Pay it Forward Day is coming up on April 25. It’s a random-acts-of-kindness marathon where you spend 24 hours delighting people.
Simple gestures, that’s all.
Smiles, thoughtful notes, may be a cup of tea, or cookies...
That’ll be the anchor of my Pay it Forwa read more
No-bake cookies and bars were the first treats I learned to make on my own. The recipes were always extra easy, usually included some kind of cereal and always made a big batch.
I got my Brownie “Baking” badge by making peanut butter cereal squares all by mysel read more
Will I spend the rest of my life craving new pencils and pens at the end of August?
It’s warm and sunny. We’re still mowing the lawn. My tomatoes have yet to ripen. It is very much summer. But, I keep thinking about September. I’d say this preoccupation was a little cr read more
If molasses had a season I'd say it's Autumn.
There's something about the tangy, warming flavour of molasses that makes it the perfect partner for all sorts of Fall baking.
I have already gone on and on about what a lovely couple apples and molasses make, so now I'll move alo read more
First week of school.
It hits you right between the eyes, doesn't it?
This is my transition week, when I stumble from summer into September.
I had forgotten how rushed the mornings can be with a school bus to catch.
It's sooo dark on my early morning walk with the dog. read more
If you had to choose your all-time favourite cookie, could you do it? Could you narrow down your choices so that one and only one cookie emerged as the favourite?
I know I could.
I’d choose these orange spice crackle cookies, and this is why:
The cookies are beautifu read more
Have you ever spent an afternoon digging through recipe folders and books to find a particular recipe, a family favourite that you make every year?
It's usually in one particular spot, but last year you remember saying to yourself, "I'm going to tuck it here so I don't have to read more
Summer has arrived in my neck of the woods. Blue sky and glorious heat. Every window in the house opened wide all night. We’re not exactly wilting in the heat but it’s a respectable 26 C with a salty scent of the ocean in the air.
This is our ice cream season, the time o read more
These cookies have that magical combination of chewy and crispy
I’m a big fan of oatmeal cookies. They always have a great texture, have a bit of bulk so they stick with you, and they’re often more nutritious than your average cookies thanks to the rolled oats.
This read more
It’s gingerbread season, as good a reason as any to celebrate chilly weather.
Not that I’m celebrating…I always have trouble adjusting to the November cold.
I pull on my long down coat when it’s only -3 outside and fear I may run away to Spain when January ar read more