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Lunchlady Peanut Butter Bars

Recipes for these bars are all over the internet and they don’t vary much from one recipe to another.  I have to admit that I was first attracted to the recipe because “Lunchlady” was in the title! What is a lunchlady anyway?  We didn’t have lunchladies when I went to school nor when I was […]

Savoury Squares

Last week, we had our usual girls’ get-together.  It had been awhile and we had lots to share.  There were holiday stories and plans to relate, wedding plans to mull over, teaching woes of old and new to commiserate with, the death of a close family member to mourn and tales of children and grandchildren to entertain […]

Baking Bedlam!

Baking bedlam…14 children, 7 adults, one kitchen!  Yet, we managed to produce three pans of yummy bars to share.  The hands-down winner was Oreo brownies chosen by our volunteer, Victoria.  Victoria has the uncanny ability to come up with kid-friendly treats to bake month after month.  I was surprised when she told me that she wasn’t […]

Luck O’ the Irish

If we weren’t too old and disinterested in social media, I’m sure this picture would be posted all over facebook…but I saved it just for you!  Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and our daughter arrived for a visit (to mooch dinner) with a bag full of seasonal goodies to humiliate her parents.  She walked in the […]

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.  […]

Maple Chocolate Pecan Bars

I have to start this post by saying a big thank you to my friend Lisa.  Last year, she gave me the recipe for today’s treat.  We sometimes tease Lisa about her TV friends at CityLine, but there’s nothing funny about this recipe.  Last year, it won my family’s contest of best cookie and it looks […]

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 […]

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 […]