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A Favourite Christmas Cake

It took me a while, but I finally narrowed my Christmas cake choices to a few recipes in each of 6 different books.... then 3, and finally to just two recipes.  Now that the first batch is in the oven,... Continue Reading →

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A Few Christmas Recipes

I'm planning to make my Christmas cakes this weekend, so I've been looking at old cookbooks, trying to select a recipe to use.  I've not found one yet, but I did get lured into the pages of an old hand... Continue Reading →

Caramel Cream Cake

I wanted to make a nice cake for my family's Thanksgiving dinner, so I started flipping through my old cookbooks, of course, to find something that sounded good.  What I found was Caramel Cream Cake, which you have to admit... Continue Reading →

A Thrilling Surprise for Hallowe’en

Hallowe'en is fast approaching, and of course you're all wondering what exciting things to make for the big night.  I am here to help you with that!  I've found a rather perplexing recipe for small cakes (or cookies??) that look... Continue Reading →

Today is my Blogiversary!!

Today is my first blogiversary, and if I'd been thinking, I'd have planned a bloggable dinner party to celebrate!  I did have a few family members over for dinner on the weekend, but didn't cook anything blog-worthy, so today is... Continue Reading →

Yorkshire Cheese Pie

When I first saw the recipe for Yorkshire Cheese Pie in the Vancouver Sun's 10th Annual Cook Book, I immediately marked it with a sticky note to come back to later.  It's nearly identical to curd cake, which was a... Continue Reading →

Battle of the Shortcakes Follow Up

Back on July first, Canada Day, I had made 2 different shortcakes to compare the 2 major shortcake styles.  The cake sort of strawberry shortcake is what I'm familiar with, having grown up eating that kind, but I'd also heard... Continue Reading →

Happy Canada Day!!

It's Canada Day, and today marks Canada's 150th year as a country.  As usual, my family is celebrating with a barbecue in my parents' back yard.  We'll have the usual yummy fare, steaks and lamb chops on the barbecue, corn... Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day

Well, it's Father's Day, and all I've done is phone my Dad, and make some strawberry jam from some of the strawberries I bought when he and I went to some farmer's markets yesterday.  The strawberries made me think of... Continue Reading →

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