Cacao Spiced Biscuits

This recipe is an adaptation from I Quit Sugar. Why would I adapt a recipe from a source that explicitly does not use sugar, you may ask? Well, it’s because I am not convinced about stevia, and I will explain that when I have enough time to put my thoughts together on sugar. For now,…

Here’s Hoping for New Traditions

This week started with a bit of a cheat: chocolate. This is my number one guilty pleasure and the hardest thing for me to stay away from. Luckily for me, I am not really into the kiddy stuff, the super sweet with very little cocoa kind of chocolate, I like the dark stuff. And I…

In Defense of the Laughable Baker

I have mentioned elsewhere that I consider myself a laughable baker, and I feel there is a need to defend my position. I know I am not highly skilled or gifted at this, but I am also not the kind of person who will burn down the kitchen, kill someone if they were hit by…

Banana Bread

Like I said in my HCD Week 2 post, I am a laughable baker, and it is obvious that I am also a laughable photographer. But that should not stop anyone, I am not here to win awards!   So here is the banana bread that I have made this week. Ingredients: 2/3 cup whole…

My HCD Week 2

I have done significantly better this week, I am really pleased about it. I only had one transgression: one pepernoot in a café with my coffee. If you’ve ever seen them you’ll know that they are small, kind of like a mentos candy, so I won’t beat myself up about that.   I have also…

The “Sweets Talk” and Other Funky Conversations

The “Sweets Talk” is a conversation I have with my kid a few times a week, in which I explain to him that just because something tastes good, it does not also mean that it is good for you. And sweets are the perfect example: they taste great, but are really bad for you. I…