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  • mother's day recipe guide

    What to make your Mom for Mother’s Day

    We’re kind of obsessed with this time of year. The Cherry Blossoms are out, we can get away without wearing a jacket outside (sometimes), and we get to celebrate Moms! Our…

  • Shopping for your kitchen

    Introducing the YCEN Shop

    Hey everyone, we want to take a quick break from all the recipe sharing to let you in on something a little bit different. You may have noticed that we added a “Shop”…

  • butter substitutes guide

    Butter Substitutes Guide

    Have you started baking cookies for your office holiday party only to discover that you don’t have enough butter in the fridge? Or maybe you’re avoiding dairy, but still want to…

  • Guides

    We’re 1 Year Old: Our 10 Best Recipes of 2016

    One year ago today we launched this little ol’ blog. Whaaaat?! Originally our goal was to perfect all of our Grandma’s recipes. However, throughout this short year YCEN has also become a place…

  • soup guide

    A Gift Guide for Soup Lovers

    I’m in full comfort food mode over here in Vancouver. I can’t get enough soup, chili, bread, anything that will warm me up from the constant rain. And constant is not…

  • buy in bulk, healthy bulk groceries

    10 healthy groceries to buy in bulk

    I like grocery shopping quite a lot. If I had to pick a chore to do around the house all the time, it would be “the groceries”. Thankfully, because of my…

  • coffee shopping guide

    The Coffee Snob’s Shopping Guide

    I don’t want to say that Shannon and I are coffee snobs, but we do appreciate a good cup of coffee. I personally enjoy a good cup of coffee in the…

  • cookbooks

    Favourite Cookbooks + A Giveaway!

    Reading cookbooks is the most fun part of cooking, agreed? I have a special shelf in my kitchen just for my cookbooks. There’s something more complete and contained about them than…

  • valentine's day guide

    Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

    Does someone you love, love cooking? Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly! If you’re having a hard time thinking of a gift to give your loved ones, we’ve curated our favourite kitchen…