The image below is the weather that's headed my way (and may be it's headed your way too).
This is what I'm going to do about it...
I'm making soup...
This is a version of my mom’s 30-minute soup recipe that she found in a grocery store magazine a while back. read more
I'm a big fan of muffins. True muffins, that is. Muffins that aren't too cake-like but that have enough sweet to be satisfying.
And I love muffins that are light textured but still manage to be loaded with wholesome ingredients. (You'll notice t read more
My aunt used to keep her chocolate chips locked high in a cupboard and she carried the key in her apron. She had seven boys so sweet things just weren’t safe in her house.
The thought used to make me laugh, in a “Can you imagine?” sort of way.
And now I have two read more
My mom has an amazing collection of cookie cutters, both old and new. Most are from long before I was born, some had been my grandmothers, and a few are newer designs that I bought her as gifts.
I always loved the cookie cutter drawer in our kitchen. I associated it with the bes read more
My mom would sometimes put cloves, ginger and cinnamon in a little pot of water on the stove and simmer it all afternoon, sending the smell of gingerbread throughout the house.
It was often a way to get rid of other cooking smells but there is something about th read more
1960's diet food - real food thats full of good stuff
My mom clipped this recipe out of a magazine back in 1965. It caught her eye because each muffin has only 50 calories. (That would be for a 1960’s-sized muffin, not the three-muffins-in-one-sized-muffins that are so popul read more
Are you all for celebrating Valentine's Day or do you prefer to let February 14th slide by in its Hallmark hype?
I'm not much for bows and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates (I prefer tulips) but I do love to prepare a special supper.
Whatever your opinions about cel read more
Sweet Molasses Barbecue Sauce
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup ketchup (or up to 1 cup)
¼ cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. paprika
½ tsp. smoked paprika
½ to 1 tsp. black pepp read more
For as long as I can remember we had candied ginger in our house. It was a favourite of my mom’s so was always in the cupboard alongside the candied peel, cherries and angelica. As a child I thought its dry sugary coating made it seem like some sort of exotic candy from long a read more