About Me

Hi friend!

Welcome to my site.

I’m Joni and cooking is my passion. My obsession. My very favourite thing. I am almost always in the kitchen and if you don’t find me there I’m probably curled up somewhere under a big pile of cookbooks. I adore creating recipes and menus for entertaining and my brain is always buzzing with new recipe ideas (if only you could see the notes app on my phone).

I grew up with a Mom who always cooked (she also published cookbook that sold over 250,000 copies!). We ate healthy, whole foods, almost always entirely from scratch. I mean, there were frozen burritos and Oreos on hand too, but they weren’t our regular eats.

I started baking when I was quite young and gradually moved on to cooking meals and creating my own dishes (I remember a salad with peaches and curry dressing that definitely needs a revisit… stay tuned!).

Now I’ve been cooking for years. I love to entertain. I adore everything about it (except setting the table)… the recipe researching, the menu planning, the grocery shopping, the cooking. Nothing makes me feel better.

Everything you read on my site is authentic… you won’t find any AI here (because I don’t know how to use it, but still). And every recipe you read on this site is a dish we actually eat. This isn’t a beginner’s learn-to-cook recipe site. If you’re here you probably like the kitchen and are looking for inspiration to mix things up a bit and you already know a spoon from a spatula (but you may not know what “barding” is. Same.). You want food that tastes GOOD, but is a little bit elevated from the norm. You want it unfussy though… chilling cooking dough and rolling pastry dough is a rare instruction here… I love the kitchen, but I want it to be a bit of a party not a painful chore.

I live in Calgary with my amazing husband and two incredible daughters and my greatest joy these days is cooking for my family and friends… and sharing it with all of you!

Made something of mine you liked? Let me know!

Have a food question for me? Ask me! I’d love to hear from you.




  1. How do I make it vegetarian,

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