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 ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, July 7, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d tell you that lately, I am… Eating / Steak tonight at Vintage in Calgary! I can't wait to finally try the famous Alberta beef. Drinking / Way, way too much. Stampede will do that to you, apparently. Mastering / Functioning on zero sleep. I think the last night I slept really ...

Grilled Pear, Goat Cheese & Raspberry Salad

By Friday, July 4, 2014 Permalink

THIS SALAD! Ages ago (like actually three years), some friends had us for dinner and it was unreal. Especially since when we last had them over, we served them raw pork by accident. My Other Half blames me, but he carved the tenderloin so, well... it was totally his fault. Anyway, this salad was one of the ...

Classic Pad Thai

By Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Permalink

This is probably the 20th pad thai recipe I've made. Honestly, I have tried countless versions of this staple Thai dish, and I never really found one version that was as good as my favourite Thai restaurants. Most recently, I made spaghetti squash pad thai, which was unreal. I highly recommend it, especially if you're a recovering ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, June 30, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I would tell you I had such a lovely weekend! Despite it being insanely hot, I spent lots of time outside (in the shade). We finally tried Angelucci's food and it was fantastic (we'd previously only been there for drinks and an app - ...

Nutella Cupakes

By Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Permalink

NUTELLA. Need I really say more? These are silly they're so good. Are you a Nutella fan? I go back and forth. As a kid I loved it, but as an adult I go through phases. I certainly don't love it for breakfast like the commercials suggest - I'd rather peanut butter. My Other Half doesn't really eat ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, June 23, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d tell you I just had the best weekend for my cousin’s bachelorette party! We rented a beautiful lakefront home between Toronto and Ottawa and it was prefect. We made delicious food, spent a day down on the dock, and played silly games. Now I'm wishing ...

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

By Friday, June 20, 2014 Permalink

Gahhhh this sauce.   I thought I was done with carbs, but I guess not. Pasta is just so delicious! And the things you can do with it are endless. It's so fast and comforting and I just want it all the time. I realize I sound like a broken record by this point. But this sauce is truly ...

Vietnamese Caramel Pork

By Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Permalink

Food with ALL the colours!   This is a massive step up from what I blogged about on Friday. Looks-wise, at least. I know they say "don't judge a book by it's cover" but I always always do. It's in my nature. I have so many freakin' recipes on Pinterest that it's overwhelming. I'm now divided them into ...