Recipe Post! Christmas dinner: Butterscotch Cream Pie

This delicious recipe originated from Martha Stewart’s website, but I have made a couple of important changes to make it more to my taste, and the taste of our guests for our Christmas night dinner. Butterscotch Cream Pie 3/4 cup sugar 5 large egg yolks 1/4 cup cornstarch  tsp pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups…

Recipe Post! Christmas Dinner: Hors D’Oeuvres (Part 2)

This Christmas, my family really pulled out all the stops to make Christmas dinner a feast to remember. We all rallied together in challenging personal circumstances to bring together family and friends for a seating of a nearly a dozen of our nearest and dearest last night. It was wonderful to see those happy, smiling…

Recipe Post! Christmas dinner: Hors-D’Oeuvres (Part 1)

This Christmas, my family really pulled out all the stops to make Christmas dinner a feast to remember. We all rallied together in challenging personal circumstances to bring together family and friends for a seating of a nearly a dozen of our nearest and dearest last night. It was wonderful to see those happy, smiling…

2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – FINAL POST (I swear!)

The hosts of this year’s #fbcookieswap, Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen, have just released the recipe roundup for all the cookie recipes that were submitted! The number of submissions this year, in fact, were so numerous, they split them into two separate parts; I thought it would be useful to also link…

2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – reviewing my swaps! (Part 2)

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is over for another year and all cookies have been sent to their swap matches. Many thanks to Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen for the Herculean effort it must have taken to arrange all of the logistics for this year’s (and every year’s) swap! Kudos,…

2014 Great Blogger Cookie Swap – reviewing my swaps! (Part 1)

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is over for another year and all cookies have been sent to their swap matches. Many thanks to Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen for the Herculean effort it must have taken to arrange all of the logistics for this year’s (and every year’s) swap! Kudos,…

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – our submission!

At last, it’s here, it’s here! I’m sad in one way to see the end of another swap, but happy at the same time, since it means it’s almost Christmas! :oD It really has felt like ages since we started this year’s cookie swap…and by “we”, I mean my partner in cookie crime, Miss Kitty!…

A Very Grumpy Cat Christmas to you all!

In the absence of a real post here (lots of family stuff going on right now!), I’m sending you lovely Christmas-related memes, all to do with my favourite Scrooge, Grumpy Cat! I promise that later this month I’m going to be writing about tons of fun Christmas baking, crafts, and all sorts of other awesomeness!…

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is Now Closed!

Yay! And boo… Another Food Blogger Cookie Swap has come and gone, and now it is time to not only write and post pics about my own cookie recipe, but also post pics and reviews about the three batches of cookies I have received :o) This I will do starting next week, as I have…

UPDATE: Knitting Project Confidential Progress!!!

I’ve mentioned before in previous posts that I’m a bit of a yarn whore (‘scuse my English…), and while I’ve been up with family this month, I’ve gone a little koo-koo-banana-pants on the buying yarn thing. What can I say: there’s a Michael’s store waaay too close to me up here! Well, I’ve decided to…

Travelscapes: Field Trip to Bakers’ Heaven!

A short while ago, I had some time to kill and access to the car, so I kidnapped my willing friend Kitty and we went to one of my favourite baking supply warehouses in the Toronto area, McCall’s Bakers Warehouse! Granted, the warehouse (they also have a much smaller store that is open to all)…

Movember!

My nephew is the sweetest boy ever; I simply adore him! Very small children are such little characters, and my nephew is no different. The photos above show his 2nd birthday party where he is sung the Happy Birthday song and is expected to blow out the candles, but is unsure of both the fuss…