• Brown Sugar Pear Crisp

    A delicious, juicy pear crisp recipe with a crunchy cinnamon and buttery brown sugar streusel topping. Serve warm or cold (or for breakfast — I won’t judge.)

    Hi, I'm Jenn. I'm in the Foodess kitchen making a spectacular mess + making something delicious, in roughly equal parts. So happy that you've joined me!

    Jennifer Pallian


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    Spiced Soft Molasses Cookies with Icing

    November 7, 2018

    Molasses Cookies are a long-standing favourite in my family. These ones are adapted from a very old recipe. They include buttermilk (or "sour milk", as was originally indicated) to keep them soft.  Glazed them with a sweet vanilla icing, if you like (I sure do!). My grandma always welcomed three pm with a cup of [...] Continue Reading

    Pumpkin Soup with Ginger and Rice

    October 31, 2018

    A hearty roasted pumpkin soup with warming ginger. Basmati rice adds flavour and texture and turns it into a satisfying meal.

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    Kids Started School and I’m Fine. Totally fine.

    October 31, 2018

    I've shared a delicious pumpkin soup with ginger and basmati rice on the blog today. And now I'm testing out a new thing. I'm trying to streamline recipe posts a bit to keep to recipe-relevant details, and I'm saying a proper hello in a separate post. That way you don't have to suffer through my tonsil-flapping if [...] Continue Reading

    Shrimp Pizza with Garlicky Cream Sauce

    October 25, 2018

    This Shrimp Pizza is the pizza incarnation of shrimp fettuccine alfredo. The sauce and shrimp are made in the same pot making an easy weeknight dinner.

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    Artificial Light for Food Photography: An Easy, Inexpensive Set-Up for Beautiful Images

    September 28, 2018

    A simple guide to using artificial light for food photography (and other things!) in a beautiful way that mimics natural light. It's a cheap-and-easy set-up you can put together and tear down quickly.  I was wrong for my first half-decade of doing food photography. I believed natural light the only flattering light for food. But one winter [...] Continue Reading

    Food Photography Gear: The Best-Value High-Quality Equipment Essentials

    September 21, 2018

    All of the food photography gear you need for professional photos, at the best price for quality. You won’t break the bank, but you won’t have to compromise.

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    Ground Beef Stir Fry

    September 17, 2018

    This ground Beef Stir Fry is an easy, comforting dinner full of healthy veggies, and the savoury all-purpose soy-garlic stir-fry sauce is a staple recipe.

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    Asian Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    September 6, 2018

    Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a healthy, filling dinner bolstered by lots of fresh veggies. The sweet-spicy Thai sauce is delicious and leftovers can be tucked into tortillas for lunch the next day.

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    3 Perfect September Appetizers + a Wine-Tasting Girl’s Night

    September 2, 2018

    3 MUST-try September appetizer recipes to try this month (and a glimpse into my recent wine-tasting girls’ night).

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    Peach Muffins with Brown Sugar Streusel

    August 27, 2018

    These irresistibly soft sour cream muffins are studded with juicy peaches and topped with buttery brown sugar streusel.

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