Spinach & Artichoke-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

By Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Permalink

This is one of those times when I took something perfectly healthy and made it completely and utterly BAD ASS. Yes, I said ass. On the blog. Hopefully my 12-year-old Goddaughter isn't reading. Sooo this healthy thing isn't exactly going so well. Are you surprised? I mean, I was on vacation for basically two weeks. And that ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, August 18, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you I AM SO HAPPY TO BE BACK IN OTTAWA!!! I was stranded in the Halifax airport for 45 hours between Monday and Wednesday last week, and it was the closest thing to prison I can imagine. Not sure how I didn't ...

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Squares

By Friday, August 15, 2014 Permalink

These are actually the devil. I'm not a dessert person, but peanuts and chocolate? These are practically an Oh Henry bar. That you can make at home. Obviously I did not make these for My Other Half and I to consume ourselves. I made them for book club. I quickly found out they were too decadent to be ...

Basic, Delicious Hamburgers

By Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Permalink

Burgers! I love burgers, but it's funny because we haven't been making a lot of burgers this year. We've been taking full advantage of the grilling season, just with a lot of sausages. I love me some sausages, but they cannot replace BURGERS. Nothing can I've blogged about burgers a few times on the blog. My all-time ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, August 11, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you I had the BEST two-week vacation ever! This is the first time post-university that I've taken vacation in Nova Scotia and it was well worth it. I talked about my cousin's wedding last Monday, but the week following was amazing too ...

Chickpea, Corn & Tomato Salad

By Friday, August 8, 2014 Permalink

This salad is ADDICTIVE! I'm actually going nuts over it and want to make it again and again. I think it's the dressing. Because you HEAT IT UP. I never use heat when I make dressings but this totally changed the flavours. For the better. I would put it on anything. Next I'm thinking quinoa salad with ...

Three-Bean, Bell Pepper & Corn Salad

By Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Permalink

HEALTH. Last week, I told you my big long "trying to be healthy" story. And now I'm trying to prove to you that I actually AM trying to be healthy (not just faking it like I normally do). I mean, this salad HAS to be healthy, right? Just look at that picture. You guys need to understand what ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you I can't believe it's The Domestic Blonde's FOURTH BLOGIVERSARY! It's absolutely unreal that I've been blogging for four years now. And here's the most insane thing - this is my 400th post!!! As if those two stats collided, completely unintentionally. Anyway, ...

Lentil & Spinach Soup

By Friday, August 1, 2014 Permalink

I'm trying to be healthy. It's hard. First world problems. I get asked a lot of questions about the blog. You can check out my FAQ page for the answers to the most common ones. But there is one question that I did not include on that page because I feel so weird answering it. Although, it's ...

The Domestic Blonde Website Redesign!

By Thursday, July 31, 2014 Permalink

Hi everyone! As I hinted on Monday, for the last month I’ve been working with a web designer. I am so incredibly excited to reveal the new site. You’re looking at the (almost) finished product! The re-design was long overdue. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but kept telling  myself to wait until ...

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushroom Caps

By Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Permalink

Meet my new favourite appetizer. I am in L-O-V-E. These are perfection. And don't burst my bubble if you don't like mushrooms. Let's talk about that for a second, actually. So My Other Half and I are heading home to Halifax for vacation in August and we're going to the Lord Nelson (our reception venue) for our ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, July 28, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you I've finally finished all of my wedding invitations! It's taken a VERY long time because of assembly, addressing the etc. but I'm so happy to have finished them this past weekend. Every 10 took about an hour! Invitations have been my favourite ...

Spicy Turkey Cabbage Rolls

By Friday, July 25, 2014 Permalink

This could seriously be my favourite take-to-work lunch EVER!!! First, I need to confess – I have never made cabbage rolls! I don’t even know if I’ve ever eaten them. Not to knock my Mama, but she had a set dozen recipes or so that she would make repeatedly when I was growing up (including Chicken ...

Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese

By Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Permalink

I know what you’re thinking. Stop it with the mac & cheese already, right??? Good news, friends – this is the last mac & cheese post in the queue. For now, anyway… I actually made this one forever ago. And then I froze it. Yup – froze it. I almost never freeze meals. You would think a gal like ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, July 21, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you I'm so happy to be playing soccer again! I missed 10 games between the two teams I play on with my toe injury and while I'm not entirely healed, I'm good enough to play again. It feels like I was off ...

Homemade Hollandaise Sauce (Eggs Benedict)

By Friday, July 18, 2014 Permalink

I made hollandaise sauce – from scratch!!! Are you an eggs benedict fan? I only recently (like, in the last two years) became one. That’s nuts, right? The thing is, I never thought I liked hollandaise sauce. I had it over veggies like broccoli and cauliflower as a teenager and didn’t enjoy it at the time. Clearly ...

Creamy Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

By Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Permalink

Ohhhh man. Good heavens this Mac & Cheese kick is a becoming a problem! I am trying not to inundate you with it (hence a week since my last Mac & Cheese post). But it's hard, because it's all I'm eating. Cheese and noodles, cheese and noodles!!! Anyway, this recipe is totally different from the Classic Baked ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, July 14, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d be completely exhausted but so happy! I just arrived back in Ottawa and am thrilled to be home. I had a whirl wind week, flying from Calgary through Montreal to Halifax, where I worked and then took off to a cottage bachelorette party. ...

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

By Friday, July 11, 2014 Permalink

These are like buffalo chicken wings.. without the calories. Or at least that's what I heard. They have GOT to be less than restaurant chicken wings, right??? So the buffalo chicken obsession is back in full swing. Or it never left/ended. I still want to drink buffalo chicken sauce every bit as much as the day I ...

Classic Baked Mac and Cheese

By Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Permalink

Back to basics today!!! A couple months ago, I was visiting Laura and we were talking about my blog (and I met her gorgeous baby boy, Cooper). Her husband told me he's a fan of The Domestic Blonde, which always makes me so happy, but that the other day he went looking for a recipe that he was ...