The very first dessert I mastered as a child was the apple crisp. It was in our church community cookbook, the kind churches and PTAs and family reunions created together in the 90’s. I made the apple crisp so much that I had it memorized. It was my first solo recipe, one I could create… Continue reading Caramel Apple Crumble Bars
I have a confession to make to all of you. It might cut me off from the sisterhood of womankind. But here it is: I don’t really care about chocolate. Sure, I still enjoy really great chocolate. I’m not so crazy that I would pass up a milk chocolate Lindt ball. But when it comes… Continue reading Triple Lemon Cupcakes
Sometimes, you get a recipe idea from a cook book, or a favourite blog. Sometimes you get it from a tv series you don’t want to admit you binge-watched on Netflix. cough – Drop Dead Diva – cough This recipe idea is the pake. You know, the bakery concoction thought up by the ditzy BFF… Continue reading Paul’s Birthday Cake: Black Forest Pake (Pie-Cake)
I spent the last week in the British Columbia Lower Mainland, visiting my hubby as he gears up for our Big Life Reset, and enjoying the sights and sun (and rain) in that area. Obviously we had the requisite beach visit involving fish and chips, as well as a trip to Richmond for hot pot. … Continue reading Dream Homes and Lemon Tarts
Easter is only a week away, so naturally I have started thinking about chocolate. For most of the year, I am a die-hard gummy candy lover. Chocolate is a take-it-or-leave-it kind of thing for me…unless it is chocolate covered licorice, or ju-jubes, or a Big Turk. But when Easter rolls around, I break the rules.… Continue reading Chocolate Easter Treats I Can’t Wait to Make!
As a lover of all things carbohydrate, it is safe to say my favourite kind of food is Italian. Pasta, pizza, cured meat, cheese. Italians know how to eat. They understand that food is for pleasure! One of the best things about Italian food is the simplicity. It allows the natural flavours of the food… Continue reading Garlic Rosemary Focaccia Bread
I have a husband who could survive off of pizza. If, at any point, I bring up the idea of ordering out because I am too tired to cook, he will suggest pizza. Always Hawaiian pizza. We could eat Hawaiian pizza non-stop, and despite the obvious repercussion of major weight gain, he would be happy.… Continue reading Pizza Bread Sticks