Comfort Food for All

June 2014

Everyone loves rich, tasty and heartwarming comfort food. A tall stack of pancakes, fluffier-than-fluff waffles, crispy fried chicken… The list of dishes that bring back childhood memories go on and on. For many lactose intolerants, these nostalgia-inducing treats are nothing more than a distant memory. That’s where Melissa Goulet, the baking and cooking expert from Buttercream Couture, comes in.


Thanks to Melissa’s expertise and Natrel Lactose Free products, you can now enjoy your favourite comfort foods with none of the incomfort brought on by lactose. Scroll down to learn how to make a too-good-for-words Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, a rich and creamy Baked Oatmeal breakfast and a perfectly decadent Maple Sweet Potato Bake.

Comfort, First and Foremost

Homemade candles

After a warm, comforting meal, why not relax by candlelight? Make your own candles by following the instructions below.

You will need

  • Old mugs or glasses
  • Ladle
  • Double boiler (or a bowl and a saucepan)
  • Soy candle wax (available in any craftstore)
  • Spool of wick (available in any craftstore) or regular string
  • Metal wick holders
  • Pencils
  • Essential oil
  • Tin foil
    1. Step 1

      In a double boiler or a bowl placed above a water-filled saucepan, melt the soy candle wax according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

    2. Step 2

      Once the wax is fully melted, add a few drops of essential oil and stir.

    3. Step 3

      Cut your wick or string according to your mugs or glasses’ height. Cut them an inch longer than your containers’ height. Dip your pieces of wick into the melted wax and wrap them in pieces of tin foil to dry. Make sure the wicks are as straight as possible.

    4. Step 4

      Insert each dried wick into a metal holder.

    5. Step 5

      Tie the end of each wick around a pencil. Lay each pencil on the rim of a mug or glass and set the associated wick holder at the bottom of the recipient. If necessary, glue the wick holder to the recipient with a small amount of wax.

    6. Step 6

      Using the ladle, fill each mug or glass with hot wax.

    7. Étape 7

      Let the candles dry for a few hours.

    8. Étape 10

      Once they are fully dry, your candles are ready to be lit.