Archive for the 'Baking' Category

On-The-Go Bars

Hi, how are you today? Have you ever been referred to as the “it girl”? The “it girl” can be referenced with the fashionista, the friendly, the talented … and yes, one girl can be the “it girl” for various categories. As far as food is concerned, I’m known to turn plain recipes into “gold” or “family Read More

Pineapple-Carrot Oatish Muffins

This picture is the quick oats version. It’s been a while since I shared anything with you all. I apologize for this. Sometimes I sit and wonder how life got this busy. I have been helping out with a few committees, and attended a couple charity events. And this Friday, I am handing out race packages Read More

Kitchen Sink Cookies

A couple weeks ago, I wanted to bake.  Not really having a specific cookie in mind, I decided to “go big or go home”, so went downstairs to the pantry and grabbed as many ingredients as I could.  The bricks of butter had already been taken out to soften earlier that day. I am a Read More

Frozen Bananas

All week, I have been craving bananas, but I did not want to eat a banana on its own. I wanted to make a bread item, so made my tried ‘n true Banana Bread (I have the recipe on my Banana Nut Bread entry). This loaf has no nuts or seeds. This loaf has blueberries. Read More

Cream of Tartar

Have you ever come across a recipe you are dying to try, then realize you are short one ingredient? What do you do? Do you look for another recipe to try or are you like me, who will think of a way to substitute this, that, and/or the other, to make that recipe happen? It Read More

Making Macarons (Macaroons)

A confection that has gained a lot of attention in the past few years is the Macaron. While a lot of us believe the Macaron originated in France, there has been some debate that it originated in Italy – “Some have traced its French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry Read More

Pomme Natural Market

Finding locally grown organic, gluten free, and raw ingredients are aplenty, but getting them all in one stop can be challenging. I remember driving into Vancouver in anticipation of picking up that last ingredient in order to make a new dish. And many times, those trips proved unsuccessful. I resorted to calling the stores ahead of Read More

Sweet Potato Casserole

I had my first taste of sweet potato pies and casseroles when I was living in Texas.  I have always loved sweet potatoes, but only ever had them as a side (whole) or boiled (I was a child/teenager). Having these two dishes was an experience! This picture is a version made by a friend.  I Read More

Another Cookie Exchange

This entry was supposed to have been uploaded in December, but various things prevented me from posting in time.  When reading, you will notice that the tense is not right.  I apologize for this. It’s that time of year again, and although it’s the same time every year, it always hits me in the face! Read More

Chocolate Shortbread

  One of my favourite Christmas cookies is Chocolate Shortbread.  I am not a fan of chocolate, can do with or without it, but these little morsels are amazing.  They are to die for and just melt in your mouth.  What makes this better, you ask?  A pinch of sea salt! Next year I will Read More