Recipe Post: Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Waaaay back when, I worked a contract administrative position for an amazing national Art Gallery in my home city. One of the things to know about non-profit organizations or institutions that receive funding from either the public or the government (many of which I have worked in over the course of my administrative career), is…

Christmas Baking Recipe Post: Gingerbread Men for DAYS……

Recently, an amazing new friend and I had a hoot and holler of a time at the BirdHouse, making and decorating gingerbread men from scratch. The idea was to batch-bake and decorate a bunch of gingerbread cookies which we would then gift pretty much entirely to a big group of other friends we were hanging…

It’s Time for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

For the 4th year in a row, I’ll be participating in the 2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, which is a fun and interesting fundraising activity-slash-community builder for food bloggers around the world. The funds go 100% to the charity, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Hosted by amazing food bloggers, Love and Olive Oil and The…

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!…

It’s Cookie Swappin’ Time Again!

So excited! I just received the mailing addresses for the three Canadian food bloggers who will be getting cookies from me for the 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!!! I’m pretty sure which new cookie recipe I’m going to be making, though I’m not allowed to mention it yet until the cookies are baked off, packaged,…

Halloween is AWESOME!

I love the Halloween season. I love its culture and history, and how it is so closely related to the Pagan Samhain (pronounced “Sowwan”), which is believed to be an ancient Celtic/Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season, and beginning the “darker half” or winter part of the year. While I am not…

Recipe and Tutorial Post: Sugar Cookies of DOOOOOOMMMMM! (Part 2)

As per my previous post on sugar cookies, here is part deux discussing the decoration of said cookies! The client’s United Way theme this year was “Be The Hero”, and my inspiration picture was of a hero’s silhouette in white with a cape and the UWay logo on the chest. Well, I wasn’t hand-drawing the…

Recipe Post: Sugar Cookies of DOOOOOOMMMMM! (Part 1)

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. – Barbara Jordan I have a great friend in Ottawa who hooked me up last year with his employer, a HUGE National…

Recipe Post! Ultimate Milk Chocolate-Toffee Cookies

Ok, these cookies are seriously a weakness for me. I can’t make them more than once or twice a year for myself, or I will eat Every. Last. One. I lovelovelove the interplay between the milk chocolate and the toffee, with the added little “kick” of the instant espresso powder which bumps up the flavour…

Top Ten List: Introduction to Nutmeg and Mace (3&4 of 10)

This is a little bit of an odd Top Ten list, but I thought I’d take you through my baking cupboard (yes, I have an entire cupboard dedicated solely to baking supplies…um, and another cupboard…and a 4-tier rolling rack…but I digress). Since a Top Ten list would make this blog post too long, I’m splitting…

Top Ten List: Introduction to Ginger (2 of 10)

This is a little bit of an odd Top Ten list, but I thought I’d take you through my baking cupboard (yes, I have an entire cupboard dedicated solely to baking supplies…um, and another cupboard…and a 4-tier rolling rack…but I digress). Since a Top Ten list would make this blog post too long, I’m splitting…

The 2013 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!!

Yay! I’m so excited!  I’ve just received the email confirming my participation in this year’s cookie swap!  I should receive the two names and addresses of the Canadian food bloggers to whom I’ll be sending a dozen of my most favourite cookies by this coming Monday. Now, to narrow down the choices for which cookie…