that is made by heating milk and sugars for several hours. It can be purchased ready-made in grocery stores, but if you are feeling little more domestic, you can also cheat […]

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Chocolate Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

A couple weeks ago, I discovered the magic powers of dulce de leche. Dulce de leche is a thick, creamy, very addicting caramel spread that is made by heating milk and sugars for several hours. It can be purchased ready-made in grocery stores, but if you are feeling little more domestic, you can also cheat a little by using a can of sweetened condensed milk. There’s a ton of resources on the internet for how to make homemade dulce de leche using condensed milk, so instead, I’m going to share a cookie recipe you can make once you forcibly stop yourself from eating it straight from the jar.

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Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge http://www.shebakeshere.com/2016/12/toasted-coconut-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-fudge.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2016/12/toasted-coconut-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-fudge.html#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:48:27 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4799 I’m pretty sure this toasted coconut chocolate chip cookie dough fudge is everything I ever wanted in a dessert. As a chocolate-loving adult, it incorporates everything I love – rich milk chocolate, toasted coconut and chocolate chip cookie dough. And if you think you are too old to enjoy cookie dough in all it’s unbaked […]

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Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

I’m pretty sure this toasted coconut chocolate chip cookie dough fudge is everything I ever wanted in a dessert. As a chocolate-loving adult, it incorporates everything I love – rich milk chocolate, toasted coconut and chocolate chip cookie dough. And if you think you are too old to enjoy cookie dough in all it’s unbaked glory, one bite of this fudge will definitely change your mind.

When I was a teenager, I bought my fair share of homemade chocolate fudge from the local Christmas Market in my little hometown in northern Saskatchewan. As much as I now love living in a big city, I do miss the small-town charm of Christmas Markets filled with friendly neighbors and local vendors. I’ve visited and purchased presents at a couple of the markets in Toronto over the past few years, but sometimes the crowds can be quite suffocating (think crowded, delayed subway – ugh). Thankfully with this recipe, I can get my fix in the comfort of my home and it also gives me the opportunity to enjoy a few pieces and then give the rest away to friends and co-workers.

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Melt in Your Mouth Snowball Cookies http://www.shebakeshere.com/2016/12/melt-in-your-mouth-snowball-cookies.html http://www.shebakeshere.com/2016/12/melt-in-your-mouth-snowball-cookies.html#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:34:53 +0000 http://www.shebakeshere.com/?p=4755 I’m hoping that by posting this recipe today, I’m putting it out there in the universe that we could really use some snow. I checked the weather this morning and I can’t believe it’s early December and it’s raining. To be quite honest, I’m not sure how I feel about that. A couple of weeks […]

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Melt in Your Mouth Snowball Cookies

I’m hoping that by posting this recipe today, I’m putting it out there in the universe that we could really use some snow. I checked the weather this morning and I can’t believe it’s early December and it’s raining. To be quite honest, I’m not sure how I feel about that. A couple of weeks ago it was a little chilly and I bought a new winter jacket, but jokes on me because I’ve only been able to wear it once. Maybe I’ll re-watch the “Winter” episode of the Gilmore Girls Revival on Netflix and hopefully, that will set off something (PS: those #finalfourwords, am I right?).

While it doesn’t look like December outside, it’s starting to feel like the holiday season in our little condo. We haven’t yet made the trip down to our storage locker to get our Christmas decorations, but I’m already starting to prep some holiday treats and make lists for the upcoming cooking and baking I need to do. My office is holding it’s annual cookie exchange in a couple weeks and I’ve already signed an armload of cookbooks out of the library to conjure up some inspiration. During our weekend cleaning, I also found a couple of old holiday magazines from 2013/2014 that may come in handy. Hoarding magazines for the win!

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