Bouchon Bakery’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Bouchon Bakery's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies  |  Amandeleine

I’m a huge fan of Thomas Keller and I’ve never even had his food.

But he does feature prominently on my bucket list. One day, before I die, food from The French Laundry, Bouchon Bakery and Per Se will cross my lips. Any time is acceptable, but preferrably it will be during a fabulous whirlwind food tour.

A food tour isn’t on my bucket list because it’s relatively unreasonable, but a girl can dream.

Continue reading

Lime Squares with Pistachio Graham-Cracker Crust

Lime Squares with Pistachio Graham-Cracker Crust  |  Amandeleine

Trevor and I got pre-approved for a mortgage.

I’m kinda freaked out.

This isn’t my first time around the mortgage block. I currently have one, funding my tiny condo that I can’t seem to wait to get out of for a real house with a gourmet kitchen and a fenced in yard..

But I’m still kinda freaked out.

Continue reading

Malika Ameen’s Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Malika Ameen's Chocolate Truffle Cookies  |  Amandeleine

I’m really good at shopping. But shopping is awesome, so it’s super easy to be good at.

It’s also super easy to be too good at.

I found this recipe for Truffle Cookies on and immediately bought $60 worth of chocolate on (oh crap it’s only $50 now… sadface..).

In my defense… it was for 64oz. of chocolate and it was all really, really, delicious chocolate.

And it was… y’know..  chocolate. I feel that’s good enough justification.

Continue reading

S’mores Rice Krispies Treats

S'mores Rice Krispy Treats  |  Amandeleine

I’m not big on the Superbowl.

I have nothing against it, I’m just not super into football. It’s probably my Canadianess and my inability to understand any co-ordinated activity.

However, with big American events come big American food.

Food that is often ooey, gooey and terrible for you.

I love that kind of food.

Continue reading