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Chocolate Sponge

Last night I finally made a dessert I've  been wanting to make since I first came across it inside my 1944 Good Housekeeping Cookbook.  It's a recipe page advertising Fry's Cocoa and Knox Gelatine.  One side has a recipe for... Continue Reading →

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It’s Fun to Cook Brownies!

It's a cold, snowy afternoon, and it's been a long cold winter.  Usually our winters here on the east coast of Vancouver Island are very mild, though rainy, and I am happy with that.  This year we've had more than... Continue Reading →

Another Good Year, and Another Good Birthday Cake

Another year has passed, and it's been a great one.  Today is my birthday, and I anticipate another great year to come.  Being an optimist by nature sure helps! I just made a birthday cake for my sister a week... Continue Reading →

Birthday Cake Update

Well, I'm happy to report that the Lazy Daisy Cake recipe that Marjorie got from Hilda turned out perfectly!  Lovely flavour and texture.  My deep, round cake did take more time to bake, and I should have maybe done it... Continue Reading →

Happy birthday, Little Sister!

Well, today is my little sister's birthday.  I won't say just how old she is, because I'm a few years older.  Suffice it to say that we are both a little older than in the picture!  Even though she's not... Continue Reading →

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