When I was growing up my mom and dad were day trip experts. Every summer weekend we’d all pile into the station wagon and head off on a new adventure. We did lots of beach exploring, took many ferryboat rides and had fantastic picnics. And we sang, a lot.
There’s a lot to read more
Recipe reflections -- that’s the sort of reflecting that I like to do come January, once the hubbub of December has passed.
I love to flip through recipe folders and boxes. They’re a bit like photo albums, I find, in the way that recipes are reminders of people a read more
Who doesn’t love a good bran muffin?
That’s a bit of a joke -- I know loads of people who won’t go near them. I’m convinced it’s because there are too many flavourless, leaden bran muffins out there.
Commercial muffins are the worst. (Have you noticed that wh read more
I consider myself half Irish since two of my great grandparents (or was it great, great?) arrived on a boat from Galway back in the 1800's.
But even if I didn't claim Irish heritage I'd still be a fan of Irish soda bread. Moist and hearty, it's a satisfying treat in t read more
These have been called the perfect brownie.
"Fudgy and still a little cake like," is how they were described.
We all have our definition of " perfect" when it comes to brownies but I understand the praise. I want a brownie to be fudgy but I don't want it to have that "uncoo read more
These are not bran muffins
I happen to be a fan of bran muffins but my husband is not.
He devours all things healthy but turns his nose up at bran muffins – finds them too dense.
Leave dark coloured muffins on the counter cooling and he’ll assume that they’re b read more
You know the taste of barely-warm chocolate chip cookies? When they're a little gooey with chocolate that practically drips when you take a bite...
Picture all of that, in a pie.
March Break has officially begun in my house, cause for celebration all around. This pi read more
Bakery Style Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Makes 20-22 cookies
½ cup butter
⅓ cup sugar
¼ cup (packed) dark brown sugar
⅓ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
2 cups flour, spooned in
2 tsp. baking soda
1½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
½ t read more
I still have a bit of rhubarb in the fridge and plan to raid a friend’s patch on the weekend so I’ll have some in the freezer. When it’s snowing in February I like to make summer pies and pretend…
In the meantime I’m enjoying using up lots of fresh rhubarb and sett read more
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