Steel Cut Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Don’t you hate it when you buy the wrong item at the grocery store? As someone who strives to save money and reduce food waste, I was completely upset with myself when I went to buy a bag of steel cut oats to make Bircher Muesli and instead purchased […]

Clementine Gin Muddle

This Gin and Clementine Muddle is a bright and zesty winter cocktail that is sure to add a bit of sunshine to your grey winter! Made with a classically affordable gin, this is one way to escape the January blues! Cheers. 2) Add 4 ice cubes to the glass, pour […]

Basic Budget Biscuits

Hey all! I am excited that I am not only unveiling a new look here at Peppers and Pennies, but also my very first series! This recipe for Basic Biscuits is the first installment of my Budget Basics Series. This series will cover a range of affordable, basic recipes that all […]

White Chocolate Cranberry Meringue Square

This post is sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada as part of their #SimpleCheer campaign. It is way too easy to get caught-up in the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, isn’t it? Last year,  it was my Husband and I’s first Christmas as a married couple. I eagerly played […]

Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

GUYS, IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Sorry, I’ll calm down. But seriously, it’s December, there is snow on the ground, there are twinkling lights everywhere and it is socially acceptable to wear plaid every darn day. Plus, my dog leaves cute puppy footprints outside in the snow. Could […]

Tamarind Chutney

Tamarind Chutney is the sweet and tangy dipping sauce that often accompanies Indian snack foods and appetizers like Pakoras and Samosas. This recipe is highly customizable! It also makes an affordable and thoughtful gift for foodie friends. You know what I love about going out for Indian cuisine? Tamarind Chutney. […]

Date Night Chicken Parmigiana

I was going to have a lovely post about saving money on date nights and how food always seems to play a central role in keeping fun in our marriage but… I broke a finger and typing is a cruel activity now that my pointer finger is in a splint.  I […]

Apple Walnut Waffles

Starting in the fall of 2015, two of my best friends and I went out for a monthly brunch. We tried new local restaurants, drove to the States for a classic (and very underwhelming) pancake feast and returned to old favourite digs for tried-and-true breakfast classics. The brunches usually ended in […]