Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Keeper

I LOVE sugar cookies.  They’re fun to cut into shapes and decorate to fit virtually any theme…..but they’re fiddly and time-consuming.  And I get neck and shoulder aches when I decorate for too long…..I hate anything that reminds me of how old I’m getting!  I was thrilled when I discovered a recipe for sugar cookie bars.  […]

Magic Powder

When I was a child, my Mom often served jello as a dessert.  Surprisingly, I harbour no ill-feelings towards the box of highly sweetened powder (unlike my feelings towards liver, mashed potatoes and boiled cabbage).  Lately, I’ve noticed that jello has been re-purposed as a flavour and colour enhancer.  I was quite skeptical because I thought […]

Snickerdoodle Snacks

Oh yummy morsels of deliciousness…these muffins are dangerous!  I have been eyeing this recipe on pinterest for quite some time.  The accompanying description of “tastes like a cinnamon doughnut” beckoned me like a fly to honey….but I stayed strong.  I kept my mind focused on the number of zumba classes these gems would force me to take and I […]

Gingerbread Cake Reprised

Individual desserts seem to be the rage right now.  Beverley and her lovely hubby were coming for dinner and I was looking for something stylish and impressive, yet tasty.  I decided to try gingerbread cake again since the presentation last time was what I was looking for and it was the taste that was lacking.  I […]