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Yorkshire Pudding Sauce

I love Yorkshire pudding.  If I'm making a roast beef, I invariably make Yorkshire pudding to go with it, though I did have a complaint recently from an English cousin when I didn't make it to go with a pork... Continue Reading →

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Various Pumpkin Pie Variations

The picture above is a pumpkin patch in Sidney, British Columbia that I drive by most years in the fall.  I love how the field is almost entirely orange!  My pumpkin patch certainly doesn't look like that.  Sadly, this year... 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 →

Baked Apple Butter

I picked a peck, well, only about half a peck of apples from my tree this morning, and am in the process of turning the small, misshapen, scabby ones into apple butter.  I use the weird ones because they're harder... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Squares – AKA Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars are kind of a big deal here in Nanaimo, so whenever we have guests from out of country, Nanaimo bars are sure to be served.  In my family, it's usually my job to make them, since even though... Continue Reading →

Apple Slump

Apple slump isn't something I'm familiar with, so when I saw the recipe in Table and Kitchen I was intrigued, since apple season is upon us.  The recipe they provide is so.... well... weird, I had to google to see... Continue Reading →

Blackberry Pie on a Budget

The Budget Cook Book, written by Ida Bailey Allen, International Authority on Cooking and Nutrition, answers the question posed to the publisher by thousands of home-makers - "How can I prepare delicious, nutritious meals at low cost?  While some of these... 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 →

Cascade Berry Pie

I was recently down visiting my parents and Dad and I went out to pick the cascade berries.  Cascades are a cross between raspberries and blackberries, and quite tasty, so I brought some home to make a pie as the... Continue Reading →

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