Iced Sugar and Spice Cookies

Iced Sugar and Spice Cookies

First off, I want to say thank you to all of you who offered your congratulations on my last post, and your tips for stress relief on the post before that. When you take time out of your day to leave me a comment, it is so heartwarming. This blogging community is a pretty special … Read more

Chocolate Coconut Pudding Cake

Chocolate Coconut Pudding Cake

I have a really great feeling about this week. It’s a fresh start, away. I’ve bid farewell to the restaurant and am beginning a new job that more closely aligns with my education and training. It’s a job I believe in, that I’m excited about, and it’s going to be a wonderful fit with my … Read more

Cappuccino Crumb Cake

Cappuccino Crumb Cake

What kind of music have you been listening to lately? I’m fairly all over the map when it comes to music, but I generally stick to a few genres: folk, indie rock, experimental electronic, dubstep, jazz, and every once in a while, pop, and R&B. Okay, maybe that’s more than a few. It’s kind of … Read more

Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese – Palette Dining

Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese is one of those decadent, easy meals that I only think to make when I’m creating a new recipe. That’s a habit I plan on changing because this apple bacon grilled cheese is warm, hearty, and fatty: perfect for a Winnipeg winter or a morning that requires a little extra juice to … Read more

Chocolate Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting

How do you keep organized throughout the week? I’ve been a strong proponent of the agenda ever since I got my first one in middle school. I write everything down. I even write things down after I’ve already completed them. It’s so satisfying. There’s something about having a physical book to write in that really … Read more

Thank you

Thank you

I’m popping in today for a message that is long overdue. This post is to say thank you because, without you, Palette Dining would not exist. First of all, thank you to the many readers who stayed with me and continued reading while I took a long break from blogging, completely redesigning this site and … Read more

Easy Chai Spiced Scones

Easy Chai Spiced Scones

Scones. Buttery, flaky, sweet, and salty scones. Is there anything better in this world? One of the very first recipes I posted on this site was a basic scone recipe passed down to me from my friendly neighbor who would invite my brother and me over to participate in a day of baking. I mostly … Read more

Friday Food For Thought

Friday Food For Thought

What a week it’s been! Are you surviving all the holiday parties, family gatherings, and stressed out Christmas shoppers? I did most of my Christmas shopping early this year so I was fortunate to be able to order most things online. Thank god for Amazon! Work has been super busy lately as the restaurant is … Read more

Bacon and Kale Breakfast Hash

Bacon and Kale Breakfast Hash

If I remember correctly, the first time I had shallots was when I was traveling in Scotland. A friend of mine took me to St. Andrews for their “Raisin” weekend. Raisin Weekend is kind of similar to a greek party (I assume…I’ve never been to one), only everyone is invited. There’s certainly a large amount … Read more

Cinnamon Rolls with Gingerbread Glaze

Cinnamon Rolls with Gingerbread Glaze

Are you still stuffed to the brim from your Thanksgiving feast? Since I’m Canadian, I had my Thanksgiving a month ago and therefore enviously scrolled through Instagram pictures of roast turkeys and sweet potatoes. As I double-tapped every photo, I was fondly brought back to the time when I lived in the States and had … Read more