Category Archives: baking

Yummy Summer Food to enjoy with family and friends

A food repeat, just in time for Memorial Day! I would love to know what you are cooking for the holiday. I meal prepped boneless chicken thighs yesterday, so I’ll probably have that with some sort of vegetable sides. Maybe … Continue reading

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Food my mama made for me

I have to tell you first that my mother was not particularly fond of cooking. She didn’t drink alcohol, but often said that if she ever took up drinking, it would be at 5:00 pm when she had to cook … Continue reading

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Yet another biscuit recipe/method!

Isn’t it funny that there are so many videos/articles about such a simple food as biscuits? Here’s another one. The method reminds me of English muffins or scones. I want to try this just to see if it works. You … Continue reading

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Adventures in bread baking

Just a few years ago, every time I attempted to make yeast bread, results were – at best – mediocre. I got better with time (see above photo – a loaf of my own bread.) I am at the point … Continue reading

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What are you cooking for Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day?

For most of us, Christmas is the first or second biggest family event of the year, especially in the cooking and baking department. Some people prefer turkey, some prefer ham, and others (like me) prefer beef.

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It’s Christmas cookie time!

Do you have a favorite cookie? I tend to stick to bar cookies, like brownies or blondies (see killer recipe, below), but I also like peanut butter, spice, molasses, snickerdoodles … This year I will be making Scottish shortbread and … Continue reading

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An Italian cooks Thanksgiving dinner

Eva adapts Harper’s Thanksgiving favorites! Some inspiration? Link to the recipes: Italian-Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

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Desserts for the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday!

I have always believed that Thanksgiving dessert is pie, including pumpkin, but it doesn’t have to be. My daughter and grandson (the culinary school student) bake pies for dinner at my house, but sometimes I make something too. When my … Continue reading

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Halloween treats, old and new

When I was about 7 or 8 years old, trick or treating was terrific. We got wonderful homemade treats and special things like bottles of pop. I remember getting fudge and popcorn balls, candy apples and taffy apples, and the … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Muffins

Glen cooks an old recipe from the Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook – the recipe apparently dates to the 1957 tour of Queen Elizabeth across Canada. The story is that these were made for the tour and a few had to … Continue reading

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