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
Next to the homemade Valentines that my kids draw for me, I think that edible homemade Valentines are the best. Made from little cookies or cakes, these special treats are charming and sweet.
My kids, on the other hand, are so accustomed to homemade treats that heart-shaped co 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
Slow Cooker Baked Beans with Sausage is a one-pot meal that’s ready when you are.
It’s a relief to arrive home after a busy day with supper pretty much cooked. With just 10 minutes of simple prep in the morning this recipe for slow cooker baked beans has just one easy 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
There’s nothing I love better than hearing the stories behind your favourite molasses recipes. It takes me back to my own childhood kitchen and makes me feel welcomed into your home. This recipe for Katie’s Fat molasses cookies came from Leone Campbell, who recalled the day read more