A few weeks ago we sat around the dinner table, full from a big barbecue and talking about our weekend when we heard a familiar tune. My husband and I heard it first and then our kids perked up. Anyone who was once (or is now) a kid would recognize it in an instant. It [...]
This Maple Caramel Ice Cream Cake is my contribution to Canada Day recipes everywhere. It actually started out a little more daring then it ended up, but I'm happy with the end result. When I first decided to make a new recipe to celebrate Canada Day, I had it in my head that I wanted [...]
This is an easy recipe to make and I get rave reviews from my family. This was originally my mom's Spare Ribs recipe and I took out a couple of ingredients and added something of my own (because I love paprika) and it is a great meal to make when you have some time to [...]
My daughter was home for spring break this past week and we made a list of things we wanted to do. Two of the items were 'bake something' and 'do an experiment'. My girls wanted to decorate a cookie, but I didn't want to make my basic sugar cookies as I just made some the [...]
I've been really bad at meal planning lately. Last Friday at 3:00, I realized that I had no clue what we were going to do for dinner. Since our fridge was fairly bare, I didn't have much to work with, but, it turns out, I had what mattered. After raiding the pantry, I threw this [...]
This is a great spice cookie that we usually enjoy during the winter holidays (autumn to Christmas). I found some nice looking persimmons while grocery shopping last week and since they are not grown in North America and rarely imported here during the warmer months, I thought I'd grab some and make these cookies one [...]
Valentine's Day has just passed and our girls are already talking about Easter, specifically the candy. I have to admit that I'm starting to think about it too. Partly because the weather should be warmer by then, and part because of our family traditions. We had a day off together today so we thought we'd [...]
My first attempt at making stuffed mushrooms worked out so well, that I'm craving them again today. Since I don't have all of the ingredients available, maybe just posting my recipe will satisfy my cravings. The filling for the mushrooms also makes a good dip either hot or cold.
Forget takeout and delivery. Pizza made with dough from scratch just can't be beat. Top that off with it's absolute ease to make and you'll never pick up the phone to order again. Our 'pizza nights' usually coincide with our family nights. Everyone picks their toppings and I get to work making this dough.
Today is 'Carrot Cake Day'. For real. I'm not making this up. Since carrot cake is in the top three of my favorite desserts, I really can't let this special day go by unnoticed. Growing up, I loved my mom's carrot cake. I'm pretty sure the initial attraction was the cream cheese icing. Whoever invented [...]
Our whole family has a cold right now. Some are worse than others, but we all pretty much have a sore throat and are stuffed up. Today I took my homemade chicken noodle soup recipe and ramped it up a bit to add a few things I thought would help relieve some of our symptoms. [...]