Monthly Archives: November 2012

Peppermint Swirl

Late last week, I entertained “the old gang” from my days as a teacher.  I reprised a treat I made last year at this time: a red velvet cupcake with peppermint buttercream.  The new skill that I used was to swirl the icing in two colours.  This is accomplished easily by drawing two lines on […]

‘Tis the season

Although I’m definitely on the mend, my senses of taste and smell are still not up to snuff….not the best time to bake or cook.  However, I grabbed the Our Compliments booklet on my way out of Sobeys and a cookie recipe inside caught my eye.  It combined some of my favourite holiday tastes in […]

Sniff, cough, blow!

I’m miserable!  It’s nothing serious, just a cold..and I know I’m female and I’m supposed to be stoic and all, but I’m not.  I’m a wimp and a whiny baby.  So what did I decide to do today?  I started to put up Christmas decorations.  Obviously, this cold has affected my brain!  Of course nothing went […]

There just aren’t enough ways to say delicious!

This past Thursday, I was having a crew of about 12 in my house in the early hours of the morning.  I couldn’t brag about my baking without offering them a sample to back it up.  I wanted something warm that I could make ahead.  I lucked out when I found this baked french toast […]

Two Family Favourites

It was a quiet weekend…..just the two of us….and two dogs.  The newlyweds are finally taking a honeymoon so we’ve got their pup as well.  It’s dark and gloomy again.  Where has the sunshine gone?  If you’ve been reading my posts for awhile, you know by now that gloomy weather almost always results in baking.  […]