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 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
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
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
Are you in search of a Valentine’s dessert that doesn’t star chocolate?
A Valentine’s dessert that will wow, without being over the top?
Or at least I was, until I stumbled across this Guinness Chocolate Gingerbread Cake.
It has just the right amount o 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
Make sweet cornbread cake your new summer dessert.
If you’re a fan of cornbread you know that it has a natural, wholesome sweetness. Slathered with butter and a little jam or eaten plain alongside soup it’s the only bread I know that can travel from breakfast to dinne 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
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
For my mom and dad’s 40th wedding anniversary we managed to pull off a big surprise party, in their house, no less.
My mom is a very sharp woman and we were never able to sneak much past her when we were growing up, so for my six siblings and I to succeed with the surprise read more