Pound Cake

Do you know how Pound Cake got its name? Think about it. I love pound cake because it is dense and packed full of buttery goodness! I love that it is used for fondue, it’s just perfect! As a child, I remember thinking “wow, I’m in heaven!” every time I had a slice, which wasn’t 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

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

Christmas Greetings

Hi everyone I always get a bit sentimental at this time of year. I absolutely cherish people dearest to me, and those who are growing dearer.  I lost two family members this year, and not being able to visit with them this Christmas leaves me a bit sad. During the Christmas season, we need to be 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

Crispy Butter Cookies

I’m not sure whether it’s the love to eat cookies or the thought of having them in the house 24/7. If you’ve read my cookie articles, you will understand. I’m not a fan of sugar.  In fact, I make it a mission to buy the least amount of packaged goods, learning how to create tastier, healthier Read More

Cranberry-Pumpkin Bread

  As I was completing this entry, I had taken my bread out of the oven, cooled it, and now cut in half so you can see the texture.  This version shows a-p and spelt flours used. I have made many versions of this bread but took favour to this one.  Well, after I altered it, Read More

All Wrapped Up!

You’ve heard the term — “Presentation is everything”? Think about it, and I am sure you will agree that this statement is for the most part true.  Has a friend ever asked you “Do you think I’m fat?”  How did you respond?  How well do you think your friend would have accepted the ugly truth Read More

Roasting a Turkey

The Christmas season is among us, and it got me wondering why I did not post a chart sooner.  Any of you have concerns with cooking a bird to doneness?  I found this handy chart on www.turkeyfarmersofcanada.ca.  And I agree, any chart is a good guide, as oven types and other factors must be taken Read More