Monthly Archives: October 2012

Baking Chicago Style

We just returned from 3 days in the wonderful city of Chicago.  Fortunately, Sandy didn’t “dampen” our trip too much.  As always when we’re in Chicago, we had great meals.  My favourite was definitely the lunch in the Signature Lounge at the top of the Hancock Centre.  We had  a corner seat by the window so […]

Tricks….but not the Hallowe’en kind!

Today I thought I’d share something a little different…..two cooking/baking tricks that I wish I had known about sooner…a lot sooner.  I take no credit for these tricks as some other smarty pants posted them for me to find on the internet. I have tried both and they work just as easily as they seem to in […]

Trick or treat!

With Hallowe’en just around the corner, I decided it was time to whip up something festive for homework group.  There is just one problem….this week is jammed full of activities and time is at a premium.  Pinterest to the rescue!  Yes, there’s always time for pinterest!  I came across a very cute idea for a chocolate […]

My Favourite Taste-Testers

I have a great group of friends.  I treasure their friendship and they are a very important part of my life.  We get together at each other’s homes as often as we can (some party poopers have gone back to work or are babysitting grandchildren….imagine that…how can we go on excursions now?)  We share a snack, a glass […]

A Fan Favourite

It’s Wednesday already, and rainy and gloomy again.  The day begs for me to pull out the bowls and pans, turn on the oven and replace the dampness with the warmth and fragrance created by baking….it’s almost better than wrapping yourself in a warm blanket with a steaming mug of coffee and a good book….very close […]

Don’t blame me!

Have you discovered pinterest?  It’s my newest addiction…and I DO mean addiction.  Seriously, I’m on this site ALL the time, especially when I’m watching quality TV programs like Real Housewives or Honey Boo Boo…okay so I only watched it once….maybe!  There are so many recipes, and ideas, and hints.  I’m pinning everything in sight.  I […]

“That tastes like more!”

I bake once a week for a group of children that attend a homework group that I head up.  They’re great guinea pigs because they’ll eat just about anything AND tell you what they really think of it!  I’ve been wanting to try a ginger sandwich cookie and I figured I had the perfect little […]

What did you bake this Thanksgiving?

It was a busy week leading up to Thanksgiving.  My oven was on daily and the fragrance of cinnamon and cloves wafted out my open window before noon every day.  I went through 8 large cans of pumpkin and a large bag of apples!  I’ve gotten kind of stuck on pumpkin and apples this fall….I […]

Baking Show 2012

September 30, 2012 Well it is the last day of the month and what better way to enjoy the day than spending it at the Baking Show at the International Centre with Mary Ann.  “Girls Day Out”! Heading out at 9 a.m., no time to stop at ‘Tim’s” as we had to get there early […]