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

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

My Courtship with Cheesecake

Do any of you remember that quaint little cheesecake place on Granville near Broadway? When I was a student, my friends and I would frequent Cheesecake Etc. twice/month at least.  We couldn’t get enough – the coffee was good, too, and the ambience was intimate.  It was a great little mom n pop hangout after Read More

Pumpkin Raisin Scones

It was about 10 years ago that I started experimenting with pumpkin.  I strongly recommend roasting your own, then pureeing versus buying canned.  Yes, much more work, but it is much healthier to make your own.  And the taste and texture ….. wow! These scones can also double as cookies, depending on who you’re catering to Read More