It was my parents’ anniversary this past weekend.  They celebrated 55+ years of, as my Mom so eloquently put it, “putting up with each other”!  We had them over for a quiet meal, but we needed to have something special for dessert.   As  with many seniors (and not seniors), fat and calories are on the […]

When you say the word “shower”, you can receive a variety of reactions from women.  Some love them; most see them as obligations.  Beverley and I love hosting and preparing for a shower: the decorations, the food, the games, the whole atmosphere.  This past weekend it was a baby girl shower so we could showcase […]

Before we begin today’s post, Sweet Times Two would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of those affected by the tragedy in Boston on Monday.  My oldest daughter resides in this city.  She loves Boston, has always felt safe and is very shaken by the senseless actions of those who heartlessly launched […]

This is one of my most used and requested recipes ever.  In fact, the pages of my recipe book open to this recipe automatically.  Of course, the sticky blobs of who-knows-what make this a no-brainer!  There is NO cream cheese in this “cheesecake”, yet it satisfies my craving for this decadent dessert every time.  With the […]

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…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 […]

As promised, spring baking has arrived in my kitchen.  These blueberry scones were delicious and simple to prepare.  Skim milk rather  sour cream was used to add moisture.  I liked the addition of almond flavouring instead of the lemon flavouring that I normally use.  A  cinnamon, brown sugar, butter topping made them really special.  What are […]

This is just a short post to brag about the beautiful wreath made by one of the girls that I mentor.  We purchased the material at a dollar store, and I simply supervised the work.  She is so creative and talented.  I’m lucky to work with her.

I thought spring had arrived.  I washed our winter coats and put away the boots.  I’ve got an appointment to get my snow tires removed.  And then I woke up this morning.  Are you kidding me?  Is this an April Fool’s joke? The wind is howling and we’ve had snow blowing sideways off and on […]

Today’s post is a first for Sweet Times Two: a craft.  I used to be an avid crafter and then I moved away from it for a bit.  Our daughter’s wedding last summer brought me back to my crafting roots and I’ve been back at it ever since.  This craft is very simple, but the […]